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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Recount bid hits a snag Refuse to free records ELDORA Stephen M Pe tersons bid for a recount of votes in last Novembers con gressional election in Hartijn County has hit a roadblock Eldora Mayor George Janssen said Thursday he has no au thority to demand Hardin Coun ty Auditor Fred Reed to re lease voting records of the elec tion Janssens decision came at a hearing on a subpoena issued by Janssen on Petersons re quest ordering Reed to re lease the voting records of the election in which Peterson Wa terloo Democrat was beaten by H R Gross incumbent con gressman from the Third Dis trict Reed refused to rec ords at the hearing and that was when Janssen determined he didnt have the authority to force their release The order to release these records will have to come from a higher authority than me Janssen told the GlobeGazette Thursday His understanding is that only Congress can order such a release Appearing at the Eldora hear ing were LeRoy Redfern Cedar Falls attorney representing Gross and Leo Ballard Des Moines attorney representing Peterson Both attorneys ques tioned Reed about procedures followed in the Nov 3 election Gross won by 419 votes Ballard indicated earlier that if he were unsuccessful in the subpoena hearing he planned further action in Federal Court in Cedar Rapids After the hearing Redfern called Petersons attempt to look over the voting machines and ballots of the election by using the subpoena a fantastic pro cedure Malcolm X warns of Bama violence V LONG LINE OF NEGROES PART OF THOUSANDS JAILED IN ALABAMA ARE MARCHED TO SELMA ARMORY Photofax SELMA Ala AP Hundreds of Negro students called together for another civil rights demonstration heard a prediction form M a 1 c ol m X Thursday that the campaign for racial equality may be forced to abandon its nonviolent image The former Black Muslim leaders unexpected visit to Sel ma delayed the scheduled re sumption of registration march es but in neighboring Perry County Negroes continued their demonstrations an4 about 200 more were arrested Dr Martin Luther King Jr who has led the civil rights movement in Alabama re mained in jail for the fourth day His wife Coretta came here from Atlanta Ga in hopes of visiting him in his cell She was accompanied by Mrs Ralph Abernathy whose hus band is one of Kings top lieu tenants and who is in jail with him Malcolm X told the cheering Selma students who were ab sent from their classrooms that the white man should thaak God that Dr King has held his people in check because are others who dont feel that way He predicted that unless white Southerners and leaders in the federal government as well ARRESTS Continued en Page 2 I The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor s Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4 1965 OOc a Paper Consists of Two One Associated Press Full Least Wirei No 3W LBJ in plea to Alabama Girls letter stirs action He pointed out that Reed was requested by a Jan 28 telegram from Rep T Ashmore chair man of the House subcommit tee on elections to preserve intact until further notice for possible use by this committee all ballots and voting machines used in the GrossPeterson elec tion Such a request Redfern said is a directive not to interfere with the ballots or machines Let the record show Red ferns statement continued that neither party to this elec tion has authority under law to cause a recount of the ballots Moreover the parties could not even legally stipulate for a re NEWARK NJ AP When a teacher at the Maple Avenue School aligned her class to write letters to famous persons recently most of the class wrote to imaginary persons even some on Mars But Ellen Rader 13 decided to use the occasion to write a letter to President Johnson to ask him why her dad George had not received a Distinguished Flying Cross Ellen enlisted the aid of her older sister Sheila 16 and sent the letter off Daddy had told us that he had won the Distinguished Flying Cross but didnt have one to prove it I wanted him to have it Ellen explained Wednesday I didnt really think Id get uckerl notified Ellen that her dad was indeed entitled to the medal A letter from Zuckerts office followed Then a phone callinick would present the DFC to count and bind the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States Committee helps pay for recount DES Hawkins chairman of the Iowa Demo cratic Central Committee told the GlobeGazette Thursday that his committee has been helping Stephen M Peterson finance his legal struggle to get a recount of the Third District congres sional election a new Hawkins said the central com mittee has been paying some of the bills Peterson has incur red while to get a re count Peterson Hawkins added has submitted the bills to the cen tral committee and he Haw kins has authorized their pay ment J Donald Weimer Mar ion treasurer of the central committee told the GlobeGa zette that checks have been sent out for payment of these bills Neither Weimer nor Hawkins however would estimate the total amount of the bills paid Hawkins said he doubted the amount paid by the central com mittee would total The 52500 figure came out at a Third District Democratic meet ing Wednesday night At that meeting an official said he un derstood the central committee and the National Democratic Committee had given Peterson an answer from President John son himself Ellen admitted But I thought someone would answer Someone did A week after Christmas an aide to Secretary of the Air Force Eugene M HERO George Rader with sons Sammy 11 left and Andy 7and daughters Ellen 13 left and Sheilla 16 from McGuire Air Force BaseJRader in ceremonies at the informed Ellens family that Airj ase Force Brig Gen Roland J BarRader now 46 was a bombar ier in the lead plane of a 36 lane mission assigned to de troy the Hermann Goering lane factory in Pardubice Czechoslovakia one day in Au gust 1944 Previous efforts to lestroy the heavily defended Back LBJ on visit to Reds Hopes Russians can come here plant Jiad failed But