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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - October 28, 1964, Winona, Minnesota WINONA DAILY NEWS Snow Mixed With Rain Tonight; Warmer Thursday I09th Ytir of Publication TOMORROW SUN RISES SETS NiW MOON NOVEMBER 4 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1964 Trempealeau Driver, 29, Killed TEN CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES THE TACONITE AMENDMENT Thousands of Jobs at Stake Every By FRANK R. UHLIG (Second of Strict) factor that bears on the Taco- nite Amendment proposal is king-size. It was inspired in part by a massive drop of 30 million tons in annual ore production with- in the past 10 years. The resultant lists of jobless run to more than names. New taconite plants if they are built require investments of more than million each. The great silent pits that yielded up to billion tons of high-grade iron ores, before fall- ing into exhaustion, are awe-inspiring. The num- ber of unemployed miners men has all but overwhelmed welfare agencies and has inflicted losses up to million a year on the state's unemployment compensation funds. NOW FIVE-SIXTHS dapl.ttd, mines gaping reminders that Minnesota ores supplied 60 percent of the nation's steel for a 75-year per- iod. This era saw two global wars and an'unequal- ecl national expansion whose peaks still are re- mote and unattnined. They employed 20.000 min- ers as they supplied rust-colored ore for industrial blast furnaces. Occupation taxes, dedicated to educational trust funds, poured millions of dollars into state schools and colleges; Minnesota's state-aid sys- tem became one of the most generous in the nation. Iron Range communities, depending on min- ing properties for heavy percentages of their taxes, suddenly found themselves standing fis- cally in mid-air. Feeding on itself, the situation worsened. Values declined for other properties whose worth depended on that of the economy's keystone industry. Postwar discovery of vast new ore fields in several countries quickened the whirlpool. Easily mined by low-cost open-pit methods, these compe- titors forced world ore prices down. Minnesota's remaining high-grade ore. which once enjoyed a seller's market, was forced to follow. All northern Minnesota economies were pulled inexorably to- ward the drain when this plug went out. THE WAVES OF economic cilimity began to lap against more distant shores, undercutting banks here and there. Heavier welfare costs meant disproportionate shares of state income tunneled into an area which floundered in frus- trating inability to help itself, try as it might. Markets for the products of neighboring farm and industrial regions fell off. The tourist industry, a. reasonably stable factor, was unable to absorb the impact sufficiently to help out because of its relatively short season and fixed requirements. Attention turned to the area's vast resources of taconite. a super-hard stone with low iron con- tent. II had been largely ignored because costs of separating iron wore prohibitive compared to those of scooping up previously-plentiful ores from open pits. Three tons of this invincible rock must be ground, at great expense, to produce one ton of concentrate containing 64 percent iron. Oilier manufacturing processes were needed to compress it into psa-sizcd pellets for efficient handling and smelting. Some experimental processes were devel- oped for separating iron from the rock which once was considered worthless but nevertheless was abundantly available. Much of the research was done at the University of Minnesota which, like Ihe rest of the slate, had a considerable in- terest in the project's success. It was estimated that Minnesota has enough taconite to produce 50 million tons of ore annually for 300 vears. KLKVENTH FATALITY Dale En- right. 