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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Masbn Cityans will go to the polls Tuesday to decide if the city will adopt the council manager form of government or keep the mayorcouncil system The eight polling places will be open from am to 8 pm The councilmanager proposal has been ardently supported1 by representatives of the Mason City Junior Chamber of Com merce and League ot Women Voters They thedrive with a doortodoor canvass to secure 986 to V peti tion to have the plan brought to a vote t Mrs Howard W Mary Dresser president of the Iowa League of Women Voters said she does not expect an excep tionally large turnout We have tried to stir up in terest but based on past elec tions of this sorti I doubt that we will have a real big turn out she stated Fred H Carson a Decker em ploye who is chairman of Citi zens for Representative Govern mentwhich supports the mayor council plan said I would like to see a real big turnout We have the privilege to vote and I think all eligible citizens should take advantage of this right on a matter of suchim portance Leo M Sweesy who has advo cated city manager by ordinance rather than by referendum said Im not against city manager on councilmanager plan but I still contend that any form of government is good if you have the right people in office Ive made my campaign and I have tried to give a complete picture of the issue It is my honest belief that it is the obliga 1 tion of the people to make cor rections in their government by replacing their elected repre sentatives rather than by abolishing a system of govern ment Thomas E Jolas chairman of the Committee for Council Manager said The issue has been thoroughly discussed and i debated Mason Cityans have a choice to make We urge them to make the right one and choose the council manager form of government The councilmanager system is not new to Mason City Ma son City voters first adopted the city manager plan Feb 21 1927 and P F Hopkins became the first city manager The city manager plan con tinued until Jan 21 1944 With only one of three eligible voters going to the polls the city voted 2615 to 2480 to abandon the city managerform of govern ment If accepted by the voters Tuesday the councilmanager plan would take effect at the beginning of the year following the next municipal election A city election will be held this November so the new form could go into effect next Jan uary If the plan does not pass it cannot be resubmitted for at least two years If the plan is accepted according to Iowa law a city cannot change its form of government until it has been in effect for at least six years Under the councilmanager plan the city would have five councilmen all chosen at large Under the present form two arc chosen at large and one from each of the four wards The mayor now is elected by the citizens In the council manager plan the mayor is elected by the council from its own membership Under the present system the mayor is the executive officer Under the council manager plan he is the presiding officer at council meetings and the city manager is hired by the council as its executive officer Close in on Hanoi targets SAIGON Viet Nam massive force of US Air Force planes slammed bombs into the Quang Suoi military barracks in North Viet Nam Saturday in the closest raid so far to the Communist capital of Hanoi Ninety Air Force jets de stroyed 37 buildings in the target area which stretched from 55 to 60 miles due south of Hanoi US military spokesmen said On one previous occasion US planes had gone nearer to Ha noi but that was to drop leaf lets All the planes returned safely and no enemy aircraft were seen a US spokesman said No planes were reported lost In Saturdays scries of air strikes which began with small scale Navy reconnaissance raids shortly after midnight and ended with the mass as sault on Quang Soui Barracks early in the afternoon Forty U S Air Force F105 Thunderchicf bombers struck the Quang Soui barracks es corted by 50 support jets A US spokesman said the aircraft ranged over the target area for 45 minutes Then the air armada moved south to Phuoc Qui ammunition depot 100 miles south of Hanoi and destroyed six buildings and damaged another four The US planes dropped 75 tons of bombs over both tar gets They were mostly 750 pounders a US spokesman said Ground fire was reported intense over Quang Soui but no enemy aircraft were seen US Navy planes also ham mered at road targets and a naval station In South Viet Nam US Marines carried out a scorched earth operation in a Viet Cong hideout area south of Hue Com munist guerrillas fled after tok en resistance when Marines with flamethrowers burned huts many containing ammuni tion On the political front the longawaited reshuffle of Pre mier Phan Huy Quats govern ment was expected Lo be an nounced this