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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ttw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors VOL 91 nd United Pntw il Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH U 1HO 7e Copy Ptptr ol Two No 134 Demo party chief keeps his office despite booboos WASHINGTON Democratic National Chair man Paul M Butler seemed likely Wednesday to sur vive a political booboo that might have cost a less agile performer his job Butler made what many in his party regard as the political mistake of being caught at predicting that Sen John F Ken nedy DMass will win the Democratic presidential nomination He was identified by the New York Post as the highly placed Democrat who told a group of reporters at the National ress Club that recent develop Iowa gets a master penologist Benjamin Baer exemplifies a modern trend By LEIF ERICKSON SAN QUENTIN Calif W Benjamin F Baer San Quentin associate warden who becomes Iowas director of corrective in stitutions June 1 exemplifies a modern trend in prison adminiS trators Baers 12year career in Call fornias department of correc tions has combined practica prison administration experience with a background of profes sional training in behaviora sciences Baer 42 took a masters de gree in social work at the Uni versity ofSouthern California before starting his life work o studying and dealing with of fenders against society HE PLAYED A key role in es tablishing Californias advancec system of prisoner classifica tion Each offender enters th California prison system thrbugl a reception center where he un dergoes thorough mental an physical examination and psy chological testing The purpose of the thoroug testing is to find out from th start as much as possible o what forces caused the offender to transgress against society laws The admission studies also es tablish a solid ground work fo guidance in prisoner rehabilita tion and parole Baer worked three years Sacramento from 1951 to 1954 as supervisor of classification and parole for all California prisons He served five years as a Los Angeles county probation officer before entering state service as a social worker at San Quentin in 1947 HE CAME BACK to San Quen tin as associate warden in Sep tember 1954 when the prison systems reception center was established Scientific knowledge of crim inal behavior has advanced be yond the physical equipment and staff manpower of penal institu tions said Baer stockyfigured and articulate But helpin these people to change is not easy Its a complex process He declared he regarded the Iowa position authorized 12 years ago but filled for the first time with his appointment as a real challenge and opportu nity THE BAERS HAVE three chil 14 a high schoo sophomore Jan 12 finishing seventh grade and Bartley 5 months The family hobby for the last three years has been working and playing on a 1000 acre Sierra ranch in Eldorado County near the site of Californias firs gold discoveries Baer declared he intended to hold on to the ranch property which Im still paying for The deer hunting is real gooc out there he said Woman killed three hurt in accident CENTERVILLE UPI A woman was killed and three other persons were injured nea here Tuesday night when thei car crashed into a railroad un derpass during a snowstorm Killed was Lillie Cline 43 Cen terville who suffered a broke neck The injured were Bert Fitzwater Unionville Mo th driver of the car Marcell Cline 16 Centerville and Jud Donovan 16 Centerville Eac suffered cuts and bruises ments indicate a Kennedy vic ory National chairmen are tradi onally supposed to be neutral i preconvention contests Un er political protocol they are not ermitted to side publicly with ne candidate against another or ven suggest that any particular ndividual is in the lead SOME OTHER chairman might have faced serious de mands for his ouster from the emporarily united forces of Kennedys rivals for the nomi lation But only Sen Hubert H lumphrey came forward to say hat Butler had outlived his usefulness by taking sides in he presidential contest Senate Majority Leader Lyn don B Johnson of Texas often a target for Butler criticism de clined any comment The fact remained however hat only the National Commit ee could fire Butler and it has stood staunchly behind him in iisirequent excursions into hot water with many elements of lis party IN THE COURSE of what seems a charmed life in the chairmanship he has berated Southerners about civil rights to the extent that s o me Dixie party organi zations wont send funds to the natio n a 1 group so long as he is chair man He has squabbled with Gov David L Lawrence the Perinsylvan i a national comBUTLER mitteeman He has a running feud going with Col Jacob M Arvey the Illinois national com mitteeman But a good many Democrats think Butler has made his job Russians suggest military cuts of 17007000 men GENEVA ffi The Soviet Union Wednesday pro posed that IhQ United States the USSR and Red China cut their armed forces to 1700000 men each within 18 months Soviet Delegate Valerian A Zoriu made the proposal to 10nalion disarmament conference at a closed session during which Ihe five Western allies formally submitted their three slaRe plan to halt the arms race The Western plan was made Tuesday and got a chilly reception from the Russians The Soviet plan which has not been formally put before the conference is based on Premier Nikita Khrushchevs pro to the U N General As sembly last September that all nations disarm completely with in a fouryear period Zorin said the Soviet plan also calls for disarmament in three stages Paralleling the troop cuts for the three biggest pow ers he proposed that Britain and France reduce their armed HES ALL EARS AND THEN SOME This is not a fellow to have around when whispering secrets folks nothing gets past his big ears The Mars like headgear is a French invention to amplify fog AP signals from other ships at sea The navigational aid was exhibited at the annual inventors show in Brus sels Belgium Not only useful but worth a laugh too 72 more inches in south Bring out bodies of 13 miners New storm in Iowa It was the