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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1963, Mason City, Iowa A visit with legislators See photos on page 15 Stands pat on access rights DES MOINES UP1 The Opponents of the bill were Iowa House after battling beaten down and the measure than two hours Friday defeatireleased to be rcturnod to lhc nffirp i sim ed 6836 a motion to reconsid er its approval of a highway access rights bill i Car plates romance7 is fading Colors now more drab By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazene Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Slowly al most imperceptibly the Amer lean attitude toward automobile license plates is changing The dream is fading the romance is dying In some jurisdictions Washi ington DC for one youre still a big shot if you display a low license number But a good many states now distribute plates except for public offij cials strictly on a first come first served basis j The dream took a lot of kill ing People who didnt want low numbers wanted special se quences the numbers of their house addresses or five 1s five aces in or thc letters of their initials or combinations like HE 11 A distinctive license number meant you had arrived knew somebody had influence might even be reasonably im mune from arrest Connecticut began to break up the numbers game some years ago when it offered special let ters on request for an extra fee I If anybody could buy his initials having initials no longer conferred status Even so a congresswoman from Connecti cut with a short name used to have it spelled out in full on her Cadillac When cars were mostly black a spokesman for the American Automobile Associa tion pointed out recently license plates blazed with1 BOSTON persons perished and at least color Now that cars come in 25 were injured Friday in a predawn fire that swept all color combinations licensethe Sherry Biltmore Hotel on Massachusetts Avenue plate designing has gone into Firemen carried about 75 persons down ladders cc Ine from the old brick building Among those rescued were As a matter of fact in 19 members of the road show cast of The Sound of Music play sta cs four Canadian provincesing in a downtown theater and Mcrto Rico old plates arc Most of tllc casl was attending a party on an upper floor revahdatcd for 1963 registration Thcy wcre imablc to leavc by a door and cfimbed out a window by tab or sticker Only one plate Aboul 40 of them lined up is issued in 17 states the Canal narrow ledge and waitcd untji and Aew Brunswick overnors office where a sim ilar measure was vetoed two years ago by Republican Gov Norman Erbe A call of the house was lifted just before the vote was taken This removed the re quirement that all 108 mem bers be in their seats and vot ins on the roll call The faiil had skimmed through j both houses by comfortable margins earlier in the session But it was called back from Gov Harold Hughes as oppoi nents battled to block what they called a giant money grab which would destroy the program of controlling access to major highways j POLICE CHASES NEGROES Policeman James Switzer holds leash as a police dog growls at Negro group near courthouse in Greenwood Miss Man in suit is the Key D L Tucker leader of the Negro voter registration inarch which was broken Photofai up by police Negroes who arrived at the courthouse in smaller groups were not stopped Only 470 Ne groes are registered voters in a county of 46000 where whites are outnumbered 21 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors SON CITY GAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 29 1963 10c a copy No 42 Photofax ROOM SERVICE A young woman climbs over ledge of her hotel room window as fireman prepares to help her to ladder at height of fire sweeping Sher ry Biltmore Hotel in Boston Four are known dead die 24 hurt in hotel blaze North lowa Clearing and much cooler with diminishing winds Friday night lows 38 43 Partly cloudy and cool er Saturday highs upper 50s On the whole the combinations firemen raised aerial ladders A general alarm was sounded arc rather drab Eighteen statesfor the blaze which broke out on have white lettering in 1963jthe fourth floor shortly before 4 nine choose black Perhaps the am Fire officials said the cause jazziest combination is the yclwas not determined immediately low and dark green of Illinoisand set damage at about S100000 The newest trend in which five states and the District of Colum A bia are showing the way is the fire and reflective background color The ran throuSh corridors awakening yellow background of the employes tried to plates this year is officially as canary a more candid world would be bilious Connecticut Mississippi New thc flames with fire ex itinguishers but the blaze quickly roared out of control Mrs Marcelyn Meyers whose County homes issue veto Clerk of House testifies States side on remapping DES MOINES AP Testi mony by the chief clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives opened the states case Friday in a Federal Court suit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa legis lative apportionment William R Kendrick clerk of the House since 1957 said that in his opinion political ties gen erally fade away in votes on House bills with representatives aligning themselves with other now living in counl Proponents of the measure said members of their economic bloc he laxpaycrs of the only seven of the S3 county homes 01 3 an or have county homes in Iowa have been licensed smcej with slowlv a measure to exempt or of the 17000 persons now being the nursing home law was passed ls lows 30s north county homes from licensing as cared for in private nursing and by the 1957 legislature DES M01NES Har6000 persons d Hughes vetoed Fridnv his tv homes of the ui ovviii mv w vn Clearing and cooler bill of the 1963 legislative counties tlwMiave county homesin lowa have been licensed partiaUy abors fault Kendrick