Saturday, April 25, 1964

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 1964, Mason City, Iowa no one ever comes to a Lyndon B Johntoa wont jjbon forget the littU boy in the tiny Kentucky mountain town who breathless ly told him Mr President no one ever comes to Inez And Mrs Johnson still seems astonished the sign held up in a crowd Tell Him and Hello a greeting for the Johnsons pet Beagle dogs Friday the President took his war on poverty to the streets of Pittsburgh the tarpaper cabins of Inez Ky and along the way summarized his likely 1964 campaign tactics I wish I could look into every face and shake every hand Before returning to Washing ton late Friday sight after a 17 hour day on the run Johnson said he found a wonderful spirit among the people of pov erty pocked Indiana Pennsyl vania Kentucky and West Vir ginia And he said he was looking ahead to a bright highway of hope for the impoverished and unemployed of the nation The President came home de lighted with the reception given him by bigcity steelworkers f ty i 1 and i hillcountry sawmill work though his right hand was puffed and daubed with red antiseptic Without question Johnson had shaken more hands than on any other day as President He had been mobbed and buffeted by overeager conducteds impromptu street rallies and given his Secret Service body guards a scare by riding through crowds in an open con vertible something that had not been done since the assas sination of President John F Kennedy last Nov 22 Perhaps the most unusual episode of a day crowded with surprises was a presidential visit to the cabindwelling Tom Fletchers and their eight chil dren at Inez Mounting the rude front porch of the Fletcher home in Hat fieldandMcCoy country John son squatted on his haunches hunkered down in local par discuss with the man of the house the problems of poverty Fletcher jobless for much of the past two years reported he earned last by scratching for coal on the surface of the neighboring hills Johnson in neatly pressed business suit and Fletcher in khaki trousers and tattered sport shirt were so intenton their iOmjnute chat that neith er noticed when a gust of wind over the door of the nearby privy Mrs Johnson at her hus bands side through the day wasequally engrossed in talk about cooking and homemaking with Mrs Fletcher and some of the neighbor ladies Fletcher who quit school in the fourth grade got a lecture from the President on the wis dom of educating his jeanclad boys Take care of yourself said Johnson as heleft the hillside cabin And dont you forget now I want you to put those boys through school Mrs Johnson with a parting wave to the young Fletchers called Chillun From Inez with its 37 per cent unemployment rate the Johnsons flew by helicopter to the flatland area called Block House Bottom whence they drove into Paintsville Ky to tour a vocational school In1 one al beauty culture one with her hair half dyed crowded around A f get the President send em up to the White House Ive got about six women up there who need their hair The days biggest mob scene was at SouthBend Ind where several thousand school children threatened to engulf the Presi dent as he emerged from bis helicopter Johnson was swept along on a human tide and WM extricated only with much ef fort by his bodyguards The newspoper that makes all North lowans neighbors LOBE Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 25 1W4 QOe Paper ol Two Associated Press Full Leased Wire No 65 Solution in Laos in danger Objections by Pathet Lao VIENTIANELaos Urt New objections from the proCom munist Pathet Lao Saturday to block a the Laotian crisis A P ath et Lao strongly denounced rightwing demands for enlarging neutral ist Premier Souvanna Phoumas threatened solution to spokesman coalition Cabinet more rightists Souk Vongsak a to include Pathet Lao secretary of state accused the rightwing military junta which seized power in Vientiane last Sunday of trying to sabotage the policy of peace and neutral Souks condemnation indicat ed a formal rejection of the rightwing proposals would be from Prince Sou phanouvong Pathet Lao leader and deputy premier old coalition under the Violence follows picketing 10 hurt CHESTER AP Civill Police reported vandals also rights demonstrations flared into violence in this southeast ern Pennsylvania city Friday night resulting in injury to at least 10 persons and the arrest of at least 28 The violence erupted when police attempted to disperse demonstrators blocking a street corner in the Negro section of the city Fights broke out when some 150 helmeted and city po licemen and deputized munici pal workers sticks moved rests and herded the demon strators into to be taken to the police station Rocks bricks amT bottles swinging nightr in to make ar S d uphanouvong Sbuvannas at Pathet in Khang Kay continuing his 14month boycott of the coalition govern stepbrother stayed Lao headquarters ment S o u v anna ALMOST TIME TO CHANGE sav ing time goes into effect in MasoMCityandall of North Iowa at 2 am1 Sunday Ted Golloton 309 Ten nessee SE an antique an early start on his many clocks by setting tne hands of this b i g grandfather ahead one hour His pet spaniel Debbie apparently is birddogging the fabled mouse who pos sibly may not make the transition to fast time meanwhile re mained only nominal head of government Rightist leaders refused to allow him to exercise normal power until their condi tions are fulfilled Rightist ight Heres a how to properly prepare for DaylightSaying Time s Set your clocks one hour before you retire nightvSaturday Daylight timeofficially North Iowa at 2 am SundayBut you dont liave to stay awake until thentomakethe adjustments If you plan lo bed at for in stance set your clocks to midnight Then youll be sure to make it to church on time Sunday Fast time will continue until Sunday Oct 4 