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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Wallace letters bitter Selma protests over the nation By LARRY FRIEDMAN Associated Prttt Writer From Portland Ore to Port land Maine a swelling chorus rang out in support of the Negro voter registration campaign in Alabama Students civil rights leaders clergymen and government offi cials joined in demonstrations over the racial strife that has gripped Alabama in the past week Most of demonstrations took Hie form of sympathy marches for the cause of the Negroes Many memorial prayer serv ices were planned in churches throughout the country for the Rev James J Recb 38 a white minister from Boston who died Thursday night after being clubbed three days ago in Sel ma Ala The rallies and protests con tinued Thursday for the third straight day Bitter words were directed against Alabama Gov George C Wallace by two Democratic governors North Dakotas Gov William Guy sent a telegram to Wallace saying he was appalled at the treatment that Alabama aw allows one American to give to another American We arc thankful that the white conscience of Alabama is not the conscience of America Guy added Alaskas Gov William A Egan said in a telegram from Washington Prom the depths of my heart George Wallace I consider you to be even more guilty than those who wielded the actual weapons that mur dcrcd James J Reeb When your judgment day comes I hope that God in his infinite grace can find some way to lend mercy for your soul And Republican Gov Nelson A Rockefeller of New York said civil rights demonstrators in Selma have been treated with inhuman brutality Two sympathy marches were xel for the Oregon city one starting Friday and another Sunday In Portland Maine civil rights groups planned a demon stration Sunday The protests Thursday were in Los Angeles Philadelphia Newark NJ Iowa City Springfield 111 St Paul Minn Greensboro NC Syra cusc NY Gary Ind and Tor onto Canada Hughes sends notes to Mrs Reeb Wallace DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes sent a telegram to Alabama Gov George Wai lace Friday protesting brutali ty and the recent savage oppression of human rights in Selma Hughes also sent to the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr saying of the Selma events I is incredible that such police state injustice could exist in the name of law in America In a telegram to Mrs James J Rccb of Boston Mass whose 38yearold minister hus band died after being beaten in Selma H u g h e s said Al Inwans join Mrs Hughes anc me in expressing our sincere sympathy In his message to Wallace Hughes said I join with al lowans and all Americans in ob jccting to the senseless and tin reasonable use of brutality in any situation on the part of ei thcr the police or private citi xcns The recent savage oppres sion of human rights in Selma is a disgrace to the entire na tion He told Mrs Iccb We mus all share with the white citizens of Alabama the sliame and guilt of this tragic example of mans inhumanity to man I hope that the shame of Selma will move us to reaffirm our de termination to remove every stain of racial discrimination from our daily lives and that our determination to achieve the goal for which your husband died will comfort you in your loss Johnson wont be blackjacked into action WASHINGTON Presi dent Johnson held four hours of consultations on the Alabama civil rights problem Friday and was quoted as saying he will not be blackjacked by any pres sure of picketing into precip tate action North Iowa Weather outlook fair through Sat vrrfay Lows Friday night 12 17 Highs Saturday in the 30s The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 12 UOc a copy Paper Contisls of Three Section One Associated Press Full No 28 Selma memorial Thousands of clergy appeal to LBJ to travel to Bama PhotoTa x AUTOMATED HORSEMANSHIP Rep Spark Malsiinaga DHawaii waves from mechanical horse in new gymnasium Of the Ray burn House Office Building which was dedicated with an assist from President Johnson The gymnasium was named in honor of Rep Alhert W Thomas DTex pool now is open By JOHN BECKLER WASHINGTON AP House members can start taking their bathing suits to work Friday Their new swimming pool a hidden asset in the lavish new Rayburn Office Building is open for pleasure alcrl most of the money for it No one need apologize if it has grandeur and majesty thats what it ought to have A somewhat similar view wa expressed by Rep Charles A Hallcck RIncl former Hous Republican leader at the dedi The pool lucked away on a cation ceremonies which Prcsi subterranean garage level of the office building mcnim wiittL me urns was formally opened Ihursday Hallcck told an apprecia u a handsome gym tivc nidicnce of members fo the frustrations and abra along with packed full of equipment dcan signed to relax and invigorate the legislators location of tht pool was a wellkept secret during the years the building was under construction and its cost is still unfixed And when its existence was finally acknowledged it was referred to only as a health exercise pool The healthful exercise can be carried on in a pool 60 feel long and 20 feet wide in water deep ening to 10 feet and kept at 80 degrees It is three floors below the gym connected by a stair way and elevator as the recreation facil ities featuring a gleaming expanse of hardwood gymnasi um floor marble trimmed baths worthy of a Roman solon and the bluetiled pool were being dedicated the Rayburn building was being defended on the House floor against what Rep Tom Steed DOkla called ap palling numbers of erroneous statements and unwarranted inferences in news stories about it It is designed to stand with time said Steed chairman of a subcommittee that appropri Congress were entitled to a few fringe benefits Inside The Globe 4 Mason City news 67 markets 7 news 910 Society 11 Clear Lake 12 Comics 13 lcnt Johnson attended No matter what the pros Gather in the capital Ask strong voting laws WASHINGTON AP Four h o u s a n d churchmen from across the nation heard an ap seal Friday for a visit by Presi