29, Trempealeau, Wis., was killed in this car when il collided with anolher car near Centerville. Deputy It. L. Megrath, left, and Trempealeau County Sheriff August Matchcy look ;it the smashed vehicle and the front scat where they removed the body from the passenger side. (Daily News pho- tos) DRIVER INJURKD Roger Spittler, 18, Trempealeau, survived this wreck. He was thrown and is hospitalized. The impact ripped off the hood and right side of his car to the trunk. Non-Voters in Line Illegal Mondale Says Killed in Of California Plane EL CENTRO. Calif. (AP) A; The other six victims were i apart in the air after one wing id botTlber skimmed ovpr a mpn in npnr thp run- snapffpH Ihp nritvpr linrv Thp ST PAUL (AP) bomber skimmed low over a'men in buildings near the run- snagged Ihe power line. The standing in a voting line or m.] crowded reviewing and i way of the El Ccntro Naval Air shower of blazing wreckage tentional abuse of voter cnai_I'nen 'allcred, hit a power pole.'Facility, where the plane j scattered 400 yards across lenges for purposes of smasnecl Naming pieces trashed Tuesday during a para-1 buildings and parking lols, set- elections procedures are gross ross ccn'cr a Navy chuting demonstration. [ting two major fires, smashing misdemeanors, Atty. Gen. Wai- baf' killing nine men. i buildings, setting aulos afire, tcr Monrhle rulprf Tiinsrliv Among those who died were1 Ihinj-ine persons were A K k J thc three crewmen of the six critically. As such, he said, they are lwin.jel bombcr i Thc jet punishable by a SI.000 fine, up to a year in-jail or both. I In answer to questions from i St. Louis County Atty. John Ar-, ko. Mondale also said tamper- ing with voting machines is a felony. Thc crowded mam exchange comprising a drugstore, su- permarket and snack bar was hit by the plunging fusel- age. A wing smashed into the sta lion's administration building. Mnndalc's opinion came In Ihe midst of a controversy by the political parties over poll watcher programs. "A challenge may not be an automatic response to all who seek a ballot." Mondale said. Tl must be based on knowledge Report Up' When Barry s Plane Buzzes Port Women and children sen1- I icemen's dependents were camc among lhe victims. "Women were running across the street through the burning heat with their hair on said a witness. "Their children! were screaming." i BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) to do it again. or reasonable suspicion that the "Tnat was lhe mcn Roger Mahan. chief of air prospective voter is not quail-1 n._ fied. "Any challenger who demon- from the Sen. Barry Goldwater said afler his cam- traffic control for the Federal i Aviation Agency at Bristol, said the pass was "prearranged slralcs a pattern of almost con-'paign jet roared through a low- before takeoff." He said there tmuous challenge of voters ]evel swoop over a Tennessee was no other air traffic in Ihe would seem lo indicate that he :._ aroa Vatican Council Closes Session I On Birth Control VATICAN CITY wv-Pre- siding officers at the Vati- can Ecumenical Council to- day ordered full secrecy for Ihe Roman Catholic assem- bly's debatt of "the more delicate" modern world problems, presumably in- cluding birth control. Before reaching the heart of debate on current world problems, Ihe council first honored the late Pope John XXIII. who called the coun- cil to attune Roman Catho- licism with modern times. A mass of flaming wreckage plunged into the post theater and killed James Wall, 27, of t, Long Beach, a quartermaster.! LA CROSSE, Wis. (API as he was testing a film which i President Johnson and his run- was to have been shown Tues- i nmf> matc nave ignored the is- day night. ;sues of the campaign to deal fear, in distortion, in mis- airport, suspicion, but is merely seeking! tne reporters who is not acting on knowledge or, "Calling it fun doesn't make it one reporter said after the to obstruct the voting process in travel with the Republican pres- incident. iricntial candidate were ready "I didn't Ihink it would fright violation of the election law. "Only persons who are about to sign up with the boys to vote may in a voting i They sat. silent and ashen- i faced, as pilo! Ralph Long exe- In a separate opinion. Mondale j lr, told Brooklyn Park Village Ally.! cuted lhe Pass wltnout te11mS Curtis A. Pearson that the vil-.nis passengers Goldwater lage has no power to conduct an included what was going on. advisory election on issuing pri- i The Bodng took I Tri-Cities Airport for Cleveland. j Ohio, climbed several thousand feet then swung into a