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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                More Bama tension To try march The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 2 1945 10c copy This Paper ConsUti at Thnra Sections Section Aiiaclated Full a CAMDEN Ala AP Civil rights demonstrators were de termined Friday to attempt an other march on the courthouse of this small southwest Ala bama town and the mayor was equally determined to prevent it Mayor Reg Albritton 42 per sonally stopped three of the four marches itaged here this week once with smoke bombs There were no injuries Tht mayor Thursday was responsible for the security and general welfare of the town of 2500 which has only three fulltime policemen and did not want to use force The mayor said he was will ing to meet with any of the Ne groes to discuss their problems But he said shouldnt just come down here for the hell of it At Birmingham Gov George C Wallace posted a re ward for the criminal or crimi nals responsible for a dynamite bomb which exploded in a Ne gro neighborhood Pledges to a reward fund soared to within hours after the incident art going to try to find out who did thli AU bama gavtrnor during to of T L Cram wall Nagro accountant whose 13 hind cut In tha blest Soon after the dynamite wrecked a garage behind Crow house time bombs were found and disarmed at the home of Mayor Albert Boutwell and the home of B member of the City Council Miss Nina Miglion ico Police said the first bomb might have been a decoy to draw them to the Negro area across the city away from the locations of the other two bombs Boutwell was opposed in his campaign for mayor by arch scRregationists and after taking office he appointed a biracial committee ot help rolve the citys racial problems How ever neither Crowell nor Miss Miglionico was active in the ra cial campaigns Miti attributed bomb to an attempt to intimi date but on what issue 1 dont know At Camden a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was directing the marches as part of a protest over voter registration proce dures We will try again to march on the courthouse said the Rev Daniel Harrell a Camden Ne gro minister Two attempts were made to march during the day and both were turned back by the mayor Willie Bolden of Savannah Ga told the mayor the new in dustry is not going to come here until the Negro has the right to register to vote The march was led by Bolden anci Andrew Mariseltof Selma both members of SCLC About 50 persons took part in a second march from the Cam den Academy campus toward downtown They walked a taut 250 yards and the mayor stopped them You can go no further he aid The marchers returned to the Negro school and sang free dom songs until it was time for classes to end for the day Then they dispersed There were these other devel opments on the racial scone Dr Martin Luther King Jr president of SCLC the organiza tion spearheading the Negro voter registration drive in Ala bama indicated the group might carry Us nonviolent pro test all over the nation President Johnson withheld ipccific comment on Kings pro posed boycott of Alabama products when questioned dur ing a Washington news confer ence Fifty biracial civil rights pickets were jailed at Shaw Miss after police said they re fused to leave the grounds of a Negro high school They were charged with disturbing the peace and disturbing a school Bonds were set at each A House Judiciary subcom mittee concluded its hearings on the administrations voting rights bill It will start rework ing the measure next week and may broaden the proposed leg islation Iowa lowlands flooding FOCUS on North Storms lengthen school year in area By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director By flic end of May he storms of the past winter will be just so many bad memories for most people But for the school adminis trators teachers and students of many North Iowa communi ties those storms will he as vivid then as if they had hap pened the previous clay The reason Because of the storms many area schools wore forced to close their doors for between five and 10 days Unless Ihe schools make up these missed clays they will fall short of the 80 school days required in order to be eligible for full state aid As a result some area schools have shortened scheduled spring vacations and extended the end the school year from two days to a week Despite these efforts tomake up the lost time most area school superintendents agree they will never be able to make up enough days to reach the re quired 180 clays This means these schools will have to file a General Aid Request for Time Lost Adjustment with Paul F Johnston director of the Iowa State Board of Public Instruc tion If this request receives John stons approval these schools will receive their full amount of state aid even though they havent had the required 180 days of school Johnston told the GlobeGa zette Thursday that he antici pates general approval of these requests if the schools have made an effort to make up as much of the lost time as pos sible One requirement for ap proval of the request lie added is that schools which have lost time extend the school year until the last Friday before Memorial Day May Several area schools already have indicated they will extend Ihcir school year These include Iowa Falls North Central at Manly HockwellSwaledale St Ansgar McscrveyThornton and GarnerHayfielcl Most of these school and others including Sheffield Chapin and Clear Lake also plan to shorten their spring vacations Other area schools are waiting to see if any more days will be missed before they make a fina de cision on extension or shorten ing of vacations Following is a rundown of the plans of some of t h e area schools official action has been determined yet according to Superintendent P J Skarda FOCUS Please turn to Page 2 Pjiolofax PITY POOR POOCH 1lair done up in canine version of pin curlers this Yorkshire terrier with incongruous olrl Welsh name of Toby goes through all this malarky which is neither Yorkshire nor Welsh expression for inter national Dog Show judging in Chicago Owner is Mrs Leslie Gordon of sub urban Chicago community of Glenview Wife caught in bedspring CHICAGO My wife is caught in a bedspring the husband said haltingly in a telephone call Thurs day to the Chicago fire de partment A rescue srnuid found Mrs Mary Parris 32 ly ing on her side in bed A coil had popped through the mattress and punc tured ber side at the waist Firemen removed the coil with bolt cutlers sprayed the wound with disinfectant and suggested