Raders group completed he mission successfully and several of the men including rlader were recommended for the DFC The day the presenta tions were made Rader was the Soviet Union on admission So Thursday Rader now an official of the Newark Housing Authority his wife Norma and their children Ellen Sheila Sam 11 and Andy 7 were to go to the air base to receive the medal Asked how he felt about get ting the medal after all these years Rader said Well I wont kid you Im proud WASHINGTON AP Pros dent Johnson newly on recorc as very hopeful of visiting th Soviet Union this year has ini tial backing from many sena tors Democrats and Republi cans U N parley sought ling the U N proposal to bring PARIS AP President the charler up to date Charles de Gaulle indirectly several fronts Thursday urged conference striking out at US efforts on Un L JIU1111 iliuiauaj vti L look at the UN the and China as partici by a fivepower conference inj eluding Red China to save the States Ipants United These making allowances peace of the world He tartly told the States and Britain that German for the difference of policy re reunification is a European garding China are the five affair And he said there nations which hold permanent shouldbe a new monetary sysseats on the UN Security Coun which drafted and adopted the original charter He said the present monetary system which relies chiefly on the dollar no longer corre sponds with the real situation in the world He said circumstances have changed and France wants the system changed so that a fun damental lack of balance shall cease ary system during a meeting of the International Monetary Fund at Tokyo This proposal was that world trade be con ducted on the basis of a new unit of account in turn based on the currencies of 10 principal trading nations De Gaulle Thursday however asserted that gold should be the ultimate basis Exchanges ought to be evalued on an indisputable mon Johnson pulled a surprise Wednesday night by hinting that such a journey already is tenta tively in the works And he cou pled this with an equally firm expression of hope that the new Soviet leaders will visit the United States in 1965 Some senators said Johnsons proposed trip might further ease EastWest tensions and de served approval Some others said it certainly would do no harm Johnson addressing a black tie dinner of AntiDefama tion League an arm of the Jew ish service organization BNai Brith was interrupted twice by applause as he voiced the key sentence in his speech I have reason to believe that the Soviet leadership would wel come my visit to their country applause as I would be very glad to do Johnson had begun by saying his Jan 4 proposal that the So viet chiefs States was constructive visit the receiving and he United active hoped each for expenses curred in the legal battle m Hawkins said he has no way of knowing if the national commit tee was providing Peterson with funds tern for world trade founded on something more than the dollar and pound sterling i De Gaulle speaking to a tightly packed semiannual news conference said the five big powers with title to permanent seats in the UN Security Council should meet in Geneva to reexamine the UN charter De Gaulle said that the ques tion of Germany including that countrys eventual reunification is a European problem which can only be settled by Euro peans In his context he again raised the ideal of a European settle ment from the Atlantic to the Urals a formula which ex eludes the United States and Britain but which includes the cil They also were the five in De Gaulle recalled that etary Dasei on something which viting powers to the conference in San Francisco 20 years ago France last fall proposed a change in the worlds mone Nations not charter to blame says Johnson WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson said Thursday the troubles besetting the United Nations do not stem from its charter but from those nations which have violated the chart er Reacting at a news confer ence to French President Charles de Gaulles call for a five power conference to exam ine and perhaps revise the UN pact Johnson said he would be glad to consider the proposa later after it has been studied But the President said he does not see the charter itsel as the basic problem does not carry the imprint of any one country What can such a base be There is no criterior other than gold which has no na jonality Fire destroys Clarion building CLARION Fire destroyed the interior of the American Legion building Thursday Cause of the blaze in the one story brick building was not im fruitful attention in Moscow I am very hopeful he said that before the year is out thi exchange of visits between u may occur The Soviet foreign Ministr and the US Embassy in Mos cow said Thursday they lacke information on an exchange o visits by President Johnson an Soviet leaders A spokesman for the Foreig Ministry press department ha no immediate comment on Job sons statement in Washington mediately determined Firemen said the fire apparently started lin the basement Photofax KOSYGIN LEAV1ES Soviet Premier Alexe Kosygin right receives handshake from Leonic Srezhhev first secretary of the Communist Party as Dmitri Poliansky deputy chairman of the Council dlf Ministers looks on at the Moscow airport Kosygin flew to Hanoi North Viet Nam where he is expected to discuss Soviet military aid to North Viet Nam Quake jolts Alaska area ANCHORAGE Alaska AP An earthquake almost as owerful as a deathly one here ast March 27 shook and rattled Alaskas Aleutian Island chain Wednesday night and touched ff fears of tidal waves all around the Pacific But the powerful jolt at pm Central Standard Time vas centered in an unpopulated area No casualties were report ed There were no reports of major damage And expected tidal waves which sent thousands fleeing rom coastal areas down the coast to California in Hawaii and in Japan didnt materialize and community out near the 2nd of the Aleutian chain A command spokesman said airplane taxiways and masonry Concern over loss of rights Asks end to voter trouble WASHINGTON AP Presl