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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Bingo Floy says no One nickname is bad enough Recessions can become obsolete LBJ tells Congress By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director DES MOINES Comments from the capitol New Sen Delbert Floy D Thornton was among the first asked to cosponsor a pari imituel betting bill in the up per chamber He told the bills advocates thanks but no thanks Said it was tough enough getting the tag of Bingo Floy Floy was among the sponsors of a bingo bill which passed the Senate Wednesday Turnover in Stalchouse jobs hasnt been as extensive as many predicted when Demo crats took over Keeling is however that the change will come after the legislative session is com pleted Most relaxed man in the Slalchousc Would have to be Gov Hughes Sips coffee from a plastic cup and props feet on desk as a dozen reporters meet with him for early press conference He asks the reporters to keep their questions brief At the pace Im going Im not sure of anything from one hour to the next he says Secretary of Agriculture Kenneth Owen envisions a Midwest marketing organiza tion for agricultural products He believes Midwest states should work together in seek ing foreign markets for their common products rather than battling each other for do mestic markets A North Iowa youth has come in for a special honor in he House John Jensen Clear Lake has been named the permanent page for the House Clerk Cattle rustlers beware A bill has been introduced in the House which would set up a branding program for the states livestock Funds for the program would come from a regis tration fee for each brand Shades of the Old West Rep Olga Wolcott DRock wcll shows signs of being a torchbcarcr for a couple of pieces of education legislation A strong supporter of a plan to allow private school stu dents to ride on public school buses she also favors a plan to raise the limit on school bond indebtedness from seven to 10 mills One of her opponents on the millage proposal probably will be Rep Vic Stueland DKana Stueland says raising the limit could result in a rash of school building programs be fore we get this school reor ganization squabble straight ened out Stueland an opponent of Su perintendent of Public Instruc tion Paul Johnston and his plan for high school districts of 1500 would like to see Johnston in a job better suited to his talents he says Through Wednesday morn ing 213 bills had been intro duced in the legislature 125 in the Senate and 88 in the Iowa solons are pik ers however compared vilh their counterparts in Nebras ka In the first 10 days of the Nebraska legislature more than 100 bills were introduced including nearly 100 by one man Sen Robert Rigler minor ity leader from New Hampton believes Gov Hughes legis lative program will receive more opposition than antici pated In the Senate in par ticular Rigler foresees sever By STERLING F GREEN WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson forecasting a fifth consecutive year of rising pros perity assured Congress Thurs day that recessions can become obsolete in the Great Society era For longrange slump insur ance he asked Congress to streamline its taxwriting ma chinery to permit rapid ac tion on temporary income tax cuts if recession threatens The President explained in his annual economic message A time of prosperity with no recession in sight is the time to plan our defenses against future dips in business activity I do not believe recessions are inevitable In exchange Johnson gave Congress a pledge of his own if economic growth unexpected ly falters in 1965 despite the 1964 tax cut and this years proposed excise reductions I shall be prepared to con sider Iditional fiscal action Johnson thus indicated that the taxpayers may get still an other shot of taxrelief tonic this year possibly more income tax rate reduction or broader excise cuts if last years tax reduction be gins to wear off The 290page report third and last of the major White House messages to Congress dwelt on no such possibility Rather it predicted for 1965 a record na tional output of around bil lion along with unprecedented personal income and profits some further drop in unemploy ment and continued price stabil ity We have come to our present state of prosperity without pres sures or imbalances that would foretell an early end to our ex pansion Johnson said Instead we look forward to another year of sustained and healthy growth The unfinished task of prosperous Americans is to build a Great Society Johnson asked the legislators to enact quickly his Great Socie ty building blocks All were out lined in earlier messages They included An increase in Social Security cash benefits hospital care for the aged doubled antipoverty appropriations a billion dollars to revive Appalachia extension of the minimum wage to two million more