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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for ttw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North I owans neighbors Associated Pres United Prest International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 1961 7c Copy This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 2M Major change in Iowa point system if Bipartisan display as President returns from Europe Passive resistance defended Course can lead to jail By GEORGE W CORNELL Associated Press Religion Write American churches in man cases are advocating a cours that often leads to prison It may seem a peculiar positio for them to take but it is not new one Long before Mohandas K Ganc hi used his passive resistanc movement against the British th device was rooted in Christian tradition and history althougl Christianity ordinarily teaches civ il obedience At present however a succes sion of major church bodies hav lined up behind defiance of racia segregation laws in the South MUCH OF THE organization impetus for the lawbreaking als has come from Christian youti groups The National Christian Student Federation says more than 3000 students have gone tc jail as a result for varying pe riods Theyve staged their challenge over the last year and a half bj various methods The movement began on Feb 1 1960 with a sitin at a Greensboro NC variety store and as it expanded one nationa after another voiced encouragement The Methodist Church the American Baptist Convention the National Roman Catholic Confer ence for InterRacial Justice the National Council of Churches an Episcopal Church Headquarters Commission the United Church o Christ SocialAction Council are among them JUST LAST WEEK in the midsl of the arrests of Freedom Riders the United Presbyterian General Assembly declared commends and encourages the nonviolent efforts to bring about equality for all Some Southern church leaders have protested the actions of their denominations but other Southern churchmen have approved How do the churches justify supporting disobedience to state laws Generally Christianity has in sisted on obedience to government laws in line with St Pauls ad monition that duly constituted au thority is ordained of God and that people should be subject to their rules Jesus also said Render unto Caesar the things that are Cae sars BUT THERE IS another aspect Jesus forewarned his followers that they would be arrested im prisoned and punished by civil authorities and he said Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake He himself defied certain Sab bath laws and also flouted the custom of segregation from Sa maritans His crucifixion was a form of punishment the Romans reserved for slaves and insurrec tionists His apostles later were repeatedly jailed for spurning government edicts to keep silent We ought to obey God rather than men they said Many sainted scholars taught that laws contrary to divine law ought not be heeded HOWEVER Christianity insists that such disobedience must be based only on a higher principle than the law represents Num erous church bodies have conclud ed that this is the case with vari ous racial restrictions They point out that some pro I egregation organizations have advocated similar defiance of fed eral integration laws The church groups also noted that the disdbe dience movement is not hidden or clandestine such as the defiance of past prohibition laws but is open and above board and the participants realize they must taki the consequences Photofax HEARINGS ENDED Luther Hodges secretary of commerce has charged that leaders of American industry have failed to communicate their belief in free enterprise to men lower on the corporate ladder Hodges was the final witness heard as the Senate antitrust subcommit tee wound up its lengthy hear ings into price fixing by the electrical industry N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Action wanted Unit ed States has called on the Soviet Union to match with prompt ac tion Soviet Premier Khrushchevs agreement that an effective cease fire is vital to peace in Laos Move by Negroes NEW leans Parish School Su perintendent 0 Perry Walkeihas announced that 66 Negroes have ap plied for transfer to all white schools here Work finished CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Construction has been completed on the launching site from which early Saturn space vehicles will be fired this fall The super rocket which will generate million pounds of thrust on liftoff is Americas best hope of overtaking the Soviet lead in the space race Sitin continues NEW YORK Offi cials of American Broad castingParamount Thea ters Inc refused to per mit food to be brought to four young integration ists staging a sitin in the companys executive offices in protest against segregated movie thea ters in Austin Tex Atomic threat WASHINGTON Deputy Defense Secre tary Roswell L Gilpatric said that the West