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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1964, Mason City, Iowa i i i i i D i LbJ ore Midwest is area EDITORS MOTE Political sounds In the Midwest shew a strangely negative note time and again ever the coming presidential election Here vet eran political reporter Arthur Edcon puMs together his im pressions after weeks of criss crossing a crucial area This is Ifce tMrd of articles By ARTHUR EDSON u i ExMason Cityan sought CM jty CAPT S M NEWBURG Authorities Wednesday were conducting a twostate manhunt across Iowa and Minnesota for a former local youth after he kidnaped at gun point Mason City Police Captain Melford S Sam Newburg shortly before 1 am Newburg was freed byKillian a short time later in theKen sett area where he eventually was picked up by a highway patrolman and brought back to the city A warrant on a charge of kidnaping has been issued for Thomas James Killian 21 Min neapolis Killian who also uses the name of his real father Drake is the son of Mr and Mrs E T Killian 1716 S Pennsylvania Mason City police said Killian was being questioned here in connection with car theft and check charges in Ohio and North Dakota After statements had been signed at am Killian told Newburg he wanted to bring in some articles belonging to his girl friend Killian and Newburg got into the car parked in front of the police station on S Washington and drove aroundto the back As they reached the rear of the station Newburg said Killian Mewbwrgs own story Page 20 i reached into the glove compart ment and pulled out a 22 caliber automatic pistol Killian told Newburg Im sorry but Im going to have to kill you I dont want to Then Im going to have to kill self Killian drove out 12th NW and continued driving on gravel roads in the HanlontownJoice Kensett area Newburg reported the car traveled about 5060 miles an hour in order not to attract attention By am an extra shift of policemen had been called in and the Iowa Highway Patrol and area sheriffs had been alerted Killian robbed Newburg of and left him on a county road about three miles west of Ken sett at am in near freez ing weather Newburg who had no gun jacket orhat was of fered a coat by Killian New burg said he refused it About an hour later Newburg was picked up by Iowa Highway Patrol Officer Dale Hoover Ma son City about a quarter mile from Kensett The car driven by Killian had been rented from Avis RentAll KIDNAP Continued on Page 2 THOMAS J KILLIAN may be the strangest of all presidential elections It will be at least here in the decisive Midwest an elec tion in which many voters say they dont like either Lyndon B Johnson or Barry Goldwater It will be an election in which although the polls show Johnson doing unusually well in this area a surprisingly large num ber of voters concentrate on either ener getically for or dead set against the Republican chal lenger It could be an election that ironically may be decided by those so listless or uncertain or disgusted they wont vote Listen to what the Midwester ners are saying In Fargo NDl Oscar Hanson 72 a retired farmer sums up his feelings I have been a Republican all my lifebut this year Im on edge Hanson says There is something about Goldwater I dont like I aint saying I will vote Democratic but I might In Racine Wis Susan J Pfeiffer is certain that Gold water is the last hope government A vote for Lyn don Johnson she says is a vote for socialism In Springfield Mo Charmae Pollock who works for a health studio says I think if we had a writein candidate this time hed Out here theyre accenting ttie negative And the Midwest may be the best crosssection we have From Ohio to Kansas to the Dakotas these 12 states show astonishing variety within and among themselves Within these states are five of the nations largest cities Chi cago Detroit Cleveland St Louis Milwaukee Traditionally Republicans do well here In 1960 when the Midwest had 153 electoral votes Richard M Nixon won this area 8272 In 1964 Goldwater has four states he considers vital to his cause and two of them Ohio and Illinois are in the Midwest The others are California and Texas Anyone who can win big in this area has taken a giant stride toward the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House and so Johnson and Goldwater come here again and again This reporter has toured the area talking politics from Clev er Mo to Ann Arbor Mich from Minneapolis to Stratford Ohio Other reporters for the Associated Press and member newspapers have interviewed voters in each of the 12 states These highly informal sur veys taken independently of each other all produce the same impressions