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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1964, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighb o r s North lowaa Daily Newspaper Edittd ITOBE ETTE Home Edition VOL 104 AsiocUtrrt Press and United Press International Full MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 10c t Consists oi Two Ntvll Youth dies in wreckage Hold Ottumwa man for womans death OTTUMWA AP An unem ployed Negro was charged early Saturday with first degree mur der in the slaying o a white woman whose body stabbed several times was found in her bloodsmeared home Police identified the victim as Mrs Lola Curry 49 whose leg was in a cast from the foot to above the knee hecause of a fracture she suffered several days ago Charged with murder in her death was DonaM Lee Simpson 24 of Ottumwa Police said the slaying apparently was the out growth of a drinking party that started Thursday night and con tinued most of Friday Mrs Currys body was found lying in the corner of a room of her home in the stockyards district here Friday night Police said she had heen stabbed four times in the chest four times in the back and her Cultural exchange agreement renewed jugular vein was severed She also had been beaten about the head She had been dead four fr five hours before authoritie were called officers said Officers said large amounts o blood were smeared about th premises and the house was lit ered with beer cans They sai here was evidence of a terrifi struggle said Simpson admitte aeing at the Curry home Frida Hit denied killing Mrs Curry Police said however a sub stance believed to be blood wa found on his clothing They sai a number of garments were b ing sent to the crime laborator for analysis MOSCOW AP The Soviet Union and the United States re newed their cultural agreement Saturday It sends Soviet clas sical ballet again but not one jazz USSR to America note to the The agreement covering two years included many things be sides entertainment however Medical scientific industrial and scholastic exchanges in 196465 are called for Each side pledged to increase the number of exchanges in the performing bal let the in creases were not great From the United States in 196465 will come the Oberlin Ohio College Choir Holiday on Ice the ProMusica Cham ber Orchestra and the Cleve and Orchestra A fifth number perhaps wil be the Margaret Hilles Choir of Jhicago but the agreement is not settled on that The Soviet Union will send to Elma youth dies of broken neck ELMA John Flugge 13 son of Mr and Mrs Albert Fiugge rural Elfria died Fri day night of a broken neck suf fered when he fell while play ing in a barn on the family farm Dr C W Rainy Elma How ard County deputy medical ex aminer said the boys neck was broken when he became en tangled in a loop in a hay rope while falling The body was found within 10 minutes of the accident by a younger brother The boys us ually played with the rope in the barn before starting chores Rainy said Funeral arrangements are in The first word received by po lice of the slaying came in a tel ephone call at pm from Everett Collier a neighbor of the Curry family who asked that an ambulance be sent Col lier is a brother of Police De tective Elmer Collier Police quoted Mrs Currys husband Clifford as saying he had been asleep in his car most of the afternoon and found his wifes body after he had awak ened Friday evening He asked complete at Conway Home Elma Funeral Decision on Interstate by early April The engineering survey of a proposed Interstate 35 route be tween Mason City and Clear Lake will not be finished until midMarch Harry J Bradley Jr DCS Moines chairman of the Iowa State Highway Commission told Ihe GlobeGazette Saturday that the commission would make its decision in late March or early April the United States the Leningrad Ballet Company the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra a va riety dance group and a pro duction from the Moscow Art Theater The Moiseyev Folk Dancej Company which has already made several popular tours in America may go again but that is not finally agreed upon Negotiations on the agree ment have been going on since Jan 7 after having been post poned all winter because of the arrest and expulsion last fall of Yale Prof Frederick Barg hoorn As a result of the expulsion the Americans planned at one time to raise the question of se curity for American visitors but later cooled off and dropped the subject Barghoorn was on a private visit not connected with the cultural exchange program He was gathering material for a book on the Soviet Union The agreement just as in years has been going since for ex changes of groups of doctors scientists editors students ac tors and teachers But the likes of Duke Elling ori who has been waiting the wings with his band for many a season will continue to wait Benny Goodman made it Collier to call for an ambulance Curry was charged with intoxi cation Gov Hughes denounced by H R Gross WASHINGTON UPI Rep H R Gross RIowa Friday de nounced his governor as a two bit doginthemanger politi cian Democratic Gov Harold E Hughes of Iowa has been quoted as saying he did not know Gross position on efforts thai have been made to locate a Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration electronics re search center in Iowa Gross recounted in a statement It is apparent Hughes i more interested in making snide remarks than he isin the facts the congressman said He said