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Washington Evening Journal (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Washington, Iowa The Washington evening journal vol. To Siw Ashington Iowa monday Kyd inc May jul. I ug.4 i of wanted a fair tax measure Hughes spared veto decision 286 cars checked in Circle of safety Dos Moines up a gov. Harold e. Hughes admitted today it would have been a a real Tough decision to veto or accept a last minute Effort by the legislature to pass a 3 per cent sales tax. Hughes said his present inclinations Are a i would probably have vetoed the but he added that it would have taken a careful study of the total benefits the measure would have provided for the people of the state before he would have made up his mind. The governors comments at a news conference were directed at a legislative conference committee report which proposed a $44.5 million tax increase package built around increasing the sales tax from 2 per cent to 3 per cent. However. Hughes was relieved of making the veto decision when the Senate rejected the Compromise report on the closing Day of the session saturday. A right or wrong. I wanted a tax Bill a Hughes told his news conference today. He thanked the House members a for going As far As they did in attempting to shape a tax Bill that would have been acceptable to him. Hughes said he was not certain what the Lack of additional Revenue would mean but he planned to consult with state comptroller Marvin Selden or. To reach an estimate of the anticipated yield from present taxes he said the Treasury surplus might drop below Sih million but that would depend largely on How much additional Revenue would result from legalizing Sale of liquor by the drink. Hughes had made it Clear that he wanted an income tax withholding is Stem and enactment of a Oil to equalize property valuations a n d tax assessments throughout the state. Politically. Hughes said the failure to achieve property tax re Lief would i get offset. He explained that 50 per cent of the republicans and 75 per cent of the democrats voted against the tax Bill in the Senate. A but i did t look at it from the political View Point when i said i would go along with a 3 cent sales tax and the Large increase in agricultural land tax credits. I was just going half Way with the legislature As i had promised in my inaugural Hughes said. He added that he w As cons Meed flu majority of the people did not want a property tax Relief Bill after they saw Quot it would Cost them More than they would he said the majority included people in cities and towns residents of the Westt in and Northern Border areas and tenant Farmers. Still getting tests a the mail and phone Calls i received indicated the people were behind me either to get a fair and equitable tax Bill or nothing at All a the governor said. Astronaut Home Cape canaveral up a astronaut l. Gordon Cooper under goes further medical tests and additional debriefing i Alay before leaving for Washington tuesday where he will receive the distinguished ser ice medal for his historic 22 9 orbit flight around Earth. The slightly built air Force major was relaxed and smiling during sundays tumultuous tribute to his 575.000 mile space voyage. Wednesday Cooper will be honoured with a ticker tape Parade in new York. Plans called for him to ride in a convertible up lower Broadway through the financial District to City Hall where he will be Given a reception. Sunday Cooper described his breathtaking flight probably the last manned space voyage by the i United states for 18 months As firm proof Man can sleep eat and St it Rud Speaks at live for Long periods in space. He told of seeing vivid geographic details sleeping soundly eat ing on schedule although he was not too hungry and performing numerous experiments assigned to him. A really no problem Cooper described his blazing a fireball re entry under manual control an emergency step that was necessary after the automatic system failed in the 20th orbit and caused anxious concern around the world. A there lit said. There had been speculation that still another one Man space flight in the project Mercury series might be held later this year but official of the Federal space continued on Page 3 was really no problem a a top baccalaureate Junior chamber of Commerce members were somewhat disappointed with the number of vehicles which went through their Circle of safety Check Here Satur Day but still caller the project a Success. Don Lawless chairman reported a total of 28g cars and in trucks were checked throughout the Day. On ten Points regarding their safety. This was More than too fewer than were checked last year. Of the total. 