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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Little commotion on school prayer ruling gress viou sly e lously with little commotion in or out of Con of classrooms all across the land was ob m view of the courts action last year against use of nondenominational Why did r they ban the Bible u State cant force religion By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON AP In this country where people have differ ent religious beliefs and some have none no state can impose any religious belief or exercise in the public schools Thats the short of the Supreme Courts historic ruling Monday outlawing the reading of the Bible and the Lords Prayer in public schools as a religious exercise This goes even if students whose parents object to the re ligious exercise are excused from taking part But the court whose majority opinion was written by Justice Tom Clark did not say the Bible or religious history could not be studied in public schools as part of a general education program Under the Constitution Clark said a state must maintain strict neutrality on religious matters neither aiding nor opposing re ligion Another justice William 0 Douglas agreeing with Clark put it this way Through the mechanism of the state unless it is banned all of the people are being required to finance a religious exercise that only some of the people want and that violates the sensibilities of others court had working up to this decision and almost reached it but not quite last year in the case of New York schools where the Board of Re gents had recommended the re cital of a 22word prayer at the start of each school day The prayer which had been drafted by the board itself said Almighty God we acknowledge our dependency upon Thee and we beg Thy blessing upon us our parents our teachers and our country But some people dont believe Please turn to page 2 Standards setup for cleanliness DES MOINES Iowa Liquor Commission will require strict standards of sanitation in places serving liquor by the drink Commissioner Homer Ad cock said Thursday We drew up the sanitation requirements to upgrade the Jiquor establishments Adcock said Were trying to stay away from a speakeasy honky tonk atmosphere The requirements are con tained in the commissions rules and regulations for administra tion of the new liquor law and are scheduled for approval later this week The law goes into effect July 4 Some of the sanitation require ments Glasses must be washed with detergent or other cleaning agent in water no cooler than 110 degrees Establishments must maintain er composed by New York authorities for public schools the states That decision brought down a slonn of criticism on the tribunal especially from Congress But congressional reaction to Mondays 8 lo 1 ruling was com paratively mild Generally the feeling seemed to be that inter preting the laws and the Con stitution was the courts job The Supreme Court has its function and we have ours com mented Senate Democratic lead er Mike Mansfield a Catholic Many state officials meanwhile hurriedly read the decision to see if it required changes in their public schools Thirtynine states now allow morning devotional ex ercises in public schools Many clergymen stressed a greater im portance of religious instruction in churches and homes court acting on cases from Pennsylvania and Maryland spe cifically barred Biblereading and the recital of the Lords Prayer as part of required classroom ex ercises in public schools But there appeared to be no room under the decision for a teacher to hold such exercises on her own since public school teach ers are government employes In the relationship between man and religion the state is firmly committed to neutrality wrote Justice Tom C Clark in the majority opinion He said the decision in no way shows hostility toward religion Nothing we have said here in dicates that the study of the Bible or of religion when presented ob jectively as part of a secular pro gram of education is prohibited that a Seventh day Adventist who lost her job for refusing to work on Saturday because of her re ligious beliefs is entitled to unem ployment compensation The noticeable lack of congres sional reaction to the historic prayer decision was attributed by one leader to the legislators pre occupation with turmoil over civil rights Short of impeachment there is little Congress could do about the courts ruling anyway and there were no serious suggestions along that line Congress could submit to the states a resolution to change the First Amendment of the Constitu tion which deals with the sepa ration of church and slate but there was no strong sentiment for that approach either Rep Frank J Becker RNY said however he would push for such an amendment He said the court has a trend to deny the existence of Almighty God a Su preme Being in our schools Castro warns he will attack exile bases MIAMI Fidel Castro warned Tuesday his forces will attack any Cuban exile bases set up on British and French islands in the Carib bean The Cuban leader told France and Britain to be careful not to permit his antiCommunist foes to operate from any of ci LI 11U111 cill V The two cases resulted from lneir