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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Dfl North Iowa Kossuth County prepares For vocational education plan By CHARLES W WALK North Director and when some thing is done about Iowas voca tional education program Kos suth County will have the jump on some of its sister areas This advantage wont comr because the county has initiated its own vocational education program It will come because the county has prepared itself to enter Into any established program at an early date This preparation comes in the form of a countywide vocational education committee es tablished more t h a n a year ago under the guidance of A M Quintard Kossuth County super intendent of schools and the county board of edu cation Each school district in the county is repre sented on the vocational group by a member of its official board Also each district is al lowed an additional member for every 200 students in the dis trict Perry Collins Algona is chairman Right now this is a commit tee with very little to do Quin tard points out Mostly we are waiting to see what will happen legislationwise at both the state and federal level Quintard ddnt expect this committee to have much work during its first year This committee was formed to study the situation and gather information about the potential of vocational educa tion in Kossuth County Quin tard points out The committee if still vitally interested in the possibilities he continues but we don want to stick our neck out into something impossible The possibility of locating vocational school in Algona is one of the things being dis cussed Quinta d adds Whether or not the locatioi of sucb a school here is logica is open for he says There has been some talk about combining a vocational educa tion school with a community junior college We are quite aways from any senior college so it is only nat ural that there be some talk about a junior college in Al gona Quintar continues This has never progressed past the talking stage he quickly adds Actually all the committee is doing is mapping a direction that will be more meaningful when a vocational education pro gram is adopted Quintard says Quintard doubts that any such program will be a quickie program It will take additional study before the committee will be able to determine if it is even feasible for Kossuth County Shakeup in State xirtment The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 1945 10c a Coruisti Associated Press Full No 4 Worst snow n years New ruling against Iowa interim remap Invalid for the future New shuffle is ordered DES MOINES thre udge Federal Court declar iriday that the temporary r apportionment plan under which he present Iowa Legislature is sitting does not conform with he oneman onevote principle cited by the U S Supreme Court II was the second time in 13 months that the three judges held that Iowa legislative ap portionment did not meet con stitutional standards Atty Gen Lawrence Scalise said Fridays ruling means that the entire legislature including TRANSPORTATION CRIPPLED Vehicles were stalled in 10 inches of snow that fell on the Ma son City area This aerial view was taken from an elevation of fivefeet fiveinches the height of GlobeGazette photographer Jo Moore Stewart The vehicles are toys although the scene will look all too real to many North lowans 5 killed Viet Red band hit SAIGON Viet Nam Vietnamese forces guarding the Da Nang air base the source of Dep WASHINGTON President Johnson announced Friday a highlevel shakeup at the State Department with Averell Harri man to be replaced by Johnsons old friend Thomas C Mann in the No 3 post Mann now assistant secretary for interAmerican affairs will become undersecretary for eco nomic affairs Harriman who has held this undersecretary ship will become an ambassa doratlarge Succeeding Mann in the inter American assignment will be Jack Wood Vaughn now am bassador to Panama George E Reedy W h i te House press secretary an nounced Johnsons plans to nominate the three officials fo the new assignments He re ported that the shifts were prompted by a Harriman re quest to be relieved of admin istrative burdens Reedy said Harriman an old time New Dealer and former Democratic governor York will handle of New ir specific highlevel assignments in the department and abroad He did not elaborate EXANNOUNCER DIES SAN BERNARDINO Calif W W Pennell 58 veter an announcer of radios heyday died Thursday of heart disease North Iowa I Weather outlook Variable cloud i n and colder Friday night with winds subsiding tows ioro S lew Variable cloudinois Sat urday high in tho toons A NEW DELHI India AP wo more Indians set them elves afire in protest against he proclamtion of WORDPICTURE OF 17year old high school student formed this portrait of Abraham Lincoln using spaced out words of the Gettysburg Address James I New man Arlington Va student who composed the tribute to Abe has hopes of becoming a commercial artist Wordpicture of Abe Lincoln from famed speech WASHINGTON UP James Newman 17 a pupil at WashingtonLee High School tori Va had this history class assignment Memorize Lincolns Gettysburg address Jim who has been drawing as long as I san remember and hopes one day to become a commercial artist tackled the assignment with an unusual approach Since I had to memorize the address Jim r said I decided it would help if I made a draw ing of Lincoln in longhand using