Friday, May 8, 1964

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1964, Mason City, Iowa 261 BEN BAER riot Appl a use LBJ ANAMOSA War Benjamin Baer moving swiftly in the wake of the third in plea for justice The insurrection was quelled ATLANTA POCM tear gas fand gunfire aimed extremists who seek to old hostilities arid kindle old hatreds Johnsons call for racial jus tice drew Applause a breakfast audience that ihclud ed members of the Georgi legislature v In his prepared text Johnson had suggested that muchpf the South would find racial peace before the end of racial strife in the cities of the North Johnson dropped this sen tence when he delivered his but the White House said he stood behind the pre pared statement In a speech prepared for a high from s h iif f i n g soap fumes although this was not public square meeting at next Ga hi to the President said he wanted a government of compassion He spoke from the same spot that President Franklin D Roos evelt occupied 26 years ago in visit to Gainesville after i was rebuilt from the ruin of a tornado Weneed thespirit of Frank lin Roosevelt Johnson said Franklin Roos have come ours ishot fin ished he said He referred Franklin D Roosevelt Jr j Roosevelt he said was the champion of the poor and of the aged the forgotten farmer and neglected worker Johnson pledged to carry forward his war on poverty and his push for equalrights for all citizens Full participation in our soci ety can no longer be denied to men of their race re ligion or he said Johnson made a dramatic ap peal for the civil rights cause in an address at a breakfast meet ing in Atlanta with members of the Georgia Legislature His ref erences to what he called the many troubles of theSouth were certain to be regarded as unusually significant got to give in phone rift PALESTINE Tex Something has to give on Juan Macias place the Texas Telephone and Telegraph Cos cable underlying the land or the farmers determination in a phone bill fuss Macias has his tractor parked beside the cable ready to jerk it out unless the company begins verbal support removing it He received Thursday from the Rev Collin Furr president of a telephone subscribers association opposing a recent rate increase of 33V4 per cent The farmer and some 2000 other subscribers want the rate hike rescinded or their phones removed The company cut Ma cias service after he paid part U16 was demolishec of a back bill but he contends an another heavily damaged that if he doesnt have service the company shouldnt have ac cess across his land Ive got to do this to show them I mean business Macias said North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy to partly cloudy and windy with scattered showers and thunderstorms tome lo cally heavy Friday nfcht cooler lows around 50 Show ers and thunderstorms end ing becoming partly cloudy windy and cooler Saturday nifhs In tow Ms Weather details on Page 2 inmate uprising at the lojva Mens Reformatory in seven months Friday singled out prisoners as the backbone of the riot Weve got them cold turkey this time said Baer as the re formatory slowly returned to normal routine Baer said charges ranging from riotous conduct with a fiveyear penalty and arson carrying a 20year sentence may be filed against ringlead ers of Thursdays threehour demonstration 15 put on bread and water punished as t Anamosa p confirmed by prison officials Baer said 15 ringleaders were on bread and water diets in iso lation cells in an old section of the prison Ten others were in small isolation cells used for shortterm punishment We figure there were at least 26 involved and possibly one or two others said Baer Baer put the finger on Joseph Leo Jamez 22 of Des Moines as the No 1 cause of the trouble originally sen tenced for breaking and enter ing was returned to the prison Feb 9 as a violator of his parole It was Jamez who seized a piece of pipe in the yard and agitated other inmates in an effort to free two of his buddies who were being disciplined for a rules infraction Baer said If it werent for Jamez said we wouldnt any trouble have to Most of them It could have been a helluva dont want any trouble Baer had a personal stake in H tbtu U Ifd aUiiajt 111 lot worse Some of the inmates bringing the disorders to an end who took part in earlier demonandclear word from Gov Har strations did not join in Thursld HuShes tha something had better be done day even though they were en The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors GLOBEG CITY As tions on Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 8 19M UOc Paper Consists oi Two SectionsSection Associated Press Full Leased No 76 20 injured in rloo area continue to hit Iowa in an By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS For the second time in a week Iowa started dig ging out of tornado damage Friday Waterloo a city of more than 72000 in northeast Iowa suffered damage to a number of homes exclusive southwest residential district Some 20 persons were known to haye been injured in the Wa terloo area including six mem bers of a family housed in a trailer camp at Raymond but most of the injuries were nol serious A little east of there twisters ripped through farm buildings around Oelyein in Fayette Coun ty and in the Amish settlement of Hazleton in Buchanan County Damage was reported at about 10 farms with some heavy loss es in livestock Storms hit the northeastern counties at dusk after blowing in from Missouri in the south west earlier in the afternoon and striking at farms near Boone and Logansport north of Des Moines The turbulence came at time when Gov Harold Hughes was winding up an aerial tour of northwest Iowa where an es timated 53 farms suffered heavy damage in last Tuesday nights storms Schoitz Memorial Hospital in Waterloo with its front windows blown out by the wind operated on emergency power and treat ed about 15 persons for injuries but released most of them The of six from the railer court was taken to St Francis Hospital in Waterloo but only two were held overnight They were the father Harold Warm 26 and a son Randy 6 Mrs Warm and children Jeff 4 Sherry 2 and 3weeksold Mark were treated and re usual The wind played its tricks in some areas A boat