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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                College approval Cerro Gordo last to vote The Cerro Gordo County Board of Education set the stage Friday night for the elec tion of the first board of direc tors to govern the proposed ninecounty area community college In a roll call ballot board members for the second time voted unanimously to approve the plan Last week and early this week the other eight coun ty boards involved in Ihe school merger had given their approv al This was the final approval needed from the area boards They had okayed the plan last December before it was sub mitted to the State Department of Public Instruction The state board also had accepted the proposal The only item needed now to set the election machinery in gear is a directive from the state board M C Martin superintendent of Cerro Gordo County schools said an unidentified member of the state board had indicated that he hoped this would be done at the boards next meet ing Feb 1718 At this meeting the state board could officially designale all territory included in the plan as a merged area The board will then direct the superintendent of the county in which the physical plant facili ties of the school are to be lo cated to call a special election fo choose the initial governing board Since the plan carries a pro posal for a oneyear lease of the present Mason City Junior Col lege facilities the election wil be called by Martin A 30day period then will be established for candidates lo file nomination papers Ten days prior to the election a no ticeof election must be pub lished The election conceivably coulc he held in late April Martin said The area school plan includes nine director districts establish cd along school district lines The area school board will con sist of one director elected from each district Candidates must be a residen of the district fromwhich the elected and can be chosen by the qualified voters of tha districl only Persons serving on local schoo district or county boards of ed ucation will not be allowed to serve on Ihe area community college board Area directors eventually will serve threeyear terms with onethird or three ex piring in October of each suc ceeding year Nomination papers must be filed with the bcal school dis trict boards of cchicalion Candi tlales may be nominated by a pclition signed by not less than 50 qualified voters Lakeside man is killed in mishap STORM LAKE AP Den nis Ray Williams 23 of Lake side an employe of the Wilson Co meat plant at Cherokee was killed Friday night when his car went out of control on Highway 5 near here Authorities said Williams was on the way home from his job when the car went across the road smashed a rail and struck a bridge aabutment He was The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12 19M Associated Prcsi Full LCIM Wlrti VOL 4 no Viet alternative Claim mail is running against escalation LBJ sending more troops WASHINGTON AP Sen ale critics of US Viet Nam pol icy who said Ihey were taking their case over the head of the President to the American peo ple report their mail is running 30 to 1 against escalation of the conflict The Senate Foreign Relations Committee reported that the mail also favors its public hear ings by about the same ratio The count made public Fri day by the committees staff showed that up to last Tuesday 5000 had expressed approval of committee chairman J W Ful brights opposition to escalation and in favor of public hearings Those opposed the staff reported in a note to Fulbrighl have increased to 170 mainly because of the hearings The writers mainly object cither because of the fact they are being held at all or to the man ner in which they are being con ducted Fulbright concedes his mail normally would come most heavily from those who support his views Before the hearings were recessed for the weekend Fulbright acknowledged there has been some criticism of the committee for holding hearings at all It has been said that we are giving aid and comfort to our enemies President Johnson told news men Friday he saw nothing wrong in his critics going to the people as Sen Albert Gore DTenn put it in order to reach the President I think said Johnson it is always legitimate to go to the American people with a pro gram or any problem you have They are the bosses in this country and they are the ones that make the decision How was the Presidents mail running on the Viet Nam issue 1 thinkthat there are a good many people in the country that are troubled about Viet Nam and wish we could find some way to negotiate replied John son but I think the country overwhelmingly supports the position that we have taken 1 believe that the members of the House and Senate do likewise Press secretary Bill D Moy crs was asked how White House mail is running and We havent counted it and we clonl keep records like that in terms of pro and con One television fan was so irked by the hearings preempt ing her favorite soap operas she fired off a wire to the