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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes oil North lowans neighbors Homo Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER J9 1HS a Conslti o Four Anoclated Prtu full Wlrei No 197 NEW INTERCHANGES Map shows the route of the Interstate 35 through North Iowa The 16 interchanges are described in the accompanying story Plan sixteen in CLEAR LAKE Sixteen interchanges an av erage of one every five have been proposed the hew Interstate 35 routing through North Iowa Raymond Kassel assistant highwaycommission planning engineer said the diamondtype interchange the predominate type to be built in Iowa requires up to 40 acres of rightofway The cloverleaf type requires up to 75 acres of rightofway he said Plans for grade separations to route local roads under or over the interstate will not be made until later It is expected that grade separations will average about every two to four miles The map shows the approxi mate location of interchanges ONE At US 20 Provides ac cess for Webster City Fort Dodge Blairsburg Williams Alden Iowa Falls Parkersburg Waterloo and Highway 20 traf fic TWO Access for Williams Alden and Iowa Falls THREE At County Road For Dows Williams Popejoy Woolstock and Eagle Grove FOUR County Road Access for Dows FIVE At Iowa Highway 3 For Rowan Hampton Clarion Latimer Coulter Humbpldt Goldfield Eagle Grove Allison Waverly and Highway 3 traffic SJX County Road For Alexander and Chapin SEVEN County Road For Sheffield Meservey Bel mond and Goodell EIGHT For Thornton nnd Goodell NINE County Road E For Swaledale Rockwell Marble Rock and Nashua TEN County Road D For south shore area of Clear Lake ELEVEN Iowa Highway 106 For Clear City TWELVE Lake and Mason US Highway 18 For Algona Britt Garner Clear Lake Mason City Ventura and Charles City THIRTEEN County Road T For Fertile FOURTEEN Iowa Highway 9 For Hanlontown Forest City Manly Osage and Highway 9 traffic Heavy toll from blasts of volcano TAGAYTA Philippines AP The first rescue workers reached the blackened shores of the Taal volcano Wednesday and reported a wide expanse of death and destruction There was no immediate casualty estimate from the first o land on the 12squaremile sland in Lake Taal where the volcano erupted at am Tuesday Officials feared a heavy toll among the islands 2 000 inhabitants and in villages along the lakeshore 5 to 10 miles from the island The party on the island re ported the 984foot volcano had subsided to occasional rumbles and belches of smoke The loca military commander orderec the evacuation of all persons from low areas around Lake Taal as a precaution against another eruption and an accom panying tidal wave The Red Cross reported 184 bodies recovered on the main land 104 of them in the lakeside town of Agoncillo Many were killed by the great chunks o rock the volcano hurled through the air Some were enveloped in hot ash and mud and died o burns The Red Cross saic many appeared to have dice from fear and shock The rescue group on the is and reported thighdeep volcan c mud with two villages com iletely submerged in debris The party said half the islanc appeared covered with the vol FIFTEEN For Joice Kensett and St Ansgar SIXTEEN Not shown on map Iowa Highway 105 For Northwood Lake Mills Buffalo Center Carpenter and Swea City Weather outlook Rain WodmwUy night end Thursday Wednesday night in the 50s Turning cool er with strong shifting winds Thursday highs in the Ms details on 1 x plain action Pros and cons aired at Clear Lake hearing RvlADDYCMllCD n1 tr By LARRY FULLER CLEAR LAKE The Iowa Highway Commission here Wed nesday afternoon explained its reasoning in choosing the new Interstate 35 corridor through North Iowa The farmer who feared that the new superhighway will bi sect his land and the business man who sees the economic future of his community hing ing on the location of the inter state sat shouldertoshoulder at the All Veterans Social Center I35A tKree year problem The iowa State Highway Com nission has had the routing of nterstate 35 through North Iowa jefore it for nearly three years Some significant dates follow June 4 Iowa State lighway Commission announced approval of a route paralleling Highway 69 through North Iowa pending outcome of public hear ngs Highway commission engi neers said the Highway 69 route would cost about million more for construction but that his was offset by the fact that he easterly route considered paralleling Highway was i8 miles longer and would pro duce much higher driving costs July City indi viduals and groups propose