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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Johnson land his big men I A legacy from JFKs Cabinet By DOUGLAS KIKER New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON I like t have big men around me Lyn don B Johnson proclaims He means it And it is the presence of this one trait in the President tha most enhances his chances o surrounding himself with truly competent administration Johnson is not a man who in spires others to serve him as John F Kennedy could He commands men to serve him now through persuasion now through cajolery now through concentrated hard sell But he does possess the abilitj to inspire men to continue in service and that may be jus as important in the long run After the assassination las November opinion in Washing ton was that members of the Kennedy Administration woulc work on and see the new Presi dent through his tremendous initial difficulties But thepre diction was that the New Fron tiersmen would rise and scatter in startled frightened flights after the election The same men who servet Kennedy could not possibly serve Johnson it was said Such talk largely has disap peared now however In fact the speculation is that nearly al the Kennedy Cabinet will stay on Certainly they will if Pres ident has his way about it In the first place he would fine them hard to replace as a group In the second place he as largely satisfied with their serv ices And what is just as import ant these men have found they can work for him and with him The talk is that Interior Sec retary Stewart Udall wants ou and that the President is not en tirely satisfied with Postmaster General John Gronouskis per formance But neitheris expect ed to depart soon The rumor is that Anthony Celehreze secretary of Health Education and Welfare does no feel at home in Washington and would like to get back to Cleve land But it is not believed that his departure is i m m inent either The one post the President must fill is that of Attorney Gen eral Robert F Kennedy at tempted to persuade him to name the Acting Att Gen Nicholas de B Katzenbach vto the post but the President de murred wanting his own man Two Washington lawyers both to Johnson ClarkClif ford and Abe Fortas men tioned as possibilities Whitney Young current di rector of the Urban League has been mentioned as a successor to Celebreze if the HEW post is vacated Youtfg would be the first Negro ever to hold a full Cabinet post if that should de velop But if is not who is going and who is coming so much as it L who is staying that is important now Secretary of State Dean Rusk is staying and so is Undersec retary George W Ball Johnson has praised Rusk in both public and private He admires his ca pacity to define a situation and he is thankful for the loyalty the secretary has shown him On his part Rusk now exer cises much more influence over the conduct of foreign affairs than he ever did under Ken nedy Defense Secretary Robert S McNamara is staying too The President considers him the most competent man he has ever known trusts him com pletely and appreciates both bis toughness and his proper respect Shortly after the original Ken nedy cabinet first met in 1961 Johnson told intimates that fellow with the staycomb in hi hair is the best of the bunch a reference to McNamara slickeddown hair He still holds that same high opinion It was reinforced shortly after Johnson entered the White House and decided to cut the defense budget McNamara to him and said he would prepare to carry out the cuts but Johnson ought to know some of the biggest would come in his own state of Texas The President believed McNamara was putting him to the test and liked him for it It already has become appar ent that Johnson will use hi LBJ Continued on Page 2 North Iowa Weather outlook cto u di n t s t through Wednesday with oc casional light snow northern sections Wednesday SHfhHy cooler Tuesday lews in mid 20s Cooler WednwoVty highs in mid 30s Weather Detafe 1 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 UOo Pavwr at Two Om Presi Full LCIM No 247 murdered in Congo Two Iowa prelates killed Churchmen sorrowed at tragedy DALY DES MOINES sions of sorrow over the death in a Rome plane crash Monday of two leading Iowa Catholic prelates came from men of high position and varied faiths Bishop Edward C Daly 70 of Des Moines and Msgr Joseph Sondag 43 of Atlantic were among the 44 killed when the plane carrying 73 persons piled up in flames while attempting a takeoff Bishop Daly had been attend ing the Vatican Ecumenical Council Msgr Sondag pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Church in Atlantic and former chancel lor of the Des Moines Diocese had joined Bishop Daly in Rome last week The two were en route on a visit to include Ath ens Cairoand the Holy Land Gov Harold Hughes said all lowans are shocked and grieved by the tragic death of two of our outstanding spiritual lead ers No words can express the loss to the state of persons such as these who represented the highest ideals of all of our peo