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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 10 IMS Associated Press Full Wires VOL 105 No 259 county college Mason City Junior College picked as central site A ninecounty North Iowa area community college received final approval from the State Board of Public Instruction Thursday night at a session that lasted more than six hours The North Iowa area plan which includes almost the same area as NIAD was approved 90 The approval includes Ma son City Junior College as the central school site The plan includes C e r r o Gordo Floyd Franklin Han cock Worth Mitchell and Win nebago counties and parts of Butler and Wright counties The quickness of the approval was a surprise to local officials involved in drawing up the school proposal Earlier this week the state board had in dicated that approval might not be forthcoming until January The North Iowa area was one of nine multicounty areas ap proved to operate vocational technical schools or area com munity colleges Only one more step lies ahead before nine area directors are elected to operate the area com munity college and the plan be comesa reality A legal notice now must be published in the official news papers of each of the nine coun ties involved stating the inten tion to form the proposed merg er area for an area community college The county boards of educa tion then have 70 days to ap prove or reject the plan The plan was approved by all nine county boards before it was submitted to the state board If no action has been taken within the 70day period the county boards shall be deemed to have approved the plan That will set the stage for a special election to elect the nine di rectors The state board ordered that school officials in Palo Alto Emmet Kossuth Dickinson and Clay counties be written urg ing them to decide whether they want to form a district or join one or moreof the newlyap proved districts Those five counties to the west of the NIAD area have taken the first steps toward an area plan If no area develops there however and counties do join other areas it might affect NIAD Kossulh directly adjoins NIAD Other sites approved at meeting are Sheldon Creston Waterloo Dubuque Cedar Rap ids Davenport Clinton and Mus catine Some of the areas approved by the state board are different from the ones recommended by the State Advisory Committee which was created by the legis lature to make recommenda tions This was not the case with the NIAD area If the proposal approved by the State Board of Public In struction is different from the plan submitted by the affected counties the plan must be re turned to those counties forap proval of the modification The following countybycoun ty recap is only an indication of the areas other than NIAD and specific material will be mailed to each affected county Approved the proposal of he school districts in Lyon Osceo la Sioux and OBrien counties with Sheldon designated as the site of the proposed school by a vote of 72 In this case the ad visory committee had recom mended to the state board that the proposal be returned to the counties for further considera tion Approved by a vote of J0 the proposal of Adams Adair Tay lor Union Ringgold Clarke and Dccatur counties with Creston as the site Decided to return the socalled OUumwa proposal which in cluded Mnhaska Van Huron Davis Wapcllo Jefferson Mon roe and Keokuk counties to de termine whether Wayne Lucas andAppanoose counties wanted to be included The vole was 9 0 The counties were given until Dec 28 to decide If the plan is changed it must be approved by all counties concerned Approved the socalled Water loo area 90 with slight revi sions from the plan recommend ed by the advisory committee As altered the area includes all of Black Hawk Brcmer and Griiiuly counties plus parts of COLLEGE turn to Page 2 1000 750 500 250 ifil CHEER FUND SKflMM CroninDexler Auxiliary HEO Club Mason City Rullon Ctafc Iowa SUIt Ann Auxiliary 18 GlobeGazelle Company MHI RSR niis nEw TIJ KEB Wheelerwnod Ladies Aid Alpha Chi Chapter nf Beta Sigma Phi Masim City BPW Club lames B Manley In nicmilry or Charlfttte Bruce Club Apollo A Frienii Mac H Ebce 3M 5M 1M X5W i 5 tO S7IS 5110 VtOO tM Assessment issue sticky By WILLIAM L EBERLINE Associated Press Writer DES MOINES Iff The Iowa Tax Commission s finding out again that it is one thing to order coun ics and cities to equalize property luite another to get the job done Its Nov 17 order for adjustments in property valuations m 82 counties has brought on a Polk County injunction forbidding the commission Action by county city postponed 25M FIRST TOTAL S4XI5 involving other cities threat ned and about 50 others have irotested the order and have sked hearings before the com mission The situation says Asst Atty en Thomas McKay counsel or the commission is a mess It is the second time in four fears that the commission has ttempted to equalize property ssessments between the various counties as it is required by aw to do STILL NEEDED IMUIXi GIVING DAYS LEFT Cheer Fund is off to start RADITIONAL first day givers assur an excellent start for the 1965 Christmas Cheer Fund The gener osity of organiza tions and businesses individuals made itself evident in the ini tial report of the twoweek cam paign which showed a total of x This represents an even great er response than the same date a year ago but is about be hind the record sendoff of 1963 This week to come is the ertti caLone if the goal is to be reached by Christmas Eve A daily average of must be maintained The WaTanYe Club Business and Professional Women H Ebee Alpha Chi Chapter of BeU Sigma Phi and the GlobeGa zette are represented among the larger givers setting the pat tern for all segments ofthe so ciety The Button Club HEO Club Cromn Dexter Auxiliary and Iowa State Policemans Auxil iary find their gifts equally