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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Remap delay sought Admits plan not valid DES M01NES AP Atly Gen Lawrence Scalise agreed with the Iowa Federation of La bor Friday that the apportion ment of the present Iowa Leg islative is unconstitutional But Scalise told a US Dis trict Court panel that he be lieves the legislature will draw up in the present session a new temporary plan that meets con stitutional requirements Scalise representing the State of Iowa asked the court to give the legislature another 40 or 50 days in which to come up with a new plan that meets US Su preme Court guidelines The Federation of Labor rep resented by Harry Smith Sioux City attorney urged the court to declare the temporary reap portionment which legislators now are constitutional Smith said that since the court last year ruled that the plan was constitutional every body in the legislature can rely on the fact that they are consti tutionally apportioned Smith conceded that last March when the court said the temporary plan was constitu tional we were happy with the plan We are here now object ing because the US Supreme Court told us we should not be happy The Supreme Court ruled last summer that both houses of a legislature should be based on population The Iowa House un der the temporary plan is based mostly on population but the Senate has considerable area representation The temporary plan now in effect was drawn by a special session of the Iowa Legislature a year ago A permanent plan which requires a change in the Iowa Constitution also was ap The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Homo Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 1965 UOc Paper Consists of Two Associated Preu Full No 304 Vast city revamp urged Downtown Federal Ave would become parklike mall By LARRY FULLER A downtown plan for land usage which calls for a land scaped pedestrian mall on three blocks of Federal Avenue was presented to Mason City Thurs day night The landuse plan which sug gests locations fpr downtown ac tivities works in close connec tion with a plan for traffic and building relocation Gordon Wagner planner in charge of the Mason City proj ect for BartonAschman Associ ates Chicago said Mason City has a job that needs to be done and has been delayed too long It has become more costly now and the sooner Mason City tackles the project the better Wagner told about 50 business and community leaders in the library auditorium Along with plans Wagner presented a list of 21 steps which he called an action guide for downtown improvement High priority was placed on commitment to arterial street system construction improve ments Wagner said the connec tion of N Carolina from E State to 3rd NE is one of the most im portant projects in the entire plan The downtown street program sets up a series of oneway and twoway streets bounded by 6th South 4th North Adams and Pennsylvania The traffic plan was designed Wagner said so drivers can come into the downtown area move into a parking area near their destination and leave with out going through the rest of the downtown Southbound Highway 65 would leave Federal at 4lh NW go a block west on 4lh NW south on Washington to 2nd SW and east on 2nd SW to Federal North bound Highway 65 would go east on 6th SE north on Pennsyl vania to 4th NE and west on 4th NE back to Federal Oneway westbound streets in the plan are 4th North most of downtown 1st North and 1st South Oneway eastbound streets are 2nd South State and 3rd North Second North Federal Avenue where open and part of 1st NW are planned as twoway streets Pennsylvania and Wash ington are oneway south and Adams and Delaware oneway north MALLS The malls would be located in oneblock segments on Federal Avenue between 1st North and Stale State and 1st South and 1st South and 2nd South In addition arcade areas in the two south malls and between 2nd and 3rd North would con nect with parking areas behind the stores Arcades arc walkways be tween stores in the middle of the block may be lined with small specialty shops Wagner said Malls he added would help to make storctostorc shopping more convenient and would pro Evacuate 110 after fire hits hospital Photo On Page 2 DES MOINES fierce proved The Federation of Labor in its petition to the court last fall also asked that the permanent plan also be ruled unconstitu tional but Smith said that re quest is being dropped because it is obvious the legislature wont pass the permanent plan a second time as is required for a constitutional change Both Smith and Scalise agreed that their only differ ences were on the timing of court action Smith contended that the leg islature would quickly draw a new temporary pla if the pres ent apportionment is formally ruled unconstitutional Scalise said the legislature should be given time to work out a