tight turn and roared toward the runwav. en Long told newsmen. It did. A sailor painting chairs in an ear; f stortion, in mis- rvice building hit bv the plane Rep. William v Mll1nr ser was bounced off the ceiling. then flung out through a hole in Collision in Other lane, Officials Say TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (Spe- cial) A 29-year-old rural Trempealeau man, employed by Whitlakcr Marine Manufac- turing, Winona, was killed in a two-car collision one mile west of Centerville near the H. P. Slreicti home Tuesday night. Dale E. Enright died instant- ly of a fractured skull, accord- ing to J. E. Garnghan, White- hall, Trempealeau County cor- oner. ROGER SPITTLER. 18. rural Trempealeau, was driver of the other car. He was in- jured and taken to Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, by Smith ambulance, Galesville. He was admitted at p.m. Morris Scow, Whitehall, county traffic officer, said sheriff's office at Whitehall re- ceived the call to the accident at p.m. The collision was believed to have happened about II. Scow said Enright was trav- eling east on Highways 35-54 in a 1982 vehicle. Spilller was pro- ceeding west in a 1959 car. The "The one basic tragedy of! collision occurred in the north 500 Greet Miller at La Crosse E. Miller charged today. luiuugii a iiviv in u --v p a wall. The building burst into thls said the Repuh-j or Spiltlers lane of traffic, flames. He ran to aid vice presidential nominee, friends, trapped inside, and was i "has been tnc Johnson-Hum hurled back by a blast and in- phrey to discuss funda iured. Scow said, and was nearly head-on. vale liquor licenses. Glenn Made Full Colonel On Anli-LBJ Handbills Faked Blazing je( furl showered much of the quarter-mile of] impact area. mental questions that concern i INVESTIGATION conUnri Ihe American people." unlli carl-v lhis momlng by One engine smashed all the At the lop of his list of issues, Miller cited "morality and in- tegrity in government." way through the chapel "Scarcely an American citi- whlch was empty burst anywhere in the land fails the other side and smashed cars' they jibe admin- i i. i in a parking lot beyond. I Black columns of smoke rose MILWAUKEE W Literature high in the air over the base as As itie plane raced toward the attacking President parachuting demonstration .ground. Goldwater hurried lo Johnson and carrying the faked'-a ceremony marking the the cockpit to find out what was endorsement of two Milwaukee! 000th parachute jump made at islralion) have continually cov- tered up some of Ihe worst abuses of the public trust ever permitted in our nation's histo- ry." Miller did not go into de- tail on that reference. happening. Long told him and religious organizations is being lhe base, a maojr parachute' Millers comments were in were facjng KC] the senator, a jet pilot himself, mailed from Wisconsin to other testing and development facility statement issued as he arrived> northeasterly when they went back to his seat, chuck- parts of lhe country, federal au-----came to an end. "erc aboard his campaign plane [0 a Scow said. i WASHINGTON (AP) Astro-, naul John H. Glenn Jr. has been went back to his seat, chuck- parts of the country, federal au- promotcd to colonel despite his, ling. j Ihorities said Tuesday. a e. Bedford Sutherland, 22, a I for a "prop stop" -an airport! Trempealeau County officials. Scow said they couldn't deter- mine how far lhe cars moved afler the collision because highway was strewn with bump- ers, metal and glass for about 300 feet. When Ihe cars to a stop they were about 200 feet apart. The accidcnl happened on a straight, wide, flat stretch of blacktop newly paved this year. Both vehicles, with most dam- age to the right or passenger were facing generally rly when they came stop. Scow said. Spitllcr's car was still in would deprive another worthy iscemwt closer to tree-top level, lory references to religious and trenmen aboard wished hi American of a deserved1 ethnic rous -luck as through ethnic groups. award." said Presidenl Johnson i Ooldwatrrs press secretary, .bottom hatch. He pulled the .