IVfrs Parris see a doctor On the inside With unions or not Struck Fort Dodge plant plans opening Editorials A Mason City news 47 Latest markets 7 Society B Sports 910 Clear 10 ll Clasiifltd pagtt 1M3 Nerth lewa news 14 DES MOINES AP Five executives of the strikebound Iowa Beef Packers plant at Fort Dodge met with Gov Har old Hughes Friday They talked with the governor for 10 minutes took a luncheon break and then planned to re sume their meeting A D Anderson president of the firm declined comment on their talk with Hughes Before the meeting company officials said they would inform the gov ernor of their plans to resume operations Monday with or without its striking employes They also indicated that they wanted to discuss the need for additional law enforcement of ficers in the area in case of trouble when the plant is re opened Earlier in the dispute the gov ernor asked company officials not to try to operate the plant during the strike because of the possibility of violence A company executive sai about 75 employes would b needed to resume operation Monday and letters were goin out to all striking members o United Packinghouse Worker Local 1135 asking them to re turn to work Tuesday The un ion has about 265 members The local won bargaining rights for the employes but had been working since last Decem ber without a contract The walkout followed failure to agree on a settlement It is imperative that we rc supie operations the company said Thursday We have de layed doing so in deference to two requests by the governor Water not problem here yet Both streams show decline The water situation continued o improve in Mason City Fri lay morning us both major treanis dropped after taking icw snow runoff water Thvira lay and Thursday night It still ppcarcd that only significant ainfull could cause any serious lood problem The Winnebago River dropped about seven inches Friday morn ng and Willow Creek went clown about a foot Neither had been n clanger of overflow at their highest Some streets that had been closed Thursday in west Mason ily because of surface flow that storm sewers were not han dling were open Friday There still was street block age on Van Buren and Harri son from 4th o Clh NW Also jiockcd due to surface water were several West Haven streets SW from Grover to Ben jamin Benjamin from 22ncl to 23rd SW and Grover from 25th to 26th SW Still closed due to snow or ad street surface were McKin cy from 22nd to 26tb SW and Pierce from 8th to 12th NW Although the new S Monroe ex tension had been closed earlier due to bad surface street men said it does not appear that new thawing will require akiother closing there An ice fam developed over night at the Willow Creek bridge on the 12th NW extension west of Mason City That raised ter about a fool higher on the upstream side However with the creek level dropping the iam was blasted loose Friday morning and the water sent on through the city without harm The county engineer reported Friday all main trunk roads in the county were open and minor roads were closed only in places where clogged ice and snow a culverts and bridges continuec to cause problems The Spring Park Tload was one of those closed Friday because of wa tcr over the road at the under pass Packing plant expansion at Marshalltown MARSHALLTOWN AP Plans have been announced b Swift Co for a million dolla North Iowa rivers hold in banks Rises are substantial A meeting of company union and federal mediators with Hughes last week again ended addition to its Marshalltown packing plant Manager Garland Russell sak lne expansion program will pro Harassment at Berlin Wall IT u in a deadlock federal ncgotiavide additional facilities capabl tors had asked the parties loiof handling about 500000 hog meet in Washington next annually That represents a Z per cent increase over presen capacity A new building is to he erect cd at the south end of the prcs cnt plant It will house pork cul ting and trimming equipment Wednesday BERLIN AP wife of West German member of Par liament reported Friday she had been barrtd by Communist bor der guards from driving across East Germany into Berlin The incident appeared to be part of new hifiMment by Eatit German authorities on the high linking West Btrlip with West Germnny UO miki nway hough traffic was moving nor mally Fritiay Annomarie Meyer wife of ErnslWilhelm Meyer said she was held for seven hours at the Maricnborn checkpoint on her way lo Berlin Thursday night and finally turned back Her account tended to support suspi cions thai the East Germans are tightening controls lo pro test plans for the lower house of West Germanys Parliament to meet in West Berlin next week Mrs Meyer said the Commu nist border officials who forbade her lp transit East Germany said the planned Bundestag meeting in Berlin was a prov ocation The Communists a 1 w a y i ilrongly object lp the Bundes tag meeting in Berlin SAME DATE1W4177 North Iowas floodthreatened communities were holding their own Friday Although most of the towns lo cated on the areas major rivers reported substantial rises n the water levels Thursday none appeared in any immedi ate clanger of serious flooding Showers are in forecast Situation gets worse BY THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Vast areas of Iowas low lands were under water Friday and forecasts of shower and thunderstorm activity indicated the flood ing could get worse Warm temper a t u r e a Thursday ate away at the snow cover at a rapid clip sending streams and rivers out of their banks particularly in western northern and cen tral counties High water forctd tht closing of Iowa 31 at Correctionville Friday Iowa 14 north of Mar shalltown had been closed ear lier by overflow from the Iowa River Water was over sections of six other highways but traffic was moving These included Iowa 9 four Greene where two on the Shcllrock River W Photnfax THE WAGES OF BRIDGE BOMBING The bulletriddled bodies oi two South Vietnamese troops who deserted to the Communist Viet Cong sprawl at the bridge at Cam Le near Da Nang Four Yanks killed in Viet SAIGON South Viet Nam Four U S Army men were killed and six others wounded in an assault on a Viet Cong stronghold 20 miles west of Saigon JS military spokesmen reported Friday Heavy casual ies both government and Communist were reported in other actions in South Viet Nam Two otr the American d e a d and some oE the At jams have caused anxiety for more than a month the water rose quickly Thursday afternoon but had leveled off by Friday morn ing By Friday the river above the dam at Greene was 32 feet above normal and