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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Tht newspaper that mokes all North Iowa ns neighbors Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 W5 UOc a Piper Consists of Two Aiioelaled Full WlrM No SO pen debate on medicare At Nashua ICE JAM This i c e jam above a highway bridge at Nashua is typical of many which impeded swollen rivers in North Iowa Here ice chunks float ing clown the Cedar and Red Cedar rivers h a v e jammed against the Highway 346 bridge The con sensus among National Guard officers making an 1hotntax aerial survey of the situation was that the ice jams may exert pressure against bridges and cause water to spread over lowlying areas to get around the ice but they apparently were not holding the water in check Damage in millions Floods hit 750 homes River drops slowly at Cherokee At Greene AP ICE 1AM Ice clogs the channel of Shellrock River between Greene and Shell Rock posing serious threats of flooding to downstream points in Cedar Falls and Waterloo Klansmen indicted for Bama slaying BIRMINGHAM Ala AP Three while men identified by tho FBI as Ku Klux Klansmen were charged Wednesday in federal grand jury indictments as conspirators in a plot to threaten and assault partici pants in a civil rights march two weeks ago They were among four Bir mingham men arrested March 2fi by the FBI within 17 hours after the nightrider slaying of Mrs Viola Liuzzo a white housewife from Detroit Gunfire from a passing car killed her as she drove along US SO be tween Sclma and Montgomery after a massive march to the Alabama Capitol The three men named in the indiclmenl surrendered to the federal marshal at his office here They were accompanied by their attorney Bonds of were set for the three Collfe Leroy Wil kins Jr 21 selfemployed me chanic of suburban Failfield Eugene Thomas 42 an em ploye of US Steel at Besse mer and William Orville of Bessemer The indictment returned Tues Eaton 41 a retired sleclworkcri The fourth man arrested Gary Thomas Rowe Jr 35 for day by a federal grand jury charges that the three men joined in a conspiracy to in jure oppress threaten and in timidate persons in the free ex ercise of their constitutional rights and privileges The indictment did not charge the men with the specific act of killing Mrs Liuzzo The three men already were free in bonds put up by the United Klans after their ar rest Inside The Globe mer bar operator in Birming ham and now unemployed Rowc was not named in grand jury indictment He is free in bond also on the original charge of conspiracy to violate civil rights under a 90 yearold slalulc Aflcr a hearing in Birming ham before the federal commis sioner to set bond the accused men will be arraigned in Dis By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS The Little Sioux River which hit Cherokee with its worst flooc in this century dropped Wednesday but across the slate the murky flood waters of the Cedar River surged upward in the Waterloo area More than 750 persons have been driven from their homes in Iowa including 350 at Chero kee the slates hardest hit spot Damage in that northwest Iowa community of about 8500 per sons was estimated at half a million dollars The Little Sioux racing along at five feet a second or nearly four miles per hour topped 27 feet at Cherokee late Tuesday It had receded to 253 feet Wednesday morning Flood stage is 17 feet The Cherokee County sheriffs office said the flood waters had dropped enough that a rural bridge in Ihc Larrabee area was again open to traffic About50 National Guardsmen remained on patrol duly in Cherokee which could look for another wave of high water rolling down from Spencer about 45 miles north The Little Sioux reached two crests of 172 feet al Spencer Tuesday night and was falling at a rate of an inch an hour Wednesday The river still was six feet over the 10foot flood stage t usually fakes 48 hours for river water at Spencer to reach the Cherokee area officials said In between the two cilics the river swollen by heavy winter snow and recent rain could af fect Linn Grove Sioux Rapids and Peterson Longtime residents of Sioux the river has never N Iowa rivers receding Ready for big cleanup North Iowas flood cleanup crews got ready for then messy job Wednesday as wa ers along the areas streams and rivers started to recede Officials at both Charles City and two communi hardcst hit by the laics binge of high Wednesday that they were op timistic that the w o r s t is over At Charles City where the flooding Cedar River forced the evacuation of about 70 families Monday and Tuesday Mayo Lee Albaugh reported Wcdnes day that the river was going down slightly by midmorning The river had crested Tucs day night at 194 feel ncarlj seven feet above flood stage hut about 2V2 feet below the level reached March 1 The St Marys Street bridge which carries traffic on High way 18 across the river a Charles City slili was closei Wednesday morning and classe at Immaculate Conception School were called off for the second straight day The rivet level will have o recede to about 17 feet before the bridge will be open Albaugh added Although officials still