the words of the historic Gettysburg Address The result is an eye catching profile of Americas 16th an A in home work Jim who said he actually drew the picture last year said the project took about two hours He mailed his profile of Lincoln to The sociated Press along with a note that read I thought perhaps you might find this item of timely interest How can one depict Lincoln better than through his own words his historic Gettysburg Address It is probably the best speech I have ever read Jim a senior is the cartoonist for the f school paper He said he plans to enter the versity of art will be one of his subjects Fiery protest of Indian law senators elected last fouryear terms will year tojtwo retaliatory U SVietnamese have lolraids on North Viet Nam Fri stand for election in 1966 day smashed a Viet Cong band that had dug in near the de But in their latest opinion Badges did not agree unanimous ly to what extent the temporary plan enacted by a special ses sion of the legislature last year deviated from guidelines set down by the U S Supreme Court In January 1964 the special court nullified two amendments to the Iowa Constitution saying they were invidiously discrim inatory to urban dwellers in the states most populous coun ties The US high court upheld the decision Five of the Red guerrillas were killed and 10 captured through an air bombardment and a ranger attack in that area 80 miles south of the border Military sources consider Da Nang a potential target for Viet Cong mortar crews such as those that struck U S installa tions at Bien Hoa Nov 1 and Pleiku last Sunday Security precautions have been geared accordingly U S Air Force pilots who about 160 US and South Viet namese planes It was the most massive retaliation yet for Viet Cong terrorist attacks in South Viet Nam It brought bitter new denun ciations and charges of aggres sion from the Communist re gimes in Hanoi Peking and Moscow Chap Le miles north of the border between North and South Viet Nam was softened up by 28 US Air Force F100 Sabrejet fighters then pounded by 28 propellerdriven Vietnam ese fighterbombers Chan Hoa 50 miles north of the border and four miles north west of Dong Hoi scene of a bombing and strafing action was US Circuit Judge Martin Djtook part in Thursdays strikes Van Oosterhout of Orange Citylacross the 17th parallel said that and District Judge Roy L Step henson of DCS Moines in the majority opinion Friday held the interim plan to be invalid a success Cloudy weather was a handi cap but it did not detract from me mierim piaii LU ue mvauu j t and inoperative for all future the mission said Maj Robert Hindi as ndias only official language reports reaching here Friday said The headmaster of an elemen tary school near Kulitalai in Madras State burned himself to death A farmer in the same state poured gasoline over his clothes and set himself afire He was hospitalized in serious con dition Two other Indians in Madras State burned themselves to death last month and at least 33 persons have been killed this week in rioting in southern In dia over the language issue Hundreds have been injured and thousands arrested Police opened fire on a mob o 1000 demonstrate s Thursday night in Madras city killing a 17yearold youth The mob stoned police and set railway caches afire Other mobs were reported orcing passengers from trains and burning railway cars dis rupting rail service throughout h state A studentdirectea strike par alyzed Madras a city of nearly Z million Hindi became Indias only elections to the General Assem bly except to fill vacancies in the present General Assem bly Judges Van Oosterhout and Stephenson further held that the present legislature has power to and is the appropriate body to provide for reapportionment which meets federal constitu tional standards They further directed that the 1965 legislature act on a new apportionment plan to become effective with the 1966 elections The majority also refused to set a deadline for the legislature to act and said they would ab stain from attempting to impose fighter squad an apportionment plan provided qujtc good the General Assembly takes appropriate action The Federal Court panels rul ings came on suits brought by two officials of the Iowa Feder ation of Labor AFLCIO con tending that equal representa tion was not afforded residents of the states most populous counties Last March 27 the panel ruled on the temporary reapportion ment plan saying that in the absence of further guidance from the US Supreme Court it finds the proposal not so ob jectionable on federal constitu tional grounds as to warrant Thant urges joint meeting over Viet Nam UNITED NATIONS NY M U Thant proposed Friday that both sides in the Vietnamese con flict enter into talks aimed at preparing the ground for for mal negotiations on a settle ment F Ronca of Norrislown Pa jommander of the 613th tactical fighter squadron Results were lite good The cost of the latest strike was fixed at three U S Navy jet fighterbombers lost and one American pilot captured The raid Thursday third this week against the Commu previous strike was hit by more than 100 Navy jets from the 7th Fleet carriers Hancock Ranger and Coral Sea American military officials said two planes were shot down and one made a crash landing at Da Nang Air Base 80 miles south of the border Some of its unspent munitions exploded when the landing gear col lapsed The pilot escaped Radio Hanoi claimed