114 cars were found deficient in at least one of the to Check Points seven of the trucks also failed to meet safety requirements. Or. Lawless today urged other motorists in the Community to have their cars checked in their favorite garages. Many of the local garages have indicated they will run the Circle of safely checks for interested owners. Steering deficiencies were found in 79 of the cars. This was the Ino get prevalent failure to meet safety requirements. Quite a number of faulty lights also were found in the Check another feature of the Circle of safety this year was a Survey to see How in a ii y vehicles were equipped with seat belts. Only 38 of the cars had seat belts in the front seat and Only one had them in the rear seat. Court House will have 5-Day week a a series of and a Blaze ripped a bulk gasoline and fuel Oil Plant at Keota Early this morning injuring a truck Driver and causing considerable damage to the Coop Plant operated by Paul Gaines of Keota is transport Semi at the transport destroyed Driver burned rear was unloading gasoline when the explosion occurred and a fire resulted. The huge storage tanks shown Here exploded later from the heat of the fire. A journal photo by b b Elliott Keota gasoline tanks Burn resuscitation to be demonstrated tuesday \ series of demonstrations on the relatively new method of Mouth Mouth resuscitation will be presented at the Washington Myca tuesday. The hour Long demonstration and program will to presented four times a at to a in for the Public at 1 30 . For they wives at 5 pm. For High school students and at 7 . Fur they a men the demonstration will feature use of a life sized Dummy followed by a film. Or. Legion baseball practice this evening members of the Junior american legion baseball team will hold a practice session at Green Field starting at 6 o clock this evening. Washington High school seniors were reminded sunday night that True happiness can be found Only in a life of service As they heard the Rev. Dennis Stutrud deliver the annual baccalaureate minion. The Rev Stutrud. Pastor of in Maunel lutheran Church expressed his wishes for the Success and happiness of the seniors and then outlined briefly some of the things essential for Complete happiness in this life admitting that Many persons today give an outward appearance of happiness with emphasis Only on tile material things of life. Rev. Stutrud urged the seniors to work for that real happiness which can come from serving their fellow men. A you have no More right to ignore god in your Pursuit of life than you have to ignore your parents he told members of this year s graduating class the speaker also urged the urns to put every action to a pie three fold test. A ask yourself he said. A would i like to Lave this aet publicized would it be All right if everyone did that it same tiling a a and a will it improve my relationship with Ofa in Bac the sen Sirn a Large crowd attended tin Cai aureate program held High school gymnasium. Other ministers participating in eluded the Rev. Harold Devries the Rev. Eddie i. West the Rev Ray Blair and the Rev Lloyd lat to. Monica Mccarthy served Vanist. And a a Cial music was provided by the Washington High school freshman mixed chorus directed by Vernon Feuerhelm. Last night s service marked the opening of a Busy week for the i lass of 1963. Class Day will be held at 1 30 . Tuesday and commencement is scheduled thursday at 8 . Offices at the Washington Conn to court House will in closed All Day saturdays starting in june. Action on the change of hours for some of the offices in the court House Vas taken at a meeting of elective officers saturday. All of the offices have been closing on saturday afternoons in the past and at least two Haw been closed All Days saturdays. Members of the Board of super visors the Lone dissenters in the vote to close on saturday my Ira i cd they will go along with the wishes of the majority despite their opposition to the idea. Is or offices involved include the sheriffs office already closed All Jay saturday county superintendent j of school clerk of the District court county recorder county treasurer county auditor a n d county assessor and Engineer county assessor Walter Kiesey indicated that although his office would adopt the saturday closing. It probably would not be effective until sometime later because of the backlog of work in his office Al the present time. Keota residents were jolted from their sleep Early this morning ii. A series of