workers more aid to education steppcdup worker training and improved housing and urban development pro grams under a new cabinet de partment But his No 2 request order of emphasis in this mes sage was that Congress re move the 25 per cent gold back ing for banks deposits held by the Federal Reserve System The similar gold cover for the countrys currency would retained If the economy goes on ex panding at the present rate and LBJ Continued on Page 2 T he newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 28 1965 UOc a Paper Consists of Two Ono Associated Prcsj full Lcasa WIrei No 303 Midwest power failure Photofax HE LACKS CONFIDENCE The skis and crutches attached to the skirack on this compact auto leave the viewer in doubt The owner either is a profound pessimist or such a devotee of the sport that he skis with his leg already in a cast The auto was parked in a lot next to one of the tows carrying skiers to the top of Aspen Mountain Aspen Colo OK in 18 below chills the area Lowest official mark in state Clear blue skies and Arcli air plunged North Iowa into a deepfreeze Thursday Mason City managed to live up to its dubious of recording the lowest official temperature in the state At 6 am Mason Citys 17 be low at the airport was com pared with a balmy 3 above at Davenport and Burlington Things didnt stop at 6 am however The mercury finall dropped to 18 below in Mason City 16 below at Fort Dodge 15 below at Waterloo and Spen ccr and 12 below at Carroll Elkader which does not have an official Weather Bureau sla ion reported 20 below There were other low but unofficia readings The only thing that kept com plaints about the near weather at a minimum wci tric ominous predictions of nea 30 below for Thursday night an Friday But if North lowans were looking for something to com plain about Thursday morning as cars slowly groaned to a start there was plenty to back them up For instance the 18below reading in Mason City was the coldest recorded here in two years The last time the temperature I dropped below that mark was Jan 28 1963 when it fell to 20 below zero On Feb 26 1963 lit also was 18 below Coldest in 19G4 was 13 below iDec 12 Nebraska Iowa area blacked out A power failure disrupted utility service to a large portion of the upper Midwest Thursday In Mason City most of the resi dential and industrial areas were without power for between 30 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes The failure hit Mason City about pm with the temper ature about 10 below zero Ear lier in the clay the thermometer had registered a minus 18 de grees the coldest temperature in the city in two years Most of Nebraska and a Urge section of Iowa was blacked out by the power failure triggered by an equipment failure at Fort Randall Dam on the Missouri River Included was the metropoli tan area of Omaha and Council Bluffs involving some 450000 persons At Watcrtown SD power systems supervisor Frank Lach icottc of the Bureau of Recla mation Dispatching Center said the bureau was switching the affected area into its northern distribution network to restore power more quickly The power failure was remi niscent of a fivestale 300000 square mile power failure on June 25 1962 Most of the area affected at that time was out for 42 minutes but in Omaha the blackout lasted two hours Keith Barker assistant dis trict manager of Interstate Pow er Co said the Mason City plant managed to keep 25 per cent of the local system operative Most of the unaffected area was in the downtown area How ever some downtown firms such as the GlobeGazette did suspend operations He said Manly North wood Clear Lake Nora Springs and Rudd all were without pow er We were able to pick up Nora Springs after about 15 min utes he added Restoration to other communities was made in about an hour Barker said the Mason City plant was operating at full capa city in about an hour This brought back service to many parts of the city and rural com munities The remainder of power was restored when the 61000volt lines leading into Mason City from plants in Albert Lea and Winnebago Minn area be came operative again Barker said even after full restoration was made there were a few isolated instances of power failure which were Governor Hughes is mad mum in visit with newsmen DES MOINES mad right to work law provisions into Gov Harold Hughes caucused with House Democrats Thurs DES MOINES bill to miles of interstate highway add 100 members to thc State will require 50 patrolmen to lo one u corded 19 Highway Patrol was passed 108trol this mileage of the interson Clyh when lt 1Ccodccl 19 11 by the Iowa House Thursday stale adequately he said after more than an hour of havent asked for pie in On the brighter side of the tioning State Safety Commislhc sky or a moon shot in the befrigid weather picture the low sioncr William Sucppcl aboulllicf that you would cut the numest temperature recorded for i iITnn al