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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1964, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for The newspaper that makes all North lowarts neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 Associated Preu snd United InUrnitlonal Full Wtrei MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25 1964 10c a Paper Consists of 14 perish in jet crash Rights delay proposed Would trade it t for farm action WASHINGTON AP Dem ocratic leaders offered Presi dent Johnson Tuesday a chance for congressional action on a farm bill in exchange for what they believe would be a brief delay in taking up civil rights nO X Peyton author is dead BOSTON UPI Grace Metaiious 39 author of Peyton Place a spicy narrative o life in a small New England town died at Beth Israel Hos pital Tuesday of a liver ailment Mrs Metaiious married three times including twice to the legislation same fame man gained and fortune overnigh with her earthy novel Some said that Peyton Place drew upon reallife pco pie in Giimanton N H where she lived Mrs Metaiious denie this A presidential goahead would Her first husbandi Georg signal an effort in the Senate probably Wednesday to call up the Housepassed civil rights measure and put it in tempo rary storage while a wheat cotton bill is debated a This would delay the start of an expected lengthy civil rights filibuster until about March 2 Awaiting expected House ap proval the Senate was ready Tuesday for its final action that would send the billion tax reduction bill to Johnson Johnson has been pushing hard for early action on civil rights But party leaders invit ed to confer with him on legis ative matters indicated they believe he may find it impor tant to try to get a farm bill Metaiious lost his job as school teacher in Giimanton be cause he said of his wife book Their marriage ended i divorce They subsequently re married Peyton Place published i 1956 brought Mrs Metaliou wealth as well as two libe suits epithets like dirt writer and a broken marriage The book sold over 25000 copies in hard cover form and THIS IS THE TYPE DCS PLANE WHICH CRASHED Photofax Baker mum TV is barred at hearing Plane falls in lake No survivors in wreckage before the starts March planting 1 season Wrapped up in a controversial bill on which Republicans thus far have blocked Senate action is aid for the cotton textile in dustry and assistatice for wheat growers Southern Deniocrats who op pose Johnson on civil rights but have been advocating support of him on other issues are pressing strongly for action on the wheatcotton bill Clay fined at weighin MIAMI BEACH Fla Frantic Cassius Clay shouting and babbling almost incoherent ly at Tuesdays weighin for the heavyweight championship bout was fined for creating a disturbance before champion Sonny Lislon could geL on the scales Listen enjoyed a weight advantage when they finally did get on the scales The champion weighed in at 218 pounds while Clay scaled 210Mz Clay had been warned not To create a disturbance prior to the weighin When his constant bad gering and hollering caused a near onehour delay in the cere monies Morris Klein chairman of he Miami Beach Boxing Commission announced thai Cassius would be fined and the money will go to char ity well over a million paperback Mrs Metaiious published sev eral other novels since the Peyton Place success in cluding Tighl White Collar Return to Peyton Place and No Adam In Eden The last book published in October brought her in screen rights but was a poor seller Peyton Place was attacked by the critics as dirty and im moraL Othersdescribed it as a slice of small town American life WASHINGTON UPI Robert G Bobby Baker demanded successfully Tuesday that tele vision cameras be barred from a public hearing at which he re fused to answer questions of the Senate Rules Committee about the fortune he amassed while secretary to Senate Democrats Baker sat stolidly beside his attorney Edward Bennett Wil liams while Williams fought and won a brisk battle with com mittee members to halt live TV coverage of the longawaited icaring Williams charged that the hearing was for the sake being held solely of the TV cam eras He said Baker had al ready told the committee at a o turn over subpoenaed docu nents to the committee Sen Hugh D Scott RPa sharply protested the totally that the learing was being staged solely or the television audience Another Republican commit tee member Sen Carl T Cur tis Neb demanded that Wil liams withdraw his statement or be expelled from the hear ing the contempt of Congress His re marks were greeted by a brie volley of applause f r o m the jack of the hearing room But Sen Joseph D Clark D Pa and Sen Claiborne Pell D room He suggested that lawyer might be guilty of Mrs Metaiious always de fended Peyton Place as i work of art and denied that her intent was to shock anyone Her relations with her neigh bors in Giimanton never were affected by the novel al though Mrs Metaiious was a somewhat controversial figure She