re ocation of 135 through North Iowa involving use of a diag onal in Iowa rather than in Min nesota as scheduled It was argued that it would better serve population and eco nomic centers in North Iowa by passing Mason City and Clear ake while not affecting over all length between control points at Williams Iowa and Albert iea Minn August hearings icld in Forest City and Rowan on proposed westerly Highway 9 route Mason City proposal presented during con arguments Dec H 1963 Iowa State Highway Commission orders a letailed study of an alternate oute of Interstate 35 through Vorth Iowa following examina ion of Mason City proposal Study was begun early in 1964 Oct 23 1964 Rex M Whit on of Washington BC fed1 eral highway administrator told the GlobeGazette that the US Jureau of Public Roads would unwilling to approve the west line Highway 69 route hrough North Iowa on basis of nformation now submitted Whitton said the bureau favors he Mason City route because of the greater service it can render to a large population as Raymond Kassel assistant commission planning engineer vmfolded the background oC the project With thecontroversy over the location of the highway nearing its final countdown Kassel em phasized to the more than 500 persons present that the hear ing is not intended to be a popular referendum for the pur pose of determining the location of the proposed route simply by a majority vote of those pres ent This hearing does not re lieve the dulyconstituted of ficials of the State Highway Commission of the necessity for making decisions on state high way matters for which they are charged with full This hearing is designed to insure the opportunity for the availability of a forum to pro vide factual information perti nent to the determination of the final location considered by the state to best serve the public interest Kassel said Prior to the hearing Glenn H Doty district engineer for the highway commission said the transcript of the taperecorded hearing proceedings may be presented to the commission at its Oct 12 meeting A final de cision could be expected on Oct 2G he said Even after com mission ap proval a route cannot be eslab lishcd until official sanction is given by the U S Bureau of Public Roads With the location of the pub lic hearing less than two miles from the new proposed corridor Knsscl read a property descrip tion of the new routing In general terms Kassel said the proposed route runs parallel lo US Highway GO near the Wright County line At a point southeast of Dows the inter state would run diagonally to north of Latimcr It then con tinues northly east of Thornton and Clear Lake and west of the Mason City Municipal Airport UIMFEKRO COUNTY Dec 3 1964 Iowa State Highway Commission directed ts engineers to study alternate routes for Interstate 35 through North Iowa after receiving for mal notice from the US Bu reau of Public Roads that it would reject the proposed path of Interstate 35 along Highway 69 in that area The study was begunearly in 1965 Sept 1 Iowa State Highway Commission voted 4 0 to approve an Interstate 35 corridor through North Iowa that would pass between the Mason City Municipal Airporl and ClearLake SCUFFLE Georgia state police separate a white youth right and a civil rights worker left during a brief scuffle Wednesday Negroes tried for the second schoolbuses in Crawfordville Ga day Pliotofnx to board white Inside The Globe North Iowa news 11 Editorials 12 Society news 171819 Sports 2122 Bowling news 23 Clear Lake news 26 Mason City news 3031 Latest markets Comics 30 32 Yanks face trials for war crimes Mailers and papers near agreement NEW YORK all night negotiating session be tween the Mailers Union and the Publishers Association of New York came close to agree ment on job security mediator Theodore K Kneel reported Wednesday Kneel recessed the talks un til Thursday morning He said one knotty item re mained to be worked out on the job security issue which centers on protection for union members classified as extras There was no report of prog ress in the dispute that started the strike by the AFLCIO New York Newspaper Guild against the New York Times TimesGuild negotiations recessed Tuesday night until this afternoon SAIGON South Viet Nam Viet Nam says US and Vietnamese pilots cap tured in North Viet Nam will be tried as war criminals The International Red Cross Committee in Geneva disclosed Wednesday North Viet Nam in formed it of that policy in a letter dated Aug 31 The word from Geneva came as Hanoi in an official Commu nist publication hinted that Americans captured in