issues sticky which will be need for more patrolmen The bill which now goes to the Senate provides for adding 0 members to the patrol in ach of the next two years 4year terms for county attorneys OKd DES MOINES lo wa Senate passed a bill Thurs day giving county attorneys fouryear terms and authorizc a day pay increases for mos of the 300 legislative employes Increasing the term of offic county attorneys require amending the Iowa Constiti tion They now serve for tw years The measure passed 55 with Sen David 0 Shaft R Clinton voting against it ONETHIRD OVER WASHINGTON tfi T h Mariner 4 spacecraft has clod almost onethird of its 325 millionmilc path lo Mars since ils launching two months ago North Iowa The House voted down 0919 aL 3QO persons have been killed in roposal by Hep W i 1 1 i a mhj h acddents in thc Schcrle RHcnderson lo hold1 he increase lo only 25 men per vcar Ill 11 JULl TV bkiv i i bcr ol patrolmen we have reJan 28 was 28 below quested Sueppcl said This is On the other hand the highest a realistic number of men that was 51 degrees in 1931 we can recruit and train High temperatures Wedncs Rep Charles Grassley R day but declined to say what irritated him There was speculation that he tried to stop a hill to repeal the states right to work law It was one of two controversial bills reported out of committee in tho Iowa House Wednesday The other would abolish the death penalty Both measures were recom mended by the platform of the Democratic party Polk Countys 11 Democratic representatives introduced the bill to repeal the right to work law the Iowa Constitution His resolution would amend the Constitution to provide no person may be denied a job be cause of membership or non The governor said he has let legislative leaders know he docs not object to the right to work repealing in e a s u r e being brought to the floor But there is a lime to bring ran down No service actually was lost he said Kiple compared the delay in getting a dial tone to cleclric lights dimming He said the lights dont go dim The high number of calls com ing in similarly caused the phone system to slow down he said The only telephone service actually interrupted Kiple said was some incoming long dis tance calls Kiple said that the phona company operates the diesel en gines on a continuous program and the changeover Thursday went into effect with no prob lems Smaller towns in North Iowa have similar standby opera tions Kiple said EMERGENCY SERVICE Neither the police nor fire de partment reported any difficulty during the power failure Both had complete electric and tele phone service during the power failure The fire department operations continued normally and one phone call at pm for smoke in a house was answered Telephone switchboards and twoway radio systems were functioning normally at both de SCHOOLS CHILLY Although power was lost at all of Mason Citysschools no stu dents were dismissed according to Rod erick Bickert Warren Krafka business man ager for the school system said that power came back on at the schools at different times The high school and Harding Ele Aflcr the caucus House Mamentary School were the last to made operational after switch ing systems were rearranged He said no damage to the power system was caused by the heavy load Barker said the Mason City plant is kept as a spinning reserve when not needed to meet power demands The area that was not affected by the failure was served by the local plant The rest was being fed power from the outside lines He said the Interstate cffice was flooded with telephone calls However for a time even the power company was not aware of where the trouble was Mason City hospitals Mercy and Park did not experience power failure PHONES VARY North Iowa telephone service never actually was interrupted according to C M Kiple man ager of the Mason City office of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co The 125kilowatt clicsel gene rator pressed into service at pm less than a minute after the power failure hit Northwesterns office Kiple said that because of all the people calling the power membership in a labor union it to the floor and a time not and it would prohibit union shop to he said Hughes would not and closed shop labor contracts elaborate Hughes told newsmen he was invited to the caucus by House Speaker Vince Stcffen DNew Hampton Hughes was accom panied by Democratic Lt Gov Robert Fulton and Lex Hawk ins chairman of the Slate Dem ocratic Central Committee A newsman remarked to the governor that Hughes looked concerned as he headed for the On inside Sueppel said that more than day varied from 24 at Dubuquc New Hartford introduced a res to 39 at Sioux City iolution Thursday to put the caucus I was not concerned Hughes replied I was mad jority Leader Elroy Maule of regain power Onawa said the governor spoke It was just beginning to get very lucidly to the represenchilly at some of the schools