habitually wore khaki mens dungarees and a mans plaid shirt with the shirt tail hanging out She was born Grace Repen tigny Sept 8 1924 in Manches ter NH of a FrenchCanadian father and a German immigrant mother Her parents were divorced when she was 11 Inside The Globe MASON CITY teachers to get pay boost s Page 15 closed session last Wednesday that he would stand on his con stitutional rights and refuse to answer any questions put to him Therefore Williams said I request that we be excused Committee Chairman B Ev erett Jordan DN C quickly overruled the request that Baker be excused Williams then said that if Baker were forced to re main I ask that the television cameras be excluded from the learing room Williams made it clear in ad vance that even if the television cameras were banned Baker would still refuse to testify 01 Bulletins Editorials North Iowa news Society news 789 dent that there is RI supported Williams re quest Pell said it was evi more of hippodrome atmosphere her today with live television on crage After a halfhours wranglin covered by television Curtis said on behalf of th three Republican members tha he was agreeable to bannin the cameras He said they wer not serving any legislativ purpose CROSS LOCATES SITE NEW ORLEANS AP An WHERE PLANE FELL Eastern Air Lines fourengine jetliner carrying 58 persons on flight from Mexico City to Solons study remap Many plans are viewed as i But Curtis said it should be learly understood that the ommitlee was not tacitly con rming Williams charge that he hearing was set up elevision show After the cameras were urned off committee counsel ennox P McLendon began questioning Baker about the subpoenaed records Baker said he had the rec ords with him in the hearing room a New York disappeared minutes after takeoff from a New Or leans stop Tuesday and crashed in Lake Pontchartrain There were no signs of survivors I had them with me last week Baker said with just a Irace of a southern accent 1 have them here today Speaking in a firm voice the The Coast Guard said it covered parts of a large craft including seats communi cation equipment and sound proofing Also recovered were clothing luggage and what was de scribed as parts of bodies The Coast Guard said one o its helicopter pilots over th wreckage area reported ther were indications that the plan either exploded in the air or o impact The debris was scat tered over a wide area The spokesman said the sit is about six miles south of th onetime boy wonder of the Sen ate establishment said I do not intend to turn them over to the committee Baker twice used the phrase I take the same position today that I took in executive session last week when asked whether he thought the docu ments wouH incriminate him or whether he wanted a further demonstration that the records were pertinent Baker did answer questions posed by McLendon Hoover is sick 4th juror picked in Jack Ruby trial north shore of the lake or som 20 miles north of New Orleans It was about four miles east o the 27mile long Lake Pontcha train causeway connecting th north and south shores Eastern said there were 5 passengers aboard including 3 who were making the through trip and 17 who boarded in New Orleans Fourteen of the pas sengers were passriding East ern employesThere was a crew of seven Easternsaid he DCS Flight 304 left New Orleans Interna Sinatra kidnap plan DES MOINES UP The Sen i ate Reapportionment Commit tee underwent Tapid fireexpo QDOUlsure to14 legislature redistric ing proposals Tuesday Some senators said they are aiming for full floor debate on the issue to start next week Blocs to retain as much rural control as possible already wera being reformed in the Senate In the second day of the spe LOS ANGELES AP session A E Reyhons di rockn roll singer has electrirector of the Legislative Re ied a federal courtroom by search Bureau outlined to the estifying he knew about the Senate committee possible plans Frank Sinatra Jr kidnap for redistricting the legislature scheme about two months beHe said various legislators had fore it was carried out asked him to draw such plans Earlier Monday Dean Tor The House Reapportionment rence 23 denied advancejCommittee was meeting behind knowledge of the plot and thereby the judge said com mitted perjury In his later version Torrence said defendant Barry Keenan told him of the plan in October and three days after the al leged abduction gave him about But he said he gave it back In his first appearance Tor tional Airport for 2c01 am Atlanta at and disap BULLETIN Sports Clear Lake news 13 Latest markets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics Farm news 18 19 MIDDLETOWN Iowa UPI chemical explosion Tues day rocked an Atomic En ergy Commission installation causing an estimated damage No one was injured but six workers in control room were sent to a hospital to be examined for possible tar damage WASHINGTON ff The House passed the compromise tax cut bill Tuesday pushing the historic measure within one step of final enactment The Senate is to vote Wednes day