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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Dixieite battles f the Klan Finds they have weakness R8 By RICHARD DOUGHERTY New York HeraldTribune News Service WASHINGTON By ordinary Washington standards almost nothing could be less interesting than the mail of a young sec ondterm representative from Georgia But Charles Longstreet Welt ncr of Georgia stood up in the House recently and called for an investigation of the Ku Klux Klan by that chambers com mittee on unAmerican activi ties The speech made news Ad mittedly Wcltners district is by Southern terms a liberal ur b a n community Still how often docs a Dixie politician go out of his way to take on the Invisible Empire How often does a politician suggest that the proper agency to look into the workings of the KKK could be the House UnAmeri can Activities Committee which has traditionally focused its in terest on subversives of the left rather than the right The 37yearold Wcltner sal back and waited for the mail On the basis of his experience with the Civil Rights Act of 196 he was the only congressman from the Deep South to vote for he had reason to expect an of it denuncia tory What happened He received only 130 letters and wires Of these only 27 came from Klan supporters This showing confirmed the suspicions of the t r i m boy ishlyhandsome Democrat that there is more shadow than sub stance to the strength of the KKK While some estimates of Klan manpower in the South run as high as 40to50000 Wcltners guess is at the most If we just show if for what it is he says small ragged illeducated and ridiculous then we can put an end to the fear it arouses in a lot of people We can kill it or at least its ability to scare people The statement represents a conviction which has gradually grown and hardened in the mind of the Atlanta lawyer In 1952 when he won a bitter pri mary fight with an oldstyle seg regationist and then went on to win election Weltner was re garded as a moderate conserv ative A year later following the church bombing in Birming ham Ala which killed four Ne gro girls he warned all mod erate Southerners that for too long we have stood by leav ing the field to reckless and vio lent men W c 11 n e rs conversion ap peared to suffer relapse last February when he voted against the Hotise version of the Civil Eights Act But by July he was back again to vote for Senate House conference version of the measure At that time he ex plained I grew up to the tune of Dixie But we in Dixie can not look away forever When the Klans Imperial Wiz ard Robert Shelton of Tusca loosa Ala threatened political of Rep Welt ners call for an investigation oi the KKK the congressmans reaction was one of amusement He was in fact particularly pleased to be linked with Geor gia SensRichard Russell and Herman famed for their advocacy civil rights Shelton and Georgia Grand Dragon Calvin Craig Russell is in dutch with the Klan for having gone off to Eu rope last fall when according to the two Klan leaders as quoted in the Atlanta Constitu tion he should have been down here campaigning for the white man Sen Talmadge has become persona non grata because ac cording to the same source every time a nigger is electee to office Little Herman has to take him down to his farm foi a chitterling dinner and pig ear salad Dirksen against negotiated Viet Nam settlement WASHINGTON AP Sen Everett M Dirksen declared Thursday it would be danger1 ous to our security to negotiate a settlement in South Viet Nam The Senate Republican leader announced he plans to answer Sens Frank Church DIdaho and George S McGovcrn D SD who called Wednesday for efforts to bring about a cease fire in South Viet Nam North Iowa Weather outlook Clear to partly cloudy and a Rttle warmer Thursday night lows 15 north to low south Partly cloudy and continued mild Friday highs 4045 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 1965 UOc a Paper Consists oi Two Associated Press Full Wlrei No 9 K repeal of death law A sticky situation Goober gourmets spreading it on thick to US By W JOYNES MACFARLAN WASHINGTON AP In everything from halting prose to lyric poesy peanut butter lovers are telling the government what they hope to find wncn they pry the lid off the jar One goober gourmet stirred by memories of what the delica cy used to taste like in his child hood sent the following to George P Larrick commission er of food and drugs I think its time you will agree For people of the whole coun tree To speak as one no stammer or stutter To demand some peanuts in our peanut butler Too long weve endured homogenization And the tasteless goo of dehy dration Give us the kind with the oil on top With peanuts from Hie best of the crop On the other hand an Arizona boy who evidently likes