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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                                Hamm kidnaping retold See story on page 16 HOME EOltlON Something big brewing WASHINGTON UPI Rep Adam Clayton Powell said at a news conference Atty Gen Robert r Kennedy told him Wednesday that something very big is due to break in the Birmingham Ala integration situation Emphasizing that he was not quoting Kennedy he said the development apparent ly involved large concessions The New York Negro congressman said he originally called the conference to announce that he was asking President Kennedy and the Attorney Gen eral to act against Birmingham authorities under an existing section of the federal criminal code The newspaper that mokes oil North lowcns i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY B 1M3 UOc copy No 71 Rule Iowa legislature needs reapportionment The wall helped Berlin i Ks project backfires By DON COOK New York Herald Tribune News Service BERLIN The city has changed but not the way I would have expected the young American said With some German friends we were jammed in the corner of a seething twisting pulsating bar off Kurfurstendamm and he was talking about his im pressions of West Berlin on his first visit back to the city since before the Communist Wall went up The young Germans leaned forward over their beer ex pectantly Berlin has been through some of the most abrupt and dramatic changes of any city in history wartime de struction near starvation of the blockade days of 194849 unend ing threats pressures and har T ce in Birminqham Call off marches for a day BIRMINGHAM Ala WVNe gro leaders said Wednesday that massive demonstrations would be suspended for 24 hours in an effort to reach a biracial agreement in the simmering dispute here The Rev Fred L Shuttles worth president of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights said there will not be today the massive type demon strations that were held Tues day If there are demonstrations they will be limited he said We do not believe that hon est efforts to negotiate in good faith are under way Meantime helmeted highway carrying billy clubs downtown Birming ham ready to aid city police men after six days of massive Negro demonstrations Gov George Wallace a militant lilll Hell JJinihULH assments and then in August segregationst announced Tues of 1961 the building of the Wall dsy he was ordering 250 riot trained highway patrolmen to Bir mingham State Public Safety Director Al Lingo said earlier however that the number was being up to 575 troopers vir But often the residents of a city or its regular visitors will miss the changes of a more funda mental kind in the character or feel of a city I dont know its sort younger city now Take a place like this When I used to wonder around the Berlin bars three years ago it was always kind of depressing and tired There was always some old boy of 50 or 60 trying to cut it up on the dance floor all by him 11 jtually the entire manpower of the state agency Lingo said the troopers were under direct orders of Wallace They are equipped with tear gas t Problem not confined to southern states ENGLEWOOD N J tf Twentysix Negro children filed in with the regular classes at the pre dominantly white Cleveland Elementary School Wed nesday the largest number to take part in the three day classroom sitin u Nero childlen who are not registered at the Cleveland school showed up about with par ents and other Negro leaders who have been protest ing racial imbalance in the Englewood schools As the regular students began filing in the Ne gro youngsters took places in line with the various classes and walked in with them One Negro parent Mrs Beulah Thweatt said a policeman pushed her and she fell to the floor i Police Director Joseph Lawless said later to the best of my knowledge this is not true Study JFK program amidst race rifts WASHINGTON AP Hear inv ings on the administrations civil three main proposals rights program begin Wednesday i u M sr J referees to pass quickly on the qualifications of wouldbe voters Present procedures can lead to rest in Alabama of Negro demonstra tions and mass arrests in Birm ingham dominating the headlines the House Judiciary Committee takes up the first specific by civil dent Kennedy Strong Republican pressures for grenades riot guns carbines and enactment of some kind of civil submachine guns he said legislation are expected to In the face of this deveinnmnnt help push the bill through the He waved at the crowded dance floor where a lone elder ly determined and thicknecked Prussian was risking his arteries in a mob of bright ex young German twist iSenate huberant ers One of the young Germans with us nodded emphatically Yes youre right he said people have more til we move segregation from the city King president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference spoke at a jammed mass meeting in a Negro church in the wake of a day during which thousands of Negroes infiltrated the downtown Negro gets job offer DENVER AP Marlon D business district and milled about Green says he is delighted to be i Jin cfrnnfc In t 11 i in the heart of theoffered a job that would make money in Berlin than they did three years ago and theres lot more opportunity here for there ever war They used to be moving away all the time but now there is an ex citement and fun living in Bcr German youth than has been since the Fire hoses again were brought into play to disperse the crowds for a United States airline The offer made by Con surging masses but there no serious incidents werestates can forbidJ hiring by interstate carriers The The administration bill has lengthy delays 2 It would declare that anyone with a 6thgrade education woulc Top brass keep civil rights vigil WASHINGTON AP Admin stration leaders resumed their ongdistance vigil Wednesday over the tense racial situation in Birmingham Ala with President Kennedy on record as hoping for a ocal solution The President and Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy his brother vorked on a late standby basis at the White House Tuesday night awaiting reports from Justice De partment officials in Birmingham Headed by Burke Marshall as sistant attorney general in charge of the departments Civil Rights Division these officials sought to jromote a solution to the Birming ham problem through facetoface discussions by local white and Negro leaders Even as state patrolmen arrived n Birmingham Tuesday to help control mass Negro demonstra ions against segregation in the city the White House reported that Marshall had succeeded in bringing leaders of both races to gether for their first meeting Justice Department n mained silent on what progress if any was made at the session But Andrew T Hatcher assist White House news secretary reporters The President be presumed to be literate for purposes of voting 3 It would extend continues to situa for ivnio wik years the life of the Civil Rights ideal solution Commission which is due to ex pire at the end of the year Scores of measures some sim ilar and others much broader have been introduced by individ ual members of Congress who will be given the first opportunity to testify at the hearings Admin istration witnesses are expected to be called next week Republican members of the Ju diciary Committee have joined to push a program of their own which includes all the administra tion proposals but adds provisions to desegregate the public schools and ban discrimination against Negroes by firms doing business with the government tion can be resolved by the people of Birmingham themselves anc fourj this of course would be the most North Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Lows Wed nesday night in the mid 60s A little cooler Thursday with highs in low 80s Iowa Fair to partly cloudy through Thursday Lows Wed vrrrr i g i oiaic utii i jci J JJU Authorities said at least 10 pocourt upheld Greens contention licernen were injured none scrijthat he was denied a job by Con For years and comingjously Most rocks years now There were J J 1IVJ It 1 w I West Berlin has presented itself Ports of any Negroes being in struck by thrown linenlal solely because he is a Ne ro no confirmed re to the world as a sort of old peoples home of Germany more than half the population over 40 years of age 18 per cent over 65 and a social security charge to the city as against national average of only 106 per cent in West Germany young people moving away while the old stay on to die and the citys population maintained only by the flow of refugees jurcd There were these other devel opments Kennedy and Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy kept in close touch with the situation The President said he hoped that the1 racial problems could be solved by the people of Birmingham Wallace in a speech be fore the Alabama Legislature Green 33 snid he would accept Continentals job if Mr Taylor T Rayber Taylor of Denver Greens and I judge that have here a bona fide offer of employment On the inside Editorial 4 Society News 9101112 North Iowa News News 21 Clear Lake News 2425 Comics 24 Mason City News 3031 Latest Markets 31 Classified Pages 383940 north to 90 south Further out look Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers and turning cooler Minnesota Partly cloudy scat News in a nutshell PftOM totftfi SERVICES from Eastern Germany now cut threatened murder prosecutions if off by the Wall jthc Negro demonstrations result The Wall has cut off that flow in violence and death The gov Indict 5 in of refugees which for more than decade averaged over 100000 a year into West Berlin But it has given the city a new reason for living a new determination to survive new supporters and allies in West Germany and the w6rld outside who were never Berlin con crnor said he would take what ever action necessary lo pcscvc law and including calling out National Guard troops although there was no official word on this White House reported that a Justice Department repre sentative had succeeded in bring Hi scions before new vitality and a new status symbol Above allmg Ncsro and white leaders to It has brought young people backScthcr in Birmingham for their to the city to study to work and first meeting on the racial prob SEOUL South Korea South Korean air force prosecutors indicted five lieutenant colonels Wednes day on charges of plotting to overthrow the military government No trial date was disclosed No China Abomb SAME lem Bulletin PORT AU PRINCE Haiti UPI The United States evacuated nearly200 Ameri cans from strifetorn Haiti in a twoplane airlift The evacu ation was carried out without apparent incident TOKYO Gen Chang Chun longtime associate and adviser to Chiang Kaishek said emphatically Wednesday that Red China does not have the capabil ity of producing an atom bomb alone Yank sergeant dies SAIGON South Viet Nam A Communist sniper killed a IJ S Army sergeant on patrol with Vietnamese soldiers in the northernmost part of South Viet Nam it was revealed Wednesday K Rains come at last MEXICO rains all iw are at last soaking farmlands scorched by a pro longed drought the Agriculture Ministry reports over Mexico day cooler highs northeast near 80 in the TYPICAL SIGHT Not uncommon on the streets of Birmingham is this sight which depicts the han dlingof Negroes involved in civil rights demonstra tions A fireman uses his foot to force an unidenti fied Negro mans head to the pavement while a po lice officer puts on the cuffs See NATO Apact soon WASHINGTON wjUS officials said Wednesday an allied agree ment to create a multilateral SATO nuclear force armed with Polaris missiles on surface ships may be ready for signing by the UJf 11IU nesday night in the 60s A time President Kennedy visits ThursEurope late next month Spokesmen for the Wesl Ger man government announced Tues day that West Germany had dropped its objections to using surface ships instead of subma incs as carriers for the nuclear tercel showers late Thursday warhead missiles afternoonCooler extreme south Thursday highs 6070 north 6878 south GlobeGazette Weather