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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Hw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The Newspaper That Makes Ail North lowans Neighbors Prest and United Prtss International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 19 19M 7c Copy Paper of Two 117 Constitutional convention drive for Iowa gathering steam DES MOINES drive to induce lowans to vote for a constitutional convention next November is slowly gathering momentum its backers say But it is running into some stiff opposition from groups that for one reason or an other do not want such a con vention to be held The Citizens Committee for a Constitutional Convention which is heading the cam paign is pegging its efforts to the need for reapportionment of the Legislature Thats an issue about which a lot already has been heard and which will produce a lot more debate as the 1960 poli tical campaign picks up steam You can expect a num ber of organizations to line up on the two sides of the consti tutional convention issue as the campaign progresses Already the Iowa Farmers Union and the Iowa League of Women Voters have endorsed the convention as a means of obtaining legislative reappor ionmenl The Iowa Manufacturers Assn on the other hand has stated its opposition to the convention Also against it are some members of the Legisla ture The Iowa Farm Bureau Fed eration which has strongly supported one reapportion ment plan in recent legislative sessions hasnt taken a formal stand on the convention pro posal though a substantial number of its members have actively opposed it Atty Gen Norman Erbe Boone and state Sen Jack Schroeder Davenport both seeking the Republican nom ination for governor have said the constitutional conven tion issue is an important one on which lowans should be ful ly informed before they vote but they havent taken a firm stand either svay Neither has former Lt Gov William H Nicholas Clear Lake also seeking the Republican nom ination Democratic Lt Gov Ed ward J McManus Kcokuk seeking the Democratic nom ination for governor is report ed to favor the convention The Constitution requires that this question be put to Iowa voters every 10 years Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same lowans have voted on the question nine times since 1870 But there hasnt been a con stitutional convention since the present Constitution was adopted in years ago The people voted for one in 1920 but the Legislature didnt set it up The drive for a convention this year is one of the strong est in Iowa history And Jack Mills executive director of the Citizens Committee says hes encouraged by the way the campaign lias been going thus far The committees speakers have been well received in both large and small counties he said Once you toll them the story the people seem to understand it Mills said We encourage people to ask questions and we answer them as fully as we can The greatest obstacle he committee has to overcome he added is fear and ignor ance about the possible out come of such a convention He said some lowans appar ently fear a constitutional con vention because there hasnt been one in Iowa for 103 years But there have been 180 such conventions in other states and theyre still in business with progressive enlightened governments Harry Linn executive vice president of the Iowa Manu facturers Assn said he op poses a convention because it might make radical changes in the Constitution He said such a convention could make a dictator out of the Gover nor and write into the states basic law such things as a 4 per cent sales tax or liquor by the drink He agreed that the Legisla ture should be reapportioned but said the Legislature itself could do it Some members of the Legis lature too look upon the con vention proposal as a move to usurp the legislative preroga tive of reapportioning itself I Is death m I penalty jfvf J justified Churches long have debated thorny problem By TOM HENSHAW AP Religion Writer Is capital punishment ever justified in the eyes of God Churches the guardians of moral law have been debating the question for centuries long before Caryl Chessman became a cause celebre Most of the major churches deplore use of the death penalty Some have never taken an of ficial stand on it THE METHODIST Churchs stand against capital punish ment has been part of its Disci pline since 1940 It reads We stand for the application of the redemptive principle to the treatment of offenders against the law to reform of penal and correctional methods and to criminal court procedure For this reason we deplore the use of capital punishment The United Presbyterian Church in the USA condemns the death penalty as tending to brutalize thesocietythat con dones it THE GENERAL Convention o jhe Protestant Episcopal Churc ittore than a year ago resolvec that the taking of this human life providence of God and no within the right of man M any Jewish congregation agree with Ihe dominant Protes tant view on the death penalty The Canadian Catholic Con ference an agency of the Cath olic bishops in Canada though it necessary recently to reiter ate the churchs stand whil Parliament debated a bill t abolish the death penalty When a criminal endanger the common good by evildoing the state has the right to pu him to death if necessary th conference said BUT THE conference added While defending the state to inflict capital punish ment for the reasons noted th Catholic Church has neve either demanded or urged cap tal punishment as the o n 1 means of punishing criminal or preventing crime The United Lutheran Churc in America however has ha a study group poring over th question since last October a the request of its Rocky Moun tain Synod The report is