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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                LBJ can go home WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson got word from his doctors that he can leave the hospital any time after Wednes day night Presidential secretary Bill D Moyers said that Johnson will remain at Bethcsda Naval Hos pital Wednesday night and ne will have further word later on when the President plans to leave The doctors gave the word after examining the President late Tuesday night and this morning Moyers reported they found was in very good order Johnson underwent a gall bladder operation and removal of a kidney stone Oct 8 This was his 13th day in the hospi tal Doctors had said earlier that the average time for a gall bladder patient to remain hos pitalized was 10 to 14 days Word of the clearance for Johnson to quit the hospital came after the chief executive had signed into law in his hos pital room a bill to fight air pol lution and require exhaust con trols on all cars beginning with 1968 models A delegation of about a dozen congressmen Vice President Hubert H Humphrey and sec retary of welfare John Gardner looked on as the President signed the measure Johnson read a brief statement saying that since the industrial revolution we have been sys tematically polluting our air with automobiles alone now dis charging enough carbon monox ide every clay to pollute the com bined areas of Massachusetts Connecticut and New Jersey He said this poses a health problem that is national in scope The legislation also creates a federal program ofresearch and technical aid to seek ways of disposing of the millions of tons of solid waste that the nation generates each year The President is recovering from an operation Oct 8for re moval of hisgall bladder and a kidney jtone He may find out from the doctors Wednesday how soon he can leave the hos pilal f The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL OS MASON IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBiR JO 1HJ UOc copyThU Pp ConiUU or Kour One AMoclaied Press full Wirei No 215 NewRhodesian appea City plan story of future for Mason City By LARRY FULLER What the book A Comnra H When George Orwell wrote the novel 1984 he predicted a big brother governmentcon trolled society in the future BartonAschman Associa I e s a Chicago planning consultant firm also has been writing of the world of 1984 and 1985 Only BartonA s c h fn a n is talking specifically about Mason City and foreseeing this com munily as very much citizen controlled In a 69page book the city planners have summarized the steps they believe Mason City should follow in the next 20 years What the book A Compre hensive Plan for Mason City tells is not a picture of an al truistic city of the future but rather the expected realities of iand use utilities community facilities and downtown areas While the city is not com mitted to the proposals in the comprehensive plan the state law requires a public hearing prior to its adoption by the plan ning and zoning commission and City Council The hearing on the proposed comprehensive plan will be held at pm Wednesday in the Mason City Public Library Copies have been available In City Hall and the Public Library The new comprehensive plan will replace an older one adopted by the city in 1943 and prepared by Harland Bartholo mew and Associates St Louis In the last five years there has been considerable discus siqn about updating or replac ing the older city plan The real impetus however came from the Iowa Highway Commission In 1961 the com mission told Mason City of ficials that it and the United Slates Bureau of Public Roads would make a city traffic origin anclclcslination study One condition of the states Decker in as Fund hits 70 Jacob E Decker Sons be came the fourth pacesetter firm in the United Fund ing a final report Wednesday lust in time to boost the Mason City campaign to 70 per cent of quota And the 70 per cent comes just as the Fort Dodge United Fund begins its intensive report se ries coming up with only 41 per cent of quota so far The two cities United Funds with similar goals sought from similarsized population are in competition this year as to which can show the best sup port for its community agencies Actually Fort Dodges lag at the moment still is reflecting a later campaign opening and the fact that less of the goal there is obtained from advance solici tation Fort Dodges 41 per cent rep resents in giving to ward a goal Mason Citys 70 per cent is of a goal The total Decker giving just reported in full is in cluding advance gifts employe giving and firm gift This is compared with a total from the plant in 1964 Last year 900 employes gave a total of and this year 965 employes made a 1126 in