he wrote NASA ad ministrator James E Webb las December in behalf of Iowa Charles Isaacson 17 misses curve Charles Richard Isaacson 17 234 22nd SE died of internal injuries Friday night after his northbound car missed a curve and crashed into a clump of trees on the rural extension of Carolina NE Investigating officers of the highway patrol and sheriffs office said the accident occurred shortly after 10 pm threequarters of a mile north of the city The youth alone in the car was brought to a Mason City hospital by ambulance but died about pm The death was the first auto fatality of 1964 in Cerro Gordo County According to the report the auto went out of control at a rough spot near the edge of the gravel road it started off the right roadside at the curve I M M Jt missed rails of a small I I I I I I r bridge went a short distance through the air and then into a dry creek and into the trees The driver was thrown against the steering wheel and both front and rear car seats were in 0 the Soviet Union in the previ ous exchanges SAME Black Flat Means Traffic in Past 24 Hours application a fact Gross saic Elughes could have asccrtainec through a telephone call He apparently thought h might be reminded that the ov erwhelming Democratic majori ty in Congress could locate thi center wherever it desires Gross said North Iowa Weather outlook Cold wave to begin Saturday night and continue Sunday Winds from the north 3045 miles an hour Blowing snow with local blizzard conditions Weather details on page 2 CRASH DAMAGE The mangled injured shows the impact when tiie front of a car in which Charles R Isaacson 17 234 22nd SE was fatally auto slammed into trees after missing a rural curve just north of thecity UN trying to solve peace force problems nson Mateos end talks PALM SPRINGS Calif W President Johnson and his guest President Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico breakfast Saturday to put the finishing touches on a statement of hands acrosstheborder solidarity A postbreakfast joint com munique on two days of talks by the two presidents was to be followed by a Lopez Mateos news conference The early morning meeting was the final business session scheduled by the two chief executives However both men and their wives were to get together dur ing the afternoon at Los An geles for an hourlong fiesta of Mexican entertainment A spokesman for the Mexican leader Justo Sierra said the two nation conference was marked by amity and cordial ity rammed forward The finding that death was from internal injuries was made by Dr Ed win D Kennedy acting county medical examiner The car had extensive dam age especially to the front Charles Richard Isaacson was born Dec 14 1946 in Mason City son of Albert R and Olga L Ramsey Isaacson He had lived in this community through out his life and was a junior in Mason City High School He was active in football and track He was a member of St Johns Episcopal Church and its Acolyte Guild andjunior as sistant of Boy Scout Troop 35 sponsored by the church Surviving are his mother Olga L Isaacson Mason City maternal grandmother Olga Ramsey Mason City and a brother Donald J Isaacson Mason City He was preceded in death by his grandparents lather Albert R Isaacson in 1958 and a brother in infancy Friends may call at the Pat tersonJames Chapel after T pm Sunday Funeral arrange UNITED NATIONS NY Secretary General U Thant ought Saturday to resolve dif erences over the makeup and inancing of his proposed UN peace force for troubled Cyprus Thant continued his private conversations over the weekend n an effort to win acceptance of a UN Cyprus formula for presentation to the Security Council next week Diplomatic sources said Thant had won general agreement on the need for an international po lice force to keep apart the islands warring Greek and Turkish communities and the appointment of a UN mediator to seek a permanent solution But obstacles remain Some nations willing to con tribute troops rare reluctant to bear the cost would like Attempt to discredit James H of fa CHATTANOOGA T e n n James R Hoffas lawyers be gan a drive Friday to discredit the one witness who linked him with alleged efforts to fix a federal court jury The Teamsters Union presi dent elected to delay until next week his appearance before the jury The trail enters its sixth week Monday Thirteen persons were called to tell what they knew about Edward G r a d y Partin the Baton Rouge La Teamsters official who became the gov ernments main witness against Hoffa Hoffa and five others are charged with attempting to rig the jury in his 1962 conspiracy trail at Nashville That jury couldnt agree and a mistrial was declared Partin was described various ly by the defense witnesses most of them from his home being a neurotic a woman chaser and a profes sional liar Most of them said they wouldnt take his word un der oath The witnesses disagreed on whether he was a dope addic charge which Partin denied on crossexamination Otis Calvin Tynes 37 Ethel La who said he was a close friend of the family testifiec that Partin was addicted to narcotics in 1960 hem to accept the expense with he United States and Britain providing transportation and other services In Los Angeles Friday Presi dent Johnson said the United States will do all we can to ind a solution to the Cypriot problem Thant also must win accept ance of a mediator and com of the peace force and agreement on the wording of a Security Council resolution on the Cyprus