his the modern way creamy and smooth with plenty of additives to give it zing and zest im plored the governmeit as fol lows I am 11 yeors old and I love peanut butter very much I would be happy if the govern ment kept its peanutpicking hands out of the jar The occasion for this symposi um about the toothsome spread is a fouryearold effort by the government to set standards for peanut butter Its current pro posal is that peanuts make up at least 90 per cent of the total weight Manufacturers generally ob ject to this and also to a pro posed ban on certain liquid sweeteners and some nonpea nut oils More than 1000 letters from the general public have come in to the Food and Drug Adminis tration A Canadian doctor writing from St Petersburg Fla said 1 have spent 10 winters here and always bring down a winters supply from Canada It is ground up nuts and salt Not a fancy mess of nuts and chemi cals that tastes like anything but peanuts But a North Carolina woman plumped for the peanut butter status quo I would like he right t o choose my own blend as I do now she said May have date with President May not bring his 3 turtles DURHAM NY UP Id sure like to meet the Presi dent a 10yearold Cub Scout commented after he learned that President Johnson had praised him But young Jim Karkheck added I dont know if Id bring my turtles The lads three turtles fig ured in an essay he wrote that won a Freedoms Foundation award and eventually came to the Presidents attention The essay began I have three turtles They have everything they could want except one dom Every chance they have they climb out People in many countries in this world lack the same dom The fifth graders essay was singled out by the President in a White House ceremony at the start of Boy Scout Week Johnson read the essay at the ceremony and said he would love to meet the lad Jim said going to Washing ton would be really excit ing but no plans have been made Asked why he didnt give his turtles complete freedom he explained shyly to a reporter that they were his hobby Inside The Globe Editorials Clear Lake news 5 Photofax PRESIDENTIAL INTEREST Those three turtles on the hand of Jim Karkheck 10 and the es say the Cub Scout wrote about them have drawn the interest of President Johnson Johnson said he would be happy to meet the lad whose essay won a Free doms Foundation award LBJ plea for cut in outflow of cash WASHINGTON AP dent Johnson appealed to busi ness leaders Thursday to join hands with me in a voluntary partnership and help attack the golddollar drain by slashing investment and lending abroad Johnson who called 370 indus trialists and bankers to the White House to discuss the coun trys nagging balanceofpay of private capital that is con tributing to the dollarweakening balanceolpayments deficit Johnson noted that the flow of private capital to other coun tries increased by billion last year The entire payments defi cit last year was S3 billion In asking the business lead ers to cut sharply their invest ments and ioans overseas John ments problem said in said prepared for the session I know this will involve some want you to go back to your pain And it will mean passing Society news 789 North Iowa news 10 Sports news 1112 Cub Gazette Latest markets Mason City news Comics Transit timetable offices and call in your comp trollers and your vice presi dents I want you to ask them to consult every time they face a that involves sending 141money abroad And I count on 1415 you to cut those outflows to 16 18 Classified pages 1819 the bone Johnson said we have to deal headon with the surging outflow Fear 50 die in snow slide Bulletin big up a few opportunities for prof its But in the end your coun try your industry and your stockholders will all be better off for it Noting that billion of Amer ican owned money is banked overseas to earn an interest ad vantage of a fraction of 1 per cent Johnson said For every million dollars of Ihis drain on our balance of payments you are earning an aftertax return of approximate ly a year I ask you to balance this small gain against the nations loss The President who was hold ing in reserve a threat to pro pose legislation curbing capital outflows should this voluntary program fail said as presi dent I pledge whatever actions prove necessary to keep our economy strong and our dollar sound Fritz leaves hospital a Wife calls him wonderful man OMAHA televi sion announcer John F Fritz Johnson was in seclusion Thurs day and apart from his Omaha wife who called him the most wonderful man I have ever met Johnson or Lawrence J Ba der of Akron Ohio left a hos pital Wednesday after undergo ing a week of memory and physical tests Johnson 38 left in company with his wife Nancy and his at torney Harry Farnham He said hello to newsmen and that was all As he slid