ap preciated money raised imme diately to the office of Family Service Inc in the First Na tidnal Bank Building Miss Dori Bruce executive secretary and her assistant Mrs F S Jacob son already are preparing fo the distribution of food and gift to the communitys needy of al ges The Cheer Fund is one in which you can participate too Gifts large and small can be sent to Christmas GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa rom enforcing its order in Jl counties and cities for year order of as essment adjustments in 1961 was held in abeyance after it wrought a storm of protest from all over the state The commission now finds it elf in the position of trying to lo what itis charged by law to lo prohibitedby court of lawfrom doing it in jart of the state at least for a rear What the commission is try ng to do is to bring all real property assessments for tax purposes up toat least 27 per cent of the propertys market value cases this means assessments made In most aising the by county and city assessors hough in a few cases the com mission ordered the valuations bwered Tax Commission Chairman Potter says he doesnt think the state has any alternative but to jo ahead and enforce the law n districts which didnt join in he Suit which resulted in the njunction issued Wednesday by District Judge Dale Missildine McKay says the commission certainly will fight suits by any other county or city seeking a similar injunction Muscatine lounty has announced it will file such a suit says all the affected coun ies and cities were invited to join in the original suit filed by Mitchell County If they failed to do so he says it now is too late Other legal experts however say they doubt that the court will rule that way The courts usually are reluctant to deny any petitioner his day in court counties and citieshave not indicated that they are op posed to the equalization of property valuations as such Its primarily the timing they object to Mitchell County officials point VALUAT1ONS Pteare Turn to 2 No legal action will be taken by either Cerro Gordo County or Mason City until the Iowa State Tax Commission gives a ruling on the commissions hearing in Des Moines on its order increasing residential as sessments by 20 per cent County Atty B Michael Dunn said Friday he has re quested a ruling and final or der from v the commission by Dec 15 He notified the at torney generals office he said that unless thefinal order is received by Dec 15 it would be impossible for the county auditor to complete the tax lists by Jan 1 as required by law I would say on behalf of the auditor that it would be vir tually impossible to get the tax lists certified by Jan 1 unless there is a final order by Dec 15 Even then it would take some burning of the midnight candle to accomplish it I have notified the attorney generals office of this time element I trust it has nowbeen brought before the com mis sion The countys only invplvemen n the matter is the problem o getting the tax list completed and to the county treasurer b Jan 1 so collection of taxes can begin The 20 per cent in crease in residential valuation ordered by the commission ap plies only to Mason City It is Days till therefore the problem of th city assessors and city so licitor Dunn pointed out City Assessor Marvin Wolte agreed He added that he also hopes to have a final order bj next week and that no furthe action will be taken by the city until that order is received He still is hopeful he said Lhat the evidence presented bj him at the Slate Tax Commis sions hearing in Des Moine will result in a final order dif fering from the original pre liminary order Nobel prize to UNICEF OSLO Norway AP Th 1965 Nobel peace prize was pre sented Friday to UN Childrens Fund on th eve of the 19th anniversary the funds founding King Olav V attended th ceremony at which Henry R La bouisse UNICEFs America executive director received gold mdeal and a check for 282 000 Swedish crowns Phnlofax LIFT FOR MARINE A wounded US Marine is car ried by Navy corpsman Bob Pecples of Davenport Iowa through jungled area near vil lage of Que Son Thursday More Yanks join in fight SAIGON South Viet Nam Iff More U S Ma stormed into a threeday battle against the Viet 3ong Friday in an attempt to trap them in their old iiceplain stronghold between the northeast coastal xnvns of Da Nang and Chu Lai The new contingent of Leathernecks van into fighting almost immediately after helicopters lifted them into the action from the carrier Valley Forge standing offshore in the South China Sea They ran Whale of a ride for Santa The Seattle Public Aquariums Ted Griffin who owns Namu the friendly killer whale just wanted to show how friendly the 24foot 10000 pound creature is these days So he put oh a Santa suit this being the Christmas season and Pholofnx and rode around on Namus back Thursday Griffin does this all the time now But just so Namu doesnt get hungry for a manmeal Griffin de cided to give his pet a special pounds of salmon Inside The Globe MYSTERIOUS flying ob ject called a fireball Page 16 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Society news 67 Mason City news 89 Latest markets 9 Sports 1M2 Comics 15 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20 PROFESSOR DIES ANN ARBOR Mich AP Dean B McLaughhn 64 pro fessor of astronomy at the Uni versity of Michigan died Wednesday of premie poisoning after a long illness North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy with fag drizzle and occasional light rain through Saturday Lows Friday night In lew Ms to around 40 Highs Saturday in law and mid 401 Weather On Page 2 GT6 prepares to pursue its sister SPACE CENTER Houston Tex AP With instructions from James A Lovell Jrs 12 yearold daughter to hurry liomc for Christmas the Gemini astronauts sailed through their sixth day in space Friday while Gemini 6 was readied to