same old wcatherlthe amounts vary to less than anlnew snow Burlington 8 Red story over much of Iowa Wednch in the northwest corner Oak 7 Lamoni Ottumwa Shen snow and more snow The latest storm which threatened he state all day Monday before backing off into Missouri slammed into south west Iowa Tuesday and moved into the eastern section Wednes day Up to 12 inches of new snow has fallen in Southern Iowa and Strong northerly winds piled the snow into mountainous drifts At least 18 primary highways were closed all across the south ern part of the state and one way traffic was reported on many other highways in the area County roads across much of southern Iowa were impassa ble Lineville received 12 inches of andoah 6 Fairfield Lenox Dav enport Cedar Rapids 5 Council Bluffs and Boone 4 and DCS Moines 3 Mason City on the fringe of the snow belt has received about three inches Albert Lea to the north reported only a trace The snow cover now ranges up to more than two feet at many places in the state Hundreds of schools were closed again by the storm It was the first lime in more than a decade that all Burlington schools were shut down The wind whipped the eightinch snowfall at Burlington into six oot drifts of managing the partys national convention much more difficult by putting himself in a position where it could be reported that e is for Kennedy Late news Highlights DES MOINES UP Former Atty Gen Dayton Country man 41 Nevada took out nomination papers for the of fice of US senator Wednes day But he said he hasnt fully made up his mind to run for the Republican nomina tion CHICAGO arbi tration panel Wednesday ord ered that 233 workers ac cused of mass picketing dis turbances at Wilson Co meat packing plants at Albert Lea Minn and Cedar Rapids Iowa be returned to their jobs by April 4 The board ruled that the men were no more guilty than hundreds of others who picketed Arrest 500 in racial disturbance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 500 Negroes have been arrested in the largest mass police crackdown since demonstrations against segrega ted eating facilities in the South began a month and a half ago The blanket arrests Tuesday led one state official of the Na tional Assn for the Advance ment of Colored People to charge that police were engag ing in strongarm Fascistlike tactics Police at Orangeburg SC used tear gas and fire hoses to quell an estimated 1000 demon strating students and arrested 350 of them All were charged wilh breach of the peace and released under bond each At Atlanta in segregation minded Georgia 77 Negroes and 2 white youths were jailed in connection with sitins at 10 downtown cafeterias The Ne groes were released later on bond each The white youths were given 30day jail terms RATH DIES PASADENA Calif WJWal ter F Rath 79 son of a founder of the Rath Packing Co died Tuesday two weeks after the death of his wife Jean Stearns Rath LOGAN W Va Thirteen of 18 miners entombed for more than a week deep in a fireravaged mine near here were found huddled in death Tuesday writing a tragicend to seven desperate days of rescue efforts against insurmountable odds All the men arc presumed dead although they havent found the others yet West Vir ginia Mines Director Crawford L Wilson said with reference to the six miners still missing A note was found in the hand of one of the bodies THE NOTE from Josh Chafin Jr said Mabel I love more than you will ever know Take care of the kids and raise them to serve he Lord North Iowa Snow diminishing Wednesday night cloudy cold er lows 1016 Slowly decreas ing cloudiness Thursday highs 2629 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night snow diminishing cast colder lows 8 northwest to 16 southeast Slowly decreasing cloudiness Thursday highs 25 32 Further outlook Partly cloudy little temperature change Friday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will continue to average con siderably below normal Thurs day through next Monday with only minor changes except for gradual moderation especial ly in the latter half of the period Afternoon highs will be from the upper 20s to the low er 30s in the north and from the lower to middle 30s in the south Overnight lows will be from the mid to upper teens in the north and from the up per teens to the lower 20s in the south Precipitation will average 20 of an inch north west to 60 of an inch south e a s t occurring as snow throughout the period Minnesota Clearing colder Highs Thursday in 20s Violence fo hurt civil rights Ike WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower said Wednesday that violence in any form will not advance the cause of civil rights for minorities in the South Eisenhower told his news con ference he believes there are certain proper and constitutional demonstrations that can be made by minorities to show their aspirations and desires for equality HIGHWAY Commission snow removal crews abandoned oper ations in southwest Iowa during the night but resumed their battle against the drifts Wednes day morning Between 300 and 400 basket ball fans were stranded at Red Oak where they had gone to at tend a boys substale high school tournament Tuesday night High school students in the crowd danced throughout the night Most of those stranded were from Allerton and Moor head communities whose teams played in the tournament SOME PEOPLE were able to find motel and hotel accommo dations But for most it was a night in the gym National Guard blankets were brought in hot coffee and food were sup plied by townspeople Council Bluffs new snowfall brought to 27 inches the amount It was signed name he went by forces to 050000 men each THE UNITED STATES now has about million men in uni form The USSR says it has 3023000 but Khrushchev has announced 1200000 will be de mobilized within the next year or so US military officials es timate Red China has 2600000 men in its army and an air force large enough to man 2000 jets The Western plan calls for the Uniled Slates and Soviet Union to hold their forces to mil lion men each in the first stage and to cut them to 2100000 in the second slagc with spending reductions in other countries The plan sets no