Saturday, April 2, 1960

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION VOL PTVM tad CuJUd MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 2 1HO Copy Coniliti of Two 141 Crests push on Negroes expanding if I demands By HELEN B SHAFFER Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON Negro stu dents in southern states won the right to attend schoolwith white students through court proc esses They now have adopted direct action in seeking the right to eat in public places alongside white persons The recent rash of sitin1 demonstrations at variety store lunch counters which began a Greensboro N C on Feb 1 has been described as passive resistance It may actually pro voke more race relations trou ble than the slowmoving legal battle for school integration Negro leaders who have taken over guidance and support of the sitin movement which appar ently started and spread spon taneously laud the principles of nonviolent resistance developed by Ghandi in his campaign for the independence of India THOSE PRINCIPLES were applied by American Negroes four years ago in the celebrated bus boycott in Montgomery Ala That protest against segregated seating was marked by several bombings and by threats of other violence Socalled nonvio lent resistance tends to develop feelings of frustration in oppon ents and lead to physical attack upon the resisters This is why the sitin movement may mark the beginning of a new and dan gerous phase in the Negros campaign forfull equality with white citizens Resort to direct action though the action is no more than peaceful demonstration may be particularly dangerous in the present case because it touche a sensitive nerve among white southerners brought up in th tradition of racial segregation There is a longstanding prohi bition in the racial code of the South against white and Negr sitting at the same table to eat This is a part of the stron white aversion to social equalitj for Negroes That aversion i turn is rooted in a fear tha breaking down the barriers t racial mingling will invite inter marriage NorHi Iowa Mostly cloudy Sat urday night and colder lows 30 to 37 Slowly decreasing cloudiness little temperature change Sunday highs 40 to 45 Winds diminishing Saturday night and Sunday Iowa night A little colder Saturday night lows 30 to 37 Slowly de creasing cloudiness Sunday warmer central and west highs 40 to 45 east 45 tb 50 west Winds diminishing Sat urday night and Sunday Out look for Monday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Drizzle changing to flurries Colder Highs Sunday 3242 GlobeGazette weather data p to 8 am Saturday Maximum 46 Minimum 35 At 8 am 35 Precipitation 20 fEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 31 South Iowa lowlands inundated New threat at Sioux City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS watched as surg new threat to and streams Gloomy weather picture By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mammoth spring storm raged across the heart of the nation Saturday hurling snow and freezing rain onportions of he floodbesieged Midwest and torrential rains as far south as western Florida The new onslaught of precipi tation meant more misery for flood weary areas Already 15 000 persons were homelessfrom the sudden spring thaw topped by fresh rains THE STORM dropped snows up toa foot deep in areas of SouthDakota and 10 inches in Nebraska Friday and pushed in to the Mississippi Valley Snows whipped by w i nd s up to 50 mph fell in eastern Nebraska the Dakotas and Minnesota snapping power lines and dis rupting traffic Swollen rivers spilled over Flood soggy Iowa and waited Saturday ing rivers turned lowland areas into vast lakes Rain posed a swollen rivers which leaped to bankful after last weekends rapid thaw of heavy winter snows Des Moines braced for a pos sible record crest of the Rac coon River Sioux City which turned back one flood threat earlier in the week faced a new one and two small com munities in southwest Iowa were evacuated because of the Mis souri Rivers muddy overflow THE WEATHER Bureau said the Raccoon River was nearing a record crest of 198 feet which was reached June 13 1947 The river at Southwest 18th St was up to 183 feet at midmorning This was just threetenths of a foot below the second alltime high set in 1903 The reason for the Raccoons sudden rise was somewhat of a mystery to the Weather Bu reau A crest of about 17 feet was expected in Des Moines later Saturday The Raccoon topped at 213 feet at Van Meter and was re ceding there andat Perry farther upstream Saturday morning The Highway 141 bridge ap proach at Perry whicB had water 13 inches deep over day was visible Saturday morn ing The highway still was closed THE DES MOINES River which flows through Iowas cap ital city from the north and joins the Raccoon in southeast