blasts As lire swept the a mines bulk gasoline and fuel Oil Plant on the Southeast Edge of til Community. Hire trucks and Bremen from Sigourney Washington. West Dies ter Keota and Wellman worked nearly two hours before they were Able to bring the Blaze under a n tool shortly before 5 o clock this morning. At least 15,000 Gallons of gasoline and Light fuel Oil were lost in the Blaze along with several thousand dollars in damage to equipment a 26 year old truck Driver John Vav bite of Troy was seriously injured As a result of the Blaze and fire and was taken to an Iowa City Hospital with fir get second and third degree Burns Over the upper portion of his body. Reports indicate White was unloading gasoline from his Semi truck into a storage tank at the p i a n t about three of clock this morning when apparently an outlet on the truck began spraying gasoline and it hit the hot exhaust pipe on the cab and exploded to set Oft the huge Blaze which also resulted in explosion of nearby storage tanks. White walked to the Wayne Mill j. E. White Wellman Dies Early today Wellman a j. E. White of Wellman was found dead Early this morning at his Home. He apparently had died Early today of natural causes. The funeral arrangements Are pending today or. White was born april 9. 1889, a son of Addison and Rebecca Lewis White. He married Jessie White in 1910. He was a member of the Christa in Church the roof and Rebekah lodges. Mrs. Alife Lefever of Wellman claimed Wellman a funeral services for mrs. Albe Lefever will be held tuesday at 2 . In the Christian Church of Kinross. Mrs. Lefever died saturday evening in the Washington county Hospital. She was born May 25, 1884 a daughter of Charles and Electa Adams Carter. Fie married Albe Lefever May 29. 1907 and lie died nov. 15, 1950. S Irviv ors Are five daughters including mrs. Erma Metzger and mrs. Violet Damon of Washington and mrs. Gayle Rugg of Keota ten grandchildren and one sister. Mrs. Dolly Lefever of Washington. Weather by United press International Iowa a Marriable cloudiness tonight with Chance of Light showers East portion. Tuesday partly Cloudy and cooler. Lows tonight in the 40s highs tuesday 50s North to 60s South. Wednesday generally fair and continued quite Cool. Five Day Outlook a tempera lures will average 5 to to degrees below Normal for tile five Day period from tonight through saturday. N o r in a i Range from 70 Northeast to 70s Southwest and lows from the upper 40s North to lower 50s South. Turning Cool Early in the period and remaining Cool until warmer about saturday offers band lessons for beginners Here a i a n Bergstrom instrumental music director in w Ashington Community schools today announced plans for the summer by nil pro Gram in local schools. Beginners Are being offered instrumental lessons during the sum Mer months july i through August 23. The eight week program is open to students in Stewart and Lincoln elementary schools and parents Are urged to Register their children As soon As possible parents interested in conferring with or. Bergstrom about the pro Gram Are asked to meet this week with the director or. Bergstrom will be at Stewart school wednesday May 22. At 4 ., in the gym he1 will be in the Lincoln school gym at 4 . Thursday May 23. The beginners program is one phase of the summer band work which is conducted in local schools for an eight week period each summer. Columbus jct. Driver spots three burglars Rock Island Iii Chi i a Quick action by an Alert Iowa track Driver and last action by the Rock Island county sheriffs office resulted in the capture of three burglars Early today i Ruck Driver Jim Lough Obi in by. Junction Iowa noticed Tho Trio in a Hillsdale iu., service station shortly after Midnight he awakened a nearby resident who called service station owner Howard Dillon. Dixon in turn called the sheriffs a lice the sheriff called Erie Iii. Town marshal Ted doves and told him the Throe were headed toward Erie on a gravel Road. Dovers set up a Roadblock and captured the Trio within 20 min in it Aper they were first sighted by Lough. Harlys Rundall 24. Rural Erie and Charles Tunker Lindon 111. Were Beld in lieu of $3,000 Bond. Rundall s wife Barbara 17. Was held in lieu of . All were charged with burglary. Of Licurs said $8.545 taken from tin station via recovered. Or Home nearby and got there just As they were calling the fire department after being awakened by that it Blaze. The Driver was then taken by ambulance to Iowa City. The heat was so intense that Tho cab on the Semi truck which was being unloaded was Complete in melted Down with Only