Minnesota wjH riot switch to daylight time nntil Memorial Day May 30 Sou vannas villa and kept their con trol over the city including the airport radio station communi cation facUities and various gov ernment ministries Military of ficers 4 censored all outgoing news dispatches Hopes for aj settlement of the goverament Friday when Souvanna announcedhe had reached agreement with the rightwing leaders oh enlarging the coalition Then the Pathet Lao spokesman punctured the hopes bydeclaring his faction was unalterably opposed to the rightist demands Algona man hurt in gas ion hurled at dpws were smashed in police cars and persons at the scene said they heard a shot fired of fighting erupted inside the bus and a second wave of violence flared as by standers joined the melee and more police arrived Minutes later some 100 po licemen rushed from buses to a nearby itavern where more riot ing arid rock throwing was met with force by police carrying riot sticks Police quelled the outbreaks but described the situation as tense as they patrolled the streets ofChester and followed up reports of vandalism and rash of false fire alarms Among the injured were six policemen and a Negro 21year old expectant mother smashed windows in the home and automobile of Chester Po lice Capt Theodore Laws a Negro Among those arrested wasa white minister tbe Rev Clay ton Hewett 36 rector of ment Episcopal Church Mor ton Pa who was charged with inciting to riot The civil rights demonstra tions have protested de facto school segregation lin Chester The arrested demonstrators were placed in the Dela ware County Courthouse Annex where anumber of others were being held since a sitin demon stration Wednesday night scribed by city officials as the most violent since the demon strations began about a month ago began after a meeting groups al by the protesting the Providence Baptist Church where a group of some 500 had plannefd an orderly protest dem onstration Earlier the demonstrators nad picketed the courthouse an nex In another development 39 demonstrators arrestec Wednesday night were fined a total of for disorderly conduct and failing to obey po lice officers and were returne to jail in lieu of cash bail each Earlier school officials ha asked the Delaware Countj Court for an injunction agains further civil rights demonstra tions when the public school reopen the first of next week A bearing is set for 10 am Monday after sitin demonstrations because school officials for th safety of the pupils In civil they again another development 89 rights leaders have sai will close the school Rahman fa power in n KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Minister Tunku VbdulRahman put his policies hd prestige to the test Saturday as voters weighed his appeals or allout resistance to Indo nesian hostility Rahmanhas made resistance he cornerstone of his campaign n the state and parliamentary lection and told his people they must be ready to fight in the ace of President Sukarnos re peated threats to crush Malay ia The 61yearold architect oi Malaysia molded last Septem r of Malaya Singapore anc be Borneostates of Sabah and Sarawak predicted a ring ABDUL RAHMAN Malaysian test ing endorsement jammed the polls as throngs in an appar ent record turnout About 80 per cent of the 21 were expected to make a choice between Rah mans aim to stand up agains Indonesia and the softer attitudi of accommodation preached b his opponents Rahmans Alliance party coalition of Malay Chinese am ndian parties accused the two major opposition parties of oraplicity with Sukarno who as denounced Malaysia as a British and aunched guerrilla operations in abah and Sarawak Police and troops were placed m special alert for possible ter orism especially in Southern Malaya and Singapore where he government charges scores f Indonesian saboteurs and agents are operating Thevoting was for 104 parlia mentary seats nd 282 L state iovernment seats in the 11 Malay states kingpin of tne Malaysian federation Sarawak Sabah and Singapore appoint heir federal representatives and hold separate state elec ions Rahmans party was favored to win Counting seats held in Sabah and Sarawak it needed only 44 more to win a majority m the 159seat Federal Parlia ment Rahmans chief opposition parties are the leftist Socialist Front and the rightwing reli giously fanatic PanMalayan Is lamic party Both have beenad vocating a softer line toward Indonesia Southern Presbyterians to face lights question Two still missing in Exect voting on civil rights amendment by Wednesday MONTREAT NC AP Southern Presbyterians are ex pected to meet headon Satur day theproblem of Negro civil rights A pastoral letter on face rela tions recognizing the crisisis genuine and locally origi nated is on the afternoon agenda Delegates to the annual meet ing of tbe Presbyterian Church in the US Southern also win consider a proposed millionbenevolence budget totter ttatts was prepared by the Rev IrrJn Ettigan of Richmond Va a Negro and by the denotnina tioas Committee Relations which on be Christian committee of delegates ap proved thetetter Friday mak ing only minor changes The letter calls the social revo lution in the United States a scale model of a universal is sue For too long has the white majority hoped that the racial crisis in our nation Was artifi cial the tetter it would never have occurred but for the sinister plotting of Com munists and the pious meddling of selfstyled humanitarians who know nothing of the problems ALGONA Wendell Feaster 40 was hospitalized with burns late Friday when gasoline ex ploded in the shop of the Per cival Motor Company here He was reported in fair condition here Saturday morning The blast destroyed a car be longing to Andy Reising Wesley and burned the paint on an other car owned by Robert Black of rural Algona Several windows hi the shop were blown