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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                1 ect 10300 in Mason City schools By JAMES R OWENS Within the next few weeks more than 10300 children young people and adults will enter schools in Mason City for the 196566 school year It will be a year in which planning and achiete ment will he carried on in the community toward some major educational changes that will affect thousands of those schoolgoers in years to come Catholic schools will open Aug 30 and public schools through the high school level on Sept 7 the day after Labor Day Mason City Junior College classes will open for theschools 48th year on Sept 13 Not tjll those going to school here are drawn from the citys population Mason City Junior College and Newman High School serve wide areas and even other schools have some attendance from beyond city and school district boundaries Attendance estimates now are Public elementary schools 4100 the three junior highs combined 1800 Mason City High School 1550 Newman High School 475 Holy Family School 530 St Joseph School 550 and Mason City Junior College 1300plus possibly around 1400 The public schools total from kindergarten through junior college is estimated at about 8750 even using the low junior college estimate That is more than 500 above the 8205 enrollment at the end of the school year last spring Although registration is expected to be about the same as last year in elementary and junior highs en rollment will be up from 1421 in the high school and from 873 in junior college although the peak of last years junior college enrollment exceeded Planning or actual work already under way will by fall of next year See completion of a new Mason City High School building Result in new quarters for the junior college in the present high school See steps taken toward possible creation of an area vocational school area junior college or both through joint action of county school boards See further action toward creation of a non profit area educational television station to serve a broad North IowaSouthern Minnesota area Result in merger of all Iowa areas into school districts maintaining high schools Some of these changes are assured others are still in fairly early planning stages All would affect the education of many already in school plus genera tions to come This GlobeGazette BacktoSchool Edition tells part of the story pi changes in school staffs curricula changes registration schedules and the like for the new school year Some of the articles touch on future pos sibilities Space limits the amount that can be clone in a single edition and there will be more information pub lished days through the school year Expand park in county Purchasing 43 acres Picture on Page 27 Negotiations are nearly com plete between the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board and the R V Wilkinson estate for the board to purchase 43 acres adjoining the Wilkinson Pioneer Park at Rock Falls Purchase price of the land now mostly pasture and wood land would be an acre or If purchased the new tract will give the county 66 acres along the Shellrock River south of Rock Falls Wilkinson for mer Rock Falls banker who died last year five years ago gave the county 23 acres for the park at the south edge of Rock Falls Present plans call for the new land along the river to be developed into a picnic and camping area while the re mainder would be seeded down The entire tract is along the west bank of the Shellrock River extending to the railroad right of way Announcement of the negotia tions was made Tuesday night by Charles Strickland Clear Lake chairman of the county conservation board at an in formal meeting of the board stale conservation officials the county board of supervisors and members of the press at the Wilkinson Pioneer Park The meeting included tour of the facilities at the Wilkinson Park including new camping trailer parking a tour of the countys Shellrock River Preserve located on the river between Nora Springs and Rock Falls Leslie Graverson Plymouth county conservation board mem1 ber who has charge of the de velopment of the Wilkinson Park and Shellrock River Pre serve conducted the tour The Shellrock River Preserve includes about 170 acres of land purchased by the board during the last four years It includes land on both sides of the river The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11 1965 uuc a Paper Consists ot Five Associated Press Full Lease Wires No 155 kay new Cabinet post Relief reaches besieged camp SAIGON South Viet Nam IP US military sources in Pleiku reported a large Vietnamese relief force reached the besieged special forces camp at Due 69 Wednesday night with little resistance from the Viet Cong A twomile convoy of infantry and armored de tachments had been fighting its way westward ioi three days through guerrilla ambushes and roadblocks an effort to break the siege lines that have ringed Kidnaping charge on exNashuan for distance of about two miles To reach it from Mason City go out 12th NE continue six miles east from Kentucky Avc miles north and mile cast to the entrance sign Although an access road through the area was completed this year and picnic facilities arc available the board does not plan to develop the area to the extent it has the Wilkinson Park We want to keep it as close to nature as we can and atill provide facilities for the public Graverson pointed out Most of the area is woodland and another 3500 plantings have been made mostly on the west bank of