Caribbean dependencies requirements in Baltimore Md and Abingdon Pa that public schools be opened daily with de votionals The suits were brought by parents who as Unitarians or atheists said the exercises were offensive to their beliefs The court also in a brief order set aside a Florida Supreme Court decision which had upheld the practice of opening devotionals in Miamischools In another case involving the question of government and re ligion the tribunal ruled 7 to 2 He said his troops during the past eight have liqui dated 14 bands of counter revolutionaries All were organized by the US counter intelligence agen cy he charged Inside The Globe SCHOOL KIDS caught in tax squeeze Page 3 OTRANTO HAS smallest postoffice in Iowa Page 6 ENTIRE DETROIT coach ing staff fired Page 11 SCHOOL OFFICIALS com ment on prayer ban Page 15 Editorials 4 North Iowa news Society news 789 Sports news 1112 Mason City news Hjs Clear Lake news H Classified pages 2021 STRIP POKER RICHARDSON Tex Eight card players game turned out to be strip poker Amasked gunman barged into a motel room and robbed the poker play ers of in cash and their clothing The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors c GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 18 163 10c a Paper Consists of Two Associated Press and Unitod International Kul Wires No Ill M b threat PROFUMOS IN HAPPIER Actress Valerie Hobson and her hus band disgraced British cabinet minis ter John Profumo hold a yogi bear and a wooly dog they won as prizes at a party in connection with last years Photofax Conservative Party conference in Llan duclno in Wales Miss Hobson who quit the stage in 1955 on her marriage to Profumo is successfully dodging the limelight that shines on the former war minister Space trip nears end MOSCOW Col yalery said Bykovskys ship was 1199 ing the end of his fourth day in Bykovsky broke all world records miles from the earth at maximum space The girl was approaching Tuesday for distance and orbits distance and 987 miles at minithe end of her second day around the world in space But his ship was losing altitude His female space partner Val entina Tereshkova whipped into her third clay in orbit apparently still maintaining her altitude and speed She reported she was feel ing fine At 3 pm Moscow time Bykov sky entered his fifth day in space and surpassed by two orbits the 64orbit record set by his fellow cosmonaut Maj Anclrian Niko layev in a flight of just under four days last August bulletin broadcast at 5 pm n wo ravee eshkova appeared on television soundly for seven hours VALENTINA mum distance screens The broadcasts gave no hint that either was preparing to de scend There had been indications that the colonels flight was draw ing to a close and that Valentina would return to earth soon after him Western observers said that the dwindling orbit of Bykovsky in his Vostk 5 capsule could make it dangerous for him to remain in space much longer They speculated that the change might be due to a maneuver but they had no idea of its purpose It was believed that if the 28 yearold Soviet air force pilot should return to earth ahead of schedule the Russians probably would cut short the flight of space woman Valenlina Tereshkova who was still whirling around the earth in an adjoining orbit Valentina Tuesday began her 30th trip around the world after surpassing the American record of 22 orbits set last month by Maj Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr Bykovsky this morning had completed 60 orbits and was near 3000 BOSTON AP Negro leaders termed the boycott of Bostons one restroom for each sex for Junior aml senior high schools a each 100person seating capasuccess and estimated city jthal 3000 Negro pupils skipped Employes must wear clean iclasscs in a of alleged seg clothes and maintain high standjregalion ards of personal health Negro leaders called for thc The new law gives local they would not state health officials power toterm a a rebuttal to ITlCTtflrtf Vtrivr f Tiri if f VlOT7 4 f AU inspect bars for sanitary condi tions and order corrections ii necessary North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Wed nesday Lows Tuesday night 55 to 40 A few showers nd thunderstorms Wednes day highs in 80s details on page 2 what they termed de factor seg regation in the public schools At St Marks Social Center across the street from Boston Technical High School an esti mated 250 junior and senior high school pupils jammed the build ing The overflow flooded into the street Buses took pupils to the other nine freedom centers There are an estimated 5000 Negroes among the 14000 pupils in the citys junior and senior high schools Negro of whom rode in police cars with top police they expected no vi olence The heart of the protest said the leaders is thc demand that the Boston school committee pub lically admit there is actual seg regation in Boston schools This motion has been rejected 32 by thc school board Protest Frederick J Gillis superinten dent of schools had expressed fears of violence The grave responsibility for the boycott now rests very heavily on thc shoulders of the NAACF and the Rights Citizens for Mrs Hicks Human Gillis said his office had re ceived many reports of