arc re naming alert to future trou bles Albaugh concluded things look kind of decent to day and the outlook sounds fa vorablc At Greene where Shell rock River raged out of it aanks for two days flood wa Lers had receded to 74 feet bj midmorning This is less than half a foot above flood stag and more than a foot below th crest of Tuesday afternoon Relief for Greene came abou pm Tuesday when a lnig ce jam located just smith o own gave way and moved couple of miles downstream The ice jam had backed up wa ter throughout the communilj and had halted traffic on High way H Traffic on that hirh way was moving normally Wednesday Officials report that durinj one sevenminute period short after Ihc ice jam broke Tucs day the rivers level went down 14 inches Although the rivers levc never reached the record feet registered during the flooc of 1961 some areas of town re ported water was higher be cause of the ice jam Authorities arent expecting any further problems IIYVI I1C1O lit V C L I been as high there as it was this e week There is no gauge for measuring the river there Sioux Rapids residents were ordered to boil all Irict Court at Montgomery The dale will not be set until the warrants are returned to Mont gomery At the arraignment formal pleas will be entered Then the judge will set a trial date Un less he calls a special term of court the trials will not come ilip unlit the fall term usually Society news 111213 held in October or November c Meanwhile police at Caimlcn abmit 40 miles southwest of Scl ma slopped another civil rights march More than 200 demon strators including several white clergymen tried to march to the 3031Wilcox County Courthouse 1711 Worth Iowa Mason City 2021 Latest 20 Comics 24 Clear Lake Classified pages 303JI after the flooded For the pumping their water station wa first time in many years the Little Sioux was flow ing across Highway 10 at the west edge of Peterson At Spencer about eight faml FLOODS turn to Page 2 North Iowa Weather outlook cloudiness end warmer Wednesday night in upper 30s north to low tooth Cloudy and mild Thursday showers moving across and affecting over SO Mr cent of area highs in the Sfe FLOOD ISOLATES TOWN Waters of the Little Sioux River cut off the community of Correctionville 20 miles east of Sioux City This is a view to the west showing how the water has severed old US Highway 20 on the south edge of town New US 20 is out of the picture to the right AAIG jets fire as parliament meets BERLIN AP Four Soviet MIG19 jets firing cannon flew over Berlin Wednesday and olher jets harassed Allied ail corridors as West Germanys Parliament met in this old Ger man capital The flight of the four MIGs at 1000 feet a power display for the West German parlia mentarians came after mem bers had assembled in Congrcs Hall West Berlin police could no find that the cannon had hi anything One formation of four MIGs screamed at near supersonic speed over Congress Hall it self Other Soviet MIG19 jet fight ers and twinjet MIG attack Crash injuries fatal to Height in the air corridors to and from Berlin There was nothing this morning but this afternoon they started hot a nd heavy the source said One witness reported a Soviet et buzzed a commercial plane either landing or taking off at Tempelhof Airport in the US sector That Russian could not have ecn niore than 1000 feet away RALPH HEIGHT JR Fifth day of hearing False claims are admitted Ralph Height Jr 23 8U 6th SE Mason City organist died in a Wavcrly hospital Wednesday morning after undergoing sur gery for injuries suffered in un automobile wreck He was alone in his car when t crashed into a truck on High way 218 about five miles north of Waverly at about am Highway patrolmen said they ud not determined the cause of the accident They said eights southbound car went nto the west ditch and traveled considerable distance in the ditch and on theshoulder before coming back onio the roadway t then crossed the road and hit and tore off the rear dual axles of the truck which was going north The trucks driver Robert Wood 41 Kankakee 111 was not injured The truck owned Contract Steel Carrier Gary nd was heavily loaded Highway patrolmen said the car belongs to Scdars Ponliac ladillac of Mason City and ap parently had been loaned to DES MOINES state I milk inspector testified Wednes day that he charged for some meals and milk samples that he never purchased as a legislative investigation of the Iowa Agri culture Department dragged in to the fifth day over Republican objections Earnest Smith John Grccr of Spencer of try ing lo smear and convict Rich ard Dcnnler Le Mars Rcpubli can whose firing as a state milk sanitarian last Jan 29 set off the probe Instead of trying lo gather facts it appears Mr Grecr is trying o gather evidence for a was questioned about his ex pense accounts and his opera tions as an inspector after the Democratic majority on the joint investigation committee voted to continue the hearing Before testimony started Wednesday committee mem ber Sen Vern Lisle RClarinda accused the committee counsel of Hayficldjcriminal case against Mr Dcnn ler Lisle said He moved that the fiearing be ended but the motion was re jcctcd on z 6 party