dent Johnson to strifetorn Sel ma Ala and a call for a strong bill to guarantee Ne groes voting rights in the South Clergymen jammed the Lu hcran Church of the Reforma ion in an interfailh rally called by the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches The meeting was preparatory o sending a delegation to the White House and visits to mem bers of Congress seeking guar antees against a repetition of the beating of voting rights marchers and the slaying of the Rev James J Reeb in Selma The meeting applauded Meth odist Bishop John Wesley Lord of Washington when he told them that many whites and Ne groes in the South are disen chanted and in great despair over the turn of events and that the Presidents presence would do much His presence and a simple statement of the action he is taking and a resolution in the Congress might even yet do much to avert disaster and strengthen the cause of freedom now Bishop Lord said Simultaneously three reli gious groups announced launch ing a joint campaign to raise funds for the families of civil rights marchers including the family of Reeb a minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church A statement issued by the Unitarian Universalist Associa tion Boston the Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence Atlanta Ga and the American Friends Service Com mittee Philadelphia said they will receive contributions The money will be used they said to lessen the hardships of those who have suffered in the civil rights cause to which James J Reeb was so deeply committed Funds will be channeled by each agency to provide for the needs of families both Negro and white including the Reebs who have suffered by reason of ii ci l ll ivi ii tJUlllloUil wi i wound up a oneweek visit to m Communist North Viet Nam this wartorn nation Friday and llave Deen announced after the said he believes that with conplanes returned Strikes against inued American help South Communist supply routes in Viet Nam can defeat its Viet Laos are not announced foes Reliable military sources in Freedom is on the line Saigon reported that Vietnam here the US Army chief of ese air force Personnel stationed staff told newsmen I hope Bien Hoa and Da very much I believe very Nang the countrys three majo much that we can make freemilitary airfields had been dom prevail through the joint Paced on an alert status and efforts of the countries interestconfined to their bases Friday thai come from serving in their involvement in the strug gle for equality of rights for all Americans Former governor now a cab driver CHICAGO UP The Chicago Daily News said Friday that a former governor of West Vir ginia now drives a Chicago taxi cab News reporter Jack Lavin wrote that he cncounted William Casey Marland the Democrat elected West Virginias youngest governor in 1952 at the age of 34 eating in the basement caf WILLIAM MARLAND Mansion too Y eteria of the Ravcnswood YMCA where he has a room Marland who ate two orders of fried chicken under an all you can eat for special offered little in the way of an interview Lavin reported that Marlands answers to questions of how he liked his job and Chicago were the chicken is delicious Then he suggested that the re porter move on to his next as signment Cab driver Marland not yet 47 was rated a good driver by Arthur Dickholtz president of Flask Cab Co his employer Ive never had any trouble with him and Id hate to lose him Dickholtz said Girl Scouts honored at the White House WASHINGTON Lyn don B Johnson observed the 53rd year of Girl Scouting in America Friday entertaining a the White House a delegation o girls ranging from age 7 to 17 CIVIL RIGHTS RALLY This is part of the overflow crowd as churchmen gathered from all sec tions of the country in a civil rights rally at the Lu Photofax theran Church of the Reformation in Washington In background is the Capitol Freedom on the line Hope seen in V Nam By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Gen Harold K Johnson guerrilla targets inside the country In the past strikes on targets ed in preserving freedom espe cially the Republic of Viet Nam and the United States US and South Vietnamese warplanes staged more secret strikes from the Da Nang air oase as Johnson and his staff headed back to Washington from the mission which he said was to look listen and learn There was no disclosure of the airmens targets Various sources close to the Johnson mission have reported that items under study included commitment of units increased North Viet Nam JS combat bombing of and even the selection of possible targets for nuclear bombing Some military observers have viewed the recent operation Sil ver Lance in California as a possible prelude to a targescale movement of US combat troops into Viet Nam In its opening phase Silver Lance resembled the landing of 3500 US Marines early this week for guard duly at the Da Nang base 380 miles northwest of Sai gon In its final phase the ma neuver involved the landing of the equivalent of a full division Another subject reported to have received attention was the possibility of imposing military censorship or some variant ol this on news correspondent serving in Viet Nam A dozen US Air Force jet fighterbombers took off before noon from the base 365 miles northeast of Saigon They re turned in the afternoon with their bombs and rockets gone1 Four US B57 Canberra bombers took off and returned a It was speculated the move as a security measure to pre vent the leaking of information on any impending air strikes Military sources reported a ground party found the body of one of two American pilots missing since their B57 jet bomber crashed on an air strike against the Viet Cong in rugged terrain 275 miles northeast of Saigon A search continued for the other pilot whiie aircraft provid ed protective cover from Com munist attack There had been reports that the two pilots eject ed shortly before the plane crashed Thursday The Canberra jet had just dropped a load of napalm flaming jellied gasoline from about 500 feet when it plunged to the ground The plane is believed to be the second B57 lost since