Wednesday, September 2, 1964

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1964, Mason City, Iowa ntwtpaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors US hero in WWI Edition VOL 1M MASON CITV IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMtER J Ue Paper ot MctkMU Oettoe Me 174 NASHVILLE Tenn Alvin C York legendary dough boy hero of World War I died Wednesday The old soldier who battled crippling illnesse for a decadewas 76 J The sharpshooting native o the Tennessee hill country wa credited with single handed killing 25 Germans and captur ing 132 othersin one days fight ing in the Argonne Forest in France in 1918 He was awarded thecongressional M ed al of Kohor and won lasting fame York enteredVeterans Hospi tal here Aug 29 Death came at am It was his third trip to the hospital this year and the last of a dozen hospitalizations in the past two years His final illness was de scribed as an accute infection of the urinary tract He had been in a coma almost since admittance His wife Grade and his five sons and two daughters had maintained a bedside vigil Hospital spokesmen said death was due to general de bility resultant of a combina tion of conditions incident to his age and complicating illnesses over the past 10 years Funeral arrangements were incomplete York came to the hospital from his beloved Jarm home at Pall Mall Tehn a tiny ham let about 140 miles northeast of Nashville in the Cumberland Mountains The spacious home and the land were a gift of grateful Tennesseans who re sponded to a fund drive in 1919 Though a frequent patient in mixup LBJ asks a probe of kickback Answers attack by GOP charges I late WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson has asked for an FBI investigation into charge by Sen John J Williams R Del that builder Matthew Mc Closkey paida kickback on the DC Stadium construction contract Williams said in a Senate speech Tuesday that of the alleged kickback was channeled into the 1960 Demo cratic campaign White House press secretary George Reedy told newsmen al most casually Wednesday that the President had asked the Jus tice Department to request the FBI to look into the matter raised by Sen Williams Reedy said therequest was recent years patient with York was hospitals im and yearned to return to Grades cooking and so informed hos pital authorities in his custom ary goodnatured way Survivors include the widow two daughters Mrs Betsy Low rey and Mrs Alice Frankoin both of Pall Mall and five sons the Rev Edward York of Nashville a Church of the Naz arene minister Alvin Woodrow Thom as and of Pall Mall wartime exploit brought him promotion from corporal to YORK IN THE WAR YORK IN HOSPITAL sergeant and thereafter he wa known as Sergeant York That was the title of a 1941 mo tion picture of his life Gary Cooper won an Academy Aware for his performance as the wa hero The Allies were engaged in their final big push in the fal of 1918 and the 82nd Divisio had moved into the front line t participate in the drive Mov ing up with it was Corporal York of Company G Second Battalion 328th Infantry At am on October 8 made by Johnson Tuesday Reedy was asked if the inves tigation might involve question ing officials of the Democratic National Committee Its entirely up to the FBI Reedy said Im not expert on investigative techniques The investigation by the FBI will be made to determine whether there had been any yio lation of Reedy declined to character ize Johnsons reaction to Wil jliams charge but remarked that such charges are not uncom mon I doubt that he was sur rised this is a campaign ear Williams told the Senate in ris speech Tuesday that the al eged kickback was disclosed to iim by insurance man Don B leynolds Reynolds is a former associate of resigned Senate majority secretary Robert O Bobby Baker Williams said of the f35000 went to Reynolds and ihat according to Reynolds was urned over to Baker for a contribution to the GOV HAROLD HUGHES SPEAKS TO 750 AT FUNDRAISING RALLY Hughes cites tax Johnson Kennedy fund of 1960 campaign By KENT GARDNER V A campaign fought on state issues and without mudslinging was promised Tuesday by Gov Harold Hughes The pledge came at a couple fundraising dinner held here in his honor at the Holiday Inn It marked the start of a campaign which he hopes will give him a second term as gov ernor Hughes spoke to 750 Demo crats from the Third Congres sional District In his talk he stressed the following points The JohnsonHumphrey tick et will help him He will spend most of his time fighting the campaign out on state issues the main ones Hultman will come because