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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors WASHINGTON AP i The foreign aid authorization bill moves into a hew area of ideo logical conflict between the House and Senate this week Passed by the Senate 68 to 20 Monday night the ayear bill contains these major provisions not in the previously passedHouse version A twoyear authorization rather than one year as in the past House foreign aid leaders might not be too reluctant to go along with this but it is coupled with A twoyear deadline under which the foreign aid program will terminate in its present form A 16member special commission would be set up to map the future of the program and make recommendations A farreaching amendment giving the Organization of American States an important new role in channeling mil lion of US military assistance out of the million provided in the bill for LatinAmerican countries A conference between the two houses to iron out a compromise is expected to start its work Thursday Sen J W Fulbright DArk chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee heads the team of Senate conferees Rep Thomas E Morgan DPa his House counterpart undoubtedly will head the House team Other members of the House group have not been announced Morgan clashed earlier this year with Fulbrights idea of changing the form of foreign aid by channeling more of it through international lending organizations like the World Bank and also splitting the eco nomic and military assistance in two Morgan said he was unaltera bly opposed to splitting the bill and he prevailed in the House The House report that accom panied the House measure declared against any need to change the form of for eign aid Fulbright was unable to split the bill in the Senate but he backed the plan for the twoyear cutoff and revamping process This is likely to be the major point of ideological contention between the two houses The OAS amendment which grew out of criticism of US intervention in the Dominican Republic was another Fulbright idea It may win some friends in the House It requires that fu ture military aid to Latin Amer ica even for internal security purposes must be furnished to the maximum extent feasible according to plans approved by the OAS It is designed to give a multilateral flavor to arms aid in the area to counteract the unilateral action of the United States in the Dominican Repub lic Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE IS 1965 UOc Paper ConsliU of Two Associated Piesi Full Wires No 108 v 000 watch parade Expect action on tax cut Would remove excise levies WASHINGTON AP Sena tors prepared Tuesday for quick action on a excise tax cut bill which would remove nearly all of the excise levies left over from wartime and the depression years Sen Russell B Long DLa floor manager for the tax meas ure told a reporter he was hopeful the Senate could pass it by nightfall Sen Thomas H Kuchel Calif the assistant Republican leader said he was confident Republicans would cooperate Long noted that the Senate Finance Committee had insert ed into the bill a powerful incen tive for speed Under this amendment the firststage ex cise repealers would take effect on the day after President John son signs the bill the House voted for a July 1 effective date The Louisiana senator said so far as he knew the administra tion was not going to renew in the floor debate its request that the Senate restore half of the auto tax that is retain a 5 per cent excise It made this plea to the Finance Committee but won only seven of the nine needed votes The House voted for repeal of the entire 10 per cent tax in a series of steps ending in 1969 The Senate committee decid ed to condition the final four percentage points of repeal in 1968 and 1969 on agreement by the manufacturers to install a list of 17 safety devices on their cars Sen Abraham A Ribicoff D Conn author of this amend ment said he believed the Sen ate would retain it in the bill although he said the auto com panies apparently were against it Gemini twins pay visit to alma mater ANN ARBOR Mich The Gemini space twins landed Mason City news1415 at Ann Arbor Tuesday for a wel Latest markets 14 come back to the university CROWDS FILL FEDERAL AVENUE FOR 27th NORTH IOWA BAND FESTIVAL PARADE Copter crash is fatal to 18 COLUMBUS Ga UP Two troopcarrying Army nelicopters collided and crashed Tuesday killingat least 18 soldiers possibly more the Army said The big helicopters each capable of carrying 14 men smashed together over a swampy area of Ft Benning and crashed one in flames Taking off from an airstrip on the sprawling res ervation of the Army Infantry Training Center the helicopters collided within about two miles of the air QUEEN concerned about candidates Page 20 Editorials 4 Society news 678 North Iowa news 10 Sports 1112 Clear Lake news 13 strip at am the Army said Comics 16 Farm news 18 Classified pages 2021 Accident injuries are fatal to worker 59 DBS MOINES AP Ray Whitney 59 of Des Moincs died Tuesday of injuries suffered Monday in a construction acci dent at the site of the new fed eral building here Police said Whitney was hi by falling plywood He suffered head and internal injuries North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair through Wed nesday Lows Tuesday night 5055 Highs Wednesday in upper 70s Weather Details on 2 vhich helped launch both of hem on their careers as space Tien Astronauts James A McDivitt and Edward H White II landed at nearby Willow Rtjn Airport o a burst of applause from about 500 persons and a wel come by Gov George Romney and other government officials Im sure glad to be back in my own home state of Michi gan said McDivitt whose par ents Mr and Mrs James A McDivitt Sr live in Jackson Romney told the crowd no two graduates of the University of Michigan ever achieved so much and such heights Romney and the astronauts climbed into an open car to lead a 13car motorcade to the uni versitys 101001seat stadium where the astronauts were to receive newly created honorary degrees of doctor of astronauti cal science Rescue teams continued searching for bodies at the crash scene in a remote area of the military base that spreads out south and east of Columbus Military policemen roped off the area and said there might be live ammunition aboard one of the helicopters Rifles hel mets and field packs were strewn around the scene Thb two aircraft were flying in a formation of helicopters A soldier in another helicopter said the collision occurred at low altitude under overcast skies and limited visibility The information center at Ft Benning announced more than two hours after the collision that 18 soldiers perished None bailed out The UIIlB aircraft each is capable of carrying a squad of 11 and a crew of 3 Rescue teams dug into the smoldering wreckage for bodies in an area inaccessible by vehi cle Worker falls from dome DES MOINES AP Glen Mathis 30 of Roland employed in putting gold leaf on the dome of the state Capitol was injurec Monday when he fell about 51 feet from the southwest dome He was in fair condition a a hospital Tuesday Mathis fell to a threefoot wide ledge after a knot in a rope supporting him gave way authorities said He received back and ear in juries and a possible broken back Exchange fire in Domingo SANTO DOMINGO Domini an Republic para roopers and rebel forces en jaged in a violent exchange of gunfire Tuesday Unverified re ports said a paratrooper was dlled and another wounded Three civilians were known lead in the rebel zone and eight others were wounded It was not immediately clear vhat touched off the shooting Several homes and a business louse on the rebel side were set At least two rounds of 106mm recoilless rifle fire smashed into burning building where Do minican firemen were trying to put out the flames The dead were a 13yearold boy and a 2yearold child in fuel tax shortages DES MOINES AP Fuel tax shortages totaling have been collected from nine interstate trucking firms State Treasurer Paul Franzenburg said Tuesday Franzenburg said the collec tions resulted from audits con ducted by the motor vehicle fuel tax division of his office The names of the firms de linquent in their payments were not disclosed IS IT OR ISNT IT All eyes are on the ma jorette and it could be that Phyllis Neel 2y2 and her contemplative friend are wondering if the swirl ing skirt is too short But such bright costuming was the orderof the day as the Band Festival parade wound through the business district Phyllisis the daughter of Mr and Mrs Dale Neel Route 4 Mason nominated to Iowa Supreme Court M L Larry Mason Mason City attorney is one of six per sons nominated to fill two va cancies that will occur on the Iowa Supreme Court July 1 Gov Harold Hughes will se lect the new justices from a list of three persons for each va cancy recommended by a Judi cial Nominating Committee Mason was nominated for the vacancy that will be created by the retirement of Justice Henry K Peterson of Council Bluffs Other nominees for the post are District Judge Clay LeGrand of Davenport and Harry EWil marth Cedar Rapids attorney The commission of 15 mem bers headed by Iowa Supreme Court Justice Norman R Hays notified the governors office Tuesday of their nominations Nominated for the vacancy that will be created by the re tirement of Justice G K Thompson of Cedar Rapids were Leo S Ballard Des Moincs at torney District Court Judge George Van Allen of Mount Pleasant and District Court Judge Maurice Rawlings of Sioux City Mason was recommended for a federal judgeship in Iowa in 1961 but did not receive the ap pointment He has had a long career as a trial lawyer in Ccr ro Gordo County both civil and MASON Please Turn to Page 2 M L MASON Severe drought plagues northeast Crops threatened By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A severe drought is plaguing most of the northeast United States causing water shortages and threatening crops an Asso ciated Press survey shows If we dont have about three weeks of rain well have the worst drought in 70 years says Herbert W Pcabody the eastern division of the Federal Extension Service in Newport IU One Rhode Island city East Providence has taken steps to curtail the use of water for watering lawns New York is one of the hard esthit states Crops are affect ed Experts predict a situation similar to last year when 35 of 62 counties were declared droughtdisaster areas In Onondaga County in cen tral New York the situation is the worst