the bomb ers arrived in Viet Nam during the Gulf of Tonkin crisis last August THE REV JAMES REEB MRS JAMES REEB 48hour protest ends in tragedy BIRMINGHAM Ala AP A white Boston minister who came to Alabama to join the drive for Negro civil rights is dead 48 hours after he was beaten by a group of white men The death of the Rev James J Reeb Thursday night brought telephone calls of sympathy from the President and the vice president of the United States and messages from well wishers across the nation when they were attacked by a group of white men on a Sclma street The other ministers were 111511 iour wime men nave not hurt seriously but Reeb was bccn charged with murder in driven 90 miles to case Wilson Baker Sclmas public And in Montgomery civil safety director said four Selma rights lawyers put up witnesses men had been arrested andjfor the second day in a Federal charged with murder TheyiCourt move to block interfer were released later under S25 000 bond each Baker said Ala bama law permits bond on a murder charge if there is indi Mayor prohibits march Bans tribute to minister SELMA Ala memorial march by Negroes for a white ninister slain in Alabamas bit er civil rights struggle fizzled riday Nearly 100 Negroes stood be ore a police blockade in this ainlashed racial battleground ut they were undecided on what o do in the face of a stern or der from the mayor not to march II stay here in the best in erest of the city to see that here is no march Mayor oseph T Smitherman told newsmen at the scene Smitherman standing under an umbrella against the driving rain denied reports from Negro eaders of an agreement to let the memorial march be held The mayors angry stand down an attempted compromise by LeRoy Collins director of the federal Com munity Relations Service Collins had said earlier that city of ficials agreed to let Negroes walk in small groups to the courthouse for their demonstra tion He rush back two days ago to try to case racial tensions I dont know whether we going to march said a Negro spokesman Randolph Glenn of Cleveland Ohio a field worker for the Student Nonviolent Co ordinating Committee Let them take the Berlin Wall down and we will march This referred to the police blockade around the demon strators in aNegro housing project Police had stretched a small cord across one end of the block Huddling beneath a huge transparent plastic covering the Negroes waited uncertainly in the rain The march was planned Friday within a few hours after the Rev James J Reeb of Boston a Unitarian minister died in a Birmingham hospital Reeb was clubbed here by a white gang Tuesday night He died Thurs day night Four white men have rnu Tr i nnli 13 mui The Unitarian minister and cation a jury will not return the father of four children died at University Hospital where he had been in a coma since brain surgery Tuesday night Mrs Reeb was by the bedside A hospital spokesman said an autopsy showed that death was caused by a blood clot on the left side of the brain A bone in the ministers temple had been fractured Reeb 38 and two other Uni tarian clergymen were beaten 4year terms gubernatorial team approved death penalty President Johnson phoned Mrs Reeb half an hour after her husbands death Vice Pres ident Hubert H Humphrey and Mrs Johnson also expressed sympathy Reeb was working for the American Friends Service Com mittee at the time he died John A Sullivan executive director of the committees New England division said the min isler knew what the dangers were in going to Selma but he knew he had to go Selma has been the center of a Negro voter registration drive led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr Reeb was born in Wichita Kan He was graduated from St Olafs College Northfield Minn in 1950 Princeton Thco ence with a SelmaMontgomery march which the slain minister had sought to join Tensions and tempers edged upward in Selma The demonstrators had been in the street behind the police blockade since late Wednesday They had tried to march sev eral times Pulling up to the muddy scene behind the mayor Friday was Wilson Baker the citys pub lic safety director Negro lead ers had said earlier he agreed to the plans for the demon DES MOINES AP The Iowa Senate passed 3714 Friday a proposed constitutional short time later A military amendment to run the governor spokesman in Saigon without and lieutenant governor as a naming Da Nang said four B57 team for a fouryear term jets had made strikes Friday on They now are elected separatc Vict Cong concentrations in Phu ly for twoyear terms Yen Province about 180 miles The proposal is another step south of Da Nang in the Democratic administra Six Vietnamese Skyraiders lions plan to shorten the Iowa left Da Nang On their return election ballot The legislature authorities said they had hit previously approved a proposal calling for the appointment of several state officials now elect ed Both proposals would amend the Iowa Constitution and would need approval by the next ses sion of the legislature and a vote of the people to take ef feet The proposed amendment BALLOT Continued on 2 stration not tell them they could march Baker said I told them I would take it up with the city officials as to their walking in small groups to the courthouse It was the mayors decision No ATTLEE SATISFACTORY LONDON uvEarl Attlee for mer Labor party prime minister vuu I 1 ill VV LUI1 LIIUU logical Seminary in 1953 and35 Pounced in quite satis Conwell School of Theology Temple University in 1956 He married the former Marie Helen Deason a graduate of Casper Junior College in 1950 They have four children John David 13 Karen Ruth 6 Anne Elizabeth 5 and Steven Doug las 3 A memorial service at the request of his widow will be held in Selma Sunday for Reeb The hospital said Rcebs body was cremated Thursday night and his ashes flown by commer cial airliner to the Casper Wyoming home of his father at factory condition as he left a London hospital Thursday night after a checkup Attlee 82 be camp ill at his home and entered the hospital Monday SAME i   

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