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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1964, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors CITY GLOBE E Home Edition VOL 104 Auoclaled and United International full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 1W4 UOc ContlsU of Two 17 to probe rail blasts I Florida S dispute i explained What set off rail explosion By JOEL SELDIN New York Herald Tribune News Service BAL HARBOUR Fla It looked for a long time like only one not terribly significant dis pute but developments in the 14monthold Florida East Coast Railway strike pinpoint some ol Remap is game of numbers By CHAD SKAGGS 504 the countrys more labor problems For instance pressing What are an employers public responsibilities and a unions When is an employer being feudal and when is a union What are the Labor Depart ments responsibilities and how far should the government go in taking sides in a strike When is a strike lost and what happens if it is The FEC strike has raised these questions and this dispute could make more labor history than many longer costlier and more violent contests It was only recently that any one paid any attentionto the FEX strike which started Jan 23 1063 Then this month the strike spread to endanger the missile and space program at Cape Kennedy and somebody blew up five FEC freight trains The Labor Departments top trouble shooter Asst Secretary James J Reynolds was in Flor ida to see what he could do about getting wheat going to Russia again He looked in on Edward Ball board chairman of the railroad and G E Leighty head of theTelegraph DES MOINES AP 12056 27575 These are numbers in the re apportionment game and they highlight of the issues faced as legislators struggle with redistributing seats in the State Legislature The 5040 represents popula tion percentages which some lawmakers would like to see electing a majority of the legis lators Currently it reads about 2735 with 27 per cent of the voters electing a majority of the House and 35 per cent a majori ty of the Senate The 12056 figure is one pro posed by some legislators for size of the two bodies Its norv 10850 in the House ahdSenate respectively Photofax OOPS RIGHT IN THE EYE Mrs Romney was so enthusiastic in greeting theiiason Scott that she accidentally poked husband Gov George Romney of Michigan in the eye with her upraised hand on their arrival at San Francisco International Airport The Romneys stopped briefly in San Francisco enroute to Hawaii for a vacation Their son Scott 22 is a junior at Stanford University one possible in devising i i The 27575 is population factor a reapportionment formula Its 1 per cent of Iowas 1960 popu lation and could be used in as signing say 100 House seats distributed solely on a popula tion basis Nearly every legislator has his own idea as to what these numbers should be in the final hill The rub comes in finding a set of numbers for a temporary plan that will be approved by the and legislature the federal tfie governor courts A per ers Union and the strikers spokesman for Thats when the trouble began manent plan amending the con stitution needs approval of the legislature courts and the voters A bill recommended by the Senate Reapportionment Com mittee was placed on file in the Senate Thursday followed im mediately by four sweeping amendments The House Reapportionment Committee continued to meet Dehind closed doocs The Senate Committee bill im mediately was hit by four amendments One signed by 26 of the 50 Girl 6 dragged to her death GRAND MEADOW Minn A 6yearold school girl was dragged to her death over a country road Thursday when her coat caught in the rear door of a car She was Colleen Marie Barr who got out of the back door of the car near her farm home N Leighty operating talks unions for that 11 non are the the parties to operating unions picket lines The strike The respect railroad five the has cut out passenger and smalllo freight but it is running carloac freight with supervisors new employes and a handful of re strikers probably at a 72 controls the m i 1 lions left to his sister Lucy at the death of her husband Al fred I DuPont in 1935 He runs the railroad for the turned profit Bali DuPont Estate He and the Labor Departments Reynolds m e t when the government tried to get FEC to pay the 1028 cents hourly pay increase that other railroads accepted when pro posed by an emergency board But Ball had taken FEC out of the national bargaining in advance of the settlement and the courts have sustained his re fusal to get back in The unions insist that 1028 senators would leave the Senate exactly as it is while baling dis tribution of Houso seats solely on population Senators from rural areas predominate among the signers Their amendment spotlights the gulf between urbanarea law makers who want population to have more weight in legislative apportionment and ruralarea legislators who want to keep w at they consider a protective factor for the farm folk D C Nolan RIowa City filed a plan calling for 53 sena tors and 117 representatives II would base the Senate primarily The driver Edward Dor mody 47 said later he had looked back saw the girl was out and started up It was nearly a mile later that Dormody stopped the car again to let out a boy who was riding inthe back scat the ast one of several he was haul ing home from kindergarten The girls coat was released and the boy son of Robert King stood bewildered at the sight of the mangled girl and didnt cry out to Dormody He told his parents about it when he got home and they called Dormody Photolax TO Swedish court announced the engagement of Princess Margaretha to John Ambler a London business man She is 29 He is 39 BEATLE TROUBLE MILWAUKEE Wis Dennis J B a u m b a c h 20 charged with contributing to the lelinquency of a minor for al egedly inducingan llyearolc boy to steal a Beatles record was ordered to report daily to the court chaplain until he find a job plan outlined by leaders before the cents is the plus taking settlement issue back the strikers Continue