ple Our sympathies go to the family members the parishion ers and all who knew and loved these great men Said Bishop James S Thom as of Des Moines episcopal leader of the Iowa Methodist area The Methodists of Iowa join their Catholic friends in their sorrow and loss due to the tragic accident which took the life of Bishop Daly Because his influence and services transcended narrow boundaries Bishop Dalys death takes from our midst one to whom the entire city and state are indebted The only comforting points in this sudden tragedy are these TRAGEDY Continued on Page 2 Reports 707 crashed into steamroller ROME AP Trans World Airlines said Tuesday prelimin ary evidence indicates that the TWA jetliner which exploded Monday developed engine trou ble at the start of its takeoff run It said the pilots effort to abort the run caused the plane to veer to the right and hit a Steamroller Fortyfive persons perished in the explosion among them 26 Americans Among the survi vors were 13 Americans The plane carried 73 persons TWA headquarters in Paris issued a preliminary accident report in which the airline said the steamroller ignited fuel spilling from the plane causing the explosion Work crews began recovering bodies from the planes wreck age at the end of runway 25 From the evidence at hand toe aircraft began a normal takeoff on runway 25 From pre liminary crew reports No 4 engine pressure ratio dropped to zero at some point early in the takeoff run and the No 2 en gine reverse indication light came on the TWA report said Xapt Vernon Lowell imme diately aborted the takeoff us ng brakes spoilers and re Verse thrust During the deceleration pro cess the aircraft veered to the right sufficiently for the wing overhanging the runway edge to strike a steamroller which was being operated at a dis tance of 24 feet from the edge of the runway The aircraft contin ued on its course for another 300 eet spilling fuel from the rup tured right wing Indications are that thesteamroller ignited Ms fuel as the aircraft came to a stop near the end of runway No 25 Emergency cabin proce dures were begun In the rear cabin Ihe main door and the galley emergency exit door were opened and the chutes placed in position The front main door was opened md as the emergency evacua SONDAG tion chute there was being posi tioned and inflated an explosion took place in the center wing area of the aircraft The blast iblew the two rear escape chutes rom their positions and the front chute burned Those pas CRASH Continued on Page 2 To push for west 135 path By RUTHSHIERK GlobeGazette Correspondent ALGONA An organization o be known as 135 was istablished at a public meeting n the Kossuth County court house here Monday night The purpose of tho organiza on will be to support the original planning of the loca tion of Highway 35 It is made up of representa lives from eight towns Algona Garner Forest City Buffalo Center Clarion Emmetsburg Estherville Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes Region BUILDING is what remains of a threestory apartment buildingthat was demol ished by an explosion In Kansas City Firemen are Photofax attempting to clear away the debris and roof sec tion to get to three persons who are missing 5state car theft ring is uncovered A fivestate auto theft ring which involved a car bought by a Mason Chang 330 Cityan Dr Luke Meadow Lane has been uncovered Des Moines Police Chief Year V Douglas said Tuesday that the headquarters of t h e ring was in Des Moines Douglas said a sevenmonth investigation was made by Des Moines police in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of In vestigation the police auto theft bureaus in seven major Midwest cities and John L Burke of St Paul special agent of the Na tional Auto Theft Bureau One of the first real breaks in the case came last week when a stolen car which Dr Shang had unknowingly bought from a Des Moines man was traced to MasonCity The investigation resulted in arrest of two Des Moines men Britain opposed A blow to the NATO proposal to have dealt a atal blow to By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP SfMcil Correspondent WASHINGTON Minister Harold Wilson appears not the proposed mixed nuclear fleet of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by declaring Britain opjjoses the project Wilson told the House of Com mons Monday his Labor govern ment believes a mixed manned urface fleet adds nothing Western strength Is likely to to ause dissipation of strength in the alliance and may add to the difficulties ment of EastWest agree On the surface his statement puts London in stern opposition to Washingtons plan at the very moment when it seemed to offi cials here that the new British governments interest in the fleet had given fresh cause for hope that perhaps after some modification it might be accep table to a number of NATO al lies and recovery of eight stolen cars Douglas said the investigation is continuing and may involve 50 or 60 stolen cars Douglas identified the Des Moines men under arrest as Kenneth Wayne Elliott 26 oper ator