time table for the stages Zorin told a news conference after the session that under the Sovietplan all stages of disar mament would be supervised by an international control organ zation and an inspection sys tem In previous disarmament BUT THE PRESIDENT said of snow on the ground a tie does not believe violence in any form advances Ihe cause of those seeking equality Neither he said does he condone vio lence against those in the minor ity Indict Mason City man in shooting Robert Levar 63 Mason City Tuesday afternoon was indicted by the Cerro Gordo County grand jury on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder Levar is charged with shoot ing Helmer R Thorstenson Jr 31 Minneapolis Theas sault occurred last Oct 22 in Bobs Place 211 S Federal which Levar operated Under the indictment Levar is bound over to the District Court and his bond is set at He is now free on a bond which he posted after his case was bound over last fall to the grand jury Witnesses told Mason City police that Levar shot Thor stenson with a 32 caliber pis tol One bullet entered his right side pierced the liver and a kidney and lodged be neath the skin at his back A second bullet hit his left hand Levar told police that Thor stenson had given him a bad time and hit Levar twice Witnesses however told po lice that Thorstenson was only sitting at the bar drinking a soft drink The shooting oc curred at about 10 pm Thorstenson has filed a civil suit against Levar seeking a judgment of He claims he was permanently injured by the bullets from Levars gun GlobeGazette weather up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m data Precip 28 21 21 08 2 snow On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News 5 Society News 101112 Sports 1516 Clear Lake News 1819 Mason City News 2021 Latest Markets21 Comics23 SAME IOWA BAFETX DEPARTMENT FIGURES Eisenhower set forth his views on the demonstrations as House civil rights quarterbacks worked for a decisive vote on a related voting referee provis ion in a general civil rights bill Eisenhower was asked to com ment on what a reporter called the Gandhilike demonstra tions of Negroes who have Ottawa seated themselves at lunch period counters in protest against seg regation EISENHOWER REPLIED it is difficult to give a sweeping judgment He said some dem onstrations are unquestionably proper but others can be clas sified otherwise The President went on to say he is deeply sympathetic with the efforts of anyone to enjoy the rights of equality given to him under the Constitution As long as a person is ex pressing his aspiration for these jhts in a perfectly legal way Eisenhower said he is justified n doing so Teddy Nadlerbroke To take census test ST LOUIS UPI Teddy Nadler the alltime champion moneywinner of television quiz shows will take a civil service test Thursday in hopes of land ing a job as a census taker Im broke said the man with the memory that earned him in the gol den days of television quiz shows He blamed his financial situation on taxes doctor bills and bad advice tr new record The previous high amount of 22 inches was set March 5 All highways were closed on both sides of the Mississippi River from Muscatine to Daven port Those highways are 61 and 22 on the Iowa side and 92 on the Illinois side of the river More than seven inches ol snow fell in Kansas City Tues The bodies of the 13 miners were found by Jack Matheson an industrial engineer and two members of the Bartley W Va rescue unit The was fcared vcre found huddled in an aban doned section roughly thre miles from the pithead WILSON SAID there were in dications the J3 victims had died shortly after a slate roof all last Tuesday triggered a smouldering fire that later hind red rescue operations con stantly The area where Ihe bodies were found still contained smoke and deadly carbon monoxide It was believed Ihe men had suc cumbed to the gas Malheson said apparently the miners felt safe until the end The men in the group were lifting in normal positions when we found them Matheson said One even had a dinner bucket open Some were re clining on their elbows as if resting Apparently they felt safe behind the three curtains of brattice cloth canvas used to direct the flow of Their positions were very lifelike They appeared to be discussing their predicament just before death came negotiations however Soviet and Western ideas of an ade quate control system have been far apart In the second stage of the So viet plan said Zorin all armed forces would be disbanded and all foreign bases would be liqui dated This could be completed within two years after the first stage ends he said IN THE THIRD stage all types of nuclear weapons would be destroyed The Soviet delegate said his government would insist that all nuclear weapon tests be banned even before an agreement on disarmament is implemented The Western proposal calls for extensive technical studies to work out forms of control and an international disarmament organization which ultimately would have farreaching powers It provides for an early start toward nuclear disarmament and stresses the use of outer space for peaceful purposes only day adding to the half foot fall on Monday Two inches of snow piled atop the white blanket in Ottawa Kan in a 45minute FLATT CHOSEN DES MOINES Atty Gen Norman Erbe Wednesday named Joseph B Flatt of Win terset to manage his campaign for the Republican nomination as governor Faubus decides to seek fourth term LITTLE ROCK Ark Gov Orval E Faubus an nounced Wednesday he would seek a fourth term as governor of Arkansas symbol of segregation since his defiance of court integration orders in the first governor in the history of Arkansas to seek a fourth term ON THEIR WAY TO JAIL Amish fathers group around their spokesman Aaron Beiler third from as they await the constable to take them to jail at West Chester Pa where they AP Pbotofax tenced for refusing to send their chil dren to a new multimillion dollar school which they claim is too world ly Beiler is a state Amish committee will serve five days The men were sen chairman and not one of the nine jailed   

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