behind the wheel of his car a passing motorist rec ognized him slowed and yelled Dont let them get you down Fritz Were all still with you Johnson entered the hospital for tests last week after he was identified as Bader who van ished during a 1957 Lake Erie fishing trip was married and the father of four Results of the hospital tests are expected soon Johnson known only as Fritz to Omaha area televi sion for nearly eight years before the story oT his Ohio identity he re members nothing of his life as Badcr Farnham aid Johnson was exhausted after the tests a nd has been very upset Farnham said that Fritz has begun making support pay ments to Mrs Bader and her four children On advice of their attorney the Johnsons will live apart until Photofax FRITZ AND WIFE John F Fritz Johnson and his Omaha wife Nan cy head for a car after Johnsons release from a hospital where he underwent memory and physical tests U S may hit N Viet without provocation By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP The United States evidently has some of the legal problems ofdddjo the two wives are solved To beautiful Nancy Johnson her husband is the most won derful man I have ever known There has never been any gets in North Viet Nam without waiting for specific attacks by Communist forces in South Viet Nam to retaliate against This is understood to be the meaning of President Johnsons doubt in my any statement Wednesday on Vict question that he remembers anything of his Ohio life Nan cy 24 said I have never lost faith or confidence in Fritz The Johnsons have a son John Jr who will be 2 in April Mrs Johnsons daughter namese war policy a week aft er the first series of air strikes against North Vietnamese infil tration targets Johnson told a conference of businessmen here the people of Nam and would secure that countrys independence The question of such a possi ble peaceful settlement was foremost among the topics ex pected to be discussed here by French Foreign Minister Mau rice Couve de Murville in talks with President Johnson Secre tary of Slate Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara The French diplomat arrived Wednesday by an earlier marriage KristaSouln Vict Nam arc under at 4 was adopted by Johnson tack lnat is controlled and that is directed from outside A physician for Johnson retheir country a reference to ported Jater that two psychia trists could find no indication ihat Mr Johnson has any recol lection of his life as Larry Bader Johnson threw out a couple of STEWART B C Forty men were buried Thursday 80 to 90 survived when a avalanche tumbled from a glacier onto an iso lated mining camp near the AlaskaCanada border VANCOUVER BC AP had crashed down on the Grancluc mining camp He said the army Royal Canspecific proposalsto theTusY adian Mounted Police and vincial government officials hadj That they postpone re direct or refinance activities in ed about 30 miles north of been alerted The Granduc mines are locat art BC at the head of Port land Canal on the AlaskaCana dian border Granduc mines last year an nounced a develop ment employing hundreds of Between 40 and 50 men may have died in a snow and jCemenThc development was to slide at the Granduc mines about 800 miles north of here a report to the Royal Canadian Air Force said Thursday A RCAF spokesman said a Pacific Western Airlines plane received a radio message that flows That they speed up the return of foreign earnings to this country and boost our dol lar inflows include construction of a 28 mile road from Stewart to the plant site at Tide Lake to tap the mines estimated 32500000 tons of ore which average 193 per cent copper Also included in the project was boring 116 miles of tunnel He said Commerce the slide on the le Due glacierjfrom Tide Lake to the mine the Treasury Departments and and the Federal Reserve Board would offer some targets and some guidelines But he said the decisions will be yours and concluded Together I would like to show the world that our govern ment business partnership in America works MARY LOU BADER other wife night and was scheduled to meet with Rusk Thursday and with Johnson and McNamara Friday The main purpose of his visit in response to an invitation from Rusk is to continue dis cussion of USFrench differ ences on a whole range of major issues including the reorganiza tion of the Atlantic Alliance the United Nations the future de velopment of Europe interna tional monetary policy and the war in Southeas Asia Hughes sure to sign it Clears Senate by 3520 vote DES MOINES AP The Iowa Senate voted 3520 Thurs day to abolish the death penalty and sent the bill to the governor who is certain to sign it Democratic G o v Harold Hughes had pressed hard to eliminate the death penalty and it was part of his partys plat form Passage of the