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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                To pay tribute Death came a year ago WASHINGTON AP In churches and synagogues and by the light of the eternal flame that burns at his grave Ameri cans will pay tribute Sunday to President John F Kennedy on the first anniversary of his as sassination In Boston in Dallas across the sea in Rome prayers and memorial ceremonies will recall for the nation and the world the grief of the day when Lee Har vey Oswald gunned down the 46 yearold president as he rode by motorcade through cheering crowds of Texans President Johnson elevatec to his office by Kennedys death and confirmed in it by a land slide vote 18 days ago will at tend an interdenominationa memorial service at the Univer Church in Austin Tex Sunday afternoon In Washington a Solemn Mass will be said in St Mat thews Cathedral where states men and emperors gathered last Nov 25 for Kennedys fu neral In Boston Richard Cardina Gushing Kennedys close frienc who presided at both his wed ding and funeral will offer a commemorative Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross for the nations first Roman Catho lie president The Mass in Washington wil be said by Fr John J Cava naugh former president of the University of Notre Dame and a longtime friend of the Kennedy family SenElect Robert F Kennedy DNY the late presi dents brother will be among those in attendance In Rome two religious cere monies are scheduled a Mass in Santa Susannah Roman Cath olic Church and a special re membrance service at St Pauls Protestant Episcopa Church The Jewish Theological Semi nary plans to present A Trib ute to John Fitzgerald Kenne dy on its Eternal Light ra dio program on NBC Sunday at pm EST SupremeCourt Justice Arthur J Goldberg named to the high tribunal by Kennedy will speak at two memorial services here in the morning at Temple Sinai and in the afternoon at Beth Sholom Congregation In Dallas Mayor Erik Johns son asked clergymen to remem ber the late president in their sermons But he said it would be inappropriate to hold a pub lic memorial ceremony because the anniversary falls on the Sabbath Test flight for Titan is reset CAPE KENNEDY Fla The Air Force has rescheduled an orbital test flight of the Titan 3A military rocket for next Wednesday It was postponed Friday because of problems with a radio telemetry system in the rocket Inside The Globe Society news 23 Church news 4 Mason City news 67 Sports 89 North Iowa news 9 Editorial page 10 Clear Lake news 14T5 Newman Surveyor 16 Building page 17 Classified pages Pilot tells of escape from Laotian Reds SAN DIEGO Calif AP A Navy jet pilot held captive al most three months by Laotian Reds says he escaped with three Laotian prisoners by breaking out of a barbedwire stockade Lt Cmdr Charles Klusmann 30 says he was in solitary con finement nearly two months and after his escape spent three days in leechinfested jungles before reaching friendly forces From the outset he says he was determined to escape or die trying The Communists said Klus mann signed a statement favor able to their cause but the Navy says his conduct throughout was entirely satisfactory It says the document he signed for the Communists stated only that he had been adequately fed and cared for and requested his re lease A Distinguished Flying Cross was given his wife Sara 30 in last June The story of Klusmanns flight from the Pathet Lao Prison had not been made public until the Navy released a 30page report Friday Since bis return Klusmann has been promoted and returned to active duty at nearby Mira mar Naval Air Station He was a lieutenant when he was shot down over Laos June 6 The Navys story Klusmann was piloting an unarmed photo reconnaissance plane over the Plaine Des Jarres when he was hit by heavy ground fire near Khang Khay and had to eject He fell through a tree para chuting to earth and twisted his right hip and foot and scratched his arm Klusmann tried to es cape through the jungle but was captured by Communist troops He was taken to a mud hut with a thatched roof and held there in solitary confinement 54 days He tried to get out but couid not After this first attempt to escape I found that well I was pretty depressed Klusmann said It was at this time apparently that Klusmann signed the docu LT CMDR CHARLES KLUSMANN ment Said the Navy report in summary The Navy concludes that during his imprisonment while very ill under the influence of drugs and after a prolonged period of physical and mental stress Lt Klusmaun had signed a document but that no mili tary information had been di vulged that no intentional viola tion of the Code of Conduct had occurred The report said Klusmann has been directed for security reasons not to discuss this phase of his imprisonment in any more detail The account of the escape continued I became bound and deter mined Klusmann said that they werent going to hold me any more Somehow I was ei ther going to get out or T was going to diu trying Around the first of August he was