The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 UOe Paper Conilsts of Two Associated Freii Full Lean Wirei No LBJs Iowa farm eonce larger markets FELLqW President Johnson txnnts out to the big crowd Jail the way dbwri Locust Street in Des Moines World Series Cards win H Yanks 030 010 0105 12 2 Cards 110 004 03x9 120 See details on Sports Page Barry Johnson power unsafe WITH GOLDWATER IN NEWibeen usurpation of the au JERSEY AP Barry hority of Congress This may ground in a be a vital battle vital election but get front row seats By CHARLES WALK North Iowa News Director DES MOINES North lowans literally got lost in the states gigantic welcome of President Lyndon B Johnson here Wednesday Although few North Ipwans could be seen in the multitude in front of the speakers stand at the west side of the state Capitol everybody knew they were there by the signs they carried Particularly noticeable was a sign from Worth County reading simply Worth County Demo crats The sign was among the largest of the hundreds which greeted the President Cerro Gordo and counties also were present and searing signs The Hancock poster read Hancock County YDs 4 LBJ The YD of the sign of course stood for Young Democrats The North lowans were part Attacks Barrys YOUTHS SURROUND LBJ IN DES MOINES many voters neither notice nor care and some who do care have trouble working up en thusiasm for either candidate But lets go out and get the feel for ourselves and a good place to start is with dedicated partisans in Milwaukee James Jackson is a 79year old Negro cab driver lively talkative opinionated Im not particularly for Mr Johnson he says but Im a Democrat and Im not going to change Though not particularly for Johnson hes particularly Goldwater flew into New Jer sey Wednesday to tell a cheer ing breakfast audience at Atlan tic City that it is not safe to have so much power available to President Johnson The Republican presidential nominee whose address was de layed because he was besieged by autograph seekers pledged hat if he is elected he will re duce the powers of the presi dency which he said have grown to dangerous proper ions 1 I against Goldwater in words ungrammatical but positive Hes backslidded on his own words If he was in there now do you know where Cuba woulc be today In the Pacific Ocean thats where We dont need no man like that for no president Now for the other extreme The homes in the 900 block of North 72nd Street in Milwaukee arc neat affluentlooking well loved One has a This house is sold on Goldwater sign on its lawn a Goldwater for President sticker on its door and a large SURVEY Continued on Page 3 North Iowa Weather outlook Consid e r a b I e cloudiness through Thursday Warmer Wednesday night with light affecting per cent of northeast portion lows In low Turning cooler Thursday highs around M Weather Details en 2 Goldwiter said that as mat ters stand under Johnson the executive branch is running government He said there had That much power is not safe ying around for one man to use the Arizona senator said Goldwater was embarking on a series of appearances in New fersey calculated to draw Re publicans together under his conservative banner RepMilton Glenn RNJ sounded the keynote for Gold waters invasion of the state when he said that he and the presidential nominee differ on issues but basically we are Re publicans Glenn urged party members to quit talking about our dif of a caravan which converged on Des Moines from all parts of the Third Congressional District Busses and hundred cars made up the caravan Not all of the North lowans however came to Des Moines in the caravan Among the noticeable exceptions were Mrs L L Vidal Hampton Third District committeewoman and Dr Sterling Barber Mason City lairman of the Cerro Gordo o u n t y Democratic Central ommittee Mrs Vidal wasnt by herself n the front row in front of the ferenccs and start talking about the differences between us and President Johnson1 Dozens of moms arrested in NY NEW YORK uvPolice Wed nesday arrested dozens of defi ant white mothers backing a school sitin protest against an integration program which transferred their children away from the neighborhood school The arrests sparked a near riot among scores of demon strators and onlookers outside Public School 149 in the Jackson Heights section of Queens Police headquarters reported the arrests of 65 adults on charges of loitering in or near a school a form of disorderly conduct One man was charged with felonious assault on a po liceman The adults along with 80 chil dren were taken in buses anc I patrol wagons to court About 100 demonstrator marched outside the schoo when the mothers some push