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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for The newspaper that makes all North low neighbors ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 104 Associated Press and United Press International Pull Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 10c i Paper Consist of Two North lowans killed Nora Springs crash claims Algona couple Floyd man Soviets reject US bid Not much hope seen GENEVA Soviet Un ion Tuesday rejected the West ern proposals for phased gradu al disarmament as unrealistic and said there appeared little likelihood of EastWest compro delcgate Semyon K misc Soviet Tsarapkin accused the Western powers at the 17nation disar mament conference of lack of enthusiasm in discussing Sovi et proposals and said theWest docs not give us much hope for progress in the Geneva ne gotiations Tasrapkm told the conference the US government does not face proposing an acrosstheboard 30 per cent reduction of arms in the first stage of disarmament and 35 per cent in each of two subse quent phases He accused the US govern ment of pushing production of nuclear weapons to shift the nuclear heavily in its own favor before staged disar mament begins Five years from now the production of nu clear weapons will be trebled Overthrow regime in Gabon BRAZZAVILLE Congo Re public rebels overthrew Gabons President Leon MBa in a midnight coup and formed a revolutionary council to govern that West Af rican republic rebel broadcasts from Libreville said Tuesday The fifth upheaval of 1964 among new African nations this affected a former French colony of 440000 population that is the home of Dr Albert Schweitzer Dr Schweitzer for half a century has had a jungle hospital at Lambarene 100 miles southeast the capital and port of Libreville chief Atlantic There was no mention of bloodshed Accounts from Libreville indi cated the coup was intended to end a power struggle between President MBa 62 and his chief political rival JH Au bame who has been both a Na tional Assemblyman and chief justice of the Supreme Court The election of a new assem bly was due next Sunday Radio Gabon broadcast a proc lamation that a new provision al government will be formed Wednesday An army officer who identified himself as a Lt Daniel Odene said MBa and his acolytes been arrested Start picking a jury Ruby defense Its impossible Blame in the United asserted States rnsarapkin He said in view of continued US production of rockets the danger of nuclear war would in effect increase under the Western plan because by the time disarmament could begin there would be many more rockets in existence than now despite the envisaged reduc tions P Photofax OSWALD AND HIS WEAP ONS This picture of Lee Harvey Oswald was taken about April of 19G3 as he posed in his Dallas back yard He held a rifle which some believed may have been the weapon used in the Ken nedy shooting He wore a revolver on his hip and held up a newspaper called The Militant have The reported coup came in the wake of four uprisings last month on the east coast of Af deposing of the sultan of Zanzibar and abortive mu tinies among troops of Tangan yika Osage man found dead near Algona ALGONA Verne Swain Ten ney 74 Osage was found dead Tuesday in his car on a black top road just off Highway 18 three miles east of here Kenneth Mammcn Graettin gcr driver for the Esthcrvillc CoOp Creamery called the Al gona Police Department at am to report finding the body He had seen the car as he passed the intersection and stopped to investigate Accordjng to Kossuth County Medical Examiner Dr R L Snyder of Swea City Mr Ten ncy died of a heart attack The body was taken to Osage where funeral services are pending at Champion Funeral Home ExOsage woman dies in wreck Early action seen on tax withholding WASHINGTON AP Sen ateHouse conferees on cut bill have made sure the na tions wage and salary earners will get the benefit of the re ductions at the earliest possible moment They agreed Monday to ac cept a provision which will make the new lover with DALLAS Wi Dist Atty Henry M Wade questioning the first prospective juror in Jack Rubys murder trial said Tuesday we will ask for a ver dict of death The jury candidate Hillard M Stone an illustrator said he felt he could vote for the death penalty Ruby sat between defense at torneys Melvin Belli and Joe Tonahill He kept his eyes riv eted on Stone He showed no change of expression when the question of the death penalty came into the hearing It was the second day of Rubys trial He is charged with murder ing Lee Harvey Oswald the ac cused assassin of President John F Kennedy Belli asked that Stone be dis missed for cause after a hot ex change with Dist Atty Henry Wade The judge overruled Bel lis motion Belli contended that under Fexas law any witness to a crime is automatically disquali ied as a juror He cited Article 619 The prosecution sair that the fact of being a witness does not automatically disqualify a per son for jury duty Belli fought hard to have Stone removed as a potential juror He based his argument also on the fact that Wade offering DEATH CARS These are the cars which were involved in a Tuesday crash that claimed the lives of three North lowans The car on the left was driven by a youth from Floyd An Algona couple died in the car on the right See story for details 2 Corwith men injured DEATH persons died on this slippery curve just east of Nora Springs A cross and some spots mark the site of the crash oil Photofax locates Gabon on the West Coast of Africa where an army revolt oc curred holding rates live with pay in the bill effec checks delivered eight days after the measure is signed