its armed forces shot down seven US planes and captured an American Robert H Shumaker The Defense Department said he is a lieutenant commander from New Wilmington Pa The last American known t have lived through the Vie Cong terrorist bombing was res cued early Friday He was th fifth man pulled from the 30foot pile of rubble all that re mains of the twomonth old structure WRECKER IS FOR REAL The cars in the foreground the same as those in the picture above could be freed from the snow with a hand but many vehicles had to call for help of the kind passing above Fullsize wreckers were running more than two hours behind on Mason City distress calls Friday morning On the inside Rescuers had to chip away a 36inch concrete block before they pulled Spec 4 Arthur G Abenschein of Deptford NJ from the space where he had been trapped hours Aben schein had to strip and smear himself with soap to squeeze nist North was carried out bylout Editorials Clear Lake news Mason City news 67 Society news Sports news 9l Comics Classified 121 North Iowa news Television news SAME disapproval In Fridays ruling the major ity held that apportionment of Senate seats under the interim plan involves departures from population based representa tion too extreme to meet the minimal standards promulgat ed by the US Supreme Court They did not rule on whether House seats are apportioned suf ficiently on a population basis official language Jan 26 under a 15yearold provision of the they added Apportionment of the House and Senate is not severable constitution A separate says English may continue as an alternate to Hindi for 10 years but states which dont use the language fear that speakers of Hindi will freeze out English and dominate those who dont speak the official lan guage Thepresent legislature is composed of 59 senators and 124 representatives giving consid erably more weight to urban areas Fridays decisiofi does not af fect the present operation of the legislature or any of the bills il might pass SOLDIER FREED FROM HOTEL Arthur Abenschein 30 Deptford N J is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance after being pulled from Photofax debris of bombed enlisted mans hotel at Qui Nhon South Viet Nam See picture Page Flood threat is seen 10inch fall in high winds North lowans slowly were re covering Friday from the worst snow storm in years Mason City was digging out of a 10inch snowfall More than a foot was reported elsewhere in the area Scores of schools were closed Travel was limited Snow shov eling was blamed for one fatal heart attack here City engineers expressed con cern over a flood threat caused by the heavy snow A sudden thaw especially if accompanied by rain could cause a serious flood City En gineer Donovan L Boell said A gradual thaw however would minimize the threat Robert C Lundeen S3 546 th SE was felled by a fatal icart attack while leaving a axi at Jacob E Decker Sons where he was employed He had been shoveling snow earlier The snowfall was the greatest since March 8 1961 when an identical amount was recorded lere There were 12inch falls in Mason City March 6 1959 and March 12 1951 The record is 14 inches Feb 22 1945 CITY SCHOOLS Parochial schools were closed in Mason City Rural school buses for the public system here were not operating Roderick Bickert assistant su perintendent of schools said 17 per cent of the public school students were absent The nor mal rate for this time of year is around 10 per cent At John Adams Junior High School 239 out of 754 were absent How ever 180 of those are rural stu dents At Mason City High School 340 of 1400 were absent TRANSPORTATION The Mason City Municipal Air port was closed early Friday but was opened later after two snowplows cleared the runway All flights were canceled How ever it was possible the Omaha to Chicago flight would make its regular pm stop here Most roads in North Iowa wera open when most persons went to work in the morning However pavements were 50 per cent snowpacked Arlie Christensen Mason City district maintenance engineer said snow removal crews have worked steadily since Thursday morning He said crews wera cut in half at 10 pm Thursday and worked throughout the night The Cerro Gordo County sher iffs office said some rural roads were still blocked by snow at noon Snowplows continued their assault Lt Cletus Stangl of the dis trict highway patrol headquar ters in Mason City urged caution on the part of motorists He said some areas southwest of Mason City have highways with only oneway traffic There have been several reports of cars running into ditches No injuries have been reported Mason Citys major wrecker services each reported more than 35 calls between 7 and 9 am Most calls were for cars stuck in driveways City buses were running Man ager James Schmteder said one bus got stuck in the Central Heights area before streets there were plowed Schmieder was pleased with the speed with which city crews cleared the streets Jefferson Transportation Co said there would be no bus into Mason City from the west Fri day Early buses from Minneap olis were canceled but one was expected to leave from there for MasonCity at noon Buses from the east and south on schedule Yellow Cab Co was averag ing 70 calls an hour Friday morning A dispatcher said the total was more than double tHe normal number City streets were clear by dawn Willis Fitzgerald super intendent of streets said hit STORM ContifWMd on 1 ;