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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Vote to probe Klan Muslims included WASHINGTON AP The House Committee on UnAmer ican Activities voted unani mously Tuesday to conduct a searching investigation into the activities of the Ku Klux Klan Chairman Edwin E Willis DLa said Ihe committees preliminary study indicated Ihat shocking crimes are car ried out by highly secret action grnps within the klans These groups Willis said arc known as knockolf squads or holy errors Willis also announced that the committee had instructed him to so on with his preliminary inquiry into activities of the Black Muslims the American Nazi party and the Minute Men The committee said its deci sion to throw the full light of a congressional investigation of the Klan was based on three factors Us staffs preliminary study clearly indicated the Klan ac tivities are such that investiga tion is called for Statements hy federal offi cials indicating that Klan mem bers have been involved in a number of recent uirdcrs and other unconstitutional acts of violence and terrorism President Johnsons appeal lasl Friday in which he indi cated support tor congressional investigation of the klans as an aid to enactment of remedial legislation Willis had called the commit letitno closed session Monday acting as lie said as soon as possible after Johnson suggest cd an investigation Actually the committee al ready had taken tentative steps to look into the Klans activities with the committee staff under taking a preliminary inquiry at the urging of Hep Charles L Wcllncr UGa Willis said that he would re port these preliminary finding to the committee members and they could decide whether to launch a formal investigation in the light of my findings and in the light of the President statement investigation When the commit tee first decided to go ahead with the preliminary study the action was described as unani mo us wing organizations the Ameri The newspaper that makes a M N o rth lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 30 UOc a Paper Consists ot Two One Associated Press full WifM No 43 House okays fast time Civil Rights Act trouble Library at Thompson refuses federal aid ESW WALK compliance statement says hat afraid of what his implies It added As it was thorn vas Onss sho said answer that nnni in By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director THOMPSON The Thompson Public Library has run afoul of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Because of the refusal of the librarys hoard of directors to sign the assurance of compli ance statement necessitated by the law the library no longer will be able to receive the serv ices of the Iowa Slate Traveling Library Under the Civil Rights Law all organizations and agencies receiving federal aid must sign the assurance of compliance statement or lose services fi nanced by the aid In essence the assurance of compliance sfalcmcnl says hat no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefit of any program or ac tivity receiving Federal finan cial assistance on the grounds of race color or national origin Mrs Theodore Klemcsrucl chairman of the Thompson li brary board said Tuesday it was not because of any desire to discriminate that the board re fused to sign the statement We have no Negroes here but if we did we would gladly serve them Mrs Klemcsrud continued As it is we have a nice library are supported by our town funds and we dont need federal funds We are afraid of what his implies looks like federal control The library operates on a 900 yearly budget and has an annual circulation total of about The Globes Iowa Line The GlobeGazettes exclusive lonf rilsUnce telephone wire KTIJ usect to rather information for this article 5000 books Mrs Klemcsrud added If the statement had been a simple request that we serve Negroes in our library we prob ably would have signed it she added As it was there vas too much other stuff in it to sign It would take three law yers to understand it The assurance of compli ance is written in legal termi nology It consists of three para graphs outlining the obligations of those who sign and then re ceive Federal aid Mrs Klcmesrud also said that she has not notified the Iowa Stale Traveling Library that the Thompson library will not com ply with the law I simply bundled up the state ment and the other correspon dence I had received from the traveling library office in DCS Aloincs and sent them to Rep H R Gross for his opinion Cross she said answered that he couldnt tell them how to run their library but added that he had voted against the Civil Rights Bill because it was an other step toward Federal con trol In a newsletter Gross made reference to