moved to a camp surround ed by a double barbedwire en closure Some of the Laotian prisoners in the camp ap proached him with a plan to escape and discarding his own plan to try it alone he joined them A Laotian whom I didnt know was going to accompany us reached down and pulled loose and strands of wire that we had previously weakened He went out and I was right be hind him he said Klusmann said he and his companion followed animal trails We begrrh running into leeches in great quantities he said They were not very big anywhere from half an inch to three inches in length but we had to stop every two or three hours to get them off They bothered me mostly on my an kles Three days after the escape they sighted a fortified hill held by friendly forces Word was sent out for an airplane The plane had landed Klusmann said and a fellow came running down the hill an American calling my name It was about the greatest sound Ive ever heard in my life The newspaper that Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21 1964 UOo Paper Consists ot rwo One Associated Full Wire No 245 Paratroopers off Congo Rail strike deadline set for Monday BULLETIN CHICAGO AP The na tions railroads and five non operating unions represent ing 290000 members Satur day announced they had reached agreement in a wage dispute The unions which had not threatened to strike agreed to terms pro posed by a presidential em ergency board Six other nonoperating un ions have rejected the recom mendations and have called a strike for 6 am Monday Federal mediators are continu ing to seek a settlement CHICAGO me diators eyeing a Monday morn ing strike deadline planned lengthy meetings with railroad and union officals Saturday in hopes of reaching an agreement in a wage dispute and head off a walkout which could halt most of the nations rail traffic Mediators hoped for a joint meeting of the carriers and offi cials of six shop craft unions to settle the 18monthold dispute involving some 140000 workers Mediators have been in Chicago all week meeting separately with the unions and railroads but no joint meetings have been held Francis A ONeili chairman of the National Mediation Board continued to express hope that an agreement would be reached before the scheduled start of the strike 6 am Mon day A strike would halt service on 187 railroads and terminal switching companies that han dle 90 per cent of the nations rail traffic Other unions are expected to observe the picket lines that would be set up by the shop craft unions The shop craft union members are in the nonoperating group and arenot actually invplved in the move ment of trains A spokesman for the shop craft unions said that all plans are made and ready for a strike ai 6 am Monday Ap photofax DEATH SCENE Twisted wreckage of a two engine Martin 440 Metropolitan plane of the Swed ish LinjeflyE Airline rests in area near Barkakra Field at Angelholm Sweden following crash Friday night in rain and low clouds on outskirts of the field Plane was en route from Stockholm to Angelholm Authorities said 31 of the 43 passengers and crew men aboard were killed paratroopers are poised on Ascen troopers were flown from Brussels by U S planes to six hours flying time from Stanleyville About 60 Americans are among the 1000 foreigners being held bv the rebels J Ready to liberate hostages Tshombe raps United States LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo AP The Congolese Army moved closer to Stanleyville Saturday while a Belgium para troop unit was poised off Afri cas west coast ready to liberate 1000 whites held hostage in the rebel capital Premier Moise Tshombes government meanwhile rapped sum Island off the west coast of Africa ready to take off for Stanleyville where whites are being held by Congo rebels Para Council proclaims 3 historic decrees Retirement ruling hits VATICAN CITY Paul VI and the Vatican Ecu menical Council Saturday pro claimed three historic decrees defining shared leadership at the summit of their church and new approaches to Christian unity At former public ceremonies closing the 1964 session of the council the assembled Roman Catholic prelates issued these decrees 1 De Ecclesia on the Na ture of the defining the concept of collegiality that the bishops collectively share power with the Pope over the Churchy Seven killed by faulty ventln stove SUNDANCE Wyo AP A faulty vent in a butane stove seeped carbon monoxide gas through the small home where an Air Force sergeant his wife and five children slept That was sometime Wednes day night or early Thursday morning Anxious airmen trying to dis cover why M Sgt Russell Schiotterbeck was missing from duty forced their way in the house Friday and found seven bodies Dead were 28 his wife Elvira 32 and their children Diane 4 Michael 3 John 2 and 8monthold twin girls Gloria Louise Linda and Mary Assam moves on goddess followers 2 De Oecumenismo on outlining ways Roman Catholics might join other Christians on the path to Chris tian unity through common prayer and in other ways 3 De Ecclesiis Orientalibus Cathllicis