of the East Des Moines Auto Parts Co and Harold Eu gene Stewart 39 operator of the Midwest Motors The two are at liberty under bond each pending action of a US District Court grand jury on charges of interstate transportation of a stolen auto mobile Police said stolen cars were brought to Des Moines where the manufacturers identifica tion plates were replaced with plates taken from wrecked autos They said record in the five states concerned including Iowa show that wrecked cars were purchased by the ring and then identification plates were transferred to stolen autos of a similar make model and year Then an Iowa title was ob tained for the cars by using the identification numbers from the wrecked cars they said The title was used to sell the stolen car to an individual or a used car dealer police added They said the arrest of the two Des Moines men followed seizure of four stolen cars taken to an auto auction at Rock Is land III US officials were surprised at the flatness of Wilsons dec laration but there was some tendency to regard it as the opening move in a series of ne gotiation On the inside Editorials 4 Mason City news47 Society news I Clear Lake news 9 North Iowa news 10 AP Photolax PINNED IN Schooley 57 a sec ondfloor resident in the building ripped apart by an explosion in Kansas City is pinned in bed by wreckage He later was rescued by firemen 3 killed in blast at apartment KANSAS CITY Mo AP A terrific explosion ripped apart a threestory apartment build ing early Tuesday killing two children and an elderly man and injuring 15other tenants The blast believed caused by an accumulation of gas laid the nterior of the brick building open like a stage set It was heard more than two miles away Most of the north half col apsed into the basement car some residents in their beds into the debris About 10 hours after the jlast the bodies of Cameron L Brown 22 months and bit sis Sports rwws 11liter Debra Brown 3 were re Comics 14 covered from the wreckage Farm news 15 They were the children of Mr Classified p iges U17 and Mrs Russell Brown Their mother Diana 25 had returned home from a hospital only Mon day after giving birth to a son Also reported killed is George Brown 85 who is not related to the Russell Brown family Only one of the injured was admitted to the hospital The others were treated and re leased The building was at 16th and Wyandotte on the southwest edge of the downtown area Eben N Foster 66 manager of the building said approxi mately 30 persons lived in the apartments including about 15 children SAME Carlson is victim of machine guns LEOPOLDVILLE The Congo UrVBelgian para roopers and the Congo army captured rebel Stanley ille in a lightning stroke Tuesday halting a massa ge of white hostages which by official count took 50 ives including two US missionaries US transport planes vere fired on as they flew n the paratroopers and some of them were dam iged Among the dead was Dr Paul Carlson medical missionary rom Rolling Hills Calif mowed down by rebel machinc un fire in the rebel capitals jumumba Square along with 14 other foreigners Also slain was Phyllis Rine a missionary from Cincinnati A board will be named up of a representative from each of these key towns This boarc will be responsible for making definite plans for representation from many other towns in the area and for the election of of ficers The group will meet at the Chamber of Commerce offices here Wednesday Dec 2 to complete plans for the organiza tion Ed Bock Garner is tem porary chairman Henry Nel son Forest City temporary vice chairman Mayor William Tinn Algona temporary secre ary The organization was formed at a meeting of about SO per sons interested in supporting the original plan for the highway The meeting was called to hear the report of a committee which was appointed Oct 29 to go to Washington to present its case there The committee members Mayor Jack White Estherville Vfayor Roy Schramm Forest City and Ed Bock Garner re ported they had met Nov 16 with Rex Whitton administra or of the Federal Bureau of Public Roads in Washington They said Whitton seemed to support the route requested by Mason City because of the large population ooncentration They also said there seemed to be a variance between the figure they had and those presented by the Mason City group E A Gerard of Klomme said here would be a loss of land to armers in the area if the road were relocated near Mason City He also pointed out that the original planning of interstate highways was supposed to be for military purposes and for evacu ation in case of an emergency rle questioned the wisdom of having it near larger cities and airports in this event Fort Dodge asks routing west of the original line The offi far said FORT DODGE AP City Council voted Tuesday petition state and federal cials to locate Interstate 35 her west than the line tenla tively being considered Mayor Albert Habhab here Is a heavy flow of traffic rom Fort Dodge to Minneapolis DBS Moines and southeast Iowa and location of the superhigh way closer to Fort Dodge would facilitate