up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset Data 84 61 68 The whole project initiated by the United States had appeared in doubt earlier this year because of strong European opposition to building a surface fleet Allied governments interested in the force had understood that Polaris submarines would be the missile carriers When the United States in effect switched signals early this year and came out for surface vessels the first allied reaction in Europe was negative The allies felt that surface ships would be far more vulnerable For a time this was substantially the West German view In recent President Ken nedys special negotiator Ambas sador Livingston T Merchant and naval experts have conccn ated on building up the US case for surface fleet which could lye developed quicker and cheaper than submarines For a week or so US officials have understood that German ex perts finally had agreed that wide To let voters decide Election set December 3 DES MOINES AP ederal judges ruled Wednesday nat present apportionment of the owa Legislature is invidiously iscriminatory and in violation of ie equal protection clause of the 4th Amendment of the United Hates Constitution While there is some jiiotifica ion for some inequality there is 10 apparent rational basis for the ery substantial inequality that xists in both houses they said Two members of the panel ruled lowever that the constitutionality f the Shaff plan of legislative eapportionment should be held in beyance until the voters decide he issue at a special election Dec The majority view was held by udge Martin D Van Oosterhout if Orange City a member of the US 8th Circuit Court Appeals at St Louis and District Judge Roy L Stephenson of Des Moines In a dissenting opinion District Judge Edward J McManus of Cedar Rapids said the differ ence here is clearly noon and midnight and therefore 1 would find and conciude that the Shaft plan is an obvious violation of the 14th Amendment Judge McManus added that the people of Iowa should be re ieved from the expensive gesture of conducting a useless election of he Shaff plan He said that the plaintiffs two Des Moines labor leaders have met their burden of proof on both ssues in the case Judges Van Oosterhout and Ste phenson held that the 1904 and 1928 amendments to the Iowa Con stitution together make the pres ent constitutional provisions dis criminatory But they said there is no need or haste in the entry of a decree on the constitutional attacks made It is obvious that if the Shaff lan is not adopted by the vote of he people such plan will never become a part of the Iowa Con ititulion The panel said The conclusion s almost unavoidable that the iisparitics present in the appor ionmenl of both houses of the own General Assembly trans gress the constitutional limits of equal protection The majority opinion said In the exercise of our equity powers and upon a balance of the the Polaris surface ships around the coasts of Western Europe would provide about all the pro leclion necessary for the vessels stamp tax out DES MOINES mutucl betting and a 5 per cent t a x on trading stamps were ruled out of order Wed nesday as the Iowa Senate re sumed debate on a major tax program Lt Gov W L Mooty R Grundy Center said the pari mutuel amendment offered by Sen Richard C Turner R Council Bluffs was not ger mane to the tax bill because it was aimed principally at setting up a racing commis sion and is not a revenue measure He ruled out the trading stamp amendment because it is primarily a licensing and regulatory act and rev enue is only a side issue The Senate defeated an ef fort to limit the proposed sales lax increase to 3 per cent to the 196365 bicnnium The amendment was rejected by a voice vote Democrats still waging a fight for at least a portion of he program recommended by Gov Harold Hughes tossed an amendment into the mill to set up a withholding system for persona income taxes Bulletin DES MOINES withholding system for state income taxes was defeated 2723 in the Iowa Senate Wed nesday Legislative observers com mcnlcd that the GOP might yield to Hughes demand for a withholding as a means of avoiding a veto of the sales tax increase Bui the major hurdles were apparently cleared Tuesday as t h Senate defeated six amendments and adopted one to rclain the salesuse tax at 2 per cent on motor vehicles and trailers and increase the auto license fees on the 7th and 8th registrations The crucial lest came on an amendment by Sen Vern Licle RClarinda to knock ovit that section of the tax package that would raise the salesuse tax rate to 3 per cent from 2 per cent The amendment was de feated by a narrow 2723 mar gin with three Democrats join ing 24 Republicans to knock down the proposal The Senate also beat down on a 3312 straight party line vole the Democratic spon sors d recommendation of Gov Hughes to substitute a 33 per cent increase in personal income taxes for the 3 per cenl sales tax time awarding affirmative relief but that jurisdiction should be re tained to hold such further hear ings and enter such further orders as may be necessary or appropri ate upon the courts own motion or upon the motion of either of parties It is anticipated that a further hearing will be held promptly aft er the vote upon the Shaff plan becomes available Judge McManus said in his dis sent I would at this time enter judgment for the plaintiffs de claring the amendment of 1904 and the amendment of 1928 to the Iowa Constitution together with the i m p 1 c m e n I ing legislation enacted pursuant thereto invalid prospectively from and after thii date I would further enter judgment enjoining defendants from submit ting the Shaff plan to a vote of the people and would declare that the Iowa General Assembly as presently constituted should from this date and until Dec 31 1963 but not thereafter function as a de facto body for al valid pur poses and for the further purpose of providing means for the enact ment and implementing appor tionment legislation under Iowa Constitution as it existed prior lo 1904   

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