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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper for newspoper that mokes all North lowons neighbors iTY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL AMOciited UuSled International Full MASON CITY IOWA 4 1W4 UOc a Paper of Four SecUoiHiWctlon Jam n Hoffa convicted remap bill inions on plan varied By CHARLES W WALK North News Director DES North Iowa legislators doubt the reappor tionment bill by the Senate will be the final word on the subject However House Speaker Rob ert Naden RWebster City said Wednesday he expects the House to accept the Senates plan of legislative reapportion ment The Senate version passed 3416 late Tuesday sets up a 51member Senate o n e more than at and a popula tionbased 120seat House The additional senator would be al lotted Polk County Naden said the House would discuss a bill reported out by its own Reapportionment Com mittee before taking up the Senate bill I Sen Jacob Grimstead R Lake Mills and a strong sup porter of the bill said Wednes day there will have to be a com promise between rural and ur ban factions in the special ses v must realize nobody Was satisfied by the bill Grim itead said The rural people say they lost too much and the urban people say they didnt gain enough Vllf GHmttteod did My however he thought the Senate bill was the best the rural could hope for under the circum stances Sen Leigh Curran RMason City was opposed to the bill be cause I have had an mind a 40 per cent population factor in the Senate and this bill provides onlyabout 36 per cent The original plan would have had 56 senators and a popula tion basis of about 41 per cent Curran does not see much room for compromise in the Senate hill Two North legislators who do look for compromise are Rept Mrs Lenabelle Bock R Garner and Rep Marion Olson RMason Cityf Mrs Bock believes the Senate bill goes too far to the left She sffil believes the final re apportionment Till call for a 56meinber Senate Olson iiaid he believes rural legislators pushed for a 51mem ber Senate because they didnt REMAP Continued on Page 2 Forest City man named to Husband cited in stabbing A Belmond woman told authorities broke home early Mednesday morning and stabbed her three times is in satisfactory condi tion at a Belmond hospital The exhusband Harry Diek huis 37 turned up in Thornton afabout Wednesday morning bleeding from two knife wounds that authorities said may have been selfinflicted From her hospital bed Bonnie Modderman told a GlobeGazette correspondent t h a t Diekhuis came to her home in Belmond safety jxst DBS MOINES James B Hayes Forest City Democrat was appointed second deputy commissioner of public safety Wednesday by William Sueppel Iowa Commissioner of Public Safety Hayes 25 is a graduate of Loras College and at the SUI College of Law Sueppel said he hired air at torney for the post specifically to work in the extensive legal load of the commission and to help prepare legislation tot the 1965 session of the General As sembly North Iowa Weather outlook CUudy coMor ThMrsdey Snow n i 9 h t onding flurries Increet day nifht eavoinf some drift MM 1 iwwv m Hw Ms HifllM Thursday 2S42 WocttMr dotaHt on MH Photofauc HES GOVERNOR J McKeithen smiles as returns in Louisianas election indi cate he has beaten but GOP rival Charlton Lyons in the race for governor The Globes Iowa Line The GlthcGazettti cxeluire ionf distance telephone wire to lather iaformilion for sometime after midnight broke theglass in the front door and unlocked the door from the in side to enter She said he threatened her and then stabbed her three times with a hunting knife be fore fleeing Cerro Gordp County Sheriff Jerry Allen received a call at am from the town mar shal at Thornton1 Richard Dor enkamp Dorenkamp told the sheriff he was enroute to Mercy Hospital in Mason City with a man b 1 e e d i n g from knife wounds Dorenkamp told the sheriff that Diekhuis had driven to Thornton and stopped at the home ofJerry DeVries for as sistance DeVries called the marshal Diekhuis had tost much blood and was not coherent when questioned the sheriff said Diekhuis underwent surgery at the hospital and his condition re port was County and Wright C o u n t y authorities searched Diekhuiscar and the area he had traveled in the Thornton Vicinity but found no trace of knife Diekhuis and Mrs Modderman were divorced last December and she was given restoration of her former name Diekhuis is believed to be employed by a plumbing firm and believed to have worked in Charles City recently SAME said Sodom were By G K HODENFIELD AP Education Writer WASHINGTON test on the Bible was sprung on five classes of collegebound ilth and 12th graders in a public school Some thought Sodom and Gomorrah were lovers that the Gospels were written by Matthew Mark Luther and John that Eve was created from an apple and thatthe stories by which Jesus taught were called parodies Eighty to 90 per cent of the students could not complete such familiar quotations as Many are called but few are A softanswer turrieth away They shall beat their swords into Pride goeth before a and The love of money is the root of all All this happened in Newton Mass and English teacher Thayer S Warshaw decided to do something about it He ar ranged for two of his classes to study the asa religion eraturebutasa source book for the humanities Teaching