On the Catholic Oriental dealing with Eastern Rite Catholics and their relations with their non Catholic Orthodox Christian neighbors The lavish ritual inside St Peters Basilica opened when Pope Paul was carried in on his portable throne at the end of a colorful procession of the 2000 cardinals patriarchs archbishops and bishops Voic es of the Sistine Choir flowed through the church Pope Paul and 24 other prel ates then con celebrated a Mass just as was done on Sept 14 for the opening of this Coun cil session But the documents on reli gious liberty the Church in the modern world pastoral duties of bishops and other topics are still to be completed Conservatives who opposed the declaration on religious lib erty succeeded in preventing a final vote on it in this session An Americaninstigated petition by 1400 bishops for a vote dur ing Jhis session was turned down Friday by the Pope The declaration upholds indi vidual freedom to follow ones own religion and defends all religions from interference by the state at unions can cardinals and bishops had ConCCrnS tHoSG forced to quit The Jewish never be fought for says people should presented as one rejected cursed or guilty of deicide killing God The first decree De EC clesia on the Church is the major theological pro nouncement of the council It proclaims a collegiality concept that all the bishops together share power with the Pope in governing the Church It completes the work of the 186970 Vatican Ecumenical Council which proclaimed the doctrine Civil war of Papal in Italy infallibility halted that council before it could deal with the other side of the infallibility principle the definition of col legialshared authority by bish ops with the Pope The document on Christian unity De Oecumenismo is the first conciliar decree in his tory dealing entirely with Ro man Catholicefforts to bring all Christians closer together The document says that all baptized Christians are in real communion with the Catholic Church even though this com munion is imperfect It lays out for Catholics a pro gram for common prayer and interfaith meetings to promote unity tells bishops to stimulate unity work and allows worship in common in certain cases The brief decree on the Catho lic Oriental churches accepts as valid the marriages of Eastern Rite Catholics to Orthodox per I formed by Orthodox priests condemning antiSemitism and proclaiming the Jews blameless in the Crucifixion of Christ won overwhelming approval Friday It must undergo minor revisions in the months ahead According to an official sum the historic declaration CALCUTTA AP Assams sayi the Roman Catholic not considered valid unless per formed by a Catholic priest Most of the councils work remains to be done at the next session in 1965 or later government is moving against followers of a queen goddess who are raiding villages ia the North Cachar Hills district Chief MinUter N P Chaliha told the states legislative as sembly queen Guideliu has sent a 200mao private tray on pillaging expeditions into hill i settlements Church held and holds that Christ underwent his passion and death freely because of the of all men and out of Infite love Prelates from the Middle East opposed the declaration citing opposition in their largely Mos lem lands A key portion which Ameri DES MOINES AP An em ploye forced to retire because of age under a unionnegotiated re tirement program cannot claim unemployment compensation the Iowa Employment Security Commission said Saturday in a 21 decision Commissioners Jerome Cor bett and Ross Carrell ruled in the case of Alma E Nystrom of Sioux City that the Wapello County District Court so ruled in 1959 Commissioner Henry Carter dissented saying the facts in the Nystrom case are different from those in the case decided by the court The record showed Mrs Ny strom was employed for 21 V4 years by the Wincharger Corp The company in 1958 entered into an agreement with the un ion representing its employes to institute a retirement plan The plan requires female employes to retire at the age of 62 Mrs Nystrom was 62 last April 30 and was retired though she wanted to continue wbrking The commission majority said the District Court ruling in 1959 held that an employe retiring under an agreement betweer his employer and his union is deemed to be leaving his job voluntarily without good cause attributable to the employer and he therefore is ineligible for unemployment compensation and Carrell that the union would have been acting on behalf of the employes and this agreement would have become a part of the contract of hire Carter in his dissent pointed out that Mrs Nystrom was an employe of many years before the company and union negoti ated the contract and the re tirement agreement therefore could hardly have been part of her contract of hire Furthermore he added the purpose und intent of a un ion contract is to bargain for the rights of the not to barter them away Temperatures in state drop below zero By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clear skies and biting temper atures