weekend The s h a k e u p announcement had been scheduled for Friday but Vietnamese sources said it was delayed by a reported plot against Quat and key military indicated that the air strikes were only partly suc cessful A military spokesman said four A4 Skyhawks ranging over Communist territory Friday night spotted 20 trucks parked in a clearing off route 16 about 120 miles south of Hanoi They hammered at the area for 10 minutes with 250pound bombs and rockets and report ed leaving one truck burning The pilots also reported that a building near the clearing burst into flames It was believed the building was a gasoline storage dump In the Marine operation below Hue the Viet Cong appeared to have evacuated the area from 30 rninutes to an hour ahead of the Marines leaving behind cquip rncnt and ammunition The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL IDS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 22 1965 10c a Paper Consists of Two Associated Preu rull Wlret No 89 lash after work bill fails Legislature to end Saturday DES MOINES tf Majority floor leaders in the Iowa Legislature and a number of senators apparently have contracted going home fever But rank and file members of the House appear to be im mune to the malady As the legislature completed the 131st day of its longest regular session in history Friday Sen Andrew From melt D and Rep Elroy laule D Onawa majority aders in the two houses owed an allout effort to wind p the session by next Saturday They face however a formid ble task if they are to wind up icir work by that time Frommelt has had pretty good uck at holding the Senate in scs ion for long hours the past cou le of weeks The Senate even Grafton tot is victim of tractor James Richard Johanns 3 son of Mr and Mrs Richard J JohannsJlouteJGraftonrdied Friday afternoon in a Mason City hospital from injuries re ceivcd when he was accidentally run over by a tractor driven by an uncle on the Joseph Johanns farm Grafton The father and uncle were plowing with separate The children came out from the JAMES JOHANNS Accidentally run over nousc and the father had warn cd them to get back As th uncle turned with his tractor the boy ran behind the tracto and into its path as it turned He was born March 31 1962 in Mason City son of Richar J and Barbara Kochlcr Jo hanns Surviving are the pai ents three brothers Thomas Robert andMichael the granc parents Mr and Mrs Walte Koehler Mason City and Mr and Mrs Joseph Johanns Gra ton and grcatgrandmothe Julia Koehler Charles City Mass of the Angels will I GRAFTON TOT i Please Turn to Page 2 wentintoacouple of nightscs ions this week to deal with a arimutuel betting bill Maulehowever has found his orces deserting him whenever ic proposedto hold either night or Saturday sessions He gave ip early this week on a motion o hold a night meeting because oo few House members prom scd to be present And a vote Friday on a Saturday meeting showed only 48 of the 124 mem ers were willing Even the Friday afternoon House session had to be cut short when all but 67 members drifted away Both Maule and Frommelt vowed they would hold night Demos hope to save package DES MOINES K Democrats have lost their major labor bill a union shop proposal but their lead ers said Saturday they still hoped to pass two other measures in their threebill package before the legis lative session ends The Senate voted 3127 Friday afternoon to defeat a House passed bill to legalize union shop labor contracts which requira a worker to join the union after he is hired Gov Harold Hughes said he was disappointed but glad that the measure was well aired and that all lawmakers had a chance to vote He said he HOMESPUN HUMOR This battered house in suburban Minneapolis was a victim of tornadoes which hit the area Now the owner Al Peterson has put up a sign that pretty much tells the story A new Dominican truce plea hopes for passage of two other major changes he is proposing in the labor law Seven Democrats voted against the bill along with all Republicans except Sen Leo El thon RFertile who was absent They are Sens Adolph Elvers of Elkader Merle Hagedor Roy al H L Heying West Union Warren Kruck Boone Donaldi McGill Melrose Howard Tabor Baldwin and Bass Van Gilst Oskaloosa All other Democrats voted for it Political repercussions al ready were being heard Kruck said Iowa Democratic Chairman Lex Hawkins told him As long as I am chairman of this party in Iowa you wont get another thing from the party Kruck SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic AP The Unit ed Nations sought Saturday to extend the 24hour truce in the Dominican Republic into a last ing ceasefire Before the shooting stopped at noon Friday the military situa tion had developed into a stand off between the two warring factions This made diplomats optimistic on the ceasefire prospects The civilian military junta