new plan without court in terference and said the court should do nothing for another 40 or 50 days If a new plan had nol been drawn by then Scalise said the court could take ac tion The court composed of Cir cuit fire erupted in 5 below zero cold at the threewing DCS Moincs General Hospital Friday The 103 adult bed patients and six babies were evacuated safely a hospital official said Two or three firemen were in jured a district lire chief said One mother Mrs Willis Con don of DCS Moines was in the maternity ward delivery room when the fire broke out The baby was delivered then moth Didnt know of Demo plank on Iowa work law cr and child were evacuated Fire Chief Lee Williams said he fire was out of control but ic believed flames could be kept from the sevenyearold newer part of the hospital which is jrotected by fire walls Walls of the two older sec lions of the hospital operated by a group of osteopathic phy sicans and surgeons collapsed Dr H A Graney a surgeon said the fire apparently started in the office section of the older part of the hospital Mrs Albert E Nuzum hospital superintend ent said a torch used by a work mrq MOTNFS AP Gov cr on a rcmodeling Project in DES MOINES AP apparently set a wall Harold Hughes said Friday he l did not know until shortly be fore the election that the Iowa Democratic party platform called for repeal of the right to work law He said if he had knowp about it earlier he would have tried to get it changed Hughes advocates what he calls modification of the right to work law to allow the union platform calls for The hospital has 40 nurses and 40 other employes None was hurt Dr Graney said the patients in the wing where the fire broke out were first taken to the new er section then removed to several churches in the area aft er it became evident that thick gray smoke would be a prob hout and District Judges Roy Stcphenson and Edward J Mc Manus took the request by the Federation of Labor and the ob jections by viscment Scalise under ad outright repeal Me sac two patients were in Hughes said he opposes resurgery at the time and they peal for sociological in the newest part of the He said he wants to create anjiospital Surgery was completed atmosphere of balanced alienand they were evacuated he lion to the needs and of both labor and management High profit award to GM DETROIT AP The high est profits of any company in history were earned by General Motors Corp in 1964 for the third straight year and despite strikes that idled United States auto production lines for nearly six weeks GM the worlds largest man ufacturing firm said Thursday it earned SI735 billion equal to S605 a share compared with SI592 billion or So56 a share in 1963 Patients were wrapped in blankets to protect them from the biltcr cold and blowing snow as they were led or carried from the hospital Crying babies were lifted ou OUNCIL WINS suit said hc hcard On the inside park commission Page 7 Editorials Clear Lake news Mason City news Latest markets Society news Sports news Television news Comics funds two explosions as he helped evacuate mothers and babies from the matcrnitv ward weapons are deployed WASHINGTON AP The United States disclosed Friday that it has developed and de ployed new more powerfulandnow banning them versatile nuclear bombs and Moreover it was disclose longrange missiles that somewhere in the now The Atomic Energy Commisrcady Pacific testing area sion making its annual report centered at Johnson Island io Congress said the improvestockpiled testing materials in ments had come despite being elude rockets for conductin rcslricted to underground testjtests at both closein and far ing under Ihc limited test altitudes treaty 1 And the government implicit ly served notice on the Soviet Union that it has completed preparations to resume atmos pheric tests on short North Iowa Weather outlook Light snow Friday night and Saturday with one or two inches of new snow by Satur day noon Not so cold Friday night and Saturday Lows 10 below to 5 above Highs 515 Weather Details on Page 2 5 Relays of ambulances took 67 the patients from temporary 7shelters to other DCS Moincs 8 hospitals This caused consider 910able confusion as relatives of 1112 patients rushed to DCS Moines 13 General to learn of their kin Classified pages 1415J One distraught husband ap North Iowa news 16 pealed to newsmen to help find jhis wife who he said was oper ted on Thursday Did they get everyone off ccond another breathless lan asked I had somebody on ccond Although Fire Station No 3 is ocatcd next to Ihc hospital 11 icces of equipment eventually erc sent to the scene The dense smoke and subzero old hampered firemens efforts o locate the source of lames Would make ag post appointive DES MOINES itf A bill to make Ihc secretary of agricul ture an appointive rather than an elective office after 1970 was passed by the Iowa House