crease from that figure plus a substantial boost in advance gifts Klan trial can resume offer for the study was that the city would take the raw data and prepare a traffic plan from it After consulting several traf fic engineering firms it was found that the average cost of analyzing the originanddestina tion reports would be about Following an investigation by city officials it was discovered that through a government pro gram the 701 entire comprehensive plan including a traffic plan could be obtained for roughly the cost of the traf fic analysis alone A number of planning con sultants were interviewed and BarlonAschman finally was chosen The entire cost for the com prehensive plan is Of this amount the federal government pays the city and the state The state incidentally since has discontinued making and payments toward cities comprehensive plans Actual work on the local com prehensive plan started in May 1964 with base maps and back ground studies It continued through the next 1G months The CITY PLAN Please turn to Page 2 MONTGOMERY Ala The Alabama Supreme Court re fused Wednesday to disqualify 11 prospective jurors in a Ku Klux Klansmans murder trial because they said they regarded white civil rights workers as in ferior The unanimous decision cleared the way for resumption of the trial of Collie Leroy Wilk ins Jr atnearby Hayneville and for the selection of a jury Arty Gen Richmond Flowers prosecuting the firstdegree murder case told newsmen Im going back to my office now Ill have a statement lat er Before the ruling was handed clown Flowers had said he wouldbe ready to go back to Hayneyille and resume the trial if the court rejected his claim that the prospective jurors by their statements had indicated prejudice The attorney general based his appeal on the fact that Wilk ins 21 a Fairfield Ala me chanic is charged with killing a white civil rights worker Mrs Viola Liuzzo Liuiro a 39yearold De troit housewife and mother of five children was killed as she ferried Negroes back to Selma after they staged a 50mile march on the Alabama Capitol Circuit Judge T Worth Tha gard said the trial in Hayne ville 28 miles west of here must resume by this afternoon or be rescheduled next May Thagard called a 24hour re cess Tuesday to permit the chief prosecutor Atty Gen Rich mond Flowers to appeal for Since much of the overall Decker giving was tabulated previously as contributions came in the total city United Fund figure was not raised Wednes day by the full Decker gift amount ruling on the question of prejudice to the high court Flowers had protested that 11 of 30 jurors qualified to hear the case should be dismissed be cause theyindicated prejudice which would keep the state from getting a fair trial Chief Justice J Ed Livingston scheduled oral arguments by Sugar quota bill passed by Senate AP The Senate passed the sugar quota bili Wednesday rejecting an attempt to from Con gressto the executive branch the power to fix foreign quotas on a country by country basis The vote was 69 to 16 measure considerably to President Johnsons goes next Committee The Ioser than the one massed previously by the House to a SenateHouse for an attempt to differences in the two neasures before the scheduled weekend adjournment The legislation allocates the entire US sugar market among domestic and foreign growers continuing an act which first went into effect in 1934 But the Senate voted to retain in Congress the power to fix im port quotas ENDING TOUR LISBON as tronaut John Glenn is making Ihe last stop of his European goodwill lour in Lisbon the redhaired attorney general for this morning and said he would appoint four of the courts seven justices to hear the ap peal Thagard said that unless the trial resumed this afternoon there would not be enough time remaining this week to hear evidence and he has other court commitments next week Most jurors said Monday they felt Negroes were inferior to whites and they also felt that white civil rights workers who socialized with Negroes are in ferior Hoffa gets for defense WASHINGTON Labor Department reported Wednes day that in Teamsters Union funds wasused to pay the legal fees of the union president James R Hoffa in three crimi nal trials since 1962 The report said the funds were taken from the unions treasury to pay Hoffa legal ex penses in trials at Nashville and Chattanooga Tenn and Chica go Hoffa was convicted in Chat tanooga in May 1964 of jury tampering in the earlier Nash ville case He was sentenced to eight years in prison and a 000 fine The Nashville case it self involved a charge of accept ing more than a million dollars in kickbacks from a trucking firm Hoffa was convicted of fraud several months later in Chicago in connection with multimillion dollar manipulations of Team sters pension