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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             The North Iowas Daily Newspapei Sdfod for newspaper that makes oil North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE j Home Edition VOL 154 Aisoclated ind United Presi International Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY II UCc a Paper ConsUU of Two SectionsSection One girl Js slain LBJ House passage oTrightsbiTl father Look at civil rights WASHINGTON AP Here are the main provisions of the House civilrights bill VOTING The attorney general would be empowered to request threejudge court to hear cases charging a denial of voting rights An argument made for this provision was that cases are now heard by a single judge and delays of more than three years have resulted from theii failure to act Registrars would be required to apply uniform qualification standars to white and Negro voters and no voter could be disqualified for immaterial er rors in qualification procedure A person with at least a sixth grade education would be pre sumed to possess sufficient lit eracy to vote in any federa election All provisions apply only to federal elections PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS All races would be entitled to equal services and facilities ai certain places specifically men tioned such as hotels motels restaurants gasoline stations theatersp and retail establish ments that include eating facil ities In addition coverage also would be extended to all pub lie accommodations in which discrimination orsegregation is supported by stateaction Theattorney general authorized to bring a civil ac tion seeking an injunction to halt any violations No criminal penalties are provided but a person continuing la violate a court order would be liable to contempt proceedings PUBLIC FACILITIES The attorney general could bring suit to desegregate any public facilities owned operat ed or managed by a state or local government It is designed to cover such things as parks playgrounds swimming pools and libraries In addition the attorney gen eral could intervene in any suit brought by a private party seek ing equal protection under the law as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution SCHOOLS The attorney general would be authorized to sue to compel school desegregation Both un der this and under the previous title many conditions must be met for the filing of suits in cluding receipt of a written complaint and a determination that the individual is unable to bring the suit himself The commissioner of educa tion would be authorized to grant funds to help school dis tricts carry out desegregation plans The help would have to be requested by the local school officials COMMISSION Extend the life of the Civil Rights Commission four more years to Sept 30 1968 and grant it new powers to serve as a national clearing house for in discrimination FEDERAL FUNDS formation on matters involving eas specified by discrimination Rights Commission COURTS This provide for an ap t t federa pca from a federa v agencies to take affirmative acreturning a civil rights case to tion to end segregation and otha state court er discriminatory practices in federally assisted programs and includes the power to cut off the funds The course of acw tQ taken by each agency and existing laws Inside The Globe Says its big step forward WASHINGTON House has approved the civil rights bill in an overwhelming vote hailed Tuesday by President Johnson as an historic step forward for the cause of dignity in America It now faces a tough er battle in the Senate where Southerners hope to whit tle it down with talk As turned out by the House in a 290130 roll call Monday night the bill amounts to the most sweeping civil rights legislation LEE P LOOMIS Man of contrasts Story on Page 17 YOUR PAYCHECK grows as tax withholding slows Page 3 Editorials Comics Society news 91011 Sports news 1314 Latest markets 16 Mason City news 1617 Clear Lake news 18 Classified pages 2021 NOTICE The business offices of the Glob eGazette will be closed from to am Wed nesday d u r i n g the funeral of Lee P Loomis longtime pub lisher of the Globe Gazette history Southern efforts to water it down were crushed at every turn by a coalition of Republicans House were 152 Democrats and and Northern Democrats 138 Republicans Voting against t were 96 Democrats and 34 Republicans The bill is aimed at ending racial discrimination in em ployment public accommoda tions voting schools and other oublic facilities and in federal y aided programs A new sec tion added just before passage would create a community re lations service to mediate ra cial disputes 2 say Ruby cant get fair trial But in the Senate with its dif ferent rules of debate the Southerners hold the weapon of a filibuster and hope to weak en the measure by forcing a compromise Girding for the battle ahead Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield outlined parliamen tary moves Monday designed to delay Senate action on civil rights until the tax cut bill clears Congress probably by the end of the month Johnson in a statement paid tribute to the bipartisan nature of the triumph in the House de claring It represents the culmina tion of months of hard work by men of good will in both par ties Now the task is before the Senate I hope the same spirit of nonpartisanship will prevai there to assure passage of thij Ball greeted by big riots ATHENS Greece AP A clash between police and thou sands of Greek students trying to march on the US and Brit ish embassies greeted Undersec retary of State George Ball on his Cyprus peace mission Mon day Demanding union of Cyprus with Greece the students dem onstrated to underscore their would have to be approved by the president EMPLOYMENT A Federal Employment Op portunity Commission would be created to investigate com plaints of discrimination in em ployment activities because of race religion national origin or sex by businesses or labor un ions with 25 or more employes or members The commission would be em to seek voluntary com pliance in cases in which it iound discrimination but volun tary compliance failing could 30 into court and ask an en iorceable order STATISTICS The secretary of commerce would be directed to conduct a survey to compile registration and voting statistics by race color and national origin in areas specified by the Civil MISCELLANEOUS Several technical details are ueums The action would beJcft to each wrapped up in this Son agency to determine for itself eluding authorization for funds o carry out the act and prevent opposition to LondonWashington efforts to erect an international peace force to police Cyprus Ball was reported to have run into an unexpected check in try ing to win Greek approval of the plan He delayed his depar ture for Turkey second stop on his mission Informed sources said Greece approved the peace force plan provided it first got approval of the UN Security Council The Soviet Union which opposes the peace force could veto it in ifie council Government sources in Nico sia said the president of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios was cer tain to reject the plan unless the proposed force was placed under Security Council control Makarios was said to have con ferred with advisers on the best way to bring the Cyprus issue before the Security Council A British force has been try ing to keep the peace between Turkish and Cypriots en gaged in bloody clashes since last December The United States and other Atantic al liance nations would contribute soldiers to the peace force under the USBritish plan To meet Greek Cypriot objec tions London and Washington agreed to some sort if link be tween the United Nations and the peace force but have re fused to consider Security Coun cil control of it SMOKING LOSS COLUMBUS Ohio wi Ohio has lost a half million dol lars in cigarette taxes since the federal report correlating smok ing with cancer was issued Jan 11 state officials say Jill guaranteeing the fundamen al rights of all Americans Voting for the bill in the DALLAS TWO civic leaders testified Tuesday Jack Ruby would bave a hard time getting rac fair trial in Dallas on the charge that he murdered accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald Stanley Marcus president of he NiemanMarcus Store said T have great reservations whether the defense or the prosecution can get a fair trial n Dallas He told Chief Defense Coun Belli a fair trial more likely some sel Melvin vould be other place than but he didnt know where Clayton Fowler president of he Dallas County Criminal Bar Association told defense attor neys it would be most diffi cult to give Ruby a fair trial while the nation is trying Dal as North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night lows in low 20s Occasional light snow north Wednesday and a Jittle warm er highs in mid 30s Weather details on page 2 DEATH PROBE Des Moines police department investigators inspect the scene where a 16yearold Des Moines high school girl was shot and killedThe victim has been identi fied as Diane Linn McConnell Arrow points out girls books where they fell Photofax as she was shot Authorities are look ing for a man they declined toidentify The girl was shot after she had alighted from a bus and was walking to the name of friends with whom she rides to school Crawford quits Says Farm Bureau pressured him out next legislature whicn will meet in special ses sion Feb 24 Hultman a candidate for fhe Republican nomination for gov ernor r u 1 ed Monday that Hughes could not resubmit Crawfords appointment to the Senate Crawford resigned Tuesday as a member of the State Board of Control and charged that he was forced out of the office by the Iowa Farm Bureau and what he called a politically in spired decision by Atty Gen Evan Hultman Crawford AinSworth Demo1 crat was named to the board on an