of his position or lack opposition on the issues I will lay it on the line with all the strength at my command The governor said property pass the buietto the safety co m r He made a stand on two other tax relief will be the major problem Every person knows that both parties have long prom ised this We came close to Related items on Page 25 Company G started for an ob jective about a mile and three quarters away The advance met heavy resistance and cas ualties were heavy Machine guns on a heavily wooded hill mowing down the attackers and a detail of 17 men including a sergeant Cor poral York arid two other cor porals was ordered to put them out of commission Reynolds told him Williams said that the came to him as the agent for the per formance bond on the stadium work McCIoskey is a big Philadel phia contractor former finance chairman of the Democratic party and former ambassador to Ireland Meanwhile Senate leaders are considering reopening the Bobby Baker case to investigate Williams charges Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said he would take the matter up with the Senate Democratic policy committee in the near future He declined further comment Sen Everett M Dirksen of Il linois the GOP leader said there should be an investigation jut cited a number of factors that he felt would prevent any early action being property tax relief traf fic safety and education He will not reflect on the integrity or intentions of his Republican opponent Atty Gen Evan Hultmari I intend to spend the major part of my time fighting the campaign out on the state is sues in their own right for this is a time of unprecidented decision for Iowa said Hughes We either 90 forward with the bright promise that has al ready been seen or we slither back into the ruts of the past attaining it in the last regular session only to flounder on the shoals of selfinterest lobbies This time I believe we must provide what we know every taxpayer in this state wants a greater amount of state reve nue to be returned to state dis tricts both rural and urban to relieve the pressures of sky rocketing local taxes However the governor said a tax reduction with increase in services will not come about I can run the government as it is without an increase in taxes But this would mean no increase in funds for schools or the board of regents Hughes said there must be something done to reduce fatal accidents on highways He stressed that this is a problem he can not handle singlehand issues 1 We must come to grips with a fairer and more ef fective plan of providing first rate equal educational oppor tunity for all the children and young people of our state 2 We must speed ahead with our allimportant highway construction program a pro gram based on sound engineer ing for future needs and pay asyougo financing He concluded by saying We will give the people of Iowa hard hitting straightforwart campaign and a clear choice This is a cause worth fighting for and I intend to do exactly that Hughes said any attacks on Hughes never mentioned problem solved Wednesday which was the main topic o conversation at the dinner It was about the party failing to certify Johnson and Humphrey so their names could be on the Nov 3 ballot Gov Hughes had brought the problem with him to Mason City When he arrived at Mason City Municipal Airport there was a telephone call waiting for him from the White House The call regarded the situation on the certification LBJ gets name on DES MOINES UP Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst accepted Wednesday the certification of democratic President Lyndon Johnsonand vice presi dential candidate Hubert iumphrey for the Nov 3 owa election ballot He said he had decided to take the bull by the horns and instruct the printer to put the names on the Iowa ballot even though the certification was filed after the deadline set by law He emphasized that the deci sion was his alone reached without consultation with any other state officials or political leaders Elections Synhorst said should be decided on their mer s and not on technicalities r Syn h o r s ts announcement ame as a surprisetoboth Dem ocratic and Republican leaders Earlier Synhorst had indicated ic would await a ruling by At y Gen Evan Hultman as to whether he could accept the ertification and place the names on the ballot Hultman had indicated he felt he courts should settle the mat ter 4 a Republican told a hews conference there niigh not be time for acourt decision edly The responsibility and moral obligation is with each and every one of you You cant One from third of Tuesdays the proceeds