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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspoper that makesall North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY U 1965 tide Consisli at fwo Atioclatcd Full LCIM No 293 Churchill is feared near death AT STRASBOURG FRANCE IN 1949 LONDON AP Sir Winston Churchill 90 feared near death with a blood clot on the brain was in a deep sleep Saturday suffering no pain after a peace ful night under constant medical vigil Successive medical bulletins indicated his life was peacefully ebbing away The latest bulle tin issued at 6 am GST by Lord Moran Churchills physi cian said there had been no material change in the states mans condition Anxiety for the fata of Brit ains wartime hero stirred the hearts and prayers of millions from ordinary folk to leaders of nations Near Churchills bedside were Lady Churchill and their daugh ters son Randolph and grand son named Winston Spencer for his famous grandfather Daughter Sarah arrived from Rome by plane Wearing a fur coat and dark glasses she drove up to the Churchill resi dence and rushed inside Outside in the frosty streets a crowd of faithful kept their own vigil As many as 200 stood there during the day About 50 bunched in thick coats through the long night waiting for news The drama began with no hint of danger The first word around midday Friday said Churchill had a cold Some three hours later came the first alarm A medical bulle tin said Churchill had suffered a cerebral thrombosis a clot on the brain He had also devel oped a circulatory weakness The old heart was flagging At his bedside two doctors fought for his life One was Churchills longtime friend Lord Moran 82 As Churchills personal physician he had nursed him through dangerous illnesses before including strokes which felled Churchill in 1951 and 1953 The other doctor was Lord Brain one of the worlds fore most neurologists The doctors Friday night said Churchill was slipping into deeper sleep and is not cons cious of pain or discomfort Moran was asked Friday night about Churchills chances He replied All I can say is that he is seriously ill Lights burned in the Churchill house through the night nut no word was passed to those wait ing outside Standing in the middle of a group of newsmen and photog raphers Saturday Lord Moran said Sir Winston had a peace ful night There is no material change in his condition Moran said he would call on the former prime minister again at or pm EST and there would be no further medical bulletins until then President Johnson sent a mes sage that we arc praying for a rapid and complete recovery Japanese Prime Minister Ei saku Sato on his arrival in Hon olulu en route home from a White House conference with Johnson cabled a message of grave concern and hope for quick recovery on behalf of the government and people of Ja pan AT BASTILE DAY IN 1946 Ask change in Alabama voter law MONTGOMERY Ala AP This said Alabama Atty Gen Richmond Flowers is probably the beginning of the showdown on voter registration in the state This is the suit filed Friday in US District Court by the Justice Department asking the abolition of the voter literacy test in Alabama The suit filed by acting US Atty Gen Nicholas Katzen bach charges that the test is too difficult that discrim inates against Negroes because it is so difficult and that it should therefore be abolished Furthermore the suit asks the court to order that the names of all persons rejected as commented on the suit though his office says he is aware of t Katzenbach contends that re quirements of education de manded by the test and the im requirement violate the US Constitution and the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 1960 and 1904 The Justice Department claims that the test in effect discriminates against Negroes while not adversely affecting voters for failing the test added to county voter rolls be Flowers conceded that the test had is rugged every voter adding that in Alabama passed this test we would have the most intelligent electorate in the nation However he promised to de fend with every faculty we have the actions of registrars in administering the test He promised to carry the case al Inaugural ball has competition he way to the US Supreme if neccssarv 1st joint service planned Opens way to unity CLINTON AP Clinton Protestants and Catholics Sun Gov George Wallace has not day will take what may be the longest step toward Christian unity in this area if not in this country And there will be a followup Common worship will be held Arrests in Mississippi rights case Canada US end car levy Will lower prices there Americans evacuated from pool posing of the test as a voting in the First United Presbyterian Church Msgr Ambrose J Burke of St Marys Catholic Church will deliver the sermon The next Sunday joint serv ices will be held at St Marys Catholic Church Dr Richard white voters j Dempsey