Des Moines had dropped to near 25 feet above flood stage after a crest of 2528 feet late Friday Flooding on the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers forced an estimated 1000 persons from their homes in the Des Moines area GlobcGizctlc photos by Muiser IMPACT OF CRASH NEAR GARNER TEARS BANCROFT MANS CAR IN HALF I dead 4 hurt in Garner accident Bancroft man victim as impact splits car Saturday were attempting to deter mine the cause of an accident near here Friday night that killed one man and injured a family of four Dead was Darrell J Grandganclte 21 Bancroft who wat driving alone The car Gramlganctlc was driving was spiit in half when struck broadside by a car driven by Allan Lau 33 Klemme about two miles east of here on Highway 18 Lau his wife and their two children svere injured Mrs Lau was taken to Mercy Hospi tal in Mason City where she is reported in fair condition She Knudson quits GOP race ON THE OTHER hand grow ing numbers of Negroes now in school and especially in college have grown impatient with the slow pace of school de segregation since the Supreme Court decision handed down in 1954 when most of them were children They are said to be psychologically unprepared to accept segregationist prac tices with the resignation of their elders Segregation at lunch counters has been a lead ing cause of dissatisfaction be cause there are few decent places in the business sections of many southern communities where Negroes can buy lunch and sit down to eat it The sitin demonstrations have produced more repercussions around the country did school integration Most of the variety stores where the sit banks breeched levees flooded farmlands and ate away at ma or highways and railroad tracks THE NUMBER of homeless doubled FridayThe Red Cross estimated that 14000 were homeless in eight Dakota Nebraska Iowa Kan sas Missouri Illinois Wiscon At Sioux City national guards men arrived Saturday and be gan aiding in the evacuation of a fiveblock area in Riverside FRONT HALF OF CAR IN WHICH GRANDGANETTE DIED Russia France agree to cooperate in peaceful uses of atomic energy PARIS UPI Soviet Russia and France Saturday signed ac cords for cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy and in scientific bordering the Big Sioux announced results of Pre T t n rf J m 1 i 1 O About 35 families were affected A new alert sounded for the Springdale area on the Floyd River which was swollen by 139 inches of rain About 200 persons who just moved back into their homes after being evacuated earlier in the week were ex pected to move out again corn mier Nikita S goodwill mission here Details of the agreement werejj not immediately disclosed Khrushchev at a press con ference near the end of his 11 1 r LVJ VJUL dELClUi sin and Michigan At least l 000 In Southwest the more had taken refuge in flf BarUcU McPaul I tllU IJ1UWO VI AJCJillWLt dUl Virginia Pennsylvania and New and Padfk Junction have been In Michigan rising waters menaced the North Park and Comstock Park areas around Grand Rapids as the Grand Riv er topped the 15foot flood stage level at Grand Rapids and con tinued to rise About 350 per sons already have been evacu ated PLAN IOWA VISIT DAVENPORT UPI Sen ins have been staged are chain Stuart Symington Democratic stores iNot a few of their presjdentiai from Mis branches outside the South have been picketed by students sympathetic ng of Iowas 1st District Demoland Alcoholism added cock crats here April 23 tails will be served ALTHOUGH VIOLENCE has been held to a minimum in sev eral southern cities mobs gath ered and riots were averted only by swift police action Tear gas and fire hoses were brought into play on occasions and mass arrests occurred in a number of places Before the end of March rrore than 1000 persons mostly Negroes were taken into custody It has been asked what the Negroes hope to gain from the sitin release from pentup frustration or actual acceleration of the progress toward full equality with whites According to Negro leaders the first gain is now selfrespecl in the protester the next gain is a rousing up of silent sympa thizers and finally the effort reachesthe opponent and so stirs his conscience that recon ciliation becomes a reality ouri will be a guest at a meet virtually abandoned The resi dents started moving out when levees on the Missouri River in Fremont and Mills Counties gave way National Guard troops from Shenandoah helped get the 100 residents of Bartlett out of the way of the flood waters HOWS THAT GENEVA UPI Invitations to officials to attend the World Health Organization showing Saturday of the movie Alcohol day stay in France toasted the pact He also said he looks for ward with optimism to the com ing EastWest summit talks out its second nuclear weapons test in the Sahara Throughout his visit Khrush chev has been