around or below zero gave Iowa its secondday dose of winter weather Saturday in the wake of Fridays blast that brought four storm connected deaths Mason City had a low read ing of five below Saturday morning Near hurricane winds which had accompanied snow in the big blow subsided overnight to velocities under 20 miles an hour Except for city spots in northern and eastern counties highways returned to normal Wind readings were slight in comparison with the 95milean hour gust that blew away the gauge at the Muscatinc Airport Friday Listed as fatalities of the storm through accidents were Haroid Hamilton 42 of Bed ford supervisory employe of the Iowa Power Light Co who was killed when the antenna of a repair truck came in contact with a high voltage wire knocked down near Clarinda in extreme southwest Iowa Ryan Dyk 63 of Platte SD and his wife Jenny 66 killed when their car skidded in snow into another car on Highway 30 five miles east of Cedar Rap ids John Gordon 21 of Iowa City killed in a two car crash on Highway 151 southwest of about 15 miles Dubuque where blowing snow reduced visibility to less than 15 feet Fridays blizzard conditions churned up wind velocities of 60 to 70 miles an hour in numerous parts of the state and caused North Iowa Weather outlook Unseasonably cold with di minishing Sunday fair and not so cold High Satur day 10 Lews Satur day nfeht 5 above Weather on 1 extensive property damage Shattered plate glass windows and power lines suffered the most Officials of the Muscatine Bank Trust Co at Muscatine searched for from the piles of money scooped up and scat tered when Ihe wind blew out four drivein windows at the bank Several thousand dollars in bills was recovered The greatest amount of snow fall Friday was reported at Elkader which had six inches but even where the amounts were light the fierce wind made it appear much worse Many schools were closed be cause of power failures Youngsters at Postvitle in Alla makee County were not so lucky They had to remain an hour later because the school busses couldnt get through the blizzard Snowfall included five inches at Decorah and Charles City four inches at Spirit Lake Nashua and Osage three inches at Dubuque and Garner and two inches at Spencer Waterloo and Mason City Could expel more Arabs from Italy ROME AP More United Arab Republic officials may be expelled from Italy as a resull of the maninthetrunk spy case an informed source said Saturday Police said Friday night they were searching for two more Egyptians believed implicated in the plot to smuggle an Israeli fugitive out of the country in a trunk marked Diplomatic Mail Two UAR diplomats in Rome have already been ex pelled Police rescued the Israeli Mordccai Ben Masud Louk the rebels It also warned Belgium that a unilateral decision to send troops into the troubled country would be aggression but ex pressed willingness to study a proposal for such an action Belgium announced Friday hat a battalion of about 500 tough combat men were at Brit shheld Ascension Island prepared to intervene if needed A foreign ministry spokesman said US Air Force transport jlanes flew the paratroopers to the South Atlantic island The redbereted soldiers in clude seasoned officers who ought in World War II and in the Korean Conflict At United Nations Headquar ers in New York UN Secre taryGeneral U Thant called for possible UN Security Council action to head off a crisis He did not however recommend a specific session An estimated 2000 Congolese moved north from the tin min ing town of Punia toward Stan leyville in a drive that reported ly encountered little resistance from was being loaded Cairobound plane T the trunk Tuesday as it aboard a sources said the by white mercena Informed army led ries easily captured Punia 180 miles from Stanleyville The Congolese armys com mander Gen Joseph Mobutu has promised to take Stan leyville by next week The of fensive began Thursday at Kin du 250 air miles from the rebel stronghold Meanwhile both the United States and Belgium awaited a reply from rebel leader Chris tophe Gbenye on their efforts to set up negotiations for release of the hostages The Congolese government has broadcast an appeal to the Communist backed insurgents to surrender About 60 Americans including Dr Paul Carlson 36 of Roiling Hills Calif are being held in Stanleyville Carlson a medical missionary is under death sen tence for alleged spying but his execution was postponed until Monday pending negotiations Gbenye has warned that if the Americans provoke an attack the rebels will execute Carlson The US government has denied Carlson is a spy The US ambassador at Leo poldville G McMurtrie Godley offered to send a US repre sentative to set up talks with the rebels Foreign Minister Paul Henri Spaak of Belgium urged Gbenye to accept an Interna tional Red Cross mission to evacuate the foreigners HISTORIAN DIES CHATHAM NJ John Taskar Howard 73 famed his torian of American music and biographer of composer Stephen Foster died Friday   

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