said Labor has not done an adequate job of edu owa day night vshing winds west to 40s southeast Gennursing homes icustodial erally fair and cooler Saturj The governor in his veto mesTowa empt county homes from meet ing to jts viewpoint day highs 50s north to nearjsnge to the House said hedoes The bill was passed by minimum standards for 60 south Further outlook believe such an act would1 House 8322 on Jan 23 and by j health safety and trained homes Hughes said the bill would ex Partly cloudy and mild Sunjbe day Fiveday lowa Temperatures will average 8 to 12 degrees above normal Saturday through next Wednesday with only minor daily changes Normal highs are from the upper 40s northeast to thc mid 50s southwest and extreme south Normal lows are from the upper 20s northwest to mid 30s south Precipitation will average 75 to one inch in scattered showers and tliun about Monday per in the best interests of the the Senate 2820 on March 20 jsonnel now set by the State De partment of Health and the state eating the legislature and pub The suit brought by two offi er Tretgmer fired on by MIGs a MIAMI Fin captain of the merchant ship Floridian said Fridav two Sovietbuilt MIGs fired shots across an hc r 4 r i f 11S vessH rsday 20 miles off the coast of Cuba ashccl a immediate llS Jersey Oregon and Wisconsin 9ycarold daughter Janclla plays have no annual turnover in The Sound of Music have worked out a monthly exsaid she was aroused in her fifth piration schedule which room b a VOICC savmS plains why some plates from There arc no more on this Jersey for example have black shc opened the door and shout letters on a straw Xono Wcrc sti11 hcrc and others have thc colors rej Mrs Meyers awakened i and another daughter Dawn 7 For drivers the lowest minhvho is an understudy The three 1murn aqe is M in Arkansas their wa alonS the hal1 and even in that state and thcn down thc stairs to between 14 and 16 years oldtllc lobby must be accompanied by a The two children were taken to licensed adult Four states St Cecilias Roman Cath thc minimum age at IS and in olic Church derstorms Tuesdav Mostly fair cooler Highs Saturday around 60 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SAME DATE 1962 91 tress call to the Coast Guard in Miami Cuba Friday sent a message to the U S saying its planes probably fired in error and that they had no intention of shooting at the vessel Russ in threat of counterblows cials of the Iowa Federation of Labor contends that j rural legislators control the two fire marshal of the legislature and dis The minimum standards seticrimLnate against a majority of by the Department of Health arcjvotcrs who Uve m lowa clUes reasonable and 1 can see no rca would say that lhere are 28S son why county homes should not I gcncral interest groups in the be required to meet them hecause lhcre are 355 lob Hughes said 739 private nursingbyists Kendrick said Popula and custodial homes including lion has nothing to do with it Usually legislators vote with oth er legislators who have the same economic problems Kendrick testified in answer to questions from Atty Gen Evan Hultman representing the state R80 phophietary taxpaying facili and 59 nonprofit institutions now are operating under these dard G9 ivatc homes are in some stage of comteniplat cd construction It is clear the governor said before a that the present laws were enacted after the tragic Council Bluffs nursing home fire which j Judges hearin panel of three federal the suit Kendrick said many bills favor able to cities and towns have MOSCOW SovietU 195 hayc ncithcr retarded thejbeen passed by the legislature in Union threatened Friday to take J f 1TVU meC T V of Iowa nursing homes nor lecent sessions He said about 30 The planes appeared and measures to pro ccd the ship for about 20 mintoct its jutes Capl Curtis Olson told aCuba ships making trips to made their operation impossible Hughes added that thc State De per cent of the bills brought out by the House Cities and Towns Committee were enacted into law news conference aboard the ship In its third note in three daysipartment of Health has not been by the 19G1 legislature shortly after the Floridian Russia charged the United over zealous in enforcing the nurs reached here under escort of US States encouraged attacks on ing home laws He said the de ln crossexamination by Robert fighter planes iSoviet ships and said Cuban partmcnt has been mindful of theJWHson Of Cedar Rapids one of exiles who attacked the Soviet fact that it would not be in the the attorneys for the plaintiffs frcihlcr Bnku in a Cllban Port best interests of the elderly of Kendrick said that the interests our state to insist upon strict comof legislators from urban areas pliance at an early date at the are not the same as the interests After the first firing pass the hostile jets Olson said his Wednesday were under thc pro reaction was This couldn t of thc American author I happening to us lities It was the second incident of its The Soviets demanded Amcri risk of forcing the closing of scvof those from rural regions compensation Baku Early start on contract DETROIT The nations two largest automak ers GM and Ford agreed to meet with the United Auto Workers union to discuss possible formation of labormanagement committees laying groundwork for 1964 contract talks a year in advance Wilson visits US LONDON Harold Wilson new leader of the British Columbia its 21 but all1 The Rt Rev FYancis Phelanj opposition Labor party and possibly Britains next oi these jurisdictions issue junpastor opened the church to prime minister left for Washington to bring myself kinrl reported in a month Two can MIGs with Cuban markings fired O at a US shrimp boat t0 miles off the Cuban coast last month The vessel was not hit i MIAMI tPIl The Floridian was traveling at can World Airways 154 knots when the planes apFrjiay for Havana preached and stepped its speed morc rmsom goods to 7 knots during thc strafing I but remained