the river Other members of the county conservation board besides Strickland and Graverson are Edward R Boyle Clear Lake Dale Hayes Mason City and Russell Reimers Rockwell Guests Tuesday night in NEW charge of kidnaping was filed Tuesday aft ernoon in the court of justice of the peace C B Phillips of New rlampton against a former Nashua resident whose present whereabouts is unknown The charge was filed by Ear look of Nashua against Nea Thorn pson 30 Cook chargec Thompson with kidnaping Arditl Virginia Fisher 16 also o Nashua Cook is the grandfather of the Fisher girl Cook alleges Thompson kid naped Miss Fisher Aug 6 The girl was last seen by her moth er and grandfather about 1 pm on that date Mrs Fisher is di vorced from her luisband State and Federal Bureau o Investigation officials were noti fied of the charge Tuesday b Chickasaw County Attorney Mi chael M Kearney New Hamp ton The girl had been a frequcn babysitter for the Thompson in recent weeks according I Cook Thompson had quit a job with he Hyro Tile Company in Nashua the day before the girls disappearance and moved his wife and family of several small children out of their home eluded Mason M City F Mike member Zack of the Iowa Conservation Commission and Robert Cooper supervisor of the state fish hatchery at Clear Lake Members of the board of supervisors attending were J C Dickinson Elmer Luscomb and Harold Anderegg Avalanche resort Kearney said a coworker of Thompson had seen the girl get in the car with the Thompson family near the fairgrounds in ashua When he asked Thomp on where they were going iiompson said I dont know erc just going Thompsons mother in law Ernest Cagley rura ashua has received postcards rom the Thompsons in Brook ns Wyo Kearney said hits PORTILLO Chile ff An avalanche roared down on lodge at this Andes ski resort early Wednesday killing five persons including two U S citizens and a Canadian The avalanche crushed camp where eight members of a ski patrol had been North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and locally warmer Wednesday night lows in low Mostly fair and warmer Thursday highs around 90 Weather details on 2 Due Co since June 3 How many of these troops may have been involved in the inal push was not disclosed But at the last previous report all were within six miles of their goal a westenv outpost 220 miles northeast of Saigon on a strategic crosscountry high way The highway Route 19 runs hrough the central highlands rom the supply port of Qui Nhon on the South China Sea to the Cambodian frontier at a point five miles west of Due Co A dispatch from Associated Press correspondent Peter Ar nctt in Pleiku said that despite he troops closing push the seige persisted The Viet Cong were reportec to have moved in behind the relief force and again cut Route 19 the only land route to gov ernmentheld territory in sev eral places Both government forces and1 the Viet Cong have suffered heavy casualties in the fighting in and around Due Co whose neighboring villages are all flying Viet Cong flags US sources in Pleiku the corps headquarters 30 miles northwest of Due Co said We have been waiting for weeks for permission to clear the Viet Cong out of this natural high way from Cambodia into Viet Nam We have enough forces here now to try and do the ob The road column reportedly met little resistance as it moved nto Due Co in heavy fighting Tuesday and Monday There were many casualties and the Viet Cong succeeded in splitting armored part of the column from an infantry task force The airstrip at Due Co was still judged unusable late Wed nesday US sources said There were hopes that by Thursday the relief force woulc have cleared a sufficient area around the strip to permi supplies to be sent in US spokesmen said they had no reports of clashes Tuesday VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 Will deal with city problems WASHINGTON Iff The Senate passed Wed esday the bill to create an llth cabinet lousing and Urban deal with the sroblems of the nations cities The measure debated for 10 years in Congress xnd on President Johnsons list of priority measures vas sent to conference with the House which passed it 217184 June 16 in different form it rne framework of both 11 ersions is the same Sen Farm bill faces fight in House WASHINGTON administrations GEMINI RENDEZVOUS The Westing house Defense and Space Center in Baltimore re leased Wednesday this artists concept of how rendezvous in space will be practiced on next weeks Gemini flight The space ship is in orbit at right then turns and ejects the Rendezvous Evalu ation Pod in center and the ship resumes its flight attitude accompanied by the orbiting pod at left before beginning to rendezvous CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP An Atlas Centaur rocket scored a muchneeded test flight success Wednesday and hurled a dummy pay load toward a makebelieve moon in a crucial rehearsal for an attempt late this year to land instruments AtlasCentaur scores in paper moon shot ently on the The powerful moon rocket dered away from Cape thun Ken The bulls eye for the shot was an empty spot in space about 240000 miles and 63 hours away The target zone is on the path the moon follows as it orbits the earth but about 30000 miles from the moons present posi tion The space paper moon agency set the course to obtain nedy on schedule at am CST on the start of the paper moon shot The flight control center re ported 50 minutes later that the rocket had performed as plan ned and drilled the metal model of the Project Surveyor moon ship