hunt for airliner in the water NEW ORLEANS proving weather Friday spurred the for the major por tions of a crashed DCS jetliner that took 58 occupants to their deaths in Lake Pontchartrain Cause of the disaster re mained a mystery Federal in vestigators maintained there was no evidence of an explosion Drivers 16 to go on trial 1year permit to be issued DES MOINES UP A plan under which Iowa youths can get a drivers permit when 16 years old as they do now but would be under a kind of driving probation for one year is being orked Out by the State Depart ent of Public Safety Safety Commissioner William ueppcl told members of the owa Legislature about it Thurs ay when the House had a lull hile its reapportionment com mittee was at work Sueppel said the safety educa on division of the department mist be revitalized and motor sts must be made more aware f their responsibilities when icy are behind the wheel The plan for 16y earolds would mean they would get emporary driving permits good or one year Youths who demonstrate their ability to drive with the proper attitude with no moving viola ions or without contributing to accidents would get regular li censes at the end of the period Those who do not meet these qualifications would have t take needed instruction in driv er improvement classes Suep pel explained The commissioner said the de partmeht now has legal authori ty to issue such temporary per mits but the regulation he is working on would need Rules Committee approval in the leg islature He said it would take some weeks before the regulation can be put in shape Written driving examinations driving tests and vision tests vould continue as under the regular licensing procedure About 50000 youths apply for their first driver licenses annu ally o Photofax PRESIDENT AND HIS LADIES President Lyn don B Johnson and his ladies all dressed in evening formal attire leave their hotel for a short walk after visiting the hotel night club during their Florida visit With the President from left are his youngest daughter Luci Baines Lady Bird the First Lady and Linda Bird the oldest daughter See story on Page 3 US paroles Scott Swish er either in the air or upon plane hitting the water the Sueppel repeated his appeal for 100 more state highway pa trolmen to check the interstate highways at all times When automobiles kill persons on Iowa highways at the rate of more than 700 a year as has been the case in recent years greater steps are needed to make people more safety con scious he said WASHINGTON Jus tice Department announced Friday the paroling of Scott Swisher Iowa City lawyer and former legislator who is serving a term after pleading guilty to failure to file fed eral income tax returns The department said the Pa role Board has granted Swish er a parole effective March 10 Swisher 44 was sentenced Dec 11 1963 to six months at the Federal Medical Cen ter Springfield Mo He be came eligible for parole Feb 10 Swisher a Democrat re signed from the Iowa Legisla ture last month A federal grand jury indict ment listed Swishers salary for the fouryear period in volved 195760 at His taxes and penalties exceeded Swisher was succeeded in the Iowa House by Mrs Min nette Doderer Iowa City Democrat chosen at a special election Feb 18 30man team to Florida Will study train sabotage MIAMI BEACH Flaw The FBI will send a chief in spector and a force of 30 agents to crack down on violence in the Florida East Coast Railway strike The action was sparked by presidential command fol lowing the dynamiting of a train near where President Johnson was speaking Johnson asked Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz to con fer Friday with Florida Gov Farris Bryant then present recommendations for federal ac tion Also at Johnsons request FBI Director J Edgar Hoover dispatched a topnotch inspector to head an FBI crackdown on the sabotage This criminalaction has get to stop the President declared as he departed from what had been a purely political address to a Democratic fundraising dinner Thursday night I am not passing judgment on who is right or who is wrong Johnson said But as the leader and spokesman for all the people of this nation am saying that you cannot take the law into your own hands Johnson was late appearing at the banquet and apologized saying he had beea conferring with Hoover and Wirtz Railroad officials list riiore than 200 acts of sabotage since the strike bdgan Jan 23 1963 The violencestarted after the road began moving freight with nonunionhelp about six weeks after the walkout and restoring the old union con tract Ball pleads inability to pay and loyally to his new an unwillingness to recognize again the complex of work rules built up by the unions for a century The railroad was happily run ning its juicy freight operation the strikers were unhappily and vainly looking for state local and Federal help with their problem and that was where things stood until the rail unions discovered Cape Kennedy F E C the only railroad that can service the missile and moon FLORIDA Please turn to page 2 on area while allowing a majoi population factor i the House Four Democrats dropped in a Democratic session be gan It would base the House on population and the Senate on population and area calling for 120 representatives and 60 sen ators It was filed by Andrew From melt of Dubuque John J Brown of Emmetsburg Robert Fulton of Waterloo and J B Mincks of Ottumwa Sen Eugene Hill DNewton filed a plan calling for 56 sena tors and 113 representatives It would base the House mainly on population and the Senate on area and population The machinery was being kept open Friday in case other amendments were filed but lit Rusk 111 avoid politics in 64 Basil Papantonis dies in his home at age 66 The tempo picked up months agoafter a presidential emergency board recommended that the road give its 1300 off train workers the raise they asked and the road refused The latest two explosions the fourth and fifth this curred within a few miles of each other nearSt Augustinfe The second went off about ttie time