e pected in late April The Lutheran Church Mis souri Synod has discussed the question at various pastoral con ferences and says a spokes man the Bible seems to per mit the possibility of capital punishment On the inside Editorials Page 4 Church News 7 Mason City News 89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 10 Sports 1112 Maroon and Blue 13 Comics 14 Building News 1617 Clear Lake News 18 North Iowa News20 KIDS FIND IT WET GOING These youngsters at Tampa Fla enjoy trying to piake their way through this flooded portion of town but for some 1000 other residents its not a time for fun AP Phoiofax Floodwaters from four days of torren tial rains burst a dam andengulfed a wide area Hundreds of homes were evacuated Florida has been raked by rains and tornadoes for a week Another uprising flares in Bolivian government unrest LA PAZ Bolivia UPI The national police revolted against the government Saturday Loyal military forces claimed they had the situation under control but mortar and small arms fire still echoed through the city The government radio station said the uprising had been lowan fined in civil rights case DES MOINES West Des Moines theater operator was fined in Des Moines muni cipal court Friday after plead ing guilty to charges of viola ting the Iowa civil rights law Earl N Manbeck Jr 38 brought to court on a charge made by Raymond M Rocha 22 a Des Moines school teacher of Mexican descent staged by a reactionary sub versive group It ordered the Peoples Militia to seal off all streets leading from Avelino Aliaga Barracks the rebel headquarters in the northern part of the capital The Peoples Militia estab lished in 1952 to supplement the armed forces was ordered to let no rebels escape PRESIDENT HERNAN Sites Aban concession by Russia hailed Protest bishops sentence Red China under fire A sign of spring city to direct activities fo restoration of order The reason for the rebellio was not immediately known bu presumably the leaders wer not aligned with either of the two candidates now waging a tense campaign for the presi dency This belief was bolstered by the fact that both Victor Paz Estenssoro and Wal ter support to Zuazo and other leading officials Presiclent silcs and called upon went to an army followcrs to hcip pul down in the southern sector of the Continue inquiry into plane blast TELL CITY Ind W Air crash detectives moved in a big power shovel Saturday to dig for remains of a Northwest Airlines turboprop that exploded in flight and then drilled a crater in a farm They the rebellion The President has had trou ble in the past with a third force in Bolivias turbulent politics the rightist Falange Bolivian Socialist LESS THAN a year ago a group of Falangists tried to seize the City Hall and a regi mental barracks in an uprising against Siles WASHINGTON States will make the strongesi possible protest to Red China or giving a 20year prison sen tence to an ailing 68yearold American prelate Roman Cath oHc Bishop James E Walsh Secretary of State Christian A Herter said Friday I find it dif ficult to emphasize sufficiently the revulsion that I personally and the US government feel to day I am instructing our ambas sador at Warsaw to lodge the strongest possible protest with the representative of the Chinese Communist regime at their next meeting Tuesday March 22 THE UNITED STATES does not recognize Red China and has no diplomatic relations with the country However for the past 18 months Ambassador Jacob D Beam at Warsaw and the Red Chinese ambassador there Wang Pingnan have been maintaining formal contact One purpose of the periodic talks is to try to obtain the release of a handful of American prisoners in Red China Peiping radio said Friday that Bishop Walsh admitted plotting to overthrow the Communist government The prelate had been in China since 1948 and re mained at his Shanghai post after the Communists took over the next year He refused an of fer to return home in 1955 PEIPING RADIO also accused Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York of joining Walsh in subversive activities against Red China In New York Cardinal Spell man said no one will take Swallows are back SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Calif UP The swallows right on schedule returned to San Juan Capistrano mission Saturday The birds began arriving shortly before daybreak and the early ones immediately began working on new nests A crowd of some 500 curious onlookers waited outside the mission gates in the early morning for them to be opened A day of religious ceremonies welcomed the birds its St Josephs Day Originally the swallows were supposed to have religious significance but there are few people left who believe they do Newspaperman Ted Hodges a swallow watcher for 25 years said he has never seen a March 19 go by at the mis sion without at least a few swallows showing up even in storms and rain North Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Saturday night lows 8 to 15 Increasing cloudiness little temperature change Sun day highs 32 to 37 Iowa Partly cloudy and colder most sections Saturday night lows 8 to 15 east 15 to 22 west Increasing cloudiness little temperature change Sunday with some scattered light snow ligely northwest Highs Sunday 32 to 39 Further out snow spreading across state Sunday night Minnesota Partly cloudy flur r i e s Iitte temperature change Highs Sunday 2835 Globe Gazette data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 32 Minimum 19 Precipitation 02 snow Move is surprise to West Hopes rise at Geneva Humphreys office repudiates mail against Catholics MILWAUKEE Wis MVAnti Catholic literature has cropped up in Wisconsin where Sen Hubert H Humphrey DMinn and Sen John F Kennedy D Mass are battling for