blast off in pursuit on Sunday Lovell and his space partner Frank Borman remained in excellent spirits and physical condition as their cramped spacecraft soared on well past the twomillionmile mark of their planned 14day journey All Gemini 7 systems clicked with precision as the craft con tinued to perform better than any previous manned ship orbit ed by the United States Gemini 7 entered its 85th or bit at am CSF National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials Decided Thursday that Gemini 6 preparations were proceeding so smoothly at Cape Kennedy that Navy Capt Walter M Schirra Jr and Air Force Maj Thomas P Stafford could start the historic space chase on Sun day a day earlier than original ly planned Schirra and Stafford are to lift off at am to begin the dra matic trackdown of Gemini 7 Gemini 6 will start out about 1 200 miles behind Gemini 7 and through a series of orbitshifting maneuvers will gradually close the gap over a 103000mile course A perfect flight would bring the two vehicles within a few feet of each other about hours after the Gemini 6 launch ing They are lo fly in forma tion perhaps only inches apart for six hours to practice tech niques that are vital to putting men on the moon At Cape Kennedy the fore cast was for fair Sunday weath er with light southeast winds and a temperature of 63 de grees Goodweather also was predicted in all landing areas Schirra and Stafford spent the morning reviewing tests of the Titan 2 booster rocket and plan ned to spend some time in a capsule simulator during the aft ernoon Before Air Force Lt Col Bor man and Navy Cmdr Lovell settled down to sleep Thursday night Mission Control Center played them a musical selection requested by ovells daughter Barbara She said she hoped it would bring Daddy home for Christmas Gemini 6 will return to earth after one or two days in space depending on when the rendez vous is completed Jcmini 7 is to come down Dec 18 after completing its record 14 days in space billion a ySar Viet war WASHINGTON AP The cost of fighting the war in Vie Nam appears to be running ai the rale of about billion a year or about million daily With the continued escalation of the war this cost is likely to escalate too The biH far actually carrying on the war with US arms ships planes and servicemen is apart from the roughly one bil ion dollars being spent this year for economic aid surplus bod shipments and direct mill ary support for South Viet armed forces in the form of weapons and equipment The specific figures reflecting nrrcnt US war costs are clas sified The most that officials vorking in the financial area will say is that it is running in he billions of dollars Last April Secretary of De cnse Robert S McNamara esti mated at a news conference hat the cost of the US forces operating in waters of South Viet Nam and in the air and the cost of our advisory and logis ical support is running on the order of million a year But at that stage there were nly about 29000 Americans in South Viet Nam and some 27000 aboard the 7th Fleet ships oper into groups of 30 to 40 guerrillas a n d engaged them in brisk smallarms clashes ating m vaters South Vietnamese That US military strength in he Viet Nam area has now ris en to about 165700 servicemen n Vjel Nam and about 60000 aboard ships in the theater Repeatedly the Johnson ad ministration has shown it has mdercstimated the impending costs of the operations The expectation is that John son will request a third succes sive budget supplement in Janu ary totaling about billion or so for the Viet Nam war and hat the regular fiscal 1967 mili ary budget will include at leasl S5 billion for supporting the US military effort in Southeast Start tests of jet fighter FORT WORTH Tex AP lighspecd tests at altitudes of ip to 10000 feet have begun for the US Air Force F111A vari ablesweep fighter plane The tests which began Thurs day continue through January in a 100nauticalmile air corri dor 5 to 15 miles offshore and parallel lo the Gulf Coast be tween Sabine and Palacios ported ligmy5 r The fresh Marine unit joined two other Marine forces who joined Vietnamese troops Thurs day in a push to cut off escape routes for the strong Communist force besieging a Vietnamese regiment One outfit came by lelicopter from the Valley Forge the other entered the ray by road from the nearby ig Marine enclaves Marine and Air Force planes kept up support of the USViet namese drive flying 206 sorties over the rice paddies since ear y Thursday night They potmd d 25 buildings bunkers and un emplacements with rock ts bombs and 20mm cannon ire spokesmen reported Weve cut their retreat to the ills in the west said Lt Col Leon Utter of Miami Okla the ommander of one of the Ma ine battalions Now we want o close the loop on them A Voice of America relay sta ion was hit by 14 rounds of 0mm mortar fire on the out kirts of Hue the old imperial apital 400 miles north of Sai on a spokesman reported The iig transmitter picks up US iroadcasts from the Philippines and beams them toward North Viet Nam One unidentified person was injured in the Viet Cong attack The extent of damage to the station was not immediately cnown US spokesmen reported neavy casualties aboard one of three trucks hit when a Viet iong mine exploded under a US troop convoy 23 miles north of Saigon Thursday They said the mine was electrically deto nated and probably made from an unexplodcd US bomb dropped in an air strike The big guns of the US 7th Fleet came to the rescue of gov ernment units under siege by two Viet Cong battalions at Due Pho Friday morning The Com munists opened up on the coast al outpost 29 miles southeast of Quang Ngai city with small arms and mortar fire then moved forward in force The Viet Cong broke off the action after the naval barrage began Vietnamese casualties were described as light SAM I Traltto r rime In ;