Tho engine and lower part of the Frame visible. Smaller tanks were the first to by it it or after the fire began but five huge storage tanks at the rear Junior Iii a Junior his election of officers will be a feature of that groups meeting thursday at 7 . In the Myca gym longest on record of the Plant area als it exploded from the heat of the Blaze. People living r ear Tho Plant said the explosion sounded. Inst like a great big bomb had gone off. Kalona Man Dies at Iowa City Hospital Kalona a William la. Snyder died this morning at the mercy Hospital in Iowa City. The elderly former Kalona Man had moved to Iowa City recently after being a Long time n silent of Kalona. Funeral arrange rents at the present time Are still pending but will be handled by tile Peterseim funeral Home of Kalona legislature ends annual awards Day held at Junior High school Here Washington Junior High school students received recognition for their Scholastic and extra curricular accomplishments at the an Naul awards Day program held this afternoon at the Junior High school. The awards were presented by the faculty sponsors of the various activities in a program at which principal Jesse Linch presided. The formal presentation of awards was followed by a dance at which tile Parent teacher group served refreshments. Top scholars Richard Lee Koehler and Carl Howard Hays earned the medals for the highest Scholastic average this year in the seventh and eighth grades respectively. Richard had a 10.2 average in his seventh Grade work based on maximum of 12. Honorable mention went to Miriam Ruth Jones who had a 10.65 average but who had attended Only one semester at Washington Junior High school. Carl had a 9.9 average for the eighth Grade. Runner up in the seventh Grade a. Randy Joe Hillman with a 10.15 average. Margaret to we and Dell was runner up in the eighth Grade with a 9.86 average. Other top honors were the citizenship awards earned by t w o eighth graders. Canna Lee Chor pening and Allan Eugene Pohren. These citizenship awards go to he eighth Grade boy and girl who receive the most votes from the student body. Names were placed in nomination by the teachers. Social studies awards were earned by two girls. These go to the seventh grader and the eighth grader who scored highest on a i current events test near the end of the school year. Miriam Ruth Jones Vas the seventh Grade Winner and Bonnie Lucille Bannister topped tile eighth Grade. Scholastic awards Scholastic awards were Given to each student who has been on the Honor Roll three times out of the first four lists in the school year. Seventh Grade a Terry Allison Martha Baker Raberta Batterson Connie Black Jean Bode Suzanne Bosh Art Neil Britain Gary Dickerson. Mark Glover Gregory Good Ell Priscilla Hammer Randy Hul Man Michael Hora. Barbara hum Ston Margaret Jarrard Miriam Jones David Knecht Carol Knutson Richard Koehler Sylvia Long run or Stephen Lowry Eldon Luers Dianne Marek Larry Miller James Potter Pamela Proudfit Robert. Simmering Richard Sojka Rita Sojka Beth Stevenson Carol Swift Donna Swift Nav turnip seed Cynthia Yohe. Eighth Grade a Rebecca Arnold Kathryn Bakehouse Brian Britain Lyle Brock. Jamie bump Douglas Campbell. Marlene Cha bal Carina Chorpening Kent Dall Meyer. Douglas English Karen Grubb Stephen Hardy Carl Hays David Hutchcroft a Lane Klee so Susan june Jensen Knupp Liana Dorothy Koss. William pit win Lance. Jesse Linch jr., Dor Otho Lloyd Dennis Marek Connie Messer Linda Miller Susan min ick Connie m us Grove Sally my decry Pamela Mcguire Alice Owen. Arthur Potratz Vivian Potratz. Jean Pribyl Karen Soucek David Tindal. Angela Tinnes. A Vosika Margaret Waddell Robert Warner Larry Warner Ronnie Wehr Jerald Westermark Carl Wulf Edward Wulf Janet Wulf Judith Zickefoose. Perfect attendance seventh a Marion Bain. Thomas Beauchamp Terry Bower Ronald Brown Larry Custer Diana Duen sing Mary Dusek. Priscilla Hammer Peggy Hauenstein Barbara Humston Miriam Jones Penney Long Eldon Luers Dianne Marek Barbara Messer Richard Schenk Carol Swift Cynthia Yohe. Eighth a Larry Applegate re Bee a Arnold. Barbara Bennett Dan b t o w a Marlene Chabal Douglas English. Robert Gallagher. Karen Grubb. Lynn liar vey Stephen Johnson rare n Keller Jane Kleese John Kleese William Lance. Jesse Linch or Connie Messer. Duane Miller. Pamela Mcguire. Kathleen Norton Stephen Palmer Allen Pohren Vivian Potratz Meredith Smith. David Tindal William Wagner Rob Ort Warner Ronnie Wehr Earl Wiite Donna Wilson Robert Wilson Carl Wulf Edward Wulf. Janet Wulf. Koss bake Jean on j a in student Council awards Allison Lynn