its flow Habhab said city officials prepared to testify at hearings with the Highway Commission and federal official in of a line farther west are support The other 28 Americans in Itanleyville were reported safe ncluding the fiveman consular staff that had been held by the eftist insurgents for weeks Refugees by the hundreds were flown to Leopoldville from Stan eyville many of them blood stained and in a state of shock They told of a massacre that afire but apparently the swift took the lives of Carlson and arrival of the Belgian para the others which occurred just troopers and Congolese troops before Belgian paratroopers thwarted the plan ould reach them DR PAUL CARLSON The refugees were forced to sit in the gutter while troops guarded them When the rebe troops heard the firing at the airport where Belgian troops were sweeping aside all resis tance they opened fire on the group of 250 hostages US Consul Michael Hoyt who confirmed that Carlson died in the massacre was him self one of the hostages being held in the street It was wild shooting with women and children as likely to be hit as anyone said one refugee Then as the Belgians fanned out across the city Congolese soldiers led by white officers entered the northeast Congo city from the south The com 3ined forces then began scek ng to rescue the other 1613 foreigners held as hostages and marked for slaughter if Stan leyville was attacked The State Department in Washington said Carlson was among 250 hostages herded by he Congolese rebels into Lu mumba Square and fired upon Belgian official reports said 15 hostages were killed and 40 were wounded when the rebels machine gunned them in the square The State Department notified Carlsons parents Mr and Mrs Gust Carlson of Alhambra Calif and his broth er Dr Dwight Carlson of Or ange Calif In Brussels Foreign Minister PaulHenri Spaak said he was informed that at least 50 non Africans have been killed Some of the foreigners were shot down when they dashed to ward the airport as the news of the Belgian paratroop landing swept the rebel capital in the northeast Congo Spaak said 200 foreigners were held in a Stanleyville ho tel and at least 15 were killed when the soldiers of leftist lead er Christophe Gbenye opened fire on the building Gbenye whose regime w as backed by Red China had threatened to set the whole city American CUOs that ferried the paratroops to Stanleyville were bringing the European and American refugees to Leopold ville The first two planes brought more than 100 includ ing about 20 wounded One group of refugees said they were being marched to Stanleyville airport by rebel troops who panicked at the sight of the Belgian paratroops and fired into the hostages killing at least 15 including some women Sharp fighting was reported at the airport but the Belgianj CONGO Continued on Page 2 City troubled since June 60 Stanleyville has been a cen ter of intrigue and rebellion from the day Belgium grant ed the Congo independence June 30 1960 Situated on the Congo River in the North east Congo the city of 700000 was the base of power for Patrice Lumumba the in dependent Congos first prem ier With his murder in Ka tanga Province in February of 1961 Antoine Gizenga a leftist lieutenant fled to Stan leyville and made it the cap ital of a rebel regime The Congo government army cap tured Stanleyville in January of 1962 Then came the up rising of various tribes last summer in the Eastern Con go After a series of success es they seized Stanleyville Aug 27 under the banner of Red Orientated Christophe Gbenye who proclaimed him self president of a Congolese Peoples Republic Named for the British explorer H M Stanley who discovered tha nearby falls Stanleyville in the days when Belgium ruled the Congo was known as a tourist center The city itself was founded in 1898 and was capital of oriental province under the Belgians Carlson saw terrible need in Congo area NEW YORK tfl Dr Paul Carlson the medical missionary filled by rebels in the Congo went to Africa to help alleviate he terrible need there The Rev Mr Robert H Hon pastor of Rolling Hills onvenant Church Alhambra Calif said the physician had a highly successful practice in California when he visited the longo briefly in 1961 He had never thought of be ns a missionary until he saw the terrible need there the Rev Mr Honnette said He couldnt forget what he had seen He spent several In England and Eurooe takins cial training for his said then he left to run a one doctor hospital A graduate of Alhambra High School Dr Carlson 33 studied at the University of California at Los Angeles North Park Col lege in Chicago Stanford Uni versity and George Washington University in Washington DC He interned at Harbor General Hospital Torrance Calif and was general surgeon for three years at nearby Redondo Beach Medical Clinic He was married and had two children Wayne 9 and Lynette Until Dr Carlson was seized last Sept 17 he was the only physician available to 100000 Africans in a wide area tho Uele River   

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