the Thompson case He said the real point at is sue here is not alone the slimy hand of federal control it is the vital principle of the of Thompson Iowa being made to absolve themselves of the al leged guilt ot discrimination a presumption of guilt upon a totally innocent people He also charged that this is but one of many ways in which the allpowerful central govern ment in Washington is eroding the freedom and moral fibre of a once proud nation To their everlasting credit Mrs Klemcsrud and the library board have refused to be black jacked the newsletter con tinued Ernestine Graf ton director of the Iowa State Traveling Library confirmed in DCS Moincs Tuesday that services of her department had been halted for the Thompson library Miss Gradon expressed con cern about the Thompson library boards action and said she felt THOMPSON Turn to Page 2 fire in Dubuque Five firms destroyed DUBUQUE swept through several downtown Du buque businesses early Tues A majority of the committee day causing an estimated members arc said to favor an 000 damage before it was brought under control The blaze destroyed the Hig IcyMeyer Electrical Co the Kics and Butler Jewelry Slore the OkyDoky Grocery Store and However there is said to hive the Dubuque Distributing Co been a certain amount of tug ging and hauling within the committee on irnn wiiiiin uic Three were whether it had clamaSccl V tnc which was any business in investigating about am in the KKK and some other rightUlc clcctrlca company Residents were evacuated can Nazi party and the Minutesafely from several apartments men above the destroyed stores Some of he members apparFiremen said the building cnlly questioned whether the housing the stationery firm vir conimittecs jurisdiction exDually exploded apparently tends beyond subversion an accumulation of heat espionage land gas In the past the UnAmerican Activities groups investigations had been aimed principally the Communist party which Extensive smoke and water idamagc was reported at the and the Model Crmgress dared to overthrow ment has specifically de be dedicated to the of the US govern Would there be any legislative purpose to an investigation of the Klun Wed have no busi ness investigating them said unless we saw a drrfting legisla one member possibility of tion the C F Cody Supply Co was damaged by fire The businesses were located SECRETARIES AID WOUNDED EMBASSY Two secretaries lead a wounded official from the US Em bassy in Saigon after he was injured when a huge bomb ex ploded outside the Many employes were injured by fly Pholofax ing glass and bricks in the explosion At least 12 persons includ ing two Americans were killed in the blast and more than 140 wounded B b e b ssy m SAIGON South Viet Nam The oilier casualties were VietClark Air Base ill LI IU i I HI I AP Terrorists set off an namcsc and nonAmerican forpines for specialist treatment estimated 250 pounds of explo sives in a parked car alongside the US Embassy Tucsclay kill on Main Street just north of at least 17 persons and main business loop They were in three threestory brick struc tures Firemen who estimated the damage said they were not im mediately able to determine the cause of the fire wounding at least 151 Windows and brickwork of the fivestory building were shat tered Two girl secre tary and a US Army officer were among the dead and 45 or more Americans were injured On racial matters Wallace has parley with rights leaders the United Stales would thrust a was mighty retaliatory strike al Communist North Viet Nam possibly even hitting Hanoi the capital After our recent raids North what else can we do for an en core an American woman in quired Vietnamese soldiers and gov ernment officials were accost ing Americans and saying Now you have no choice you have to bomb Hanoi Seven of the injured Ameri cans including a woman secre tary were in serious condition A total of seven some with les ser hurts such as eye injuries from flying glass were flown to MONTGOMERY Ala AP Civil rights leaders emerged Tuesday from a conference with Gov George C Wallace and said they were hopeful the gov ernor would help resolve Ala bamas bitter racial struggle It is loo early to say whether 11 was a fruitful meeting said the Rev Joseph E Lowcry of Birmingham spokesman for the 15 persons who met with Wal lace for an hour and 20 minutes had no immediate Wallace comment Lowery said governor re ceived the group cordially It was the first lime that Wallace had met with a civil rights group Lowcry said Wallace prom ised careful consideralion of heir request They gave him a petition asking his leadership in establishing biracial communi cations removal of Ihe state poll tax and appointment of Negroes to slalc jobs including tho stale patrol Several