bill previously approved by the House came after the Senate rejected an at tempt to keep the death penalty for certain offenses The death penalty was at tacked on the Senate floor as outmoded barbaric and ineffec tive as a deterrent to crime It also was d efended as m means of discouraging persons from committing crimes they might otherwise carry out Sen Howard Reppert DDes Moines offered an amendment to keep the death penalty for murder of a law enforcement of ficer on duty and for harming a person while kidnaping Tha amendment lost 3521 The bill would abolish the death penalty but would require imprisonment for life at hard labor in the penitentiary for first degree murder and for kid naping for ransom the only cap ital crimes under Iowa law Sen John Ely DCedar Ran ids floor manager of the bill declared The death penalty is outmoded It has outlived its purpose He added that members of the advantaged group in so ciety seldom are executed but the penalty is applied to the poor and those without influen tial friends He said there is no conclusive statistical evidence that the death penalty deters crime and no relationship between the death penaltyhomicide rate The effective deterrent Ely said is swift and sure appre hension Reppert said 88 murders were committed in 1963 and 55 of these were by persons who pre viously were convicted at least twice He said there were only 21 legal executions the same year He called the death pen alty a life insurance ticket for officers prison guards and the US contention that the Communist guerrillas are di rected by North Viet Nam The President also spoke of continuing aggression by the Communists and ing actions by the United States Attack on N Viet charged SAIGON South Viet Nam AP North Viet Nam He said We must all undercharged Thursday that four stand that we will persist in the defense of freedom and our continuing actions will be those which are justified and those that are made necessary by the continuing aggression of others These actions will be measured and fitting and adequate The US strategic objective in strikes at bases in North Viet Nam is to convince the Commu nist leaders that they cannot win the war in South Viet Nam except at the risk of destruction of their own country There is hope in official quar ters here and in other Allied capitals that at some point ne gotiations for settlement will become possible on terms which would put an end to the Commu nist drive against South Viet South Vietnamese commando aoats shelled a North Vietna mese village and that two of the raiding boats were damaged by North Vietnamese patrol boats Commando ships of the Unit ed States and Saigon adminis tration shelled Quynh Lap commune in Nghc An Province at am today Col Ha Van Lau chief of the Commu nisi liaison mission told the In ternational Armistice Commis sion in Hanoi The colonels complaint was reported by Hanoi Radio which said the commando boats were met with answering fire from the shore by the local armed forces The broadcast called the at act of provocation by the United and its stooges a gross encroachment on the sovcr ijgnty and territory of the dem ocratic republic of Vict Nam and an impudent violation of the 1954 Geneva agreements on Viet Nam The location of Quyhn Lap was not pinpointed Quynh Luu is on the coast 150 miles north o the 17th Parallel which divide North and South Viet Nam kidnaped victims We should weigh the rights of innocent people to freedom from fear of the horrors that can be perpetrated by their fel low man Reppert said He said Iowa once returned to the death penalty after abol ishing it because Jesse James came up here out of Missouri where they had the dealh pen ally to Iowa where they did ot If the death penalty is not deterrent then neither are he other penalties in the code Sen James McNally DSioux ity said There appeal from hanging There have been ases and there will be cases vherc an innocent man has ccn executed McNally who was a federal rosecutor for two years said here are errors in the trial yslem despite its safeguards or appeals Sen John Walker isked Who does the murder ictim appeal to for a second hange Floor leaders of both parties supported the bill Majority cader Andrew Frommelt D Dubuquc said one murder doesnot justify another Mi nority Leader Robert Rigler R New Hampton said the threat of imprisonment for life is In Saigon military spokesmen announced a search operation for a battalion of Viet Cons guerrillas spotted 32 mile southwest of Saigon had been called off No contact wa made A light observation p5ane wa shot down Thursday by Commu nist groundfire while dropping leafleU north of Tarn Ky abot tack a new extremely serious 40 miles south of Da Nang DEATH Continued on Page 2 SAME A v
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