would use nuclear weapons to meet any overwhelming Communist attack on Europe regardless of whether the Reds used such weapons first Bank shortage STANTON Neb S t a n t o n citizens are shocked and surprised over discovery of a 000 shortage in one of the towns two banks but depositors showed little concern The shortage at the First National Bank of Stanton was disclosed Monday but officials re fused to say where the money went To issue prompt report Party chiefs are briefed FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Look ing fit and happy Presi dent Kennedy flew home Tuesday to report to Con gress and the American people on his meetings with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Western leaders Kennedys m i 1 t a r y jet touched down at Andrews Field in nearby Maryland after flight from London that was in terrupted by a sixh our res layover at Goose Bay Labra dor The chief executive went im mediately to the White Hous by helicopter after a fivemin ute round of handshaking ACCOMPANYING him in th helicopter were Senate Republi can leader Everett M Dirksen 111 and Chairman J William Fulbright DArk of the Sen ate Foreign Relations commit tee The President sough Dirksen out of the line of wel comers and invited him to th White House Vice President Lyndon B sional leaders followed in othe helicopters for what apparentl was intended by Kennedy as an immediate report on his tri to the top lawmakers of boil parties The President will report to the people on his private talks with Khrushchev French Pres ident Charles De Gaulle anc British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during a halfhour nationwide r a d i oTV address scheduled for 5 pm THE PRESIDENT beamed lappily as he alighted from the silver and orange Air Force je iner which had taken him on lis 9120mile journey from Sfew York to Paris Vienna London Goose Bay and home o Washington in a total flying ime of 19 hours and 50 min utes Before leaving London the President had shown weariness as a result of his arduous sixday schedule But he got about 10 lours sleep during the night and the look of fatigue had van shed from his face when he bounced out of the jet liner here On the trip from London to lioose Bay Kennedy workec or two hours on his report to he people before doffing his vhite dinner jacket and climb ng into a special berth Mrs Kennedy remained in jondon to visit her sister Prin ess Lee Radziwill and will fly o Greece Wednesday for some est and sightseeing and a short ruise to islands in the Aegean lea Young farm woman found electrocuted LAURENS Dar ell Perrigo 24 mother of three was found dead in a brooder ouse on her farm near here Tuesday the apparent victim f an accidental electrocution Irs Perrigo was electrocuted vhile apparently trying to con ect or disconnect the plug on heating device in the brooder ouse SAME DATE19M20T DICTATORS DEATH CAR This is the bullet riddled car in which Gen Rafael Trujillo Dominican Republic dictator was slain last week on a country AP rhotofax road near Ciudad Trujillo Newsmen are shown look ing over the car after it was put on display for the first time CHANCE of RAIN North Iowa Partly cloudy with occasional showers and thun derstorms through Wednes day Not much change in temperatures Highs Wednes day upper 70s to lower 80s Low Tuesday night in the 60s owa Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms through Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 55 to 60 north 60 to 65 south High Wednesday 75 to 80 north 80 to 85 south Outlook for Thursday No signifi cant changes Minnesota Fair to partly cloudy scattered rain Warm er Highs Wednesday in 80s GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 83 Minimum 60 Precipitation 31 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 46 Gross blocks bill Added protection for ex WASHINGTON President Dwight Eisen hower is not the only farmer who would like to have Secret Service agents to keep trespassers off his land Rep H R Gross RIowa told the House Monday Accordingly Gross blocked passage of a bill to extend guard service to expresidents for a reasonable period after leaving office It also would provide protection for the vice president He gets protection now only when he asks for it He would also be guarded as vice presidentelect This is not done now The bill proposed by President Kennedy and believed noncontroversial came up under a unanimous consent pro cedure That meant that any one member could block it temporarily Gross noted that one argument for passage of the bill was that Eisenhowers farm at Gettysburg Pa remains a target for tourists and souvenir hunters Gross said other farmers have their problems too and that he thought the bill should be studied to see whether state and local police could not provide any protection required NEW POWER PLANT WASHINGTON Wl The Atomic Energy Commission has nearly completed agreement upon a contract for a 310800 000 nuclear power