fund raising Photofax RESCUED Patricia Bettencourt em braces her son Jerry in Fremont Calif after his rescue from awell Looking on is the boys grand father George J Bettencourt since iby law he is required to certify the ballotto the county auditors 55 days in advance of the election oroir Sept9 He said his action would no close out cburt action as edy to anyone who wants to challenge the action in court Synhorst had the Johnson Humphrey papers in hand after they were filed Tuesday about 24 hours lately officials of the Democratic State Central Committee The most red faced Iowa Democrat was State Chairman Lex Hawkins DCS Moines attor ney who a i tte d that he goofed in not seeing that the names were filed in time Purpose of the certification leadline is to have the candi late lists for federal and state offices in the hands of county auditors so that ballots can be published The law required Hawkins and Mrs Donald Moyer of Ot umwa party state secretary to certify the Johnson and Hum phreynames Hawkins said I take full re sponsibility1 for the The White House in Washing ton became concerned and tele who was at Mason City Tuesday night1 toopen his campaign for eelection p Hughes told a newsman there he thought the certificationlaw couidbe stretched a littiebe caiise it is only a procedural matter saida verystrict interpre tation would mean thatK days before the election occnrred last Sundayn although f the r secretory 61 states office waibot open thatday i Hughes said lowa did not certify the names ot the presidential ticket Barry Qold water and Miller until last Monday v At the time Synhorst received the JohnsonHumphrey certifir MELVIN SYNHORST Tstces his own action cation about pm iTuesday said he was taking the v papers for custodial papers only and not furMngtartbistiriie Prior fl JEW phoned Gov Harold Hughes unexpected encounter but Americans had the advan The Americans flushed two Germans who took refuge in heavy undergrowth Pursuing them through the bush the York detail suddenly burst into an open space and came upon a group of enemy soldiers A German major and two other officers were seated in confer ence and a score or moreof their men were lying arcund at case They had just finished breakfast Both sides were startled by the the tage of catching the Germans offguard and they followed this up by opening fire Some of the YORK Continued on 2 North fowo Weather outlook Partly cloudy scattered tfiundershowers Wednesday night and early Thursday Lews Wednesday night in the 60s Turning cooler Thursday highs upper 70s to mW Ws Weather Page J Backlash candidate is rejected DETROIT AP Rep John Lesinski DMich the only Northern Democrat who voted against the civil rights bill was rejected Tuesday in thc Michi gan primary by voters in a dis trict where expected socalled white baculas did not signifi cantly materialize His defeat by Rep John Ding ell in reapportioned dis trict shared the spotlight will an upset victory by Republican Elly Peterson first Michigan woman ever to win a majo party US Senate nomination Health care plan gets OK of the Senate dinner go to the counties of the district in proportion to the number of tickets purchased A third goes to Stephen Peter sen Waterloo candidate for US Representative and the rest to the State Central Com mittee In addition to Hughes and Pelersen other Democratic of ficials at the dinner included Alberta Metcalf Kelly national committeewoman Robert Ful on candidate for lieutenant WASHINGTON AP The Senate voted Wednesday to put a healthcare pln for thc aged nto the Social Security system The vote was 49 to 44 It was the first time the plan center of much argument for many years has been en dorsed by either branch of Con final form of this particular measure The health care provision adopted is largely a hospitaliza Uon plan although it contains nursing home outpatient diag nostic and home health bene fits 3yearold boy saved from well in California FREMONT Calif AP The boy had been breathingl I heard hhn call Mommy to Des Moines tofjbin Hawkins in the Hawkina took them to SynboTsts office But the secretory of state Miel they were not in proper form because they r did not fist the home towns of Johnson and Humphrey Mrs1 Moyer was on her way tome and had to make a return rip to Des Moines Rafter Haw uns reached her by telephone By the Jme she got back to Des Moines Synhorst s office as closed Hawkins and Mrs ttoyer then tookthe papers to ynhorsts home gress and marked a triumph for President Johnson who put it high on his legislative pro An estimated II million per sons 65 years and over would or the