the s t a t es Democratic National Convention delegates Humphreys campaign head quarters was quick to repudiate the hate mail sent in from Min nesota An aide of Kennedy a Roman Catholic said he knew nothing of the literature The literature attacks Catho lic churches and priests It was reported to have been mailed from Hutchinson Minn Postmaster H E Jensen of Hutchinson said he thinks the mail in question had been dropped into a postal box in front of his post office one day last week Jensen estimated that about 5000 letters had been sent southern Indiana Rocha said he and two had no idea whether a panions also of Mexican dejbomb rough air or something scent were told to sit in theielse wrecked the craft and killed ront row of the movie theaterlall 63 persons aboard late even though were onlyiThursday The cause of the about 15 persons in the building crash remained a frustrating After the movie started Rocha imyslery The wreckage was so said Manbeck still would not alshattered that for clues invesii ow them to move to seats fargators had only fragments ther back airplane and bodies SAME of Other rebels armed simul taneously tacked t at h c MacArthur 80 feeling fine following surgery NEW YORK Doug las MacArthur was operated on Saturday for a prostate gland ailment A 1st Army spokesman said his postopera tive condition was excellent and hes feeling fine The 80yearold General had four doctors in attendance during the operation at Lenox Hill Hospital Dr George W Slaughter was in charge MacArthur was in the oper ating room from 10 am until am The general had entered the hospital on Jan 29 He was treated through the ensuing weeks in preparation for the operation From day to day his physi cians said he was making ex cellent progress through the preparatory stages Mrs MacArthnr is staying with her husband at the hos pital govern ment radio station The army quickly put down the uprising The President at that time I SILES charged weal ithy Bolivians were trying to take advantage of labor troubles to try to throw out his govern ment Bolivias economy is based al most entirely on tin and keeps afloat only with US aid There have been predictions that the presidential elections IMay 1 may spell trouble even civil war Des Moines girl 18 victim of accident DES MOINES iMcClemons 18 Des Moines fatally injured Friday night in ja twocar collision on U S 69 labout one mile north of Ankeny seriously the absurd charges of espionage against Bishop Walsh which he said followed a cruel pattern of Communist persecution The cardinal said Bishop Walsh would not survive the 20 year sentence As to the charge that he also was linked with es pionage Cardinal Spellman said I brought Bishop Walsh with me from the United States to China in 1948 I have never seen nor heard from him since Sports Bulletin IOWA CITY UPI The representative council of the Iowa High School Athletic Assn Saturday recommended that boys basketball teams play for only one state cham pionship next year The coun cils recommendation which amounts to a policy decision would eliminate the play for separate class A and class 8 state basketball titles which was inaugurated in PUBLISHER DIES COON RAPIDS ffi JThom as Rogers 77 publisher of the Coon Rapids Enterprise for 3 years died at his home Friday AP Pftotofax AND AWAY WE GO Dr E R Mertz Sacra mento Calif physfcist was a guest speaker at the Orangevale school To explain the principles of rocket ry he brought along a kiddie wagon which he fash ioned into a real space hot rod Usingbottles of car bon dioxide to provide thrust the wagon can attain speeds of 25 miles an hour not quite enough to achieve orbit but providingplenty of GENEVA w Soviet dele gates Saturday accepted condi tionally President Eisenhowers plan for a partial nucleartest ban They offered to sign an honor system treaty with the United Sfates and Britain immediately to bar big tests oceanic at mospheric or underground if the two Western powers join the Soviet Union in a promise to refrain indefinitely from con ducting small underground blasts Under the Soviet proposal there would beno international control to insure compliance with the moratorium SOVIET DELEGATE Semyon Tsarapkin told a special meet ing of the long deadlocked Bijj Three confer that the moraj lorium would i be a c c ompaj nied by a joint three power scientific study to deal with the problem of j small underj ground blasts This is the sort of explosions TSARAPKIN the United States maintains can not be policed with existing de lection techniques Tsarapkin blamed the United States for the conferences in ability to conclude a compre hensive treaty U S Ambassa dor James L Wadsworth chal lenged him on this ground But both Wadsworth and Brit ish Minister of State David Ormsby Gore characterized Tsarapkins proposal as an im portant statement THERE CAN BE no doubt of this Wadsworth said Tsarapkins move came three days after the U S Atomic En ergy Commission had announced plans for Operation Gnome the lexplosion of a nuclear device ifor peaceful scientific purposes planned in New Mexico next January The United States has repeat edly told the Soviets during these 16monthold negotiations it will accept no obligation to p testing which cannot be jpoliced The Soviet proposal was re garded as important This could a major turning point in the deadlocked talks although there was no assurance the United States and Britain would accept such a proposal IT WAS THE first session of the 16monthold conference to be called on a weekend in nearly a year The Russians have opposed the partial test ban suggested by the West A major Soviet move now would fall in line with the Com munist blocs position at weekold lOnation disarmament
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