fighting in the future may be executed summarily by the Viet Cong On the war front a US spokesman announced that South Vietnamese forces and US planes beat off an attack Tues day by one of the largest Viet Cong concentrations in several months possibly 2000 guerril las The spokesman reported no further fighting Wednesday in the area 45 miles northwest of Qui Nhon and 295 miles north east of Saigon But American advisors in Qui Nbon reported three Viet cong regiments normally about 3 000 men were massing along a 40mile stretch of strategic Highway 1 north of the coastal city The Viet Cong have cut off at least three district towns in the area Phu Cat Phu My and Bon Song blown several bridges and set up roadblocks along the highway US sources A US source said the Com munists are camped along the Accident victim asks company for CEDAR RAPIDS AP George McKinley of Sparta NJ filed a damage suit against Universal Engi neering Corp of Ccdar Rapids in District Court here Tuesday McKinley charged in his peti tion that he lost an arm in 1963 while operating a rock crusher manufactured by Universal He charged that Universal was negligent in both design and manufacture of the rock crusher and that insufficient in structions were given on opera tion of the machine canic mud that rained for eigh lours or more after the firs eruption Survivors who escaped across the lake during the eruption told of a rain of boulders that cap sized frail fishing boats in which the islands farm families fled Frogmen began a search for bodies in the lake parts of it 600 feet deep The once clear waters were murky with volcanic ash The Red Cross reported 55000 persons huddled in evacuation camps or along the roadsides Most had fled from homes around the lake Ceasefire outlook bleak NEW DELHI India AP The outlook for the IndiaPaki stan ceasefire remained bleak Wednesday as both sides made new demands and neither showed any sign of withdrawing from positions seized during their undeclared war A spokesman for the Indian Foreign Office said the with drawal of armed personnel should include an estimated 3 000 guerrillas the Indians claim Pakistan trained equipped ami sent into the Indian sector of subversion and Kashmir for sabotage Pakistan has denied the In dian claim contending that the guerrillas whose operations touched off the war are Kash miri nationalists fighting for freedom from Indian control Indian Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri told newsmen the most urgent task facing the UN Security Council is to ask Pakistan to desist from its de clared path of aggression Shastri said Pakistan had been threatening in the Security Council to unleash a wide con flagration if its desires were not met He said India had accepted the ceasefire voted by the council in complete good faith unconditionally but not unilat erally Shastri said Indian forces were under strict orders not to violate the ceasefire but he added Indian forces are under instructions to defend thcm KASHMIR Please Turn to Pago 2 roadside despite heavy US air strikes against them Tues day The government force of two battalions suffered moderate losses and many Viet Cong were believed to have been killed by the US air strikes the spokes man said but no body count was made The action look place in the area of Phu Cu Pass where the Viet Cong suffered heavy losses in a battle last week Two Communist battalions launched a twopronged attack Tuesday against the Vietnamese troops from the east and west while two other battalions struck from the southwest US intelligence sources have said the Viet Cong have begun a buildup in Binh Dinh Prov ince in which Qui Nhon is lo cated Top Vietnamese military officers said earlier in the week they believed that North Viet namese troops are operating in the province Meanwhile US paratroopers Tuesday night ended the long est operation of the war involv ing American troops in the dense D zone brush and jun gles near Ben Cat 30 miles north of Saigon Vietnamese New Zealand and Australian contingents also took part in the twoweek sweep which sought to wrest the initia tive from Communist guerrillas in an area they have long domi nated The spokesman said 45 Viet Cong were killed and 75 cap tured and that the Allied force suffered only light casualties He said the paratroopers seized thousands of pounds of weapons and supplies 5000 Viet Cong documents and three field hos pitals In the air war a US jet was shot down over North Viet Nam Tuesday and another US bomber was downed Wednesday in the Mekong delta A Violence erupts in Georgia CRAWFORDVILLE Ga