about theBible in public school can be a tricky business particularly since the Supreme Court decision on school prayer But his experience in the February is sue of The believes it is essential The Bible is indeed areii gious book but it is also a part of our secular cultural heri tage To keep it outof the pub lic schools because it is con troversial and because the public cannot trust the good sense of both the teacher and the pupil to treatit aspart of the humanities is a simple but questionable judgment War shaw wrote V A knowledge of the Bible is essential to the pupils under standing of allusions in litera ture urmusic anddin the fine arts in news media in enter tainment arid in cultural con versation Is he to study mythology and Shakespeare and not the Bible Is it important for him tp learn what it means when a man is called an Adonis or a Romeo yet unimportant for him to be able to tell a Jonah from a Judas V Warshaw first convinced his pupils of their need for a study of the Bible He assigned the reading of a few short stories whichjmade no sense to them because they couldnt understand the Bibli cal allusions He showed them some politi cal cartoons with Biblical ref erences which left them in the dark The clincher wasthe quiz on which they fared so poorly Planted hand doing well on sai Ecuador m The sailor whose right hand is atransplant from a dead labor ejc was able to move the hand in a circular motion Tuesday hospital informants said Julio Luna 32 who underwent the grafting operation in early February after his hand was shattered by a grenade explo sion also is now able to move several fingers it was re ported ARCHITECT DIES JACKSONVILLE Fla ft Henry John Klutho 91 an archi tect who designed scores of buildings in Jacksonville died Tuesday Klutho who was born in Southern Illinois came to Jacksonville after reading of Jacksonvilles great fire of 1901 and announced his intention of rebuilding the city Wiring caused fire at prison FORT MADISON WVA siate fire marshal toldWarden John Bennett Wednesday hebelieves faulty wiring in the textile de partment touched off Tuesdays blaze at the Iowa State Peni tentiary Bennett estimated dam age at more than Bennett quoted J Acting Fire Marshal Wilbur Johnson as say ing the fast spreading fire which destroyed part of the pris ons industries building appar ently started in a wire carrying a 220volt current f Bennett said the conduit would be taken back1 to Des Moines for laboratory tests Tuesdays blaze flared up in the textile section on the top floor of the fourstory industries building routed 100 inmates without injury and caused ex tensive damage before it was brought under control at 6 pm Bennett said damage would total something over including prison clothing and cotton cloth in the tailor shop which was nearest the source of the smoky fire Prisoners were returned to their cells About 1100 inmates working in the textile section raced down the stairway and were out of the building before it made headway Also in the building were the machine shops and the first floor main dining room Part of the roof collapsed and water from fire hoses caused some damage on lower floors Bennett said flames apparent Iy originated in a service eleva tor spread into the tailor shop and ignited combustible materi als The warden was on his way to Des Moines fora meeting with the State Board of Control when the fire broke out He was noti fied by radio and hurried back Board members Jim Henry and Corbin Benjamin Baer state director of correc tions and acting State Fire Marshal Wilbur Johnson flew to the penitentiary The Fort Madison Fire De partment summoned fir cmen from Keokuk Burlington West Point Denmark and Donnellson Law enforcement officers throughout southeast Iowa also were called but were heeded mostly to control traffic jam created by spectators When the fire was out the pris oners were able to eat the eve ning meal in the dining room the warden said The building contained an au ditorium an d the Protestant chapel on the second floor and the food storage section in the basement The main damage however apparently was in the textile secliori on the top floor A sec tion of the roof fell in when the flames ate through BROWN RETURNS and ist Judge Joe news sume presiding over the fcria1 ill Tue Ruby pleads not v begins in Dallas DALLAS W Jack Ruby stood before a jury of four wom ea and eight men Wednesday and entered a formal plea of innocent to the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald accused assas sin of PresidentKennedy Dist Atty Henry M Wade facing the 52yearold defend Read about Ruby jurors on Page 2 ant then read the indictment charging thatRuby did with malice aforethought kill Lee Harvey Oswald by shooting him with a The indictment was dated Nov 26 two days after Oswald didnt appear to bother Ruby DALLAS Rubys reaction to firstnews of Presi dent Kennedys assassination was nothing unusual a state witness testifiedWednesday at his murder trial Leadoff witnesses for the state were employes of the Dal las Morning News advertising department where Ruby was placing an ad for his club when the assassination took place Nov 22 John Newman second wit ness said Ruby was at his desk at thenewst Hesaid he and Ruby and other persons in the office went into an office to watch the Kennedy motorcade in Dallas on television A short time later Newman said they