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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Daily Newspaper Edittd for the Hemt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL The newspaper that makes all North lagans Associated Pren United Press International Full Wires MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNi 19 1961 7c Copy Thli Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection Oae llf Liddy named to og post DES MOINES ff L B Liddy 55 state person nel director since the first of the year was appointed by Gov Norman Erbe Monday to be state secretary of agriculture succeeding the late Clyde Spry Spry died of a heart attack last week Before accepting appointment as state personnel director Liddy was chief of the dairy and food division of the Iowa De of Agriculture since 1950 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 113001 pm Sundlj KWLC Decorah il210i pm Sun Ames 640 am Tuesdaj WTAD Quincy 930 pm Than WSDI Iowa City 910 im Sat Courts show interest in redistricting w E AMERICANS are justly proud of our democratic institutions But there are times when we fail to live up to some of the principles basic in our form of government Quite a few states for example havent reapportioned their legislatures for proportionate representation for 50 years or more The problem of course has been created by the tremendous growth of our cities while the population in rural areas has remained static or dropped Legislatures have been reluctant to recognize this fact of life Although the constitutions of 45 states call for reapportion ment of one or both houses at least once in 10 years its aj fact that by 1958 as many as of the states had not complied with the law for periods vary ing from 10 years to half a century or even longer As population has continued to shift toward urban centers this malapportionment has grown progressively worse In Connecticut Vermont Florida Delaware and Kansas in 1950 control of the lower house of the legislature rested in members representing respectively 9Vi per cent 12 per cent 17 per cent 19 per cent and 22Vi per cent of the population IN FLORIDA the number of people represented by one legis lator ranged from 2199 to 165 028 Thus the votes of some Floridiars were worth 75 times as much as the votes of some others One New Hampshire lawmaker had only 16 consti tuents whereas another at the opposite extreme had 2178 con stituents That reflected a ratio of 136 to 1 Alabama had its last legisla tive reapportionment 60 years ago Jefferson County with its Birmingham has 635000 inhabi tants or 20 per cent of th states population of more tha 3 million Yet Jefferson Count has only 7 of the 106 member of the Alabama state house o representatives One half of the Kansas popu lation lives in 8 urban counties represented in Topeka by 8 sen ators and 17 representatives The other half of the Kansas population residing in rura counties is represented by 32 senators and 108 in the lower branch of the legislature Tha disparity is at loggerheads with the fundamental concept of ma jority rule in a representative democracy Liddy a Republican is mar ried and has three children HE OWNS and lives on a 20 acre tract near Waukee wes of Des Moines A State University of lows graduate Liddy spent 13 year in the feed seed and prod uce business before joining the Iowa De partm e n t of Agriculture as an inspector in southeast Iowa in 1939 He has been a mem ber of the chemical addi tives commit LIDDY tee of the Association of Fooc and Drug Officials of the Unitec States for the past eight years Liddys salary is a year He was paid yearly as personnel director LIDDY WAS sworn in Monday jy Supreme Court Clerk Helen Lyman Liddy said he had asked Loyd Van Patton to stay on as deputy secretary of agriculture but Van 3atton has declined Liddy said he has a man in mind to take the post but will not make the appointment for a ouple of weeks Asked about what changes he ilans in the operation of the de partment Liddy said he thinks t may be possible to eliminate a few state cars now used by the department thereby reducing expenses COOL N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Talks resumed WASHINGTON S and Soviet representa tives met here Monday seeking a way to resume general disarmament talks The talks were broken off a year ago when the Communist rep resentatives walked out Bills opposed WASHINGTON Heavy squalls churned up in the path of two major bills on President Ken nedys legislative pro North Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night lows 4854 Mostly fair and gener ally cooler Tuesday