tatives He declined comment when the power came back on on whether Hughes was angry Bickert said He said House debate on the INDUSTRY right to work law repeal will be The failure caused mtemip sct as a special order of busitions but no serious damage to ness probably for some time in major industrial operations m the next two weeks He said Mason City the date has not been set State Brand Creameries hart Asked whether House memto suspend butter and milk man Editorials Society news 678 Sports news 910 Cub Gazette 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics H Clear Lake news 15 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 18 rtSKCCl wneuiur nousu 4bcrs and the governor are Splitufacturing operations for about on how to handle the right to minutes but thenbig coolers work law Maule said I dont Affected believe we are as a group LehSh Portland Cement Co He declined comment on operated on its own power YVe T wel1 an whether he personally favors r repeal of the right to work law other than to say I support Democratic party plalform Sueppel said the increase in patrol strength was only one lart of a manyphased program 0 combat the rising number of auto accidents in the state He emphasized that with only 300 men in the patrol it is im possible to have even one pa trolman per county or the high ways at the same time Sueppel said that of the 300 IU11IV3 uov Weather outlook Clear through Friday CoW erablc patrolmen 37 arc on fulltimc duly as drivers license examin ers or hearing officers and 23 arc supervisors who cannot spend fuiltimc in patrolling In addition he said each patrol man gets one flay off a week This means we are fortunate if we can put 90 to 95 patrolmen on the road at one time Suep pel said Because we try to concenlrate our patrolmen in high traffic areas we some times have as few as one pa trolman on duty in a fourconn ty area This condition is intol wo years 52000 people have been injured and there have been 120000 accidents in the state At the present time he said Iowa has only one highway pa trolman per 56 million miles of travel which is less than in any surrounding state Safety officials feel Sucppcl said that one v patrolman is needed for each 33mile sog ment of thc interstate so that c can make one round trip hrough his s g m e nt every r rhirSTy addcd lhal M below Not quite so cold completed or will have com Friday to above pletcd within two years w iour This is not fnly for law en orccmcnl he said We have car aflcr car that is broken down and needs immediate as sistance Wecannot allow mo orists o ii out there for two lours especially in bitter cold weather Besides we feel lhat stopped vehicles along the shoulder of interstate highways constitute potential traffic obstacles and potential accidents Sueppel said thc cost of add ing 100 men lo the patrol will run 510000 a man per year in cluding his car and all expens es Jacob E Decker Sons plant imanager James Hunlcr said Maule said other matters t n e powcr failure resulted in dealt with in the caucus mcludclosmg both thc canning room ed questions of new members am the casing departments at about the process of the caltnc pianl Workers in those di endar and how it works how to visions were sent home at 2 pm get Ihe speakers attention how Wc were not seriously affect to present constituents who are interested in state jobs how to get visitors in to see the gover nor without taking up too much of his time and the probable advent of the legislatures spring recess Maule said the caucus saw no reason to change the tra ditional time for starting the spring recess He said it will be gin Feb 26 and run until March 8 Pholofax SNOWY SOLEMN REHEARSAL Amid fallPier with a party of guardsmen standing at attention Ing snow the Port of London Authority launch over a flagdraped coffin arrow during rehearsal Hiavenirore heads uo the River Thames from Tower for Sir Winston Churchill s funeral 1J1 Ll olluvrf i 11 v JL w A vsj ivtwii Hiavengore heads up the River Thames from Tower The Industrial and Human Re lations Committee voted 156 to recommend passage of the right lo work law repeal bill Fifteen Democrals supporled the bill and four Republicans and two democrats voted against putt ng it on the calendar The Judiciary Committee on a 130 vole reported out the bil to abolish the death penalty without recommendation eigher for or against passage Some committee members indicatct they would seek lo amend the bill to rclain thc death penalty in some cases d Hunter said A power failure docs not af fect Decker refrigeration units since the plant supplies its own power in this area Hunter said Robert Campbell Northwest ern States Portland Cement plant manager reported the plant quarry was shut down for two hours Thc workhorse at thc quarry is an electric shovel used for loading rock Actually were pretty well irepared for this type thing BLACKOUT Continued on 2 SAME DATI1H44S ;