received the word that the President had been shot Was there anything unusua about his behavior asked Asst Dist Atty William F Alexander Nothing unusual I would say any more than anyone else Newman replied The first witness was Don Campbell a News advertising man who said he had known Ruby for two ye ars He s a id he and Ruby were talking about ads for about 25 minutesafter noon on Nov before the sniper shot at the President Campbell said there was noth ing peculiar orunusual about Rubys behavior was shot and four days lifter Kennedy wsl dur ing a motorcade in downtown Dallas Defense 1 counsel told Judge Joe B Brown that the defend ant was pleading innocent by reason of insanity Judge Brown w a absent Tuesday with a cold and Judge J Frank Wilson sat for him while the jury was completed Meanwhile the Texas Su preme Courtrefused for the sec ond time to hear arguments on the legal issue of whether tele vision viewers who saw Ruby hoot Oswald are witnesses and hus ineligible to serve om the jury Eleven of the 12 jurors said they saw the shooting on TV The return of Judge Brown to the case appeared to be a first n Texas Legal authorities in the capital in Austin and Dist Uty Henry M Wade said they vnow of no previous case in which a judge hasbeen replaced in a trial and then returned to preside over it I feel better Brown said as he walked through a crowd of reporters d photographers outside the courtroom The courtroom had a tenser air Wednesday than it has since the trial began Feb 17 JACK RUBY As trial begins Inside The Globe FLOYD COUNTY to hav workstudy class for re Page 19 ALLAMERICA cage tean Page 21 KEYS LEFT IN In vite theft Page 33 Comics Society news North Iowa news 181 Sports news212 Clear Lake news 2623 Latest markets 3 Mason City news 323 Editorials Transit timetable Classified pages 383 U N approves force to keep Cyprus peace UNITED NATIONS NY UN Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to have SecretaryGeneral U I Thant set up a Cyprus peace force and name a mediator to seek peace in the island repub lic The Soviet Union had an nounced it would support the plan despite strong reserva tions on the provisions for the creation and control of the force There also had been some doubt about Frances vote but French Delegate Roger Sey doux went along with the others Russia objected to a provision that the 5 e c r e t a r ygeneral would decide on the compos tion of the proposed force i consultation with Cyprus Bri ain Greece and Turkey Thi would circumvent the Securit Council said Soviet Ambass dor Nikolai Fedorenko tt President Johnson hailed a major step toward peace the U N action Johnson said however the plan was only a first step and pledged U S support of e forts of a mediator and othe moves to resolve the Greek Turkish dispute Meanwhile more antiAmer can demonstrations flared i Greece and the U S Erabass announced a visit to Athen Thursday by ships of the US 6th Fleet has been canceled of jury fixing Three others also are named ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES CHATTANOOGO T e n n Tames R Hoffa president of he Teamster Union was con Wednesday on two charges of seeking to fix the iury which tried him on a con spiracy charge in 1962 He was acquitted on a third harge Also convicted were men on trial with King and Thomas E Parks of Nashville and Larry Campbell of Detroit Hoffa sat motionless his face a grim mask as ury foreman Hal W Bullen of Chattanooga read the verdict It was HoffaJs first conviction in five federal trials dating back to 1957 Hoffa could receive a maxi mum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of The others could receive up to 5 years and each Hoffa Parks and Campbell were convicted of offering a bribe to the son of a Ne gro juror in the 1962 trial Campbell is business agent for the Detroit Teamsters local of which Hoffa is president Parks a handyman is Campbells uncle Both Campbell and Parks are Hoffa and Kingformer Nash ville Teamsters president were convicted of Coffering a promo ion in theTennessee Highway Patrol toa sfate trooper wnose wife was on the Nashville jury The jurors acquitted Hoffa on a charge in which he was ac cused of aiding and abetting two businessmen in trying to rig the jury The businessmen Nicholas Tweel of Huntmgton W Va and Allen Dorfman of Chicago also were acquitted The jury deliberated a total of 5 hours and 40 minutes aft er receiving the case at Tuesday night The verdict came just 20 minutes after the luncheon recess Hoffa had said earlier that the jurys verdict would determine his future as a labor leader Intimidation Hoffa snapped at reporters before he was led away to post bond pend ing an appeal of the conviction the first in a federal court against the president of the na tions largest trade union Several members of Hoffat family were in the courtroom and some of them broke into tears when the verdict was an nounced Y Hoffa and Atty Gen Robert Kennedy have had a running feud for years and Hoffas law yers angrily charged Wednes day that their client and other defendants had been un der constant surveillance by FBI agents during the trial here Kennedy was one of the first persons outside the courtroom to hear of the conviction Walter Sheridan a Justice Department official telephoned Washington when the jury came in Kennedy then called him back   

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