on the bill North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing and colder Tues day night to 5 above Generally fair and continued coW Wednesday ta mldMs Weather details on page 2 Classified pages 2021 FOLLOWS DIRECTIONS MARION A Memphis Tenn man never deviating from the instructions Monday returned an applica tion blank to Appropriate County Clerk Williamson Coun ty Illinois NEW YORK Pres dent Herbert Hoover has suf fered a serious setback in lealth a spokesman said Tues day A hospital room has been re served for the 89yearold for mer chief executive who re sides in the WaldorfAstoria ho tel The family of the 31st presi dent said last June that his strength had been ebbing from anemia caused by intestinal bleeding He had undergone surgery the previous August at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center or removal of a cancerous tumor of the intestinal tract Hoover had been relatively inactive in recent months RUSSIAN PRAISE MOSCOW Soviet gov ernment published a note Mon day night praising Ceylon for barring nuclear ships am planes from its ports and land ing fields DALLAS Tex fifth juror was chosen in the Jack Ruby murder trial late Tuesday morning He is Douglas J Sowell 33 an air plane mechanic DALLAS UPI The young rice president of a small chemi cal company Tuesday was sworn in as fourth juror in the Jack Ruby murder trial After eight days the jury is onethird com olete Selection was speeding up Luther E Dickerson 26 a suburbanite like the other three sworn Jurors was accepted by the defense after he said he had not seen the slaying of Lee Harvey Oswald on television The state accepted him im mediately afterward Dickerson 67th panelist ques tioned is vice president of the Fritz Chemical Co He lives in Mesquite just outside Dallas He was the sixth prospective juror questioned Tuesday The Drevioiis five were dismissed for cause Four opposed the death penalty The other op posed freedom on an insanity verdict Chief defense attorney vin Belli has demanded Mel that MILDRED McCOLLUM Only woman Ruby juror televised slaying peared from air trafficcontrol radar screens minutes later That was the last contact with it A veteran Eastern pilot said the jet probably reached a height of some 16000 feet short ly after it got over the lake Lake Pontehartrain is some 30 miles in diameter with it southern shore along one side prospective jurors who saw the of New Orleans Marshy land surrounds much of the lake which has an average depth o about 15 feet At the time tne plane took of rence known for his hit record Surf City said he had con sidered Keenan his best friend or six years He said he had lent him mon ey so he could eat adding hat Keenan owed him He denied the money was to inance a kidnaping and that he new of any such plan He was excused as a witness In the afternoon Asst US Atty Thomas R Sheridan re called him and Torrence said Im afraid1 made up some stories I did know about the so DEAN TORRENCE it I gave back classified as witnesses No witness may be a juror in Texas The Texas Supreme Court re jected his argument Monday He threatened to take it to the JU S Supreme Court Tues day the San Francisco lawyer announced he had abandoned such plans at least for the time being The other three jurors Max E Causey Allen W McCoy and from New Orleans the visibili ty was good There was a ligh rain over the area Winds were calm The Eastern spokesman said the plane made routine checks after takeoff and vanished from radar with no alarm given and no hint oftrouble It was the first major crash involving an airliner taking off on a scheduled flight from New Orleans International Airport Predicts Congress will close early WASHINGTON Carl Albert House Democratic lead er predicted Tuesday Congress m called kidnaping and I did get some money and I gave it back US District Judge William G closed doors Tuesday Reyhons offered proposals for various sizes of Houses of Rep resentatives ranging from 110 to 125 members These plans gen erally were based on population but within theconstitutional provision that prohibits dividing any county into two or more dis tricts This nondivision requirement must be observed for any tem porary plan to take effect im jnediately couldbere moved in a constitutional amendment setting up a perma nent plan Reyhons proposed relatively few changes in Senate districts Generally hisplans call for giv ing more representation to ur ban areas by increasing the number of their senators There was a question as to whether a complete new Senate would have to be elected this fall if any district is changed or whether holdover senators from unchanged districts could return without another election The matter remained unre solved The aim of both reapportion ment committees is to get a plan to the floor as soon as pos sible to serve as a vehicle for consideration of varying ideas on the complicated issue We want to get going quick ast said Torrence had com mitted perjury and that the Mrs Mildred McCollum all with would adjourn in midsummer one of the best