that President 15 miles away in Palatka pressed a button that started construe tion on the crossFlorida barge canal WASHINGTON an initial quick clash with Repub lican critics of administration foreign policy Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk says he in tends to avoid partisan political activities campaign in this year presidential tion contender that the admin istration is deliberately hiding the facts of the war in Viet Nam from the American people He was also asked whether Sen Everett M Dirksen of Il linois Senate Republican lead Inside The Globe RED Cross drive starts Sunday Page 6 ST PATRICK Parish breaks ground for new Basil Bill Papantonis 66 Mason City restaurateur died Thursday evening at his home at 15 Lakeview Drive He had been Greek Orthodox Church Father Andrew Georgaroudakis will of ficiate Prayer services were scheduled for pm Satur associated with his brother day and Sunday at the Hogan Paul for the last 42 years in McKee Colonial Chapel and at the operation of the Green Mill pm Monday at the chapel restaurant in Mason City preceding the church service Mr Papantonis was born Nov 5 1897 in Megalopolis Arcadia Greece Before coming to the fere H a t g e s John United States he was associated azf nas exge a in nan import and busi ess at Milan Italy He came school Page 16 o the United States in 1922 He vas vice North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly warmer through Saturday Lows Friday night IS to 20 Highs Saturday lower 40s Wtathtr details on pagt 2 tie was scheduled Debate on reapportionment is expected to start Monday in the Senate 10th juror is chosen DALLAS UPI J Way mon Rose a furniture sales man was chosen Friday as the 10th juror in the Jack Ruby murder trial There are two to go 4TH SUCCESS CAPE KENNEDY Fla An intercontinental range Min ulernan missile scored its fourth launching success in four days But Rusk told a news confer ence that he cannot help talk ing about foreign policy during the next several months What he will do he said is discuss foreign affairs issues on a na tional basis a bipartisan basis Rusk said in response to ques tions that its the desire of the President the traditional de sire of to have the secretary of stale take part in partisan political and that suits my own personal attitude very well How fully he can succeed in this poal is unclear however because his news conference at the State Department Thursday afternoon brought questions of a kind he is certain to face more and more as the grand inquest as he called it of pol icy discussion develops during this campaign season cr was correct in saying that administration policy for Viet Nam is an enigma Such charges from the oppo sition party are beginning to Thursday night in a flight more than 5000 miles of He was asked directly wheth er he would agree with a state ment which the questioner at tributed to Gov Nelson A Rockefeller of New York a Re publican presidential nomina DEAN RUSK Its desire of President bring home to Johnson admin istration leaders that they prob ably face a major debate over the Presidents handling of for eign policy I dont believe Rusk said that our policy is an enigma As far as the facts are con cerned we get a very heav flow of facts from there Vie I think they are mad public out there and back here There are some situation of course which you dont tal about Editorials 4 Mason City news 67 Society news Sports news 91C Clear Lake news 1C Television news 111 Trantit timetable 14 Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news li 70 pigs 22 sows lost in St Ansgar fire ST ANSGAR Seventy pig and 22 sows were destroyed b ire at the John Boerjan farm southeast of here Thursda night D u a n e Nicholson Nor Springs saw the flames as h passed the farm about a m He wakened the family but it was too late to save the hog house or animals The St Ansgar and Osage fire departments were called to pre vent the barn from catching fire John Schwab Osage fire chief said it appeared the fire may have started from heal lamps used for the pigs Damage was estimated at iill corporation He was married to Bessie The family prefers memorials Rodweli May 16 1929 Survivm the name of Basil Papantonis ng are his wife a son the Sunday school of Trans Papantonis two brothers Paul figuration Greek Orthodox Papantonis Mason City andjchurch Demosthenes Papantonis Albert Zack Leslie G Hawkins PaUbear 5 e president of the Green Anth6py Papantonis Tel Pappa John Tom Zanios Don Wendel land Jerome McDermott Bergs Osage show champ Shorthorn HOUSTON Tex Sherman and Kendrick Berg Osage showed the champion Shorthorn steer at the Houston Livestock Show here Thursday night Sherman 22 and Kendrick 17 are the sons of Mr and Mrs Orville Berg The family has an outstanding record in livestock shows across the coun Visitation at the funeral i v tiiw i ti i a t Athens Greece and a sister Lhl wm be from 7 gat Dena Giannopoulos A t h en s urday until the time of services Greece He was preceded inigurja death by his parents and a rother Mr Papantonis was a mem ber of Rotary Club and Trans figuration Greek Orthodox Church and was the firstco chairman of Brotherhood Week in Mason City He also was a member of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce The funeral will be at 2 pm Monday at Transfiguration will Cemetery be in Elmwood Probe set on deadly highway CHARLESTON W Va W A study of the West Virginia Turnpike will be made by the National Safety Council to find out why the 88mile highway is the nations deadliest toll road Traffic accidents have killed 115 persons on the toll road since it opened 10 years ago try Other lowans who exhibited highranking animals at the show were Shirley Miller Os ceola reserve champion Short horn and Bill demons Peosta reserve champion Angus Grand champ ion steer of show was exhibited by Dan Mc Bride 13 Llano Tex The re serve grand champion was shown by Phyllis Presler 16 Borger Tex BIT HIS SON MADISON Wis don C Conley 20 was on years probation Friday after he admitted he bit his infant son BASIL PAPANTONIS I if ;