into law This was a victory for the ad ministration which has been pressing to have the effects o the tax cut felt in the economy as soon as possible The conferees resume their closed sessions early Tuesday in an effort to complete action oh jthe 400page bill by afternoon Court ruling may or may not affect Iowa districts DES MOINES was congressional d i s tricts have to be redrawn because of a U S Supreme Court ruling requiring as nearly equal popu lation as practicable in such istricts Maybe so says Atty Gen then again may e not Too many points remain to be ettled Hultman said to deter an objection said there was no question of the fact that Ruby lad killed Oswald The defense says it is impos sible to get an impartial jury in Dallas Nothing happened this morn ing to change my ophr n about that said Melvin M Belli chief counsel for Ruby af ter seeing the first 150 prospec tive jurors in the courtroom oi District Judge Joe B Brown Some accord hit on a Cyprus plan UNITED NATIONS NY Britain and Cyprus are re ported agreed on principles for a plan to police the turbulent I Mediterranean Island with an I international force while an im epresentativcs of Cyprus Brit ain Turkey the United States and Greece in a memorandum vhich dealt with establishment OSAGE A former OsagePatrUal mediator sccks peacc woman Mrs Vcnita Lorce Cowbetween the Greek and Turkish ell 36 Round Lake III died in a Chicago hospital Tuesday jnorning She was in an auto accident in heavy fog early Tuesday while driving to work in Chicago The daughter of Mr and Mrs Stuart Walker Osage she was the widow of Lloyd Cowell for merly of St Ansgar He died of cancer three years ago Surviving Mrs Cowell are four daughters Susan 17 Cindy 13 Vicki 11 Sylvia 8 a son Vern on 15 her parents of Osage a sister Mrs Loyal Schreiner Mt Carroll 111 and a brother John Walker Osage Funeral arrangements are in complete MR CROCKETT DIES YANKTON SD ncral services were held Tues day for Ernest A Crockett 78 a g r e a lgranclson of Davy Cypriols The BritishCypriot plan also calls for a consultant commit ee of UN members The two nations reportedly agreed on general terms of a Security Council resolution after the council postponed the start of its debate on the Cyprus crisis until Tuesday afternoon The resolution would avoid the controversial issue of how the international force should be set up and would merely agree that there should be such a force It would also appeal to al countries to respect the terri tonal integrity of the island an appeal which Cyprus hac planned to propose in a sepa rate resolution The council debate scheduled to start Monday was postponed after SecretaryGeneral U Thant took a hand in the crisis with of an international peace force or Cyprus and with machinery or mediating the conflict Cypriot boss makes comment NICOSIA Cyprus Presi dent Makarios declared Tuesday thai if Turkey intervened in the Cyprus crisis we would resist and would accept aid from any quarter The question of an impartia jury is a pivotal point in the de Eense of Ruby Kennedy was assassinated on Nov 22 only 210 feet from the scene of the trial Two days la tcr in the basement of the Dal las City Hall Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald who had been charged with murdering the President The defense contends Dallas i freighted with prejudice and feelings of guilt Belli says th shame brought on the Dalla image is such tha a juro would be obligated to convic Jack Ruby of murder with ma ce a capital offense to prove hat Dallas is a place of law and order Belli an urbane grayhaired San Franciscan wants the trial See early stories on Page 2 Crockett cancer He died Saturday of peace proposals of his own Thants ideas were handed to In an interview Makarios told The Associated Press he was deeply concerned about the bloodshed between Greek and Turkish Cypriots who want Tur key to intervene BOBBY TO APPEAR NEW YORK MVUS Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy will appear on Jack Paars television program March 13 and talk about the wit and human side of his brother the late Presi dent John F Kennedy nine immediately the effect of he opinion on Iowa or on any ther state except Georgia The courts 61 majority opin on held that Georgias congres ional districting plan adopted n 1931 grossly discriminates against citizens in the area around 5th District must be changed It said t single congressman from the ith District represents two to hree times as many people as congressmen from other Geor gia districts JusticeJohn Harlan in a dis sent said the majority opinion puts in jeopardy the seats of 398 representatives from 37 states He said 42 states elect House members from congressiona districts and in all but five the difference in population between the largest and the smallest ex ceeded 100000 Iowa is one of the states wit congressional districts of les than 100000 population variatioi between the largest and th it just unde the wire Iowas most populous distric 442406 person on the basis of the 1960 fcdera census compared with 34315 moved to a city miles from Dallas at least 200 Nine hundred prospective jur ors are available for questioning on their qualifications Question ing begins with Mrs CC Cher ry Hilliard M Stone and JE Saunders Belli and the district attorney Henry M Wade each will have 15 peremptory challenges with which they can reject a pros pective juror without stating a reason Each side also hrs an unlim ited number of challenges for cause In this instance the at torney must state his reason for not wanting a person on the jury The judge decides whether the reason is valid Rubys defense is temporary insanity the assertion that he suffers