interim basis last July by Democratic Gov Harold Hughes Crawford said he was resigning so programs at the boards institutions would not be disrupted Crawfords appointment had been the center of a contro versy between Republicans and Democrats since his name was submitted for confirmation to the Iowa Senate in the 1963 ses sion Hughes waited until the session adjourned and then gave Crawford an interim appoint ment However the 1963 legislature passed a bill prohibiting the ap pointment of a person to state agencies who has not received Senate confirmation Crawfords temporary Crawford announcedhisrresig nation in a handwritten statei ment he distributed to newsmen in the governors office I am convinced that this po is key suspect Witness saw the murder DES MOINES UPI A ter rified high school girl was shot to death by a gunman on an icy street Tuesday and police said her stepfather is being sought as The No 1 Diane Linn McConnell 16 was attacked as she walked down a quiet residential street on her way to Des Moines Tech High School The gunman chased the girl down the street andthen shot her at close range Police said they are search ing for Miss McConnells step father Doyle Hilman 30 3832 Cottage Grove who is sep arated from the girls mother He was described as 5llVi 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes Police said he is believed to be driving a pink and white 1959 Dodge automo bile with 1963 Iowa license plates 509293 Witnesses saw a similar car drive away from the scene mo ments after the shooting k One of the Capital Citys larg est manhunts is under way for her assailant Witnesses said Miss McCon nell her arms full of school books was shot by a man who chased her up the snowcovered sidewalk slapped her several times and then fired several shots at her She fell to ground her shoolbooks scat itically inspired decision CRAWFORD Please turn to page 2 ap pointment was only until the i Sf at e probe of Iowa highway department set DES MOINES AP Hultman a candidate for the Gen Evan Hultman said Tues day he has assigned a state agent to investigate operation of the Iowa Highway Commis sion and determine if there has been any conflict of interest TV HALF DOLLAR This is the new half dollar honoring the late President John P coin bears a profile of face The presidential coat of arms forms the motif for the back of the mi rr PhOtOfaX com The Kennedy half dollar is not a commemorative coin but is being turned out for regular distribution The design was released in Washington by the Treasury Department Republican nomination for gov ernor said the agent also would check a variety of complaints against the commission These include he said the let ting of bids awarding of con tracts and performance by con tractors He said he does not wantto indicate that members of the commission have been violat ing state law But Hultman added in his opinion some com missioners are using very poor judgment in doing business with contractors who do work for the commission Hultman said this includes Robert Barry of Danbury a Democratic m e m b e r of the commission who has admitted selling trucks to a New Hamp ton c o n t r a c tor Clemens J Smith Smith was the campaign man ager for Democratic Gov Har old Hughes in 1962 and has done work for the Highway Commission Only last Friday three mem aers of the Commission includ ng Barry agreed that a com missioner may do business with a road contractor without con lict of interest and said they PROBE turn to page 2 lertid over the show I saw a girl running and man her catching up to herV Mrs Reed said weretrying to run but it was by too Then the girl fell over curbing into a yard The man caught up and slapped her several times then I heard shots Mrs Reed said The gunshots sounded like a little boys cap gun Mrs Dana Reed 1924 35th St said I wonderedif it were a real gun Mrs Reedsaid she saw slaying from the window of her home just across the street She said the gunman shot several times and then he bent over and shot just inches from her head Then the man got in his car made a highspeed back up for 100 feet and burned rubber getting away Mrs Reed said It seemed so unreal Just the two people on the street Its a quiet neighborhood you dont think of violence youre used to cap guns not real guns Miss McConnell a daughter of Mrs Eveleyn Hileman had left home for school as usual taking a bus to 35th and Frank lin She was walking along 35th St toward the home of a girl friend Jeri Ann Grant 16 Miss Grants father usually drove his daughter Miss McConnell and several other girls to school Diane Linn got within two houses of us before it hap pened Miss Grants father E Vernon Grant 2005 35th St said Grant said his daughter heard the shots but he didnt He said Miss McConnell and his daugh ter had been chums for about a year SAME Winneshiek bchool conflict is unveiled Another GlobeGazette exclusive story on Page 8 I   

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