fought with tanks and machine sessions every day next week in an attempt to end the session by next would be ts 139th day Even if they follow through on he threat theres still a tre mendous amount to do Most ob servers say it is doubtful if a iveek even working every night and every day will be enough Most of the major revenue measures to pay for operating the state still must be enacted and many of them are highly controversial Some of the major appropriation bills also have yet to reach the floor WATER SHORTAGE SEEN NEW YORK 0 The citys 320 ornamental and display foun tains have been ordered shut clown to save water because of tional Gallery in 1961 has been Famed Goya found in rail station LONDON The Goya portrait of the Duke o Wellington stolen from the Na uns right up to the deadline Friday and was reported to lave crushed rebel resistance in northern Santo Domingo This eft the rebels with their down own stronghold which is scaled off by US troops who have strict orders not to allow armed forces from either side through their lines The area is about 8 ity blocks wide and 12 blocks long The truce which ends at noon Saturday was negotiated by the Red Cross and the United Na tions to evacuate the dead and wounded Secretary General U Thant told the UN Security Council Friday that his repre sentative in Santo Domingo Jose Antonio Mayobrc was try extend it another 24 an impending shortage next fall ORLD FRIENDLY SOUNDING OFF While an hourlong protest of many in recent months progresses near Spvoul Hall on the Berkeley campus of the University of California these unrelated personalized protests min gle with other paper impromptu signs adorning a scattering of win clows in the large residence halls for women left bordering nearby Col lege avenue returncci in good condition The painting was recovered in Birmingham Friday night from a baggage room in a rail road station An unidentified person had sent the baggage ticket to a London newspaper office and po lice were notified A joint statement was issued by the London Metropolitan Police and the National Gallery They said The portrait appears to be n good condition but it will not e exhibited until it has been subjected to expert cxamina ion A letter accompanying the aggagc ticket to the newspaper appeared to be in the same handwriting as others sent to news agencies since the disap pcarancc the painting Dctcc Lives believe these letters anc his one were written by some one who had Hie Goya in his possession The writer knew dc tails of the back of the painting that none others would know The Goya had been sold a Sothebys Auction to an Amcri can buyer for 140000 pound in June 1961 There was an outcry from the Britisi public about the art treasur leaving the covmtry The por trait then was bought in Angus 1961 for the original pvirchas price and put in the Nation Gallery i ing to hours Jordan and several other na tions were working on a resolu tion which would have the 11 nation Security Council call foi lasting ceasefire In Washington US strateg sts said prospects for a solution o the Dominfcan crisis have akcn a turn for the better and chances for a permanent cease ire are brighter They cau ioned that much remained to e done The United States announced t would withdraw some 1700 of ts 23000 troops in the Domin can Republic The number to be pulled out is about equal to he number of troops being sent n by LatinAmerican nations under the auspices of the Or ganization of American States US officials said a sizable US contingent and some inter American forces may have to remain on the Caribbean island for months The United States has been pressing for a coalition govern mcnt which could run the coun try until a permanent govern ment is elected The ceasefire was being ob served except for a few sporad ic shots as Red Cross teams moved in to haul out the deac and wounded Newsmen touring the four squaremile battle area in the north of the city said they saw Kids too sloppy Sloppy Day on HOUSTON Tex AP Pu pils observed Thursday as Sloppy Day at Robert E Lee High School Some looked so sloppy they were sent home They retaliated by boycotting he school cafeteria which nor mally serves 1400 lunches It cd only 50 persons Friday Principal Woodrow Walts was not alarmed On the inside Business news Page 3 Opinion Page The Surveyor 4 Religious news 67 Society 8 Sports 910 Comics 11 Mason City 1213 Clear Lake news North Iowa news lodics being burned in the trcets apparently to prevent he spread of disease One source said the weeklong jattle for the northern suburbs claimed the lives of 400 persons nd wounded 1000 many of la tions hen civilians level The rebels have said that 1 iOO persons were killed in the irst three weeks of fighting Doctors in several hospitals agree to a figure of more than 1 000 dead before this weeks bat le began Higher postal rates suggested WASHINGTON