on normal course Olson said cral countv homes Kendrick added that there are for damage now movc loward more members of the House from greater compliance rather thanniral than from urban abandon all efforts to upgrade the counties this situation standards at our woukl under the Shaff A Pan Amen Hushes said he fears enactmentPIan of apportionment plane left of lho hin W0ld nave a badi If the House is made up of to take bad1 effect on thc en cconomic bocs testified ior permits at 16 jlolc cucsts He said The automobile continues to awakened by screams be the average Americans tool opened the front door he said toy and temptation but omp I saw people hanging out of the glamour of the old days windows choking from of driving has been lost per He told police to take the haps forever Honorary sheriff cued into the church and he and police shields and cards arc brought out blankets from thc rec slowly disappearing Bumper lory j stickers have had a kind of The hotel which has six floors ronnaissance in the past few in thc front and eight in the reari years but the once familiar is a Back Bay landmark It was If You Can Read This You Are an apartment house for nearly a Too Damn Close is long halfcentury and was converted gone into a hotel about 10 years ago And youd probably have to hunt pretty hard to find a gar a cr whoso walls proudly show a parade of license plates for the past quarter century todays parking lot at tendant youre lucky if your plates last the year Ic remain fit for display a tx as a requirement fort ivoting in federal elections wns api PROFESSOR DIES proved by thc Iowa Senate 4vStV FAYXKSVTLlK Minn iIT1 VThursJay It now needs a favor Theodore Frnskf rS vote in thc House Thc ate dean of the Inivtrsity of amendment must be ratified by Minnesota Institute of Aghculthreefourths of the states legis turo died Thursday of a cerelators were told 24 states bral hemorrhage i ratified it so far j he was up to date with developments in U S policies When i A touch of home HELSINKI After the end of a fourweek postal strike American UPI bureau manager A K Pedersen got his first letter It contained U S tax forms The third firing pass was across jthe at less than 100 yards hc said The shooting was deliberate said Jotc Tcitclbaum aucnt for the line owning the 400foot Flo iridian Tliis ship n scapegoat counteract Alpha Hil Alpha tr is an antiCastro croup which lias been making hit run commando raids on Cuban i which some IS of ficiais fear may fire un ilSSoviet crisis On the inside Ediforials Clear Lake News Society News Mason City News Latest Markets Sports Comics North lowa News Page 4 5 67 89 9 forccment of home act bee mine the incentive of private nurs ing homes to upgrade their stand Costly jewelry stolen Nuclear standoff Iowa Senate passes antipoll tax plan i DES MOINES pro posed amendment to thc S alone Constitution prohibiting payment WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara has told Congress the United States is enteringan era of a nuclear standoff with tlie Soviet time when neither can launch a nuclear at tack without getting one in return But despite that prospect McNamara declared this country intends to win the cold war and I believe in a reasonable sense of the word we are winning1 Red delegates quarrel NITEROI Brazil Communist delegates to a hate America congress here were reported quar reling among themselves over the effectiveness of the meeting Delegates from Argentina and Uruguay classified as openly challenged thc ef fectiveness of the rally accusing the congress of softpedaling socalied vital issues CURTIS OLSON captain ROME Jewels worth S640COO were reported Friday to have been stolen from the former Mrs Harrison Wil liams longtime worlds best dressed woman anil noted fig ure in European and New York society Toliee said Mrs Williams now Countess Edward vim Bis marck and her earold fourth husband discovered the loss Thursday they re turned to their Koine apart ment from their villa on the Isle of Capri Police said the counts but ler Angelo Valentino o is missing A nationwide alarm out lor him the entire nursing the nirnl nreas control the ause it would Wilson asked Yes I would say so Ken rick replied trds Of care Kendrick agreed that many of It would take a twothirds vote it he members of the Cities and in both houses of the legislature Towns Committee actually repre to override the governors veto isent lral In view of the narrow mardn Hc that boc ps one ot the most eficctive in 1112 Inch tlie bill passed the benatelho House Kendrick said how 16 it appeared unlikely that this ever that the morticians lobby 20 would occur is he most successful in getting ibilis passed so its hard to say jwfuit makes ui effective boc I The other witness called was jMarvin Selden slate eomptrul ier who contended the more i populous counties receive a fair I share of state funds Selden testified that t h e 73 most populous counties in ihc1 state receive 47 per cent of thc moneys returned to the counties the general fund with the oilier counties 5o per cent He siid that of th utIer did if gold was Also missing was a table service Its value not announced Police said the jewels which were insured include a S4SOOO pair of emerald earrings a SH000 diamond necklace an SSOOOO heirloom emerald necklace and two pairs of jeweled earrings worth S24U 000 Poliee said the butlers wife told in tears of seeing her hus band leave with a silver can delabra and a silver bowl while the Yon liismircks were away Ulien he returned she reproached him she said and he told her he hui debts to pay roul use tax fund the 0 most populous counties 41 per eent of the ivorey and the other 79 set 59 per eent Selden siid the raost popu lous counties make ip per vent of she siates He eeieeeed n cross examtna ten that cities in piipvjoiis counti to per eent of roaey paii1 trora the roul use to those eoxiiities TiustUe completed its case i alter So Wens testimony 0 probaMv ge otal ;