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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                             Worth Daily Newspaperu Idlttd for tht ITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VOL AuocUted Frew ud United International Full MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER If 1960 7c a Paper Consists of Four No 31 Police half mob in New Orleans Religion crime in upswing A puzzling parallel By GEORGE W CORNELL Associated Press Religion Write Statistics are at an alltime high today for the two Christianity and crime Its a puzzling parallel Measured numerically both elements have risen simultan eously at a rate far faster than the relative growth in popula tion and totals last year hit new million church mem bers and IVb million seriou crimes Why would the proportion of criminal behavior and religiou affiliation both be on a sharp upcurve at the same time CHURCH SOURCES offer var ious clues to the puzzle such as world tensions greater mass concentration o f people i n cities the higher rate of moving from place to place But they also wonder why the expending scope of churches isnt providing a counter bal ance If Christianity is what it claims to be it cannot escape from a tremendous sense of ac countability in the light of the appalling comparative statis tics says the Seventhday Ad ventist journal the Review and Herald For overall US church mem bership the increase has been 28 per cent since 1950 and 76 per cent since 1940 Crime as reported by the FBI has risen 69 per cent since 1950 and 128 per cent since 1940 Comparatively the population has risen only 17 per cent since 1950 and 36 per cent since 1940 Church membership now stands at 634 per cent of the popula tion 15 per cent more than 20 years ago YET WITH A bigger share of people going to church a bigger share also are courting a jail cell Why the seemingly contra dictory combination Superficial religion say some Inadequate ed ucation say others Or Over sized institutions watered down preaching secular in fluences television crime And a host of other possibilities As the nations religious curve has gone up the nations moral curve has gone down writes Catholic layman John Cogley in the Commonweal Bigness which has afflicted ecclesiastical life may ation Photofax SPY FREED Green glass 38 convicted atom bomb spy who helped send his sister and her husband Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to the electric chair leaves the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg Pa after serving SVz years of a 20year sen tence A former Army techni cian Greenglass passed atom secrets to his sister and broth erinlaw who in turn sold them to Russia N ews m a utshel FROM OtIR WIRE SERVICES PALM BEACH Before departing for a meeting in Texas w i t h Vice President elect Lyndon B Johnson Pres ident elect John F Ken nedy arranged to extend his stay in Florida In stead of following an original plan for spend ing Thanksgiving at his home on Cape Cod Ken nedy announced he will spend the holiday in Washington with his family Then he will re turn to Florida for anoth er six days in the sun LONDON A bid by the Ford Motor Co of Detroit to acquire com plete ownership of its British subsidiary pro voked a storm of protest in press and Parliament It seemed almost certain that Prime Minister Mac Millans government would approve the million deal even though it has brought out latent anti Americanism in Britain mayor of Turkey Tex has invited the mayor of Pie W Va toa joint cel etnatipn of National In digestion Week which starts immediately after havej Thanksgiving is finished i National Indigestion much to do with it Methodist Bishop F Gerald Week is sponsored by the Ensley Des Moines citing gen eral symptoms of a slump in public morality says Its quite ironic that it would come in the midst of a supposed religious upturn IF SACKCLOTH and ashes are in order repentance might well begin in the house of he says For one of the avowed aims of the church is the eleva tion of character He suggests a main source of trouble is that education is in the grips of a humanistic philos ophy that eschews religion and lacks any firm moral anchor Says the Rev Dr Robert E Fitch of the Pacific School of Religion We live today in an age when ethics is becoming ob solete It is superseded by sci ence deleted by psychology dismissed as emotive by philos ophy The usual moral distinctions are simply drowned in a maud lin emotion in which we have more feeling for the murderer than for the murdered for the adulterer than for the trayed The editorial in the Review and Herald by editor Francis D Nichols blames the trouble on a loss of vitality in the churches themselves and the abandoment of any emphasis on sin Baking Soda Institute PARIS President Charles de Gaulle told his Cabinet he intends to call upon the nation to ap prove in a referendum a new administrative or ganization for Algeria Los Angeles hit by transit strike LOS ANGELES W Public transportation for 750000 