from psychomotor epi lepsy and that grief over Ken nedys death shocked him into an emotional state during which unwittingly he killed Oswald in the 7th That a difference of 99250 Populations of the other dis iricts are 1st 403048 3rd 403 442 4th 366119 5th 391489 and 6th 397877 Iowas congressional district ng was set up in 1961 when the slature made no act that it took umber of congressmen were ut from Bight to seven on the asis of the 1960 federal census The Republicancontrolled leg bones of the into account uch factors as concentrations f Republican and Democratic oters as wellas population in etting up the districts Iowa then had two Democrat c congressmen and the redis put the home counties f Goad of Boone nd Neal Smith of he 5th District Republican legislators conced d at the time thatthe districts ould be made more nearly qual in population but said the Ian agreed upon made them as nearly equal as practica le in the light of political con iderations Justice Harlan in his dissent aid the court didnt spell out he meaning of as nearly equa as practicable and didnt an wer a host of other questions Among these he said are How much variation in popu ation between districts is toler able Is the relevant statistic the greatest disparity between any two districts in the state or the average departure from the av erage population per district or a little of both Does the number of districts within the state have any rele vance If the court should hold that he measure should be a devia ion fromthe average size dis rict Iowas present congres sional map might have to be doctored a little depending on he amount of deviation al lowed With Iowas 1960 population of 2757537 the average oflts sev n districts would be 393934 people Four of the present the 1st 3rd 5th and less than IVz per cent from the average But the departure for the 7th District is 128 per cent below the average population for the 2nd District 122 per cent above and for the 4th District 7 per cent below NORA SPRINGS Death struck three North lowans on slippery fogshrouded Highway 18 just east of here about Tuesday morning Killed instantly in a twocar crash were Mr and Mrs Frank Grandjenett Algona and Gary Lee Bauer 19 rural Floyd Bauer the son of Mrs Louis Bauer was the driver of one of the cars and Grandjenett 63 driver of the otherThe two cars hit heaaon on a curve a half mile east of the Nora Springs city limits Agues Grandjenett 69 was in the front seat with her husband Two passengers in the Grand enett car John and Leo Lud vig both of Corwith were in ured in the accident They are isted in serious condition in a Mason City hospital John 72 suffered a dislocatedhip and numerous facial lacerations His brother Leo 62 has numerous facial lacerations and other un determined injuries Heavy fog and frost spots on the highway made driving con ditions hazardous according to highway patrolman Dale Hoover Mason City who in vestigated the accident with Lt Cletus Stangl of the highway patrol and Floyd County Sheriff L L Lane Young Bauer who was driv ing a 1961 car was headed west at the time of the accident Ha was on his way to attend classes at Mason City Junior College Grandjenett a retired farmer and storekeeper from the St Benedict area and his wife and passengers were on their way to attend a funeral in Milwaukee There were no skid marks to indicate that either car made an 3 DEAD Please turn to page Fail to calm ship loaders MIAMI BEACH Fla UPI iThomas W Gleason said all Efforts of the Labor Depart ments top troubleshooter to quickly settle a union boycott against US wheat shipments to Union apparently by labor leaders Inside The Globe DECLINE of local base ball Page 11 Editorials Clear Lake news 7 Society news 89 Sports news 1112 Latest markets 14 Mason City news 51415 Comics 16 Farm news 1 Transit timetable 20 Classified pages 2021 North Iowa news 22 the Soviet have failed Insistence that at least half the grain be transported in US vessels dashed President Johnsons hopes of an early solution James J Reynolds assistant secretary of labor who was sent here by the President was to have held a news conference on the wheat dispute Monday night but it was called off Most of the nations chief la bor leaders are here for the an nual meeting of the AFLCIO Executive Council AFLCIO President George Meany told a new conference Monday he had agreed to John sons personal appeal to help seek a settlement of the boycott But Meany also said he backed the union stand The International Longshore mens Association halted the loading of wheat on two foreign ships in New Orleans and one in Houston Longshoremens Pres i d e n t wheat shipments to the Soviet Union even on American sels would be tied up unless the administration lives up to an agreement providing for at least 50 per cent shipments in US vessels Reynolds apparently gave up lope of an immediate settlement after roundtheclock sessions with union leaders and frequent telephone conferences with Sec retary of Labor W Willard Wirtz n Washington Florida labor troubles get U S attention DAYTONA and BEACH Fla management con ferred Tuesday at the urging of Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz to see if they can end the violent Florida East Coast Railway strike Assistant Secretary James J Reynolds the Labor Depart mcnls top troubleshooter wa to meet with railroad officials GARY L BAUER North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy occasional light snow winds shifting to north erly and turning colder Tues day night lows in the teens Partly cloudy and a link colder Wednesday highs in low 30s Weather details on 2 SAME Black rial 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