amiss Richton Marsha Baker. Jean Terry Ard Ander Bee n bios so in Barbara Bennett Susan Berdo Terry Bower Carina Chorpening Kaven Grubb Douglas haves John Kleese Connie Messer. Philip Mcconnell Pamela Proudfit. Candace Randall James Sojka. Beth Stevenson Karen to Sika. Larry Warner. Chris Wilson. Librarian awards Connie Messer and Linda head librarians Kathryn h ii u s a Bonnie Bannister. Beon Blosson Susan Berdo. Nie Black Margaret Birne in bump Carol Carson Marlene Chabal Carina Chorpening Lorena Coleman Nancy Curtis Nancy Fields. Priscilla Hammer. Judith Jeffries. June Jensen. Jane Kle Ese Carol Knutson s u s a n Knupp Margaret arson. Penney Long Sylvia longer. Dorothy Lloyd Barbara Messer Susan min ick Kathleen Norton Ann Rade maker Karen Soucek Vicki \ in son Marl e n e Wade Cheryl Woods. Janet Wulf. Vocal wards recipients must be members of tile chorus must make three or More Public appearances must meet the approval of the faculty As to citizenship and character. Sextet a Marsha lame Baker continued of Page 3 by Keith Vetter Manx things have been said or written about the Goth general Assembly a some complimentary and some Duro Gator according to Many it id time observers tins has been the hardest working by far and the longest of and previous session. It is said that we have met head on More it on Trover Sial issues we have set records in length of time an Issue was on the House floor a rec Ord As to the length of time at a party caucus the longest journal Winch has Ever been tinted on the daily activity report for the Hen it a of i Coni i site in and More. It could be pitted out that some mole have been impatient with the legislative process. Same would prefer that the Laws be made by one Man or a few in As Short a time As possible. Legislators were created by our National and state constitutions for the Pur pose of deliberation and decisions by a group of representatives Iii contrast to a decree by a King or dictator. For the above reas sons. The legislature is to be com mended for tackling the tax Rove nue and property tax Relief prod Louis which were the most difficult of the session. This week we spent another four Days trying to Hammer out a Bill that would get tile approval of the majority of the House members and finally one was passed. The Senate however refused to concur with the amendments and the Bill was then referred to a conference committee. At this Point they have not reached an agreement As to what action will be taken. Of to. A Bill relating to exploration for and the development con sedation production transportation and storage of natural Gas and Oil is one that Washington county particularly is interested in. This Bill if it becomes a Law will provide rules and regulations in regard to Mineral rights of Oil and Gas had which this state has never in the past because seemingly. There was no use for such a Law. Most of tile Day Friday Vas spent on completing appropriations Bills As Well As a number of noncontroversial Hills the Senate had passed. Since1 pc Dill not it these completed the speaker decide i to work saturday in order to wind up tile session. In summing up the 60th general Assembly and my experiences As a freshman legislator i might re confirm my y a Lief in the leg i Quot i All pc system where members Are dedicated to their task As i have found these men to in. Only in the thorough and specialized study and deliberation of a legislature and its committees pm All the differing proposals and Points of View be considered and harmonized those who criticize Compromise in legislation often Are intolerant of the v new s of others. After All. The Cornerstone of our Republican form of government is to accomplish the will of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority before this session began the Republican legislators listed the important issues and needs of the state of Iowa in checking Over this list i find that everyone of these issues have been rep it red to you in previous letters and at this Point All but one or two have been enacted into Law. There have been disappointments of course and time will Tell How successful we have been. If my judgment is Correct this has been an above average session in its accomplishments. Mac i express to you the people of Washington county my appreciation for the privilege of serv ing As your representative. My prayer is a hopi that your Faith Iii electing me was not misplaced. V sitors were Rev. Simbro of Ainsworth and Harry Lew. Walter Farrell. Mrs. Paul Ryan and Bob Day All of Washington

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