members of the dele galion arc officials of the South I crn Christian Leadership Con ference which is headed by Dr Martin Lulhcr King Jr He launched a Negro volcr drive in Alabama 10 weeks ago King was in Detroit Tuesday attending the funeral of Mrs Viola Gregg Liuzxp white moth er of five and victim of an as sassins gunfire on an Alabama highway after she joined a march to the slate capital Negro leaders planned three memorial services in Alabama for Mrs Liuzzo mother of five Inside The Globe Society Comics Clear Lake news North Iowa news Editorials Farm news Mason City Latest 12 2021 21 children One of the services will be held at the site of the slaying one al Sclma and Ihe other in Montgomery The petition is the same one the group tried to give the gov ernor after Thursdays massive march by more than 25000 per sons on the state Capitol Wal lace was not in when the group came tohis office In other racial developments Monday Several of the nations con gressmen including Sen Jacob Javils RNY questioned the wisdom of a position by King to have Ihe nation boycott all products fronvAlabama In Washington members of the House Committee on Un American Activities said they may decide today whether to launch a fullscale investigation of the Ku Klux Klan Rep William M Colmcr D Miss asked the House why the Klan should be investigated while olher groups including the Black Muslims would cs cape such a probe cigncrs many of them strolling on the street when the massive charge went off at am participated in the bombing tll LJIC Speculation quickly arose that The other who carried a pistol al before the bomb went off and Planes accom in was in serious condition pamed the Vietnamese aircraft in attacking antiaircraft inslalla nil a UJVlllg Among nonAmerican foreigntions and crs injured by the blast were a French businessman and sever CHANGES PLEA Sadler 33 of Rockford has changed his plea from inno cent to guilty on a charge of murder in the fatal shooting New Years of his wile Sharon 30 Sadler changed his plea in District Court Mon day He has been held on bond of in the Philipese fighterbombers bombed North Vietnamese air base near The Vietnamese dead incltidDong Hoi early this afternoon one of two terrorists who but a US spokesman said the just a Japanese residents of Saigon The mighty blast punched a gaping hole in the fivestory concrete embassy It shattered every window in the building and dug an enormous crater in the tarred street Flames and smoke mush roomed 300 feet into the air The ilealhdealing charge was se creted in a French Citroen se dan which a terrorist drove onto the street The bombing of the embassy was one of the vorst terrorist blows delivered by the Commu nist Viet Cong It came as no surprise The embassy has been the target of several Communist terrorist at tacks It had been considered a prime goal of the Reds since US air strikes began against Communist North Viet Nam The immediate speculation here was that the United States would answer the attack with massive new relalialion against North Viet Nam possibly an air raid on Hanoi the capital Vietnamese soldiers and gov ernment officials were accost ing Americans and saying Now you have no choice now you have to bomb Hanoi Twentyfour South Vietnam carrying out photo reconnaissance None of the attacking planes was reported hit or shot down A Vietnamese spokesman said the raid was very successful and that the pilots reported 90 per cent of their targets were destroyed The spokesman said Dong Hoi North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly fair warmer through Wednesday Lows Tuesday night lower Highs Wed nesday in fog likely in morning Weathtr Details on Page 2 raid was not in direct retaliation for the bombing of the embassy Ten American planes accom has an 1800yard runway and a dicatcd igon gasoline storage depot It about 75 miles north o the 17th Parallel the border between North and South Viet Nam There was no immediate com ment from President Johnson or from Ambassador Maxwell Tay lor who was in Washington re porting to the President on the intensifying US military effort against the Communists About 150 embassy personnel and visitors were in the embas sy building when the large black sedan turned into a street along side just before am Most of those at the scene were killed or disabled but a reconstruction ofthe attack in Funeral for Mrs Liuzzo King among mourners DETROIT Iff Final trib ute was paid Tuesday to a 39 yearold mother of Gregg Liuzzo killed by a snipers millet in Alabama In a funeral as private possible under the circum stances mourners overflowec Immaculate Pfeart of Mary Ro man Catholic Church Among the mourners were US Dist Ally Lawrence Gu bow representing Presiden Johnson Dr Martin Luthei