Fri day that is within two months for some types of the So viets should the treaty mote a needed open feeling downtown PARKING LOTS Wagner also suggests an ex tensive program for parking lot acquisition The largest parking lot ac quisitions recommended include areas bounded by 2nd SW Enterprise Alley Washington and north to an area behind United Home Bank and the Times Building 2nd SE Delaware Com mercial Alley and the alley be hind Stacys Restaurant Federal 1st NE 2nd NE Delaware except for some buildings fronting on Federal Wagner pointed out that Ma son City now has 900 onstreet and 2300 offstreet parking places The planners feel a to tal of 4500 spaces are needed for the downtown area RAMPS Turning to parking ramps Wagner said lhat his firm is ailing for reports on landuse osts before making recom icndalions Wee inclined to think that 11surface parking is more eco omical but this decision is up o you Parking ramps in thcm clves require very specialized tudy he said Wagner did however recom mend against underground amps and secondstory park ng facilities PAYMENT The cost of the downtown proj ects should be paid by benefited Diisincsses and the city under a sharing assessment mechan ism Wagner said This payment method high on Wagners aclion program would be based upon the amount of direct benefit a business receives from parking and the pedestrian mall he said A downtown improvements or ganization for detailed develop ment policies fund raising and community relations also re ceived high priority from the planners Projects Plans also were disclosed t begin tests this year in a re cently completed additional un derground test area in Nevad explore possibilities of dc onating weapons devices pad ing up lo five times the wallo of the most nowerfiil previously announced undergrou id test The AEC also reported acrosslheboard progress dur ing 1964 in developing peace time uses of the atom This in cluded steady strides towards achieving economic electricity from the atom And it forecast that seven million American homes will bc using atomicgen erated electricity by 1980 There were vigorous protcsls from the Republican minority The vote was 9024 It nou goes tc the Senate Map of reorganization recommendations NEW map by 3 new office facilities and park BartonAschman Associates city ing planning consultants shows the sug gested traffic plan and program for Im the SAME the central business district provements corresponding to numbers on the map are 1 expanded hotel facilities for conventions and exhibitions 2 new police department and courts annex 4 new municipal building 5 new medical center and offices 6 pedestrian plazas 7 area for possible eventual Jun ior college expansion 8 shortterm parking areas 9 arcades to parking areas 10 home furnishings center 11 fine arts and crafts center 12 entertainment center 13 housing for elderly 14 farm eguipment center 15 new west side bypass bridge over Willow Creek 16 office relocation for Iowa Hard ware Mutual Insurance Co 17 new department store location 18 YMCA relocation Second St South is oneway east bound The planners also list 18 proj ects which involve relocation or new development Broken down into areas they include MUNICIPAL A police and courts annex in Ihe new court house parking lot and a new municipal building in the Carter nd Gilles court ouse parking lot area The Carter and Gilles building wouid be removed SCHOOLS Purchase of the YMCA and Iowa Hardware Mu ual Insurance Co building for junior college expansion after the main college space is in the present high school The YMCA would be relocated on Pennsyl vania between 1st and 2nd SE and Iowa Hardware would re ceive the Lincoln School build ing under the plan NEW OFFICES New offices and parking facilities in most of the block bounded by Feder al 3rd NW Washington and 2nd NW New medical offices in the Eadmar Hotel and W State and Washington area New depart ment store on 2nd SW between Enterprise Alley and Federal Avenue HOME FURNISHINGS CEN TER Area mainly for home fur nishings bounded by Federal 2nd SW and Willow Creek FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER On the east side of S Federal between 2nd SE and Willow Creek Mainly privately inanced ENTERTAINMENT CENTER On S Delaware between 2nd SE and Willow Creek FARM EQUIPMENT SALES CENTER Northwest corner of Federal and 4lh Soulh HOUSING FOR ELDERLYt On Pennsylvania west of li brary EXPANDED HOTEL FA CILITIES North of Hotel Han ford possibly using some of the existing buildings Additional parking also planned NEW WEST BRIDGE Over Willow Creek on Adams to help connect 2nd SW with Highway 18 Wagner called the bridge a later priority item but said it is more important than cither the 1st or 2nd SW bridge Wagner said that a commu nity auditorium could not be justified unless the junior col lege announces plans to stress theater in iU curriculum ;