commit tee Please conduct any fur ther Viet Nam inquiry in pri vate or between pm and pm Interference of regular day lime television programs is los ing you support and the votes of housewives Sen Wayne Morse DOre one of the strongest critics of US involvement said he got an umbrella through the mail The umbrella has been con sidered a symbol of appease ment since British Prime Minis ter Neville Chamberlain who was frequently photographed with one and other European leaders bowed to Hitlers de mands at Munich in 193S Wilson averts railroad strike LONDON AP The threat of a crippling nationwide rail strike ended today Prime Min ister Harold Wilson persuaded union leaders to accept the gov ernments compromise offer and call off the walkout set for Sunday midnight Wilson stepped in Friday night after the 23man executive council of the National Union of Railwaymen rejected the gov ernments proposal by one vote following a day of talks with alonc and may have asleep officers said fallen North Iowa Weather outlook Highs Saturday in the 40s Much colder Saturday night with strong shifting winds 25 to 40 miles per hour Lows Saturday night 510 Weather details Page 2 Speed birth control study by Catholics VATICAN CITY Pope Paul VI said Saturday he will soon order changes to speed up the work of his special commis sion on birth control The Pontiff made the state ment in a speech at an audience for delegates to the National Congress of the Italian Wom ens Center a national womens organization He coupled his announcement with reaffirm a lion of traditional church teaching that children are the primary aim of mar riage In his speech Saturday Pope Paul repeated what he has said in the the birth con trol issue was difficult but that he would not avoid it I cannot make a pronounce ment yet on this delicate sub ject he said I do nol intend to sidetrack it The final word an any possible changes in birth control for Ro man Catholics remains with the Pope He has made it clear time and again that he felt he needed specific recommendations from specialists He has made it equally plain that until a decision is made Catholics are obligated to ob serve the churchs traditional ban on chemical or mechanical methods of contraception He stressed this again in Sat urdays remarks calling fam ily life this primary mission of married couples Economics Minister George Brown The union wanted to move up to April a 3Va per cent pay raise scheduled for Oct 1 The gov ernment offered to start it on Sept 1 Most rail workers now earn a week The government also agreed lo reduce Ihe railmens work week to 40 from 42 hours start ing Feb 28 increase annual leave for longservice employes and renegotiate pensions The vote canceling the strike was 1310 Wilsons Labor governmcnl has been advocating a policy ol restraint in prices and wages to check inflation and boost ex ports to earn badly needed for eign exchange It felt that giving in lo the un ions of the staleowned railways would undermine its authority to enforce the policy in other segments of the economy Wilson agreed with union leaders lhat rail men earn lower wages than workers in some other industries He suggested lhat they meet with him again March 11 to discuss the railway pay structure The prime minister said he onsidered the present policy of egotiating wages from year to ear outdated and suggested lat it be overhauled Had the strike gone on it created a massive conomic and political crisis WASHINGTON ffl President Johnson says the nation and Congress overwhelmingly support his policies in Viet Nam and that no one has presented a clear alternative to recommend itself in preference to what we re doing Most people wish we werent out there most people wish we didnt have a war most people dont want to escalate it and most people dont want to get out Johnson told a surprise news conference in his White House office late Friday The President said more US troops would be sent to South Viet Nam to bolster some 200000 already there There will be additional men needed and they will be supplied he said ad ding that I see at this mo ment no requirement for the reserves but 1 wouldnt want to say that firmly Viet Nam opinions contrast PhotoFax ONE WINGER NOW Hector is a pelican that must become reconciled to groundedfor life He was found by Mr and Mrs Joe Sammarco of Miami Fla with a mutilated wing and they had a veterinary remove it Hector would still like lo fly but try as he will or does he cannot take off from the Sfiinmarco family pool on just one wing Their slip is showing It looked like this Friday at the home of Mr and Mrs Philip Stein in the exclusive BelAir sec tion of Los Anjjeles where an earth slide has Hiolnrix wrecked Ihe patio and undermined the family swimming pool One of the investigating officials points as he stands atop the undermined pool Sen Eugene J McCarthy D Minn who opposed resumption of bombing of North Vietnamese targets and has argued against escalalion of Ihc conflict said Johnsons views added up lo a significant policy statement indicating no large