pastor of the Presby most conditions those wiU give the persons already registered un der earlier tests would not have1 to take the newer more difficult quiz The exceptions would be voter candidates of both races just reaching voting age per sons purged from voting roles seeking reinstatement on the rolls and persons changing their county of residence Katzenbach points out that slightly more than 65 per cent of the states white adult popula tion registered to vote under the less stringent test while only 19 per cent of Alabamas Negro adult population tered sermon Msgr Burke and Dr Demp sey chatted about the joint serv ices the other day As soon as I heard the idea I was Marys enthusiastic pastor said the St It is a was so rcgis really exciting experience Dr Dempsey added Msgr Burke explained that the joint worship received quick approval from Bishop Ralph L Hayes head of the Catholic Di ocese of Davenport The Ses jsion ruling body of the Pres byterian Church also gave its approval In my judgment this is a real instrument for church uni MERIDIAN Miss Fedl eral marshals Saturday arrest ed 16 persons indicted by a fed eral grand jury which probed the slaying of three civil rights workers near Philadelphia Miss last June Those arrested included Ne shoba County Sheriff Lawrence Rainey and his deputy Cecil Price One of those picked up was Philadelphia City Policeman Richard Andrew Willis 40 who was not among the 21 arrested in December by the FBI in con nection with the triple slaying June 21 Willis and Price were indicted last October by a federal grand jury in connection with the al leged beating of prisoners at the Neshoba County jail in Phil adelphia The 16 were brought to the federal post officecourthouse building here and began appear crowds are said Rainey who lad just returned with his depu y Cecil Price from raiding a still when arrested by FBI agents Dec 4 I think theyll make a big production out of it said Ra ney It was Miss Carter who freed 19 of the 21 arrested previously when she ruled that a confes The suit further contends that the literacy level required by t said Dr Dempsey will me test is above that of a sixth grade education presumed by bc a rcal opportunity to put the 1964 Civil Rights Act to bejour money where our mouth is sufficient for voting purposes ion Christian unity WASHINGTON AP The Inaugural ball is getting some1 competition from the loyal op position Republicans who on Wednes day night may find that even a waltz sounds like the Yellow Rose of Texas will have a chance to dance to their own tune for awhile Call it a subinaugural ball said John K L Peterson of the very Republican Capitol Hill Club Its not a sourgrapes party but we didnt want Re publicans sitting at home watching everything on televi sion So we invited them over here As it shapes up the GOP par ty will have a buffet music and dancing And plenty of big names including says Peter son the Rockefellers the Scran tons and the Rotnneys who have promised to drop in Most of the Republican con gressmen and senators are members and indicated they will he here he said If everyone shows up at the same time the dance floor may bc as crowded as at the official ball which has gotten so out of hand it will be held in four places We expect 300 plus freehies about 350 alto hoivHully not at the same time said Peterson The club Peterson explained was established back in 195C and its membership list of 1500 includes every prominent Re publican in the country North Iowa Weather outlook Fair and cold Saturday and Saturday night Little warm er Sunday Saturday night 10 to 15 below mg before US Commissionei Esther Carter The first two to go before hei were Billy Posey 28 opera toi of a service station near Phil adelphia and Jimmy Townsend 17 a high school dropout Miss Carter told them they were charged under two acts o the US code conspiracy to deprive a person of his civi rights and depriving a person of his civil color of the rights law under the If vant they come to be after us wejwhat the Justice Department here where the dencc The same jury had looked into the triple slaying in October and refused to return indictments The grand jury consisting of 22 whites and one Negro also studied more than 50 other cases many involving relatively minor liquor violations sion by Barnctte one was Horanca Doyle inadmissible as evidence in a preliminary hear ing The other two were later released The grand jury spent two days earlier this week hearing said was important new evi j SAIGON South Viet Nam OTTAWA AP Canada and Ap American servicemen the United States have wives and children were evacuated from a large swim ming pool today when Vietnam ese police i discovered a huge omb hidden near the pool The bomb 40 pounds of TNT as concealed in a large flower ot 10 feet from the normally rovvded pool Detonator wires ad been led through holes in he pot so that a magneto could asily be attached The