since 1907 Reservoir supplies are down 37 inches from last year Syracuse is building a 30mile pipeline to tap Lake Ontario Albany the New York capital must cut consumption by five million gallons a day to about 20 million Throughout upstate New York local governments have banned lawnwatering and carwashing among other water conservation measures In New York City all orna mental fountains have been or dered shut off Restaurants are not permitted to serve patrons a glass of water unless specifical ly asked The US Geological Survey district engineer says Maine has a serious but not yet critical drought condition The engineer A says that if the June rainfall is much below normal some cur tailment of the public water supply must be expected In Vermont the outlook is bad for the hay crop which would cruise higher hay prices for dai ry farmers according to Agri culture Commissioner Raymond G Rowley Lake Champlain is near an alltime low level Recent rains have helped alleviate a drought situation in Connecticut but rain generally is still about 5V6 inches below normal since Jan 1 Some water restrictions are in effect Nurserymen in western Mas sachusetts have stopped digging up plants selling only trees and shrubs already on hand In New Jersey Gov Richard J Hugtes has declared a state of emergency in four northern counties and the city of Eliza beth to combat a critical water shortage The restrictions in clude use of public water for car washing watering of lawns and streets In New Hampshire the out look is reported gloomy for hay crops especially in the western area of the slate The legisla ture was asked to approve a contract for cloud seed ing In some states however re cent rains have helped tremen dously In Maryland heavy rains res cued the stale from what could have been severe truck crop damage in the millions of dol lars Strawberry crops benefit ted particularly After a serious twomonth drought almost ail sections of Florida had substantial rains st a period of four days last week except Everglades Park In some areas rains meas ured as much as 30 inches Ev erglades Park which would need 10 inches to offset the drought conditions which caused a heavy loss of bird and animal life got only about two inches No agriculture losses were reported Recent widespread rains also broke the Grip of the drought in several other states including Mississippi Georgia Texas Colorado and Nebraska Fine day to watch festival A splash of music color By DAVE McMILLEN A crowd estimated by police at 23000 lined the parade route for the start of the 27th annual North Iowa Band Festival in Ma son City The crowd esti mate was 7000 more than watched the parade a year ago Youth on the March re eived the red carpet treatment as the weatherman cooperated again with North lowans and Southern Minnesotans in one of he biggest celebrations for eenagers of the communities surrounding Mason City Spectators of all ages lined he parade route as 77 outof ovvn and 7 local marching aands 75 smiling queen candi dates in opentopped convert ibles and some 20 floats snaked their way down Federal Avenue and returned via Delaware As the gigantic parade got underway a thin layer of clouds played peekaboo with Old Sol A slight breeze kept tempera tures at a comfortable level The festival has never been rained out and Tuesdays weather was ideal Thousands of spectators had gathered before the start of the parade as youngsters lined the urbings to get a of the proceedings Behind them folding chairs were the order of the day backed by those who stayed on their feet the long procession To those who were witness ing their first festival parade it was colorful pageantry at its best But even for those who have seen many a previous festival parade there was some thing to catch the eye and make the old feel young again Many North lowans got their first look at the Charles City Community High School Comet MarcTiing Band under the direction of Robert Gower The 80piece guest band has performed before both state and national audiences A scale model of the nuclear powered attack aircraft carrier the largest and only one in the world powered by eight nuclear reactors adorned the float USS Enterprise The float received a special award from the judges for its quality First place in the float con went to the KiwanisClub with a huge 50th anniversary cake gaily decorated with pink napkins Second place went to the Lutheran Hour and third to the Mason City Future Farmers of America Indian P r i n c e s s Marlene Jackson from faroff Manitoba Canada displayed the nimble fingered talents that have brought her numerous honors The twohour parade of bands queens and floats pre sented the many communities in reverse order of the alpha bet moving from W to A but each was well received by the crowd from the first to the last Heading the contingent of 75 hopeful queen candidates was the reigning Miss North Iowa 1964 Deloris Sorenson daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Kelmer Sorenson of Hanlontown Her beauty graced the Miss North Iowa float of the Junior Cham ber of Commerce The tunes that rolled forth from beating drums and wind instruments ranged from the FESTIVAL Turn to 2 SAME   

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