Benefits at governor Lome Worthington candidate for state auditor aul Franzenburg state trcas urer candidate and Lawrence Scalise attorney general candi dale Drought may force milk price hike WASHINGTON Emer lyearold asthmatic boy who ell 25 feet down an abandoned dry well was rescued Tuesday night scratched up and a little wildeyed but otherwise unhurt after three hours A crowd of more than 100 cheered as Fremont policeman Duayne Watson 26 pulled Jerry Bettencourt from the footwide 90foot deep well with two ropes with the aid of an oxygen tube please take my hand Then 1 lowered to the bit of rock where ran to call my husband he was wedged He was taken to I I stayed for the first hal Washington Township Hospital hour while they tried to get him for 24hour observation He but then I couldnt take i said to be in good condition any longer Inside The Globe CAR PIZZA PORDENONE Italy on A motorist tried to pass a Palton tank on a highway Tuesday but didntmake it The left tread of the tank squashed half the car as flat as a pizza Thc driv er Antonio Gattel 34 escaped uninsured gram There appears to be little pos sibilily however that this Con gress will actually deliver it to Johnsons desk The Senate vote was to adopt the proposal as an amendment to a Housepassed bill increas ing Social Security cash bene fits Prospects for retention of the healthcare plan are consid ered dim in the SenateHouse conference that will shape the he outset The additional taxes to inance it arc estimated at about billion the year and the benefits at billion 70 LOSE LIVES RAWALPINDI Pakistan Seventy persons including 15 children drowned when a pas scngcr boat capsized in thc riv er Chenab 200 miles from Ra walpindi the Pakistan Times reports gcncy increases in retail milk prices appear likely soon ir many milk marketing areas of the country where dairymen have been hit hard by drought The Agriculture Dcpartmen has before it applications from 50 of the 82 federal milk mark eting areas requesting emer gency increases of from one naif to about one cent a quar in producer prices of fluid milk In these areas thc departmen sets minimum prices whic handlers are required to pa milk producers HOW MASON CITY made a bid for a major new in dustry Page 14 Hed begin to cry a Theboy was pulled from th well as rescue workers1 sank fAJOR COLLEGE foot ball schedules Page 21 while I was fishing for him and parallel shaft six feet away Hi d talk to him said Watson fatn a 25yearold heav I got a nylon cord to him and equipment operator stood b jerked on it until I had it around with thc grandfather and us wrist With the young victims help second rope was secured to I prayed all the time he wa his other wrist and Jerry was down there said Mrs Bette eased to the surface court I remembered whe Jerry son of Mr atd Mrs that little girl Kathy Fiscus Gary George Bettencourt turnfell in a well and died I w bled into the well about a halfjust 9 then but I said rosari block from his home after he for three days for her and two playmates removed a Threeyearold Kathy Fiscus cementfilled bucket that covjfell into a 55foot well in 1949in San Marino Calif Rescuers worked for two days as thc na ran to tell I tion waited for news but she Synhorst in his statement said I have made a personal de cision to accept the Demo cratic party certification nam ing the presidentialand vice presidential candidates to be voted for in the 1964 general election r I am instructing the printer to place thc names of the Democratic party candidates for these offices en the ballot for certifications which will be sent to county auditors within a few days My reasons are 1 The placing of the namesv of national candidatesbefore the voters on equal footing is of primary importance to UM voters of Iowa and UK nation Responsible leaders in both cred thc opening The other boys McCLINTOCK ing chief named act Page 28 uBetlencourt 24 who said was dead when they finally Society news 454 Editorials 14 North Iowa news Sports news 1920 Clear Lake news 24 BALLOT Continued en My heart just broke e y0u arc you OK CONSERVATION BILL WASHINGTON By voice reached her who descended the shaft to reach hcr said she ap parently died only a few hours after falling In 1957 Benjamin Hooper Jr Latest markets 21 Mason City newsWW Comics tt Transit timetable ClaosifM 3445 15 vote Tuesday thc Senate gave 7 was rescued alive after 23 final congressional approval to a compromise measure au thorizing establishment of a billion 10year land and water conservation fund hours in a 24foot deep well in Manarvilte NY The Bettencourts other children Anna Marie Joanne Ti