out Clarence Hunt Algona another employe suf fered minor burns on the head and face It is thought gasoline splash ing onto a hot light bulb set off the explosion and fire officials said Iowa Weather outlook HOUSTON Tex W One crewman drowned and two othr ers disappeared as a tugboat sank in the Houston ship chan nel early Saturday Divers heard sounds which they said might hint an air bub ble enabled one or both missing men to survive inside the sunk en craft the R J Whales Witnesses said the Whales ap parently shoved itself to the bot tomrwhile trying with another tug the Pike to push the tanker WASHINGTON leaders said Saturday they ex pect a vote by Wednesday on their amendment to the civil rights amendment they hope will drive the opening wedge into the Senate stale mate Both leaders Democrat Mike Mansfield and Republican Ever ett M Dirissen told newsmen the test on the first amendment to the measureshould come by Tuesday or Wednesday Southerners could upset the timetable However the Mans fieldDirksen proposal on jury trials in discrimination cases is a gesture toward easing their opposition which has forced the debate into its 40th day Originally President Johnson and other supporters of the broad antidiscrimination meas ure had called for its passage in the same form as drafted in the House But after consultation with administration strategists the Senate leaders introduced their amendment as a substitute for a Southern proposal offered by Sen Herman E Talmadge D Ga It would permit a jury trial on any contempt action arising under the rights bill if the penal ty involved more than 30 days in prison or a fine or more than If an individual or official fails o comply with a court order in a racial case he could be found Lo be in contempt of the court Most such contempt cases in the past have been decided by fed eral judges without a jury The new ilar to a who asked not to be identified Sputherners insis on continuing their speeche against the measure they may incourage some reluctantsen ators to join the drive to limi debate and force voting Normally the Senate does no meet Saturday but leader called for a fourth consecutiv Saturday session with Sens A bert Gore DTenn and Thorn as H Kuchel RCalif schedule to speak amendment is sim compromise attached to the 1957 civil rights bill which ordered jury trials if the penalty involved more than 45 days or a fine That would be brought into line with the current amendment One top supporter of the bill Find body of Iowa Falls man in river IOWA FALLS bodyof Arthur H Putney 56 was found in the Iowa River here Friday about 10 pm Putney hadbeen doing yard work at St Mat thews Episcopal Church which is on a steep bank of the river Police searched the area when Putneys mother reported him missing Tools he had been using were scattered on the bank The body was found close to shore with one arm caught in a submerged tree branch Funeral services are pending at the Anderson Home for Fu nerals The only immediate sur vivor is his mother Mrs A L Putney with whom he lived On the inside SAME Editorials Church news Society news g Newman Surveyor 9 Clear Lake news 10 Sports news llU Latest m arkets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics 14 Business news 1711 Classified pages ISlt North Iowa news 20 a Shell Oil Co re at suburban Deer it tnat the crisis is genuine that the griev ances and aspirations of the Ne gro people are locally originat ed Cloudy with mm Saturday nifht m Hw Sunday Him i Spinanga to finery dock Park The accident happened about 3 avm Searchers recovered the body of engineer Jack Kelly 2Vi hours later The missing men were Capt A L Hernandez and First Mate V R Salter Two other crewmen were res cued Both were in a state of shock and unable to tell what happened Only a part of the Whales radio antenna remained above water in the middle of the ship channel opposide the Shell re finery Coast guardsmen aided by div ers continued a search for the missing men SHRUBB DIES BOWMANVILLE Ont tfl Aide Shrubb 85 who claimed 24 world records in distance running died Thursday in a hospital Loses job compensation Jailed on way to work DES MOINES AP The woeful tale of a young man who showed too much diligence in trying to get to work was re co nted Saturday by the Iowa Employment Security Commis sion The result was that the man Alfred Russell of Platteville Wis landed in jail lost his job and then was denied unem ployment compensation by the commission Heres the stor as unfolded before the commissions appeal tribunal Russell had been employed for three years as a machinist at the John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works on the 3 pm to midnight shift He commuted daily between his home in Platteville and the plant 22 miles away usually riding in a car pool But last Nov 13 he missed his car pool and set out for work in his own car On the way to the plant he was arrested for driving after his license had been revoked He was sentenced to 15 days in jail plus an additional six days in lieu of a fine The sheriff telephoned Rus sells employer explained that he was being detained and of fered to release him to work on his job if Russell would return for confinement during his non working hours The employer refused to per mit Russell to work undftr those conditions The company said Russell was removed from the payroll Nov 15 after being absent threa days without satisfactory rea son The company said it con sidered Russell had voluntarily quit Russell said he considered was discharged for failure to at work The commission said it has repeatedly held that when aper son has left his job because has been confined to jail he is disqualified for unemployment compensation The reasoning for this is the commission said because his own act initiated the job separation and it WPS for no cause attributable to the em ployer