acceleration of the US military effort for Ihe time being Although a good many peo ple in Ihe country arc trou bled about Viet Nam and wish we could find some way to ncgo tiatc Johnson told newsmen 1 think the country over whelmingly supports the posi lion that we have taken I be licve lhat the members of the House and the Senate do like wise Whib thero seemed little question that Ihc Presidents course has the support of a ma jority of both houses he pre ponderance of mail lo some sen ators indicated there may be a large body of dissent within the country The mail lo those like Sen J W Fulbright DArk chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who has questioned Johnsons Vicl Nam policies was running overwhelmingly aguinsl the administration Suburb on the move UNITED NATIONS NY AP An African member of Ihc UN Security Council says the only way to gel Viet Nam peace talks started is for the United Slates to recognize the Vicl Congs National Liberation Front 1 believe the real siluation in Viet Nam is the war between the gNLF and the U S forces Ambassador Sori Coulibaly of Mali said in an interview The socalled government in Saigon is only existing because of Ihc presence of Ihe Ameri cans he added Coulibaly said the first step toward peace should be diplo malir aclion by neutral nations to win American recognition of the NLF the political arm of Ihe Communist guerrillas Ho indicated lhat he saw no hope for a UN role lo gel peace talks started In contrast US Ambasidor Arthur J Goldberg told news men Friday he believed the United Nations will play a con structive role to end the war Ho said the question of NFL representation at a peace con ference could be negotiated if North Viet Nam really wanted peace lalks Goldberg added that the chief obstacle to hold ing a peace conference was Ha nois insistence on prccondi ic London underground and ommuter trains are operated y railway union workers Britain was hit by a 17day ail strike in 1955 Before that icre had been no nationwide ail walkout since the general trike of 192B Parole girl who disposed of dead baby FAIRFIELD AP An 18 earold Carlisle Pa girl was entenced to an indeterminate erm and then released to the owa Parole Board Friday after he pleaded guilty to disposing f the body of a newborn infant The girl Phyllis George riginally was charged with manslaughter last1 Oct 31 but Jounty Attorney Richard Mad sen said a pathologists report ater showed no gross negli gence Miss George came here late ast year to enroll at Parsons College and Ihen gave birlh to Lhe infant which was found in a trash barrel District Judge Charles Petlit pronounced sentence and fined tier before paroling her to the parole board Grandmother of governor dies DES MOINES AP Mrs Jacob C Hughes 92 grand mother of Gov Harold Hughes died Thursday in a hospital at Somerset Ky Mrs Hughes lived at Ida Qrovc for about 45 years before returning to Kentucky 18 months ago lo live with a son Oscar C Hughes at Somerset LOS ANGELES AP The suburban communities of Pacif c Palisades and BelAir are on he move again Every year rain or shine ut especially when it rains the soft soil of the faultfrac tured hills of Soulhern Califor nia shifts settles slides Anxious homeowners watch cracks run spiderlike across the walls of Ihcir homes Oth ers less lucky arc routed in the night as a torrent of dirt rocks and mud shatters their homes and sometimes their financial futures Its an old story in Los An geles butit took on new mean ing this week after soil softened by recent rains began to slide once more Last Monday three homes in Pacific Palisades were de stroyed when the ground lilcral Complaints of racial barrier at Muscatine MUSCATINE AP Racia carriers including housing wil lave lo be removed if Muscatin wants lo hold ils industries ant draw new firms says a loca ausincss leader C M Stanley president of In Stanley Engineering Co spok out Friday aflcr an African sttt dent studying on a Stanle Foundation grant and workinj parttime for his firm com plained he and another Africai could not find an apartment i Davenport Muscatine is not much differ ent from Davenport when comes to racial discrimination said Stanley We have in the past em ployed Negroes and have ha visits by Negroes lo Mtiscaline In connection with tobht em ploymenl and visits we hav encountered discrimination pa licularly in housing dropped out from under them nd the resultant carthslidcs ireatcncd three more On Thursday a BelAir hill ide broke loose undermining a 250000 mansion owned by Phil p A Stein Three other costly cmes are threatened by earth ozing downward at a speed of ine inches per hour The underground strain napped cables and wires dis uplcd sewer lines electricity nd other utilities and knocked bout 2000 telephones out of ervicc Below Steins home rocks and nud were 15 feet deep across Bellagio Road a main artery o the exclusive district and lipped over onto the crumbling ots of other hillside homes In Pacific Palisades a team f damage estimators sent by ov Edmund G Brown inves igatcd the possibility of disas