funds He drew a fiveyear sentence and a fine in that case Hoffa is appealing both con victions The law provides that union officers must hold the money of a labor organization for the ben efit of its members and provides for suits to recover misuse of funds or property the Labor Department report said A group of antiHoffa Phila delphia Teamsters has filed suit in federal court here seeking recovery of the funds spent for criminal trials of Hoffa1 and oth er Teamsters officials The Labor Department has no authority under the Landrum Griffin labormanagement re porting and disclosure law ex cept to investigate and report the use of union funds and make the findings public Hoffa has contended in Tax Court pleadings that the use of union funds in his criminal trials was a necessary part of his business Want split from Britain LONDON UP Prime Minister Ian Smith ap pealed anew to Britain Wednesday to grant Rhodesia independence and strongly indicated his government otherwise intends to break away the Central African colony on its own Smith cabled Prime Minister Harold Wilson from Salisbury that his cabinet has reached a decision on what our next step should be But he did not specify what that decision was The Rhodesian leader who heads an allwhite gov ernment in a territory where Africans outnumber whites about 16 to 1 told Wilson it would be reason Two big attacks by Cong 4 Americans are killed By EDWIN Q WHITE SAIGON South Viet Nam Viet Cong launched wo big attacks on government roops in South Viet Nams cen ral highlands during the night and suffered heavy casualties A US Army helicopter was shot clown during one of the bat Ics and the four Americans iboard were killed An csti natcd 150200 guerrillas were killed in the two actions Supported by heavy air at tacks a force of 300 mounlai tribesmen and 10 American ad able and just for Britain to grant Rhodesia inde pendence on the basis of the existing constitution drawn up in 1961 This constitution covers your five principles if only you will admit it he said They are enshrined there for all to see The five principles were raised by the British govern ment as the only possible basis for independence for the colony The principles are designed to ensure majority rule for the pop ulation of Rhodesia where about 4 million Africans are governed by 250000 Europeans Smith then argued that if the British only agree to trust the Ihodesians by granting them ndepcndence now a settlement vould be attainable And he added that if the Rhodesians everwere to breach their prom jg Michael Weakley of Des Moines gives a good comparison to the antiaircraft gun lire damage to the wing of his A4E Skyhawk after nis return to the carrier Midway in the South inina bea following a reconnaissance mission over lowan makes a big hit AP Pholofax North Viet Nam The 24yearold Navy flier re corded his 79th combat mission during this flight In releasing this photo the Department of De tense would only say it was made last month Shelton is silent K n d visers was holding oft hundred of guerrillas laying siege to Special Forces camp at Plci Me about 17 miles from the Cam bodian border The Viet Cong had lost an es timatecl 60 to 100 men but kep up their attack throughout the lay Casualties among the de fenders were reported light US advisers said govern nent troops beat off attacks by wo Viet Cong battalions in a icrce battle in the Ba Long val ey about 400 miles north of aigon near the North Viet Nam Border The advisers reported 94 Viet Cong bodies had been counted and theyre still counting Vietnamese casualties were de scribed as light You know they were hurt badly when they left so many of their dead lying around said one American You can rest assured they carried some more away Guerrilla bodies were strewn in the mud and barbed wire around the government outpost The Viet Cong tried to cross a moat with a bamboo bridge but a mine detonated from the main outpost stopped them The government forces also took one wounded captive a regular North Vietnamese sol dier who told intelligence offi cers that he was with the Vicl Cong 800th Battalion which ren two days ago west o Hue He said he came from North Viet Nam six months age with other Hanoi regulars to fi out the battalion A large store of Viet Cong weapons was seized including seven Chinese antitank weap ons four machine guns and rocket launcher SAME WASHINGTON al Wizard Robert Shelton kept silent Wednesday under a fire of questions from congressional in vestigators about where the Ku Klux Klan money goes He was asked about the pur chase of a Cadillac about mon ey spent in a jewelry shop about an insurance company and about checks drawn on the Klan account To each query he gave the same response he had to ques tions Tuesday about his United Klans of America He