highs 6874 Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night with scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast and extreme south lows 5055 Generally fair and cool Tuesday highs 60s east to the 70s west Further out look Fair and cool Wednes day Fiveday Iowa Temperatures for the fiveday period tomor row through Saturday will average 3 to 5 degrees below seasonal normals with cooling first of the period and warm er again about Friday Nor mal highs will be in the 80s in northern Iowa to the lower 60s in the MissouriI o w a border to mid 60s in west central Missouri Precipita tion will average 15 to 25 oc curring as showers and tliun dershowers in the first half of the period Minnesota Mostly fair cooler Highs Tuesday in 70s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Monday 2 armed men confess relay tower bombings Court declines to rule Birth control at stake Maximum Minimum Sunrise Sunset 87 64 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum 79 53 HERE IN IOWA we face like situation with legislators representing a scant third of our population able to adopt legis lation At this years session our lawmakers came to grips with the problem and passed a bill placing the senate on a pop ulation basis the house on an area basis Under this proposed setup the minoritys affirmative power will be reduced but mem bers of the house representing 25 per cent of our people will be able to block a law To become part of our organic law this measure must be passed in identical form by an other session of the Iowa legis lature then receive a majority vote of the people The proposal has considerable opposition in urban centers with understand able reasons for favoring a low Continued on Paflt 2 gram slated for prelim inary or final House ac tion this week Endan gered by undercurrents politics and religion are Senatepassed multi billiondollar housing and school bills Texas storms GALVESTON A tornado whirled from leaden skies during 10 inches of rain Sunday night injuring five per sons and destroying two units of a public housing project Elsewhere in Texas floods from pro longed heavy iains drove several hundred people from their homes Contract signed DES MOINES Only the laborersunionLocal 177 among Des Moines building trades groups remains without a new contract with major con tractors The lathers un ion Local 8 voted to ac cept a oneyear contract and end strike that began last month Ruling by court WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has ruled that the dues of a railroad worker required to join a union under a union shop agreement may not be used for po litical activities he op poses Thief gets in 2 break ins Approximately was report ed stolen in Mason City breakins discovered early Monday An estimated was taken rom the Plaza Lunch 624 S Fed ral where a thief or thieves rawled through a screen door and vent through an inside door after Teaking out its glass ABOUT was believed miss ng from the Pastime Gardens 04 Madison SW where a window was opened by prying In addition 10 cartons of ciga rets were reported taken from the Plaza Lunch and four cartons of cigarets were missing from the tavern Of the oss estimated at the Plaza Lunch was from the juke box a pinball machine and a bowling game machine Similar ly all but of the loss at the Pastime Gardens was the esti mated amount taken from the juke box All the machines had been pried open THE OTHER money losses were from cash registers and a cash drawer Both breakins apparently oc curred Sunday night A policeman discovered WASHINGTON ffi The Su preme Court Monday declined o rule on Connecticut laws which make it a crime to use birth control devices or for doctors to advise their use The suit had broad ramifica tions and the courts action was awaited for months The states bandating back to 1879 had been attacked by Dr C Lee Buxton chairman o the obstetrics departmentof Yale Medical School and two of his married women patients THEIR SUITS contended the Connecticut law deprive them of constitutional freedoms es sential to their lives and wel being Justice Frankfurter announced the courts judment and noted that Chief Justice Warren and Justices Clark and Whittaker joined in his views Justice the Plaza Lunch breakin at 2 am Monday and an employe discov ered the Pastime Gardens break in shortly after 7 am Monday B47 CRASH KILLS 3 LINCOLN Neb Three airmen were killed and one survived Sunday night when a sixjet B47 bomber crashed and burned on takeoff from base the Lincoln Air Force Brennan concurred in a separ ate opinion The courts vote thus was 54 Dissenters were Justices