onto the desired course at a speed of about 23700 miles an hour An announcement said sever al hours might be required to determine the precise path but that tracking data indicated the rocket was right on the mon ey House gives okay to construction bill WASHINGTON AP In creased US involvement in Viet Nam has helped obtain House approval of a billion appropriation for military con struction around the world The House passed the bil Tuesday sending it to the Sen ate The total is million less than the Pentagon asked The Defense Department is ask ing the Senate to restore some of the funds NEED public support for area school Page 37 AP The farm bill is headed for the House floor and a certain squall over the higher bread prices predicted if it passes ft would take all summer to explain why we took off the tax on furs and put it on bread said Rep Paul Findley RI1L in looking ahead to debate on the bill probably beginning next week Findley appeared before the Rules Committee Tuesday with a mink collar he said he bor rowed a loaf of bread and a 10pound bag of flour to illus rajectory data for an attempt scheduled in the last quarter of his year to land a Surveyor spacecraft gently on the lunar surface to determine if it is trong enough to support ve licles carrying astronauts The practice mission had two major goals It was the fifth launching of the AtlasCentaur and was to determine the ability of its guid ance system and hydrogenpow sred second stage to send a pay load the size of the 2150pound Society news 1011 Sports2324 Editorials 26 North Iowa news 27 33 Clear Lake news Mason City news 3637 Negotiations in strike to resume trate his attack on a provision increasing support for wheat growers Passage of the bill he said would bring a twocent hike in the cost of 10 per in the cost of 10 pounds of flour Mink collars by contrast now cost 10 per cent less because Congress has lifted the excise tax on furs Findley said The target of Findleys dem onstration is a proposed in crease of 50 cents in the certifi cates millers now pay farmers bushel of domestic ite sponsors said they ex pected little difficulty in working out a compromise The legislation essentially would upgrade the Housing and Home Finance Agency with its 13500 employes to Cabinet stat us IIHFA originally was set up to handle the governments housing programs But in recent years it has taken on other functions including mass transit subsidies open space grants urban plan ning college dormitory loans and grants for public facilities including sewage and water plants The present head of HHFA Robert C Weaver New York Negro is considered a prime possibility to become the secre tary in the new department If so he would be the first Ne gro to serve in the Cabinet For mer President John F Kenne dy who also sought Cabinet rank for HHFA but failed to get it announced in advance he would appoint Weaver Johnson las not revealed his intentions The Senate amendments to adopted two the bill Tues burvcyor on the moon a precise path to Engineering data was sought on a dynamic model of the spidery Surveyor vehicle The payload is a replica of the real thing and was wired to re cord temperatures vibrations strains and noise during the critical launching phase It also carried a radio transmitter to permit about 20 hours of track ing resume Friday tor Robert Ci day The 47mei three mcmbe Insulating Cc lion Aug 2 construction Moines Ame Mason City Crusie said parties tc Monday e Republicans and some big city Democrats have this a bread tax that ES AP Negorike by Local 74 of Workers Union will y federal said be passed on to the consumer Findley called it a war on poverty in reverse because he said the poor are especially reliant on bread for their diet nber local Rep B F Sisk DCalif rs of the member of the Rules Commit ntractors said the bread tax is a halting work issue as phony as a projects in s Fort Dodge Rep Graham Purcell D a member of the Agricul d the last Committee said the wheat e dispute met of the bill should boost re was no cost of wheat products rn to of one cent day both accepted by Sen Abraham A Ribicoff DConn floor manager for the measure The more important amend ment offered by Sen John Sparkman DAla longtime chairman of the Senate housing subcommittee was designed to preserve the functions and stat us of the Federal Housing Ad ministration Spark m ans amendment would assure that FHA will be maintained as an administra tion in the new department headed by acommissioner nom inated by the Presidentand con firmed by the Senate Cash sale of wheat made to Russians WINNIPEG Man AP r The Canadian Wheat Board Wednesday announced a cash sale of approximately 187 mill ion bushels of wheat to the Soviet Union The deal was second only to the record sale of 1963 The contract calls for delivery to start this month and be com pleted by the end of The sale is in addition to a 27 millionbushel deal announced last week Trade Minister Mitchell Sharp said the combined value of the sales is about million NEW SCHOOL The new Mason City High School keeps rising on the school site at the east edge of the city In this view to the northeast part of John Adams Junior High School is visible at left The junior high and high school will be connected at a cafeteria section The highest part of the new building right in this view is the v gymnasium The academic and office portions are to the left of it with the main academic wing to be at the rear There will be shops in a smaller wing to the rear V SAME V   

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