records saw telecasts of the shooting jof any Congress in history Plan new Mason City district in 66 By JAMES R OWENS The Mason City school board Monday set July 1 1966 as the target date for creation of a new and larger school district It would include the area now served by the Mason City Inde pendent School District The Cerro Gordo County school board is being invited to meet with the Mason City board March 16 to discuss the matter Discussions with rural district boards are planned for later At present the problem is that the Mason City independ ent district must serve outof district pupils at less than cost and also has building limitations because the area served is larger than district area That sort of trouble is created be cause of slate law requirements Educational financial advan ages of reorganization into a community district could come f a new district were created before 1966 but there is one major drawback Financial ad visors say collection of a mill building site fund would be lost for one year at the time of reorganization and that levy is committed through half of 1966 The larger district could re vote the levy but not soon enough at the time of reorgan ization to prevent loss of a years revenue from the levy The levy is part of the money financing the construction of the new Mason City High School The existing Mason City dis trict could lose some present ad vantages if it is succeeded by a reorganized district said War en Krafka district business manager As a community district the new district could not be inde pendent but would be a part of Ihe county school system The county school board and school superintendent would have more control over the new district Those in the seven rural school districts designated by county plan for eventual merger with Mason Citys district would be paying a larger share of the school costs than at present Most now havp less than half On the other hand education al facilities for the entire area will have less growth restriction if a iiew district is created As sessed valuation of a community district would be as compared with in the present Mason City district Bonded debt limits are based on valuation The rural areas using Mason City schools would gain a voice in elections affecting those chouls The meetings ahead are aimed at seeing what opinions on or ganization exist in the areas af lected which of several reor ganization methods is most de sirable and how best to handle the amount of school lax levies cither details involved in pos paid in Mason City isible reorganization 4 Legislation is being recom mended which would force or ganization of all Iowa territory into districts maintaining high schools by mid1966 If that were done local discussion would be beside the point Districts in addition to Mason Citys district which woulc merge according to county plan are parts of Bath Town ship Lake Township Lincoln Township Lime Creek Township and Mason Township Portland No 2 and Portland No 3 The county plan map also show Mount Vernon aspart of th area but there has been gen eral agreement that it eventu ally merge with the Clear Lak district which now servos it matter of course will have to e dealt with Keenan 23 Joseph Clyde imsler 23 and John Irwin 42 re charged with kidnaping Si latra Jr Dec 8 Osoge city hall bids are rejected OS city council Mon day night rejected all bids for he proposed new Osage City Hall All bids were too high Mayor Elgin Enabnit said Tues day The council will continue o study the matter and another etting may be set at a later ly Rep Henry Nelson RFor est City chairman of the House Committee on Reapportionment announced to the House so get our plans in pronto Under the rules of the session nly plans submitted by the re pportionment committees will e sent to the floor for debate lany legislators said they hops lis procedure would reduce bickering between individuals nd expedite the work of the ession A threejudge federal court anel has ordered the legisla ure to reapportion itself in Urns or this years elections It di ected that a temporary plan be dopted basing representation n one house solely on popula date Designed by Crommet Asso ciates Inc St Paul the 44 by 80foot structure was expectec 0 cost about It had been planned to start construc ion this spring According to City Attorney Joseph Casey the low bid in the seven submitted wasby Card ner Construction Company for Next lowest was from R D Stewart Marshalltown for When a new city hall is com pleted the old one will be turned over to the fire and meter de partments Offices of the mu nicipal gas and light company will be housed in the new build ing ion and said any rom population in louse must be on a basis departure the other rational House Speaker Robert Nadeiy RWebster City said Monday ic hopes the session can com plete its work within three veeks If that time schedule is met it would be unnecessary or the legislature to set back he March 28 deadline for candi dates to file for the June 1 pri REMAP Please turn to 2 SAMf TrtHfe ;