Black Harlan Stewart and Douglas Buxton contended that the law revented him from prescribing irth control devices needed by the two women to prevent fur her pregnancies One had sur vived a pregnancy with various mental and physical impairments vhile the other had given birth to three babies with congenital abnormalities Buxton said that as a result of the statute he was restricted in his practice and thus deprived of his liberty and property with out the due process of law guaranteed in the constitution THE WOMEN argued that they were deprived of their constitu tional guarantee of personal free dom The court in another historic decision ruled that illegally seized evidence may not be used in state criminal prosecutions This overruled a 1949 decision as well as earlier ones These de cisions had been to the effect that in prosecutions in state courts for state crimes the US Constitutions 14th Amendment does not barevidence obtained by unreasonable search and seizure Illegally seized evidence al ways has been barred in federal prosecutions DALE C JENSEN BERNARD J BROUS Spilmancompanion nabbed Face new car theft charge Another charge of car thef faces Larry Dean Spilman 21 lear Lake who escaped from the State Prison Farm at Mont rose Friday He left only four hours after he was brought to the farm from the State Peni entiary at Fort Madison ac cording to Sheriff Jerry Allen of Cerro Gordo County Spilman ad his companion n the escape R J Baird 30 Houston Tex were in the county jail here Monday Sheriff Allen said they would be charged with the theft of a car elonging to Robert Sarset 219 Vermont SE Capture of Spilman hiding un der a corncrib on the farm of his grandfather Tom Spilman southwest of Clear Lake ended a hunt which began when their absence was discovered at the prison farm late Friday Baird was serving a three year term for third offense drunk driving and operating a car without consent of the owner Spilman had been serving a 10year sentence for cartheft He was ordered to state prison last November after he took a car in Clear Lake and drove to Hope Ark where he was apprehended He also was wanted at the time in connection with a series of rob beries in Franklin County Cerro Gordo County authorities highway patrolmen and Mason Mty police who participated in the hunt for the two men tolc this story They reached Mason City Sa urday and drove out the bee sugar plant road where the abandoned it in bushes west o SPILMAN AND Baird walked away from the prison farm late Friday They stole a car at Fort Madison and then abandoned it at Traer where they took an other a 1951 Pontiac 200 TIRES SLASHED DES MOINES mail and freight was delayed lere Monday because vandals punctured about 200 tires on 50 semitrailers officials of the Rock Island Motor Transil Company said Photofax JAPANESE VISITORS GREETED Mrs Masa Sumi Angeles pins a corsage on Mrs Hayato Ikeda wife of Japans prime minister on their arrival in Los Angeles Prime Minister Ikeda right rear and his wife will leave forWashington for a meeting with President Kennedy and then will tour the U S and Canada i On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 5 Mason City News 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8910 Sports 1112 News Quiz 13 Clear Lake News 13 North Iowa News IS Sports Bulletin Spins into field 2 lose lives in plane crash near Albert Lea ALBERT LEA Albert Lea men were killed when their rented light plane crashed on a farm at l pm minutes after takeoff The victims were Neil L Stevens 27 the pilot and Wayne J jHaycraft 37 The plane crashed nosefirst on the Leonard Nelson farm about 4 miles southeast of Albert Lea and a halfmile west of Highway 65 The crash was witnessed by a railroad crew and a family mo toring on Highway 65 Mrs Eva Holbert Glenville said she and her family saw the plane pass over the highway a they drove All of a sudden it nosed straight down and we realized il wasnt landing but crashing she said They were unable to drive to the crash scene but called authorities from a nearby farmhouse Both bodies were found inside the smashed wreckage There was no fire Haycraft left a wife and five children Stevens had three chil dren all under three years old The plane an Aeronca Champ was owned by the air port manager The Albert Lea airport Sun day was host to some 130 fliers who were participating in a fly in activity SPILMAN BAIRD sas KANSAS CITY City Athletics manager Joe Gordon was fired Monday and veteran outfielder Hank Bauer was named to replace him the Leslie Van Note farm Van Note found the car about 4 pm and called authorities The entire area was combec 