daily riders in a vast fourcounty area ground to a halt Wednesday Nine hundred mechanics struck the Metropolitan Transit Authority at am para lyzing local and interurban bus and trolley service Dignified businessmen brief cases in hand stood on street corners thumbing rides like teenagers Police reported traf fic jams on freeways but said there was no great tieup as extra traffic officers were dis patched to trouble spots by spy in the sky helicopters SINGER DIES NEW ROCHELLE NY Ellabellc Davis 53 one of the outstanding Negro singers of the last 20 years died Tuesday of cancer incidents worsening Fire hoses Foiled out NEW ORLEANS strations against school Integra tion spread to downtown Orleans Wednesday and a stu dent boycott virtually halte education at the citys two new lyintegrated elementa r j schools A crowd of 1000 teenagers bolstered by p 1 a q u ecarrying mothers invaded City Hall in a yelling bellringing protest a midmorning Then the boisterous group after the arrest of one girl dem onstrator marched on the New Orleans School Board office a few blocks away The white youths rang a bel they called The Liberty Bell for Freedom THE MOB LEFT the ultra modern City Hall after a few minutes and dashed t ow a r c anal Street the citys main thoroughfare where another crowd joined in the march on the citys school board office Mothers carrying signs de nouncing school into effect only last Monday with four Negro the march The crowd of teenagers now swelled to nearly 1000 at first leaded for the school board of fice but veered and returned to ity Hall An emergency call for more police went out from City Hall where a thin line of 20 newly arrived officers stood vigil On with the water on with he water the mob screamed as fire trucks lined up in front of the offices after the crowd Droke away from encircling motorcycle police THE FIREMEN turned on the loses and the crowd surged into he stinging water and kept go ng The crowd advanced into he full flow of the water and tood there waving Confederate flags and shrieking Two four ix eight we wont wanna inte grate Every time firemen turned down the water pressure the surged forward again The crowds at the two inte grated schools dwindled and here was an icy reception wait ng for the four Negro first graders The number of white school hildren attending McDonogh fell ff Only two were seen entering he normal enroll nent the bell rang At William Frantz School the ne Negro girl showed up late icarly at am The crowd hat watched four US marshals iscort her into the school was mailer probably under 200 VALUABLES MOVED FROM MANCHESTER HOME SMASHED BY WINDS No fatalities miraculously AP Photofax Manchester cleaning up after tornado hits MANCHESTER UP This lortheast Iowa town of 4000 had i big job on its hands Wednes lay clearing away the debris i a tornado that raced through milelong path leaving dam ge to about 50 homes Sheriff George Ponsford said it was a miracle that theitown had or serious injuries The twister striking from the southwest with little warn ing about pm Tuesday bypassed the business distric but roared through the xesiden tialarea with suchspeed tha it passed through to the north east in 30 seconds The damage it left was be lieved to total several hundred Churchill falls breaks small bone in back LONDON UPI Sir Winston Ihurchill has broken a bone in is back m a fall at his home household spokesman said Vednesday The former prime minister ho will be 86 on Nov 30 will ave to remain in bed for a little me the spokesman said The injury was described as ot serious The aged statesman in recent ears has been unsteady on his eet and supported himself in ublic with a cane Floyd farmer loses fingers in picker CHARLES CITY Mervyn Stewart 63 Floyd area farmer was rushed to the Cedar Valley Hospital here after his hand was caught in the upper snapping roller while he was in the field picking corn with his son Gor don He lost all four fingers and part of his thumb on his left hand It was the first serious corn picking accident reported in Floyd County this season Invites burglar North Iowa Generally fair through Thursday Cooler lo cally Wednesday night lows in upper 20s Highs Thursday in upper 40s Iowa Generally fair through Thursday Colder southeast and extreme east Wednesday night lows 20s northwest to near 30 southeast Highs Thursday 40s northeast to 50s southwest Further outlook Friday partly cloudy and a little warmer Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Thursday through next Monday Warm er at the first of the period with some cooling toward the last of the period Normal highs are in the 40s and normal lows in the 20s j 1 Minnesota Partly cloudy cold er Highs Thursday in 40s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum 54 Minimum 29 to apartment to talk it over NEW YORK jKane 32 Wednesday posted an open letter to an unsuccessfu burglar on his door inviting the intruder to drop in anc well kick the whole thing around over a beer He said the burglar tried to enter his