swimming pool is opera Michael Goodman Schwerner and James Andrew Chaney had gone to the Philadelphia area June 21 to investigate the burning of a rural Negro church used for civil rights meetings Their bodies were discovered 44 days later beneath a clay dam on a farm near Philadel phia On emergency Soviet plane lands in U S Bond on the first charge was the second at set for A crowd of onlookers gathered outside the Neshoba County courthouse at Philadelphia as snow flurries were whipped by 30mileanhour winds Newsmen waiting outside were threatened and told youd bet ter get the hell out of here At least two other persons were expected to be probably outside in connection with the slaying of Andrew Goodman and Mich ael Schwerner both white New Yorkers and James Chaney a Meridian Negro A federal grand jury meeting at Jackson returned the secret indictments Friday I guess wed better stay out of the swamps said Neshoba County Sheriff Lawrence Rain ey before his arrest NEW YORK AP A huge Soviet airliner was a surprise visitor for more than eight hours at Kennedy International Airport Friday The plane made an emergen cy landing because it was low on fuel up in fighting fierce headwinds over the Atlantic Ocean on its flight from Moscow to Havana After taking on 10000 gallons of fuel the TU114 turboprop with 66 persons aboard was giv en permission by the State De partment to proceed to Cuba II departed The State Department is in forming the Soviet government lowever a spokesman said that permission to continue the flight in this case does not con stitute a precedent for possible future emergencies The plane could have been told to return to Moscow after refueling Russia and the United States do not have an air agreement Photofax WINTRY RETREAT AnIndianapolis pedes trian withdrew his head under his topcoat for pro tection against a driving snow More than 5 inches of snow fell on the city Saturday Bulletin WICHITA plane identi fled KC135 jet tanker crashed into a northeast Wich ita residential area Saturday and eyewitness said there are charred bodies all around crash At Itast a block of houses was set afire Early reports said at toast four houses ware completely destroyed The plant had taken off from the Boeing Air plane Company plant here A number of witnesses saw he crash into the homes near the campus of Wichita State University Three US Air Force fliers Maj George Matecko Capt Joseph Harnitchek and Staff Sgt John J Lynch were as signed to assist the Soviet crew in navigating over US territo ry Moscow and Washington have carried on negotiations for sev eral years aimed at establishing air routes between the two na tions None of the 5 passengers lef Inside The Globe ie big ship although a few of ic 15 crewmen did Passengers ere served a meal of steak otatoes peas rolls and choco ate pudding It was supplied by 3an American World Airways he line which also gave the So iets the fuel A spokesman for Pan Am said Veroflot the Soviet airline will e billed for the fuel He added hat Aeroflot pays promptly and n cash to eliminate tariffs on automo biles and new parts opening the way for a North American com mon market for the automobile industry The plan announced Friday will lead to better integration of the two countries car industries and will significantly lower manufacturing costs in Canada by increasing production runs and efficiency Eventually the retail price 01 cars in Canada will go down but the immediate effect on prices will be negligible officials said Canadian car prices are about 18 per cent above those in the United States Earl K Brownridge president of the Motor Vehicles Manufac turers Association said new and heavy capital investmenl will be required to attain the ob jectives of the agreement Government officials estimat ed the manufacturers most o them subsidiaries of US com panics would save about million a year There were indi cations the money would be used for plant expansion The agreement does not in elude tires or replacemen parts It goes into effect imme diately in Canada Presiden Johnson has to get congression al approval before takes ei feet in the United States Under its terms individua Americans may purchase Can dian cars in Canada and brin them home duty free Canad ans who buy new cars in th United States however woul still have to pay an import dut of 175 per cent The agreement is subject t review beforeJanuary 1968 an may be canceled by eithe country on 12 months writte notice ed by the US Command am nly American servicemen anc grounds Police became suspl ious when it became apparent he bicycle had been abandoned nd started checking American authorities said the pool would be open as usual on Sunday The US Defense Department identified Capt Lyal H Erwin of Ashley Ind as one of two Army men killed Friday when a helicopter crashed into a high tension line nine miles from Sai gon Meanwhile a US Army offi cer accompanying a Vietnam