spe cial advisory panel has urged a dike in postal rates and elimina tion of preferential rates The group named by Post master General John A Gro nouski last January said such action would help the Post Of fice Department overcome its annual operating deficit now about million a year The panel also suggested that first class and air mail be merged into a single category to be moved by the quickest means It said this would re quire an increase in the present fivecent first class rate was a leader of Democratic op position to the bill The House also has passed a Hughessponsored bill to create a commission to work to prevent and mediate labor disputes much as the National Labor Re lations Board does on a national vel Still to be introduced is the third bill to liberalize the law on picketing in labor disputes outlaw socalled featherbedding secondary boycotts and hot cargo agreements and restrict he individual can make his own choice about joining an organi zation Sen Joseph Cassidy D Wal cott said all major industries in his area already have labor contracts providing for the un ion shop if it ever is made legal Arguing for the bill he said they have already agreed lo it and I assume that management has agreed to it in good faith Sens George OMalley DDes Moines and Gilbert Klefstad DCouncil Bluffs voted for the bill although they said it should te stronger The Democratic state plat form calls for outright repeal of the Iowa righttowork law but Hughes said this provision was slipped in there without my knowledge He insisted ha wanted only to modify the law although his critics said his modification proposals amount ed to repeal Sen Jacob Mincks DOttum ATOM SCIENTIST DIES PITTSFIELD Mass Dr Zay Jeffries 77 one of the na tions top scientists involved in 14 development of the atomic 18 bomb died Friday the power of courts to intervene in labor disputes without giving a hearing to both sides Majority Leader Andrew Frommelt DDubuque told the Senate Friday the union shop proposal is the most twisted outofproportion issue to come before the legislature since 1949 when labor haters passed the bill the present law which they thought would take labor unions out of Iowa He declared that it would not require anyone to join a union but would merely allow employ ers and their employes to nego tiate such contracts if they so decided Disagreeing Sen Tom Riley RCedar Rapids said the practi cal effect would be compulsory union membership He said this was wrong in principle and therefore he would vote against the bill although labor leaders helped elect him to the Senate Sen David Stanley RMusca tine said anybody who votes for this dangerous bill has right to talk any more on civil rights He said it would remove from the law a guarantee that SAME wa vice president of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFLCIO said the issue today is whether or not we believe in free collec tive bargaining whether or not as a state government wa want to interfere with free col lective bargaining Present law Mincks said in effect dic tates what type of union securi ty agreements may be signed Technically the Senate could reconsider its action and take another vote on the bill but backers of the proposal did not mention this in the aftermath of the voting Asked about the pos sibility Frommelt said never can tell LEGIONNAIRE DIES WASHINGTON Gen John Thomas Taylor 79 a founding officer of the Ameri can Legion and a veteran of both world wars died Friday of a heart attack County big killer By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director A car races over a small knoll on a North Iowa gravel road Suddenly a tractor pulling a corn hid den from sight by the knoll looms in front There is a brief sound of scattering gravel as the autos tires bite into the soft road A split second later comes a vio lent scream ripping metal ai the two vehicles collide Then all is silent Not a pretty picture you say Perhaps not but it is an alltoo common picture on Americas rural roads Proof of this comes from the National Safety Coun cil According to the councils It really doesnt make much difference in the final analysis according to Mitchell County Sheriff Richard Jahnel After the dust has settled and the ambulance has gone to FOCUS on North Iowa latest statistics nearly 75 per cent of all highway deaths occur on county roads Who was right and who was wrong in our hypothetical colli sion the hospital its too late to ar gue about who was right and who was wrong Jahnel says Like the other sheriffs in area Jahnel is made brutally aware of the major causes of these rural road accidents as listed by the National Safety Council These causes include Slowmoving vehicles Lack of road signs Intersections obscured by tall crops and brush Unlighted obscured railroad crossings Narrow roads Jahnel places much of the re FOCUS PUitt Turn to 1 fir ;