lent Johnson with direct allu sion to Negro efforts to register n Alabama urged all Ameri cans Thursday to join with him in expressing concern over the loss of any citizens right to vote In a hurriedly announced news conference the President said it is essential to the free dom of the nation that voting rights are secured for all cit izens I intend to see that right is secured he said Johnsons session with report ers was conducted before live radio and television at the White House It was his first such pre announced news session since last July 24 At the outset Johnson read a statement on the farm message he sent to Congress Thursday He said it made clear the farm er and the agricultural commu nity are still most important in the nations life He emphasized too 4hat the health of the farm segment of the national economy is impor tant to all Americans Degressions and recessions NOTED DOCTOR DIES CHARLESTON SC UB Dr Luther Clifton Brawner 49 of Richmond Va ophthalmologist who was a pioneer in corneal transplants was killed Wednes day when his single engine plane crashed All alerts were called off afte a series of swells fanned ou around the ocean and peopl returned to their homes an coastal maritime activities were resumed The quake and tidal waves last March killed more than 100 persons in Alaska and spread devastation around the state Many other Pacific areas were hard hit The Alaska Defense Com mand here reported Wednesday nights temblor was centered in the Amchitka area a small is buildings at Shemya Island Air Station about 100 miles west of Amchitka were cracked Extent of damage at Shemya and Amchitka were not availa ble the military spokesman said Other military installations in the Aleutians escaped damage he reported In Crescent City Calif hard hit by the tidal wave spawned by the quake last March evacu ation of lowlying areas was or dered In San Francisco police cleared the beaches but there was no general evacuation On the inside Editorials Society news 89 Sports news 1112 Cub Gaiette 13 Latest markets 14 Mason City news1415 Comics16 Clear Lake news 17 Transit timetable 18 Classified pages are usually farmled and farm fed he said And at another point the President asserted that food now is our best bargain Continuing his volunteered re marks the President urged that Congress leave him freedom to deal with the question of sales of surplus farm commodities to the United Arab Republic The House voted a ban on such sales but the Senate Wednesday passed a milder version On possible exchange of visits with Soviet leaders Johnson said he had no additional in formation to offer other than what he said Wednesday night that he is very hopeful of vis iting the Soviet Union this year He said discussions had taken place between Russians and Americans but that no details will be made public until some thing more tangible is estab lished I Soviet Union De Gaulle said German reuni fication is something which chiefly concerns Germanys neighbors The French president told his news conference France is mak GROSS PETERSON North Iowa Weather outlook Pertly cloudy and warmer Thursday night with increas ing southerly winds lows xere to 5 below Jobless rate at 8year low WASHINGTON AP The nations unemployment rate dropped in January to 48 per cent the lowest since October 1957 the Labor Department said Thursday The number of uncmployec in January actually rose about 500000 to a total of 4 million but this was less than expectet and the figures are adjusted on a seasonal basis FOCUS on North Iowa Thornton has a progressive spirit Responding to a question Johnson said that in the light of North Iowa news interest I might have made a mistake in not sending Vice President Hubert H Humphrey to represent the United States at the funeral of Fir Winston Churchill He said he had his staff cijn tact former Presidents Truman and Dwight D ower in hopes they could ac ompany him Truman was EDITORS NOTE This is in a series in which the GlobeGazette is explor ing North Iowas smaller communities Rather than dwell on historic events the articles highlight present and future conditions By CHARLES W WALK North News Director a park ing space isnt the usual prob lem confronting a visitor in a town of 450 It is a problem to be reck oned with however in Thorn ton People never cease to be amazed when they come into town and cant find a parking place along Main Street proudly observes Mayor Rich ard Mies This is true any time of the in the morning As Miles spoke there by vacant parking places along the blocklong Main Street The time was am The 15 below Thorntons community lead ers point to ttw parking prob lem with pride After all what progressive community doesnt have a parking problem they imply These leaders dont however rely solely on Thorntons park ing dilemma to point up its pro gressive nature They point to Main Street store fronts most of them remodeled in the last five invite you to in spect the insides of these stores neat as a pin and drive you through the streets which ALL are hard surfaced They show obvious pride In the new library made possible by an grant from the Kin neyLindstrom Foundation It constantly is being improved by community organizations such as the Thornton Womens Club Half a mile east of town a new Monsanto Co fertilizer plant is under construction The plant will cost between and and will be the largest built by the company in Iowa The volunteer fire department has new equipment The town marshal has a radioequipped car Three new homes have been built in a new residential on the north edge of town What provides the push to make Thornton such a progres sive town while others its size have trouble holding their own Its the attitude of the peo ple says Vic Groh newspaper publisher and former mayor An attitude like the people of Thornton have can make all the difference in the world Kenneth Kolb president of the MeserveyThornton school board describes the attitude as posi tive The people of Thornton just dont have time for negative FOCUS MI 2 LBJ Continued on 2 SAME BUek M
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