er relief funds for stricken amilies Thf three Palisades houses destroyed when a 200fool piece of hilltop dropped 20 feet ripping up lowlying street and inundating homes below with a cascade of dirt Investigation revealed thai he three houses were built on and filled in after a 195 earth slide had destroyed Ihrece ar licr homes in the same spot The slide has triggered a Flurry of civic soulsearching through building codes and con ilruclion permit procedures Porous oarlh made soft by Inside The Globe Clear Lake news 3 Editorials 4 Newman Surveyor Church news Society news Sports news Latest markets Mason Ciry news Comics Business news North Iowa news Classified pages 67 910 rains or hillsides loosened by tremors along Southern Calif or nias many earthquake faults are the usual cause of slides The most serious slide in re cent times was the 1D57 collapse of 200 acres of seashore cliffs at Portuguese Bend when iomes were damaged Despite the threat of financial ruin or even injury and calh and despite the fact that hillside property is not insurable against earth slides homeown ers lake to the hills in everin creasing numbers Wide vistas wooded dells a sense of privacy and the oppor tunity for striking hillside archi tecture arc but a few of the charms that cause homeshop pers to overlook the pitfalls To span the breach between danger and desire city officials have no recourse hut to create everstricter building regtila 1213 lions 14 But then the earth shivers 15 again and the cily faces new 16 chaos Its an old story in Los The proportion of adverse mail was nearly as large lo such supporters of presidential policy as Sen Hugh Scott RPa Johnson was asked if he thought the Foreign Rclalions Committees public hearings on Viet Nam which have attempt ed to spotlight differences with administration policy are help ful I dont sec that I would be the proper one to judge he replied adding lhat he wouldnt find fault with hearings as long as Ihcy arc conducled in an at mosphcrc of objeclivily fair ness judiciousness As for the testimony of retired LI Gen James M Gavin and ormer diplomat George F Kcnnan Johnson said 1 dont sec that they have done any narni lo anybody Although he hasnt rend the transcript of their testimony Johnson said I gather from what Gen Gavin said in sum mary there is nol a great deal of difference between what lie and Kcnnan arc saying and what Ihe governmcnl is doing No one wanls lo escalate the war and no one wanls to lose any more men than is neces sary No one wants to surrender and gel out At least no one ad mits they tlo So I dont sec thai there is any great difference of opinion tions North Viet Nam has de manded among olhcr points U S withdrawal from Viet Nam Goldberg said the United States was seeking clarification of Hanois demand for recogni tion of Ihe NLF but added that the United States could not con sider Hie NLF a representative of the gsoutli Vietnamese gove mcnl Referring to Goldbergs con tinuing consultations with UN diplomats Coulibaly said that Mali and several olhcr delega tions have taken no part in the private talks lo arrange possi ble Security Council action He did nol identify the other dele gations Coulibaly said lhat no effec tive UN action was possible be cause North Viet Nam Commu nist China nnd olhers involved in the war were not UN mem bers SAME Mrant Traffic Dcttk In rail 21 noun Algona starting to feel strike By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director ALGONA The shoe on the foot of the Algona business com munity is just starting to pinch The pain isnt too bad yet but if the strike at the Wcidcnhoff Corp plant here continues it could become severe Thats the consensus of many businessmen in this Kossuth County community of 5500 as the strike against the manu facturer of automotive testing devices enters its third week The plant which employs about 215 people is a subsidiary of the SnapOn Tools Co Kenosha Wis About 180 of the workers are eligible for mem bership in the striking union the International Assn of Ma chinists and Acroiipacc Workers The union has a membership of 109 workers ai the plant The strike hasnt hit too hard yet says C W Conn presi dent of one of Algonas two hanks but it will if it continues much longer Charles Behr a service sliition r i1 i operator says the strike already is hurting his business but agrees with Conn that things could gel worse The people from the plant who were charging have quit Bchr points out and those that were paying cash have cut down I suppose they will cul down even further if the strike keeps going John Hood operator of one of the c o m m u n i t ys largest grocery stores agrees that the cutback in purchases already has started to effect his busi ness Those lhat used to come in on Ihc weekend and buy worth of groceries are coming in now and buying and worth he said Some workers out at the plant arent sticking around for Ihc strike to be set tled Hood snys One of his best customers got a job in Dubuquo ALGONA turn J 2 A   

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