heir admitted It would have been enough to ill everyone in the place a US official said A Vietnamese policeman pa rolling the pool was credited vith spotting the bomb The oliceman Huynh Van Cho no iced a partly buried American land grenade sticking through he soil on the surface of the pot and sounded an alert The pool vas quickly cleared and a bomb squad went to work Under the grenade the search ers found the bomb Experts jelieve the terrorist had been carrying the grenade to protect himself while planting the bomb and then left it when his work was finished The bomb could not have been set off unless someone had con nected a battery or magneto to the pot Casualties from an explosion on a weekend afternoon proba bly would have exceeded those in an explosion at the American Brink Hotel here on Christmas Eve In that explosion two Americans were killed and more than 100 persons were wounded Police were alerted to patrol ling the pool area earlier in the afternoon when a woman was spotted leaning a bicycle against the wall of the pool ese army operation was wound ed by Viet Cong fire Friday 260 miles northeast of Saigon Tha officer was evacuated to a hos pital and reported in good con dition The government announced Saturday that a large Viet Cong unit attacked an outpost 50 miles south of Saigon in Kien Hoa province killing 16 defend ers Five others were missing The government charged that 200 Cambodian soldiers crossed into South Viet Nam Thursday and attacked a hamlet near Loc Ninh 80 miles north of Saigon A communique said the troops returned to Cambodia with 10 women and children from the hamlet but there apparently was no clash Signs point to Soviet win in UN New Hamptons Steffen one of youngest leaders Speaker of the House Vincent The body he directs with his Steffen of New Hampton is a more Democrats than any ever elected in Iowa Demo crats outnumber Republicans 10123 Steffen is a quiet be spectacled man who has rarely made speeches on the floor of Ithe legislature He prefers to do man who believes part of every citizens life should be devoted to government service He says it is this conviction hat led him to run for the Iowa House two years ago He won election as a Demohis work behind the scenes crat in predominantly Republi c a n Chicka saw County in 1962 in his first try for public office and was re elected for a second term in the Demo cratic land slide last No vember Al 36 Steffen is one of the Church news youngest per Mason City sons ever to occupy the speak Focus on North Iowa There are plenty of prob lems with leaving your business to come into Des Moines for the sessions he says Looking at it from a personal standpoint I hould be at home But I feel more people hould be more interested in the of their government art of each persons life Latest markets Sports MO Clear Lake news 10 Newman Surveyor 11 Comics 12 Editorials 13 North Iowa news Classified pages 1415 ers chair in Iowa He also is presiding over the largest House in Iowa history since the temporary reappor tionmcnt planwhich he helped enact in the special session last year boosted the membership from 108 to 124 UNITED NATIONS NY Signs pointed Saturday to a Soviet victory in a showdown vote over peacekeeping dues unless the United States gets across its belated warning that this could stop the flood of American dollars into TJN causes A check of the major UN voting blocs indicated that at this stage the United States could not muster enough sup port to enforce the novote pen alty clause in the UN Charter against nations two years be hind in their assessments If the showdown does coma as generally expected it is uncer tain whether it would be trig gered by a challenge from the General Assembly floor or a vote call on a resolution It believed that in any case a two thirds majority would be needed to apply Article 19 taking away VfNCt STEFFEN ihould be devoted to this kind of ervice Steffen says he has no partic ular philosophy of government hat he follows and for this ses sions I just want to preside in an impartial manner to make democracy more meaningful But he says the 1965 legisla ture cant hope to solve ali the major problems facing the state and it should concentrate on those that are most pressing He says he feels the top pri ority items are tax revision in cluding property tax relief ed ucation governmental reorgan ization including re apportion ment and development of the states natural resources Steffen a bachelor was born at Dunkerton in Black Hawk FOCUS Continued on 2 the assembly vote of delinquent members Diplomats who have attempt ed to assess the prospects be lieve thatunless US threats to tighten the pursestrings taka effect the result will either be US failure to get the needed majority or a majority so over shadowed by abstentions that it would be viewed more as a blow to US prestige than a victory SAME   

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