read from a card I re spectfully decline to answer that question for the reason that I honestly believe my an swer might tend to incriminate me in violation of my rights guaranteed to me by Amend ments 5 1 4 and 14 of the Con stitution of the United States of America i Shelton was again accompa nied by some of his grand drag ons when he came to the sec ond session of the hearings by the House Committee on Un American Activities He was wearing a label button with the single word Never on it He refused to tell newsmen about the button When Commit Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society rtewi 57 Clear Lake news 17 Comics 21 Mason City news 3333 Latest markets 33 Sports news 3731 Worth owe news 45 Classified pages 4547 tee Chairman Edwin E Willis DLa asked him to explain it Shelton replied that he must re fuse because his answer might tend to incriminate him Donald T Appell a commit tee investigator did most of the questioning of Klan finances Shelton about Sheltons decision to keep si lent about all Klan affairs ap parently was a lastmoment switch of tactics A source said Shelton and his lawyer walked into the commit tee offices on the eve of the hearing opening and promised o cooperate to tell about the Klan and what he hopes to do with it so Shelton obviously changed his mind There was surprise on the aces of the investigators when almost at he first crack of the bat Shelton refused to identify Georgia Klan incorporation papers under his name He also refused despite a warning from Willis that he was on thin ice over subpoenaed to turn records In refusing he started a day long ritual of invoking the pro tection not only of the Fifth Amendment but the First Fourth and Fourteenth amend ments Willis told newsmen after The American helicopter was shot down during an attack by 200 to 500 Viet Cong on the Pic Me Special Forces camp 25 miles south of Pleiku Other US planes pounded the enemy Twenty Viet Cong bodies were counted on the ward he hoped Sheltons per formance wouldnt set a Fifth Amendment pattern for the Klan hearings Weather outlook Clearing and colder Wed nesday night lows 3443 Part ly cloudy Thursday colder east highs mostly in the up per SOs barbed wire around the camp and a US observer said 60 tc 100 guerrilla bodies were sight ed in the general area Casualties among the tribes men were described as light but there were fears for a small village just outside the camp where many of their families lived A patrol which set out from the camp Monday had not been heard from and its position was not known It was the first Communist attack on the camp since it was set up two years ago The camp lies on a flat expanse surround ed by low hills A US Air Force B57 bomber believed to have been on a mis sion to Plci Me crashed on the outskirts of Pleiku One crew man was injured isc to abide by the five princi ples that would be the appro priate time for the British gov ernment to take whatever steps it thought fit Smiths message was in re sponse to a letter Monday which he British Prime Minister had ermed his llth hour appeal on he independence question A British official suggested it locks no doors Wilson summoned members of he British Cabinets overseas ommittee to consider allthe n plications In Salisbury Smith told news men we have made a decision in principle Details were with held until after the message was delivered to Wilson Asked if his message was in answer to Wilsons llth hour ap peal to Rhodesias white rulers to think again Smith said Yes this is our llth hour an swer Big show in sky for lowans DES MOINES AP Dr Philip S Riggs professor of f i astronomy at Drake University said Wednesday lowans might be able to catch the first and last acts of what he called the most spectacular sky show of the century Wednesday evening and Thursday morning Dr Riggs was referring to the comet IkeyaSeki which will race to within a few million miles of the sun He said the comets hairpin orbit is so locat ed that only the comets tail will be visible in Iowa However the weather fore cast called for considerable cloudiness throughout the state Wednesday which might block out the view Dr Riggs said the comet will come closest to the sun at pm Wednesday but the tail will slick up like a searchlight eam between 6 pm and mid night starting in the southwest ern horizon and gradually mov ng northwest as the night pro gresses For early birds Dr Riggs suggested that between and am Thursday also would be good lime to watch for Ihe ornct this time very low on the outheast horizon Dr Riggs suggested that those vishing to have a look get away rpm city lights to someplace vith an unobscurcd view of the orizon He added that the akcd eye still is the best way o sec the cornel   

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