plant south of La Crosse Wis LOYAL THIEF TOKYO UPI post man Koji Nishida 23 was ac cused by police Tuesday of stealing money from the mail then putting it into postal sav ings On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 101112 Sports 1314 Clear Lake News 15 tStest Markets Mason City News UV7 North Iowa News 20 Comics 21 loss in fire at Sac City SAC CITY m More than 200000 bushels of small grain were destroyed late Monday night when fire caused an esti mated at the Williami Milling Co The blaze apparently started in the top of a grain ele vator spread to a threestory storage building and then de stroyed two wooden tanks an 85foot elevator and considerable equipment Hearing after 3 offenses Acts to end confusion DBS MOINES UP A sweeping revision of Iowas traffic point system was announced Tuesday by State Safety Commissioner Carl Pesch Among other things it will wipe out all points collected for driving violations prior to June 15 The new system was devised Pesch said because thepres ent system is confused misun derstood and rapidly be coming ineffective This is not a snap judg ment Pesch said I have studied the point system since the day I came into this office The commissioner said that in addition to wiping a drivers point clean the new system will incorporate five other major changes after June 15 1 ONE POINT will be as sessed against the record of any driver convicted of any one moving traffic violation Under the present system different num bers of points are assessed for different violations 2 Any driver who accumu lates three points on his record SUNK ON PURPOSE NEW YORK de stroyer USS Baldwin sank slowly in the Atlantic Ocean Monday when workers turned off her pumps The vessel which went aground on rocks April 16 while being towed to a scrap heap was pulled 95 miles southeast of Montauk Point Lighthouse and abandoned in 200 fathoms of water FLAMES DESTROY FACTORIES AND view shows ex tent of fire that destroyed two indus trial plants and a number of homes in 1 Photofax Ayer Mass The flames roared along a quartermile front along two streets before it was brought under control by fire fighters from 22 communities million loss in fire AYER Mass offi cials and businessmen met Tuesday to assess the future in the wake of a devastating fire which destroyed two industrial plants and 10 dwellingswith an unofficial loss estimated at million In smoldering ruins after Monday nights fire were the towns largest employer Hart nett Tanning Co and the Inter national Purchasing Co a rope making firm along with the dwellings of some 40 persons The disastrous fire raged along a quartermile front de vouring all buildings in its path A 20mileanhour wind whipped the flames which firefighters battled for more than four hours Heavy smoke felled 25 per sons Another 10 persons suf fered minor injuries Loss of the tannery was a par ticularly hard blow to this cen about 400 is the towns main in dustry and has distributed over million in bonuses annually it period will ba called to ap pear before a hearing offi cer of tha Iowa way Patrol Failure to ap pear could re sult in license suspension At pr e s e n t a PESCH driver who accumulates 10 or more points in an 18month period is sent an advance notice of suspen sion There is no hearing prior to departmental action 3 At the hearing the driver will be interviewed and his en ire record examined Then the learing officer will recommend action suspension probation or the basis of tha nterview and record At pres ent hearings normally are held only at the request of the driver and usually only after a suspen sion notice has been issued 4 THE PERIOD of suspen sion will be for 30 days Sus ension periods at present vary xom 30 to 90 days and in soma cases up to one yer 5 When a driver receives point on his record as the re sult of a traffic conviction on or after June 15 he may offset that point by 12 consecutives months of violationfree driving rom the date of conviction This is known as a credit oint allowance Points now are dropped from drivers record 18 months after they are added regardless if whether the driver committed additional violations during the 8month period Pesch said There is no charge in the is luance of 20day advance notice if suspension to the driver if recommended by the hearing of icer Pesch emphasized that points are not the only method by ivhich the department will sus pend licenses HE SAID suspensions also will e ordered when the record of a Tiver shows he has committed n offense requiring mandatory evocation drunk driving reek ess driving manslaughter etc hat he is habitually negligent hat he has permitted unlawful r fraudulent use of his licenst nd other serious violations Despite many attempts to ex ilain the present points sys em Pesch said It remains a mystery to many people For example he said most rivers do not know how many oints are charged for different
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