problem The secretarygeneral revised bis original proposals after con erring with Cypriot British Ireek and Turkish representa tives The details were not dis closed Thant also asked for a delay of council debate on Cyprus un til his second request for a postponement to give him time to complete be hindthescenes negotiations At Thants request the coun cil postponed until Monday a session scheduled for Friday Thant held a long meeting Friday night with Cypriot For eign Minister Spyros Kyprianou Informants said the conference was fairly encouraging Ky prianou told newsmen Weve had a detailed exchange of views on the whole issue No new violence was reported on Cyprus as the uneasy truce continued under British enforce ment The traveling White House meantime announced that Johnson would remain in Palm Springs an extra night It was originally thought that he would leave Southern California this evening Topics covered by Johnson and Lopez Mateos included the Alliance for Progress interna tional trade disarmament and the longstanding problem of too much salt in Colorado River water used to irrigate Mex icos Mexicalt Valley Neither Justo Sierra nor White House press secretary Pierre Salinger mentioned what must have been a jarring back ground note The arrest inNew York of the Mexican ambassa dor to Bolivia as one of three accused of conspiracy to trans port and receive illegal nar cotics valued at a minimum of million White House sources made light of the incident saying the episode was three years old and did not figure in the twonation talks Johnson and Lopez Mateos paid a 40minute call Friday night on former President Dwight D Eisenhower Eisenhower threw his arms around Lopez Mateos in the tra ditional Latin American em ments are incomplete brace and then after a few warm words shook Johnsons hand and said How have you been Mrs Eisenhower later took her guests onf a tour of the house CHARLES ISAACSON Inside The Globe Editorials4 Newman Surveyor 5 Church news 47 Society news t9 Clear Lake news 10 Sports 1112 Latest markets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics H Business news 1711 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20 Jack Ruby trial DALLAS Tex Rubys trial on chargas of mur der with malice goes into an unusual Saturday session after the selection of a second juror and a false bomb threat in the courtroom The second juror sworn in Friday is Allen W McCoy 39 an industrial engineer Dist Judge Joe B Brown called the special session to speed up the meticulous un usually hardfought process of finding 12 jurors After a mumbled telephone call about bomb the court house where Ruby is being tried was quietly searched dur ing the noon recess Friday The call came lo a court in Oak Cliff a suburb where Browns son Joe B Brown Jr is a jus tice of the peace Officers apprehended four persons in or near the building where Ruby is being tried dur ing the week They said they believed all four are mentally disturbed One was carrying a gun Ruby faces a possible death sentence for killing Harvey Oswald las Nov 24 Oswald had been charged with murder into unusual Saturday session ing President John F Kennedy in Dallas Melvin Belli chief defense counsel said McCoy is much The same type of man as Max E Causey the first juror chosen Causey 35 is an elec tronics analyst Important to the defense is the fact that both jurors said they have some knowledge of modern psychi atry Rubys defense will be based on a claim of temporary insan ity Belli says that psychiatrists will be called and that there will be much testimony about brain damage mental disturb ances and the methods of de termining them McCoy said he is not opposed to capital punishment But under Bellis questioning he said Taking a mans life is not an easy thing Its going to be a hard decision It wouldnt be an easy thing to decide McCoy paused at length as he uttered these sen tences A frown notched his high forehead He seemed to be thinking hard He is a graduate of Texas University married and has two daughters On the Sun day when Ruby shot Oswald McCoy and his wife June were in church They are Baptists We heard about the shooting on the radio Mrs McCoy said And Allen said That didnt solve anything Later McCoy testified he watched a rerun of the tele vised scene of the shooting Asked what he remembered seeing he said A lot of com motion You couldnt tell any thing McCoy and Causey are ac quaintances Bailiff Bo Mabra said Causey told him before McCoy was chosen for the jury I had lunch with a fellow this week and enjoyed it very much I hope hes picked I think his last name was McCoy After McCoy was sworn in three other jury candidates were excused on various grounds One Louise P Rich ardson was the first Negro to be called She was excused when she said I do not think I could vote for the death penalty Ruby and his lawyers talked alone in the courtroom for about 15 minutes before the start of the afternoon session One of them said He was almost incoherent He was on some kick about there being enough trouble in the world and that he should make more and that he was a burden on his brother and sister When the hearing resumed Ruby appeared calm Juryselecting figures now stand Accepted for duty 2 reject ed by defense peremptory chal lenge 7 rejected by state emptory challenge 2 excused as apposed to the death penalty 15 excused as having formed an opinion etc 12 excused because of illness 1
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