__l_________...j ti__ ___i__ _ Dii.l fc' llle "dmCS flnu mum KirMlo ntJA tn THREE PLANTS NOW operating. All art fabulously expensive. Their costs of construction alone totaled SfiOO million. They produce about 17li million tons a year and employ more than men on a year-around basis. These installations arc seen as the key to i Northern Minnesota's future. Amendment 1, say its backers, will stabilize future investment climate so that others will follow, jobs will re- turn and the region once more vvill become a full contributor to the state's well-being f j i as he presented the eagles of a i Paul V. Wagner, said Long dosses "oMhe "p7re Tlarquctte iripcord e.old-Platcd to colonel lo C.lenp at the While' cooked up the maneuver wilh council of the Knights of Colum- imark lhe 'umP and 1 House Tuesday. friends in the Tri-Cities control a Catholic fraternal organ- i Peffcct landing near the "There arc people who lower. Long, a veteran _Ameri-. jzat'jon, and B'nai B'rith, a Jew- i He added tint problem by another officer aboard lhe A3D. Up to 40 Years For Wife-Killer MINNEAPOLIS (API At- by the impact. Thc hood was ripped off, Ihe frame on the passenger side was bent, and Ihe door smashed into a mass of sleel. OFFICERS (mind "Rocky" ly- ing about 10 feet east of where '.It appeared hs thrown from the Warren Refuses To Slay Order On Redislricling WASHINGTON' (API Chief Justice Earl Warren refused to- day lo slay effectiveness of nn order that Virginia must rcap- porlion both houses of its Gen- eral Assembly by Dec. 15. The order, issued fcy a spe- cial three-judge federal court in Alexandria, Va., cut the terms! of incumbent state senators toj years and called for a spe- cial election before January Hero fo Zero In a totalitarian stale (notes Arnold Glasowl it's it swift trip from hero to zero What public officials stand for isn't any more important than what they won't stand tor This is the season, says a leaf-rak- ing suburbanite, when the trees that used to look tike the Beatles start resembling Yul Brynner One of the foreign airlines has begun showing those sexy movies. Of course, it's on Adults Only flight. (For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4.) SCKNE OK DESTRUCTION This was the scene Navy air field near El Centra, Calif., Tuesday after a twin-jet Navy bomber crashed in flames during a para- chuting show. Witnesses said the bombcr came apart in the air after hitting power line. An enlisted man said the engine disconnected from the wing and went into the chapel "and still had enough speed to break out and bounce down Ihe parking lot, smashing cars." (AP Photofax) fracture of the right leg above the knee, facial shooting of his estranged wife, lacerations, bruises all over his Elizabeth, 45. after they attend- body, and complained of a back ed church together. pain, his father said. Full ex- They said the appeal would ten' of his, injwics tcsl Minnesota's rule on insan- dclermmcrf this morning, ity and the admission of tcsli- car monyby St. Peter Stale Ued back and .he en- I tire right side ripped off. Tllc virlim was Part'-v WFATHER out ol the passenger side, his 1 jfect and legs through Ihe dame FEDERAL FORECAST 'where the windshield had been WINONA AND VICINITY -'and his head on the ground. Snow possibly mixed with rain ROTH tonighl becoming partly cloudy; homc The and a little warmer Thursday.! js abolll ,wo miies west of the Low tonight 27-32, high Thuis-j accident scene on the north side day 48-55. the road. Roger had been LOCAL WEATHKR seen in Trempealeau shortly Official observalions for lhe before 11. 24 hours ending at 12 in. to-j Gary flwlslcn and Scotl day: Maximum, 68; minimum, 41; noon, 53; precipitation, none. AIRPORT WKATI1ER (North Central Observations! Max. temp. 66 at 4 p.m. Tnes- Hotchkiss, GalesviHe policemen, were first al the scene. investigating were Sheriff Au- gust Matchcy: Traffic Officer Milo Johnson, .Strum, and R. L. Megrath. Whitehall, deputy sher- day, min. temp. 44 at 8 a.m.iifl. Uxlay, 51 at noon today, thin1 Scow said Roger's parents, clouds at undetermined height, i Mr. and Mrs. Jay Spilller of visibility more than 15 miles, wind is calm, barometer 30.17 and falling, hnmidily 75 percent. (Continued on Page 3, Col. 1.) VICTIM
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