plugging for clos er cooperation between France DES MOINES Knud son Albion farmer now living at Marshalltown lias withdrawn from the Republican contest for nomination for governor reduc ing the race to a threeman af fair In a statement saying he would not file papers for the June fi primary Knudson said I wish to announce that in the interest of party unity I am withdrawing as a candidate in the Republican primary It is my opinion that Sen Jack Schrocdcr has taken the iead in contest and is the best qualified candidate to unify the party and to Republican vic tory this fall Still in the race are Schroeder of Davenport Atty Gen Nor man Erbe Boone and William A OIN7 thciand Russia in all fields He has repeatedly lashed out at West results of the talks between and French Presi dent Charles de Gaulle was be ing drafted Castle where at the Rambouillet two retired for the final talks Informed sources also ex pected De Gaulle TO accept an invitation to visit Russia prob ably next fall France the first of the mnjori idirecl nuclear research pact with the Soviet Union signed up just one day after carrying Construction worker victim of accident MARSHALLTOWN Edwcstern alies lo undertake a Gaines 51 a Des Moines con struction worker was killed Fri day when he fell 85 feet to a con crete slab Gaines was foreman of a sixman crew at the Suther land Generating Station Davenport youth drowns in river DAVENPORT ft Larry Voss 18 drowned in the Missis sippi River here Saturday when the small boat in which he was riding with two companions cap sized Germany taking every oppor tunity available to remind the French of the dangers of re vived German militarism BUT THE agreements indi cated that neither De Gaulles defiant explosion of a second atom bomb nor Khrushchevs vitriolic attacks on West Ger many had affected the Soviet premiers drive for some mea sure of closer FrancoSoviet co operation Informed sources said Khrush On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 5 Church News 7 Society News 8 Sports News910 Comics 11 Latest Markets12 Mason City News1213 Maroon Blue 14 Building News 1516 North Iowa News IB H Nicholas Clear Lake former lieutenant governor and now a member of the Iowa Highway Commission Waterloo man hit by auto killed WATERLOO U George B Leckington 75 Waterloo a for mer cement contractor dice Saturday of injuries sufferec when struck by a car while lie was walking across a slrce near his home Friday night Police said the driver of th car was Luther J Feldpouch Waterloo nnd her daughter received head injuries LAU AND the two children Sandra 7 and Douglas 5 are at the Hancock County Me morial Hospital in Britt They are reported in good condition Lau received a broken shoulder ribs and a broken knee cap Highway patrolmen and Han cock County sheriffs Saturday uestioning Wendel Riherd Forest City truck driver who said he drove to the side of the highway to avoid the two ar collision Riherd apparent is the only witness to the ac idcnt Lau told officers that he saw lie Riherd truck which was raveling west toward the Lau ar and then saw the Grand anetle car come from behind he truck and start going broad side The Grandganette car was going west and Lau was driving east chev had made no headway in trying to convince De Gaulle of the necessity for closer Franco Soviet political ties to cope with the threat of German militar ism The sources said De Gaulle told Khrushchev that France will not accept any nucleartest ban that leaves it a secondrate nuclear power And De Gaulle has made il known that he believes the old Germany which invaded France three times is gone forever SAME ALTHOUGH THE accident oc curred during a rain storm authorities do not understand why the Grandganette car was struck broadside There is no crossroad at the scene of the ac cident and no place for making a turn The Lau car was badly dam aged but one investigating offi cer commented after viewing the two halves of the Grand ganette car and damage to the Lau car that you wouldnt think they the two had been in the same Grandganette was thrown from his car and was found about 30 feet from the point of the impact The front part of the car was upright along the edge of the highway The back part of the car was lying in the ditch and was turned over Grandganetle is the son of Mr and Mrs Henry Grand ganette Bancroft TV FROM OUTER first cloud pictures radioed AP PtMtotax x cameras from 450 miles up the picturesshow clouds white The photos were made at intervals of 35 seconds The back by the new US weather satellite were a delight to even areas over the Northeastern US and Canada The dark area eye forerunner of more advanced equipment to come the most optimistic scientists Taken by relatively crude TV at the right corner of each photo is the Gulf of St Lawrence launched into a circular orbit Friday i i