vote Smith who has an eighth grade education said he charged the state for ice did not actually pay for bombers streaked at irregula intervals at lov level over Wes Berlin At the same time an infor mant said Soviet jets were buzzing Western planes flying Predict speedy passage Would cost WASHINGTON Wl Proponents of the billion health careSocial Security bill opened the argument or it in the House Wednes ay calling it another step way from the era of poor louses and county farms The bill would provide or older Americans hospi al care lowcost medical nsurance and bigger Social Security checks Speaking particularly about he health provisions the vholly new part of the legisla ion Rep Ray J Madden D nd said such proposals have een before Congress for more han 20 years Members supporting them he said remember all too well the poor houses the county farms the city and county hos pitals and the desperate people who could not even Bet in there The measure which carries benefits for some 20 million persons and higher most workers and taxes for their em rom the plane the witness aid The Russian was ike hell An Allied spokesman said he uloyers is the biggest single en argement of Social Security since the system was founded n 1936 The package bill includes President Johnsons hospitaliza tion proposal and much more He has enthusiastically en dorsed it Voting is not expected until Thursday at the earliest The first vote under present plans will be on a Republican move to substitute a similar bill but going one not usmg tne tax to ay for hospitalization Instead here would be bigger contribu YYUUIU ue uigger ContriDU could not confirm the report of tions by recipients and the fed harassment in the air corrieral Treasury dors Part of the Communist The basic health benefit in th protest to the meeting of Parliabill is up to 60 days hospitaliza mcnt n Wast Rt mcnt in West Berlin But he said Soviet fighters repeatedly Tnizzed the British military air ield at Gatow on the western outskirts of Berlin These buzzings are very dan gerous because of our troop planes flying in there he said Chancellor Ludwig Erhard met with his Cabinet before the ustoric session and reaffirmed n strong terms the right of West Germany to be in the divided city For the third day in a row Germany closed tempo the 10mile autobahn be tween Berlin and West Germa ny It is the only road which vehicles of the Western Allies are permitted to use The closure Wednesday was the shortest so far lasting only hree hours The superhighway closed for hours Tuesday and for hours Monday in an expres lon and 2Q days are per illness Everyone 65 qr older regardless of income OP employment would be eligible The patient would pay the first The next benefit is optional but Social Security actuaries expect 80 to 95 per cent of thosa eligible to sign up if it becomes aw This would provide govern ment insurance against the cost of doctor bills and expenses but not lome use The elderly person would par S3 a month either by allotting this amount from his Social Se curity check or remitting it i rectly match Height while his car was underision of Communist displeasure TKrt 1 OCQ rtl A 4 A 1 41 4 T 4 l I repair The 1958model auto was isted as a total loss with major ront end damage Height was not thrown from the car and he auto remained on its wheels Height reported to be semi conscious after the accident died about am Patrolmen were told Height was on his way to Wartburg College in Waverly Height was organist and di rector of music at St James Lutheran Church in Mason City His wife Constance teaches at Hoover School Senate approves bill on hospital bonds DBS MOINES AP The fowa Senate Wednesday ap proved 428 a bill to permit he cities with debtfree municipal W I made in his home freezer He electric power plants to pledge said he also charged the state up to 80 per cent of their net for some milk samples that he earnings for bonds issued to build a municipal hospital t with the meeting in the divided city of the Bundestag the lower house of the West German Par liament LBJ slates talk on Viet WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson makes a major foreign policy address Wednes day night on the Viet Nam problem A few hours earlier top military and diplomatic of ficials will make public state rncnts The White House announced that Secretary of Defense Rob ert S McNamara acting secre tary of state George W Bal and McGeorge Bundy John sons special assistant for ha tional security affairs would brief newsmen late in the after noon on the background o the President speech incidental drugs for The this government would sum The patient would pay the first of his annual bill the plan 80 per cent of the remainder There would be an acrossthe board Social Security oldage payment boost of 7 per cent with everyone guaranteed a amonth raise at the least Spe cial provisions would benefit some widows students between 18 and 22 and a group of old seople who have some Social Security credits but not enough under present law to qualify for payments The existing statefederal plan for health care of the or nearneedy aged under the KerrMills law would be ex panded 1AMI OATI1H4W 1 e H ;