King Jr head of the Southern Christian Leadership Confer once and Nobel Peace Prize winner James Farmer chair man of the Congress of Racia Equality and Roy Wilkins ex ecutive secretary of the Nation al Association for the Advance ment of Colored People Also present were Walter Rcuther president of the Unitec Auto Workers Union and Jame R Hoffa president of th is Teamsters Union Anthon WOMAN WOUNDED IN BOMBING 111 red Vietnamese woman receives aid from an en listed man of the US Air Force as she lies in Saipon street with other injured after bombing of the US Embassy James Liuzzo husband of th slain woman is a busines agent for the teamsters Mrs Liuzzo was slain aft er having taken part in a righ to vote march from Selma t Montgomery Ala The march in which she was volunteer was sponsored bj Kings civil rights organization but King said today he did no know her personally The funeral Mass was cele brated by the Rev Alber Hutting pastor of Immaculat Heart Church Measure back to Senate Amendment is added DES MOINES bill to establish uniform daylight sav ng time in Iowa passed tha louse 903t Tuesday after a dc lale stretching over parts hree days trimmed the length of the fast time period As passed the measure woulri daylight saving time the official time of the state from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year It now goes back to the Senate for action on the House amend ment which restored to the bill he daylight time period which originally had been proposed The Senate had extended the Deriod to make it from the last Sunday in April to Labor Day The measure passed after several House members conced ed that its provisions were not those favored by any particu r segment of the slate But as Rep Dale Rickert DWapello commented I believe the time has come for us to wake up and place the whole state on uniform daylight saving time to eliminate much of the confusion that has existed when every city town and coun ty followed its own inclina tions Rep Mary Pat Council Bluffs however called it a crazy bill and said We have spent about worth of the taxpayers time on this and we will find that there is not a soul in the state of Iowa who is satisfied We who live on aro smart enough to get up when we need to Why should we spend helping people in the cities get up an hour earli er This bill doesnt make us uniform with anybody except our own state Rep Eldon Morgan DOska loosa brought the Angel Gabriel into the discussion when Ga brict blows his horn he said 1 hope your clocks are all right and that you all climb on the chariot Rep Quenlin Anderson D Beaconsfield said the bill really would not solve Iowas prob lems He called attention to a Senatepassed resolution now pending in the House to urge Congress to set up inform na tion wide daylighttime and said that would be the only real solu tion Rep Bruce Mahan Dlowa said he realized the bill was not what eastern Iowa would like to have not what western Iowa wants or what the farm ers want But he said daylight tim2 will give me another hour Despite pleas of the family for or lwo a daj y no demonstrations and an and bill will be a big tempt to limit mourners to those invited more than 200 curious athered outside of he church and police had to clear the en trance Explosives being hunted GALVESTON Tex AP at help to old Mahan Police sheriffs Coast Guardmcn beaches of this Tuesday looking deputies and patrolled the resort island for explosive barrels like those they blew up with rifle fire Monday night Shipping was at a standstill The pilots association refused to accept responsibility for tak ing ships out into Galvcston Bay because of the hazard the Coast Guard reported Police said the barrels broke away from offshore oil rigs They said each conlains cxploi sive powder and ignites as sail water seeps inside COLLEGE HEAD DIES DAVENPORT MVSisler Sa bina Mary Henderson presi dent of Marycrest College here died Tucsclay of cancer She was 56 A native of she had been president of Marycrest College since No vember of 1061 The amendment shortening the length of fast time was adopted over the protests of eastern Iowa representatives Representatives from the rur al areas declared they wanted no daylight time at all but said they could live with a Memorial Day to Labor Day arrangement They said this was a reasonable compromise The farmers need daylight saving time just like we need another snow storm declared Rep Ross Stevenson DLima Springs who is from the north ern Iowa area hard hit by heavy February and March snows Rep Rilcy Gillette DSpirit Lake said he favored tha amendment to avoid daylight saving time while school is in progress He said daylight tima FAST TIME Pleaso Turn to 2 SAME M TIOU
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