AP Violence erupted Wednesday during an attempt by Negroes to hoard school buses with vhite pupils when a white youth struck a Negro photographer with his fists State troopers moved in quick ly to separate the pair The white youth was held a short time but later was released The unidentified Negro phologra iher not seriously injured was ed away by troopers Failing in their attempts to loard the buses carrying white children to schools in neighbor ng counties several Negroes hen drove to nearby Warren ton where school buses had taken the Taliafcrro County pupils At Warrenlon n group of whites pelted a Negros car with apples but state police stopped them The Negroes were held in a state police car for a short time but then got back into their car and drove away They made no attempt to enter the school State troopers directed traf fic along the highwayin front of the school and kept a group of about 30 whites away from he Negroes There were no injuries or arrests at Warren ton Wednesdays attempt was the second by Negroes to board the school buses at Crawfordville after the county closed its white school and the pupils trans crrcd to other counties crossing into Minnesota near Silver Lake Kassel explained that the cor ridor varies in width from one half mile to ivis miles The specific location for the line will not be established until a later date and for that rea son it will be impossible for us at this time to say exactly where the final line will be and to tell you which properties it will be necessary to purchase for construction Citing numerous factors which influenced the commission in its decision Kassel emphasized the system cost analysis He termed it the new approach to analyzing road improvements in Iowa In the systems cost analysis the area primarily influenced by the proposed route is de fined Kassel said In the Inter state 35 route this area includ ed Hamilton Wright Hancock Winnebago Hardin Franklin CCITO Gordo and Worth coun ties Traffic within the study area along with traffic entering or leaving is analyzed Kassel said The location of Interstate 35 in the study area affected the traffic pattern as its location was shifted he added The shifting traffic pattern required different feeder road construc tion in the 20 year study period Kassel told the group that the Highway 65 routing would re quire more fourlane construc tion on Highway 65 than the newer proposed corridor System cost analysis also considered the total roaduser cost In the area average daily traffic maintenance cost an nual transportation cost and benefit ratio cost Kassel said Turning to costs of the sev en routes most extensively studied Kassel presented a chart showing comparative data For the two routes discussed Highway 69 and the new corridor the charts showed The annualamortized con struction costs plus the annual maintenance costs as for the proposed Mason City Clear Lake route and for the Highway 69 path This is a difference of The distance of the Inter state 35 in Iowa from the Min nesota border to the control point near Williams is 7948 miles for the proposed corridor and 7677 for the Highway 69 route a difference of 271 miles When the new Minnesota portion is included the pro posed route is 109 miles short er The overall length for the Highway 69 parallel is 8857 miles for the Mason CityClear Lake route 8748 miles Other data released ear lier by the commission show the Highway 69 corridor less ex pensive for the Interstate main line but the Mason CityClear Lake route less costly for feed er routes The total costs for the In terstate 35 route in Iowa would be for the Mason CityClear Lake route and 267000 for the Highway 69 par allel Support of the commissions new corridor came from more than 40 persons representing 11 North Iowa communities Towns include Mason City Charles City Clear Lake Rockwell Thornton Nora Springs North wood St Ansgar Osage Shef field and Manly While most of those favoring the newer route presented reso lutions from their towns or or ganizations the most compre hensive defense was made by Thomas E Joins chairman of the Interstate 35 ComniUec Standing by a chart nearly four feet high Jolas rated each of the seven routes the commis BULLETIN WASHINGTON AP House adopted Wednesday a substitute District of Colum bia home rule bill that calls for a referendum and a char ier commission to work out a form of city government The action was by a 198139 teller vote and is subject to a later roll call vote See earlier story page sion said were considered most seriously based on Ratings 135 Please turn to Page 2 SAME ;