trailer outfit at the Robert Holmlund home in Wa terloo crashed through the house and was deposited in a bed room No one was hurt The wind blew off the roofs at he Harold Petersen and Milton E Dray Sr homes Also heavily damaged in Wa terloo was the Kimball Avenue Drug Store The extent of in the Amish settlement around Hazle ton awaited a checkup The Amish have no telephones One home was reported demolished Severe weather in the forecast KANSAS CITY WiA severe weather forecast was issued Friday for parts of northern Iowa southern Minnesota ex treme southeastern South Da kota and southwestern Wis consin The forecast Scattered severe thunder storms with a few tornadoes are expected in an area along and 60 miles either side of a line from 30 miles north of Sioux City Iowa to 30 miles east of LaCrosse Wis from the present lime until 1 pm DST this afternoon Hes just glad to be alive By DAVE Oelwein Daily Register Written For The Associated Press WATERLOO AP How many of you have had the op portunity to think back to about five minutes ago and wondered why you were still alive I have I was in Waterloo Thursday to eat a farewell supper with my parents and grandparents The grandparents are returning to California It had been raining since abou 5 pm Suddenly rain began coming through the closed door I triec to shut the storm door The door was heaved back at me and I fell The roof fell in on me but caught only the lower half of my body slightly cutting my back I crawled into a small halfbath about eight feet away right behind my brother My parents sister and grand parents were statues in the hallway The dog also sought refuge in the bathroom All three ol us instinctively huddled at the southwest corner of the room LINES DOWN A tornado which in the Waterloo area left this scene in its wake Power was off in many sections including Schoitz Hos Photofax pital m Waterloo The hospitalswitched over to its emergency power supply until power was resumed along normal channels No one screamed it was something you dont scream about H was over in seconds Cautiously we came out of the bathroom and the seven of us went into the living room which was not damaged I ran to see what damage was done to the kitchen and saw a roof lying across the house behind ours Lines were down and fires erupted from most of them The telephone was working told the operator Get me the ire department This is an emergency It was hours but finally they were on the line Finally there were firemen looking through the rubble that once was a better than average home in Waterloo And the neighors were rushing in with is anyone hurt And then it was mostly over And I was still alive Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news S Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society nsws gj North Iowa news 10 Sports news 1M2 Television news 1314 Comics15 Classified pages 1819 Fewer than 15 N lowans lose jobs on the railroad Fewer than 15 North lowans were affected by the reduction of railroad f i r e me n which started at midnight Friday All had less than two yearssenior ity officials said The Milwaukee Road reported that six firemen from theMason ty area had been laid off Each was granted severence pay al though the amount was not specified All were firemen in service in and out of the Mason City yard The division here serves por tions of Iowa Minnesota and the Dakotas Seven North lowans were af fected by the Milwaukee layoff although they did not necessarily work in the division here Those affected are Lynn Balek Route 3 Mason City Dick G Postma 106 21st SE Paul A Mineart 423 6th NW James S Treloar Route 1 Nora Springs Orvis B Orpen Route 1 Kensett Clarence A Best 1109 Pennsy 1 v a n i a NE and James P Johnson 1625 Massa chusetts SE Laid off who were Milwaukee questioned firemen by the re the GlobeGazette said they ccived their notice from Austin headquarters last Satur day Stanley Veil local chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Engine Men said there are between 35 and 40 firemen and engineers in this district He said the men lowest in seniority were laid off At the M and St L division of Chicago and North Western Delbert L Perrin division super intendent said four men were laid off the men He said lives in only one of Mason City but he does not work here less than two years and will receive severence pay Perrin said Some 162 firemen are in this division which serves Illinois Minnesota Iowa and South Dakota Officials of the Rock Island railroad in Des Moines told the GlobrGazette that it is too early to determine the full effect of the reduction at Manly They said at least five or six men with less than two years experience already have been laid off Rock Island officials said they hope to have the extent of the reduction determined in a week The division from Manly in cludes northern Iowa and south ern Minnesota The other major railroad serv ing Mason City said the firemen reduction had no effect here Officials of the Chicago and Great Western said the railroad 1 r AT 1 UCJJU lilt IdiJ Each of the men had worked there is served by Oelwein state director of correc Baer was sent to the pris es acting warden a month ago to restore order A few days after he arrived some prisoners demonstrated against the high price of instant coffee in the and visiting room accommodations Baer inmates not being punished ate breakfast at the usual time Friday morning and for work All shops except the laundry soap shop and cannery were operating normally Baer said A small inmateset fire in the laundry burned conduit and cut power to the building The can nery where the last holdouts were flushed with tear gas was being cleaned up The April 8 disorder was mi nor compared with Thursdays and one last October which re sulted in more than damages Im fed clear up to the ears with this said Hughes when informed of the latest outbreak at the institution I think theres a hard core of men there that will have to be dealt with severely Baer called in Jones County Atty Rex Schrader and Robert Blair an agent of the State Bu reau of Criminal Investigation to a r r a n g e criminal charges against the leaders Baer ac cused of disobeying orders and gross insolence The uprising broke