apartment three times during the past 30 days the lasl time Monday but each time flee on finding Kane his wife and their threeyearold daughter at home Frankly were just poor Kane wrote the burglar From one guy to another man youd do better knocking off someone elses pad The beer invitation was ex tended in case the burglar wasnM convinced by On the inside Society News Pages 678 Editorials 12 Sports 1920 Comics 22 North Iowa News 24 Mason City News 2627 Latest Markets 27 Clear Lake News 3031 thousand dollars but a checkup was needed to assess the figure Overthe 200foot wide path of the tornado utility wires were torn down and scores of trees were boWled over or stripped of limbs Sheriff Ponsford said that of the 50 homes in the path 10 suf fered major damage a n d the Central Telephone story frame warehouse was de molished Fortunately the t w i s t e rs course only grazed the Lincoln elementary school where there still were children in class Two of the residences hard hit were the homes of Mr and Mrs Lewis Koelker and Mrs Fred Haug adjacent to each other The two women were alone and could hear the roar of the twister as it approached Across the street Mrs M V Stevenson could see the wind ripping at the Koelker and Haug homes WHILE MRS HAUG 72 was rying to reach the basement one wall was torn away and the v h o 1 e house shook Sheriff Ponsford said it looked as if it lad been opened like a sardine can I got to the second step of Hawkins has been treasurer Haug said Thats what saved me Boards and plaster werejof the Central Committee He lowing right past me I will be succeeded in that job CROWD STOPPED NEAR SCHOOL BOARD OF FICE Police on threewheel cycles drive an angry crowd back near the offices of the New Orleans school AP Photofax board The crowds were marching on the offices to protest integration of schools Hawkins to head Demos Norberg is replaced DBS MOINES A Morberg Albia newspaper edi tor resigned Tuesday as chair Iowa Democratic party The State Central Commit tee in meeting here named Lex Hawkins 34yearold D e s Moine attorney to succeed Norberg Norbergs resignation under fire was not unexpected Re s ciiculaliiig last week i said he would submit his resignation as a result of the Democratic partys crushing defeat in lowasgeneral elections a week ago The Central Committee said after its twohour session that Hawkins a member of the committee would serve without salary until the Democratic state convention in 1962 NORBERGS salary has been a year The 16member committee saying it accepted Norbergs resignation with regret an nounced other party reorgani zation including the appoint ment ofan executive secretary whom Hawkins said lie will se lect in the next few weeks Hawkins told erice that if I would have had the opportunity to vote for Nor berg I would have But I did not have the chance He said Norbergs resigna tion and his own appointment Mrs LEX HAWKINS were made on unanimous votes jy the committee Norberg will remain state chairman Hawkins said until December to affect the transi ion The committee session was closed to the press HAWKINS SAID some other arty organization proposals vere discussed by the commit ee but said no action was taken on them at this time The garage at the Haug home lisappeared but the car inside vas untouched The tornado also caused dam age in the countryside The Gerald Pierce farm two miles to the southwest and the Albert Fortman farm more than wo miles to the northeast were lit The tornado was brewed from nseasonable weather that sent emperatures in the 60s The leather Bureau said a cold ront passing over the state rested disturbances that aused rain and hail in central nd eastern Iowa Daly resigns post with TV network NEW YORK UPI John Iharles Daly vice president of h e American Broadcasting Company in charge of news and pecial events resigned Wed lesday because of differences f policy with ABC he an lounced SAME DATi1959592 by Leonard E Hoffman Iowa Falls Hawkins has served as Polk County Democratic chairman since 1952 and has been on the Central Committee since 1956 Norberg defeated Jake More of Harlan as state chairman in 1958 after a 17year More rule Earlier this year Norberg was reelected to a second twoyear term that was to run until 1962 Norberg said the state com mittee knew of his plan to re sign because he had so stated in a letter to the group on Nov 7 the day before the general election He also said expenditures dur ing the general election cam paign had left the party with a deficit But this did not perturb Hawkins This is half as much as in the years Ive been serving on the Central Committee Hawkins said TV actors strikes apparently averted NEW YORK settlement offer Wednesday averted a per formers least tempo rarily against the four major television and radio networks Terms were not disclosed For mal negotiations between the i networks and the American Federation of Television and Ra dio Artists AFTRA ended 3Vfc hours after a midnight sirikt 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