threats of violence to children in con nection with the boycott The School Committee called on Slate Ally Gen Edward W Ul UlU MdU parents to keep their junior education Jaws senior high school children out of the public schools Tuesday to pro where special classes were held test what they called dc facto for Ihc Negroes sesrccalion scemMfinn in Brooke was not in his office Monday a local holiday and could not be reached for corn Uniformed police maintained vigilance at each of Techs six entrances segregation or segregation actuality if not by law Both Iouisc Bay Hicks School Comnittee chairman and Dr m The boycott would involve about 5000 of the citys 14000 Negro pupils There arc 03000 pupils in thc Boston schools Tass the Soviet news agency said the two space travelers slept the night She awoke about pm Monday and he woke up about 7 AM The cosmonauts reported to the earth on the normal progress of the flight the faultless opera lion of flight systems and that they feel perfectly well the Tass announcement said Kennedy to stop at Berlins wall WASHINGTON dent Kennedy will make two stops at the Berlin wall during his visit to West Germany he White House said Tuesday SAME Dcpirlmenl BlcV Meanj Traffic In Past 21 Hours JFK trip may be put off Resignation is possible LONDON UPI An oppo sition Labor member of Parlia ment suggested Tuesday ihat Prime Minister Harold Mac millan ask President Kennedy to put off his visit to Britain in the wake of the Profumo scan dal that has rocked the Conser vative government Laborite Marcus Lipton made the suggestion in a question filed in Parliament amid re ports Macmillan feared that ef forts within his own party to force him lo resign might dij minish his authority as Britains spokesman in the meeting with Kennedy Uptons question asked the Prime Minister Whether in view of widespread opinion that the time is not opportune he will ask President Kennedy to defer his visit to this country for the time being A movement to oust Macmil Ian in favor of a younger man in the right wing ol his Conservative party spread to the center after the Prime Ministers majority in the House of Commons was slashed sharp ly Monday night because of his HAROLD MACMILLAN Dies after car wreck WATERLOO WVN a n c v handling of the Profumo scx andsecurily scandal Macmillan presided at a meeting of his senior ministers Tuesday It was both an inquest into the debate and a discussion of what form a promised in quiry into the security services should take The Prime Minister in a statement that drew gasps of astonishment from both sides of the House admitted during the debate hat the security chiefs had failed to tell him for five months that War Minister John Profumo was Hie intimate of a call girl who had been asked secret information to obtain from him Profumo who resigned in dis grace June 4 after admitting jrH u ii ii tircits CHRISTINE KEELER that the security inquiry be made by a select committee of the House of Commons Labor is turbed that particularly dis although Profumo was shirijig the favors of Miss Kceler with Capt Eugene Ivan ov a Soviet naval attache and suspected intelligence agent in 1961 this fact did not become known to security nntit about two and a half yean ater And wlicc when Miss Keeler told in January that Dr Stephen Ward society osteopath and friend of Ivanov had asked her to find out from Profumo when Germany would get nu clear warheads this was not relayed lo the prime minister until May So convinced were many Tory UPSs that Macmillan could not ong remain in office in view of his shrunken was down from 99 to 69 in the vot ng several pos sible successors were being reely mentioned in political that he had lied lo he House buc a personal statement in iNocl j of Waverly died in ajwhich he denied improper rela hospital here Tuesday of 21ycarold Christine she suffered a week earlier in an automobile accident near Wav crly Miss Noel daughter of Mr and Mrs Vancil Noel was a passen ger in a car driven by Lonna Kay Hearn 16 also of Waverly The car apparently went out of control and struck a concrete bridge on Highway 218 northwest of Wav cry Keclcr issued a statement through his attorneys repealing his profound remorse Beyond this said the state ment neither he nor his wife stage and screen star Valeric Hobson have anything further to say Macmillan whose resignation in thc near future is being pre dicted by all parlies discussed with his ministers the demand Income takes jump in US WASHINGTON Personal of the labor parly income in the United States climbed to a record annual rate of SI58 billion in May Secretary of Commerce Luther H Hodgei said Tuesday Personal income for the first five months of 19G3 was at an an nual rale SI05 billion higher than the corresponding rate in the first five months last year MAY SUCCEED MACMILLAN These four men have been mentioned as possibilities to succeed Prime Minister Harold Macmillan as British Con servative Party leader in the event Macmillan re signs in the wake of a hollow vote of confidence Riven him for bus handling Of the Profumo rfl of science deputy prime minister Reginald MaiuUmg chancellor of the exchequer and Lord Home foreign secretary
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