out at 2 pm Thursday when a custodial staff member found three unau thorized inmates in the prison laundry He promptly locked up two but the third broke away and raced into the yard The riot ensued Jr It as very tense said whole damn thing could have blown at that point A call went outfor reinforce ments and highway patrolmen and sheriffs officers from iir rounding counties converged on the 91yearold prison Baer said a number of the re calcitrants were hopped up from sniffing soap He explainedthat soap used in the laundry contains a chemi cal which gives prisoners z kick when they wrap soap shavings in a wet rag and sniff the fumes During the height of the dis turbance officers fired eight to 10shots over the heads of the prisoners or into the ground to keep them away from the walls The fire in the laundry was put out by the reformatory fire de partment It caused very little damage Fishermen must abide by slow time DES MOINES m The at torney generals office has ruled that Iowa fishing sea sons must operate on Central Standard Time the State Conservation Commission said Friday The season on walleyes and northern pike opens at am Saturday in Iowas nat ural lakes As a result the commission said the season will not open until daylight time Demos meet in capital Wont advise on LBJ mate DES M01NES AP Mid vestern Democrats dont plan o take a stand during a two day conference here on who hey favor for the vice presi dential candidate National Chairman John Bail ey said Thursday that is up to President Johnson and Demo cratic spokesmen from the 14 states represented at the confer nce indicated they agreed with lim We might tell the national hairman privately who we fa vor but we arent going to take public stand said Gene Mc ill of Alva Okla chairman of Jie Midwest Democratic Confer 3nce The Democrats here are pros and they know the choice s up to President The midwesterners were to ounded out Friday on their sentiment about Democratic programs to develop natural re sources and improve education lealth and welfare activities in preparation for the makeup of the national Democratic plat form Secretary of the Interior Stew art Udall was scheduled to speak at an afternoon session with Reps James Brademas of Indiana and John A Blatnik of Minnesota heading panef discus sions Anthony Celebrezze secretary of health education and wel fare who had been scheduled to open the conference canceled his appearance and was re placed by an assistant James Quigley The conference continues Sat urday with Secretary of Agri culture Orville Freeman and Secretary of Labor W i 11 a r d Wirtz as scheduled speakers in a speech pre pared for a discussion on Ameri needs said the Democrat ic Party believes in facing the problems of our society and try ing to solve them Republicans apparently believe that if problem is ignored long enough it will simply disappear Our ex perience has shown that if fail to attack the nations prob lems they will grow worse and generate others i Brademas said Con gress has enacted eight signif icant bills dealing with higher education health professions vocational training mentally ill and retarded libraries man power retraining the National Defense Education Act and aid to federally impacted areas Blatnik in his prepared talk said water is the key to our future and we must expend all effortsto protect and utilize this vital resource By the year 2000 Blatnik said Americans will Deed one trillion gallons of water a day while little more than half that amount will beavailable We must intensify our efforts to abate water pollution to per mit reuse of water on a far larger scale than practiced to day he said The progress we have made in the last few years fighting pollution can only be considered as a starting point Blatnik said the development of ways to turn salt water into fresh water is one of the goali of President Johnson am Big hand for Truman 80 WASHINGTON WVHarry S Truman got a thunderous wel come back to the Senate on his 80th birthday Friday and was so overcome with emotion he couldnt make a speech The former President helped make history however by the few remarks he did make He became the first expresident to address the Senate during an official session in the chamber under a rules change adopted last year Im a little overcome he said his voice choking This is one of the greatest things that has happened to me in my whole life But he said be cause of his emotion he couldnt take advantage of the opportu nity to make a speech However he said the rule adopted last October sponsored by Sen Claifaorne Pell DRL entitling expresidents to ad dress the chamber on grave national problems is a great one Moving at a pace that would tax the strength of men many years his junior the former President started his day with an impromptu news conference in which he predicted President Johnson will do as well in No vember as President Franklin D Roosevelt did in 1936 Truman told newsmen he had one worry The worry What will Bess the former first lady whom he left back home in Independence Mo think of his performance in Washington She is always afraid he said that I will insult some body I am not supposed to in sult So far Truman special guest of President Johnson and the na tion has avoided insulting any body But he has given an elder statesmans advice on several problems including 1 How long should a president work each day Fourteen hours Truman said flatly 2 How can a president avoid being assassinated as he rides through crowds Put back the two Secret Service guards who used to ride on the rear bump ers Truman said Charged in shooting of woman senator BALTIMORE AP Ernest D Young a Negro state dele gate was indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to kill the Negro state senator from the same legislative district Verda F Welcome Mrs Welcome first Negro voman to be elected to the Maryland Senate two years ago vas shot April 10 while getting out of her car in front of her home She was wounded only lightly in the back and left heel She said there were five hots The indictment against foung 36 a lawyer charges he did hire and command four other men to attempt to mur der Mrs Welcome SAME DATE1943lit Black flag TrirfU Detta la M Hour