3y Sheriff Allen his deputies anc lighway patrolmen Spilman anc Baird however had doubled back to Mason City on foot AT pm Sarset reportec his 1860model Buick was miss ng from his garage The key lad been left in the ignition ock he said Mason City po ke linked the theft to Spilman and Baird and roadblocks were set up throughout the county At am Sunday the Sar set car was seen by Deputy Sheriff Jerry Koerber and Miles Camery state conservation of ficer on a rural road southwest of Clear Lake They radioed other cars in the area and a few minutes later Baird went through a roadblock Patrolman Don Sturges gave chase and soon after arrested Baird the driver He was not armed Sheriff Allen then led a search of the Spilman farm and young Spilman was pulled out from beneath the corncrib He offered no resistance and was armed only with a straight edge razor It took three letters but the job got done NAGS HEAD NC You can only goad govern ment so far That was the moral of a story Commerce Secretary Luther H Hodges told the North Carolina Seedmans Association conven tion Monday He said a plumber with a rather limited command of Eng lish wrote the Bureau of Stan dards in Washington said he found that hydrochloric acid opened clogged drainage pipes in a hurry and wanted to know if it was a good thing to use A bureau scientist wrote him back The efficacy of hydro chloric acid is indisputable but the corrosive residue is incom patible with metallic perma nence The plumber promptly wrote back thanking the scientist for telling him the method was all right The scientist showed the letter to his boss who got wor ried We cannot assume he wrote the plumber responsibil ity for the production of toxic and noxious residue with hydro chloric acid and suggest you use an alternative procedure The plumber figuring some body up there at the Bureau of Standards really liked him promptly replied that the acid was working just dandy This letter was passed on to the bosss boss who broke off the correspondence tersely Dont use hydrochloric acid It eats hell out of the pipei Political reasons given New party is formed SAN DIEGO Calif tigators say an exbuilder and a young mining engineer have ad mitted the bombing of three Utah Nevada communications facilities three weeks ago to publicize an antibig business American Kepublkan Army Police of Ensenada Mexico a port city 75 miles south of here arrested bearded Bernard Je rome Brous 51 and handsome Dale Chris Jensen 23 US citi zens aboard Brous yachtladen with grenades ma chine guns rifles and ammuni tion Sunday night Mexican author ities brought the two men to the border at Tijuana and turned them over to the FBI Agents took them before a San Diego US commissioner who ordered them held under bail each and set arraignment for Tuesday TAKEN INTO custody for questioning with them and brought here were Brous wife Minnie 40 a former dancer and model and Robert Gerald Bar toli 28 a Reno Nev gambling house dealer Mexican authorities said Brous and Jensen admitted blowing up the two microwave towers and a relay station early on Sunday May 28 The American Tele phone Telegraph Co esti mated the damage at about Brous told a U S newsman le masterminded the sabotage ensen told Mexican police he lew up the three installations and was paid by Brous to do it He said Brous was in Ensenada t the time A COPYRIGHT story in the Ian Diego Union quoted the two s saying the sabotage was in ehalf of the American Repub can Army A Mexican official said Brous old him the army was intended o fight what Brous termed offi ial corruption in the American ystem including the FBI and ig business The Unions interview was ritten by Robert L Curry edi or and publisher of the Redon o Beach Calif South Bay ally Breeze who was vacation ng in Ensenada CURRY SAID Brous repre jnted himself as head of the merican Republican Army and aid it will gain political power by political not violent means We planned blowing up the ommunication equipment as a pectacular effort to bring no ce to the organization Brous aid Brous told Curry that hate for the privately owned utility companies was one reason for the bombings Another was to produce a scare to bring na tionwide recog n i t i o n of hii group Brous described it as like the John Birch Society but mora active Brous said hes non Communist but supports nation alization of public utilities The communications towen were key links in nationwide communications They handled telephone and telegraph circuits for public use and circuits used in U S defense operations 5AMI DATIlfM211   

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