ing baby carriages arrived fo the third day of their sitin a peakers platform With her was her 80yearold mother Irs P L Lund Des Moines She and her mother didnt get heir front row seats by chance They were among 600 people vho were at the Capitol before 9 am more than three hours cfore President Johnson ivered his speech Dr Barfaer his wife and their children also were early ar rivals at the speech site He called the Presidents reception Out of this world Two other North lowans with front row scats at the festivi ties were Howard Dresser and the school In addition to the 65 first and second graders directly involved in the protest the mothers were accompanied by several younger children They had been warned they would be arrested if the protest was resumed Wednesday but they came anyway The Police Department had assigned 50 patrolmen and 15 po lice women to the school The school was predominantly white until it was paired this year with a nearby almost all Negro elementary school in an experimental program to bal ance racial enrollments A Roger Katz both of Mason City N IOWA Continued on Page 2 On the inside Editorials Comics North Iowa news 1213 Society news 141S1 Sports news 171 Latest 2 Mason City news 19712 Clear Lake news Classified pages VIEW OF DES MOINES CROWDS GREETING LBJ ON LOCUST ST Lyndon nonstop handshaker faces J 7 7000 in Des Moines By ROBERT H SPIEGEL GlobeGazette Editor DES MOINES President yndon B Johnson a nonstop handshaker had his work cut out for him here Wednesday The President was confronted with what was estimated to be the greatest outpouring of peo ple in Des Moines history Police Chief Vcar Douglas es limating a crowd that almosi defied estimation said thai about 177000 greeted the President here The police chief broke it down o an estimated 12000 at the Des Moines Municipal Airport 20000 along the sixmile route o the Statchouse and 45000 on he Statehouse grounds National press representatives traveling with the President called it the biggest turnout ol its kind they had seen Howard K Smith a television commen tator said This is the biggest by far Tremendous The turnout made shamble of the Presidents schedule and to a large degree of the exten ive security measures in force It took the Presidents cara van one hour from the airport o the Statehouse as he repeat edly stopped got out of his bul etproof limousine talked and shook hands with the crowds The Secret Service had or dered all windows along the route closed Some were wirec shut But they could do nothing about Ihe surging crowds tha inundated President Johnson a his frequent slops through the downtown area The Johnson plane arrived a am three minutes ahead f schedule A rear door of the plane swung open and the Presi dent broadbrimmed Texas ha and alt hustled down the steps He was followed in brisk ca dence by Democratic Rep Neal Smith of Des Moines For a time it looked as if the President was going to hunt down and shake hands with each of the 12000 people at the airport He made a beeline for a fence LYNDON Continued en Page I J President Johnson taking direct aim1 at votes in the corn belt said Wed nesday Barry Goldwaters farm proposals would spell disaster for American agriculture Concerning his own plansfor programs involving the fanner the President said he would work for v An extension of the2 food stampiplan Broadening the Food For Peace Program s Promoting larger agricul tural markets abroad He said his administration also4would seek out those ele ments in current farm pro grams which vn e e d to strengthened and improved j CaUingjfer broader farmprice supports have come too far as a people united by common agreement and common principles diverted by heartless prescnp tions of economic Without once mentioning Goldwater by name Johnson contended the farm program espoused by the Republican presidential f would end pncesupports a devastating blow the heart of ik the American economy The President thus i was re peating inthe Midwest a cam paign appeal he first voiced Tuesday night in tobaccogrow ing North Carolina Des Homes was the first scheduled stop en Johnsons biggest campaign tour yet a sixday journey that takes him into at least 11 states from Ohio to California v In Des Moines text John son quoteel the as once having called and final termination of the farm subsidy program a ihrase from Goldwaters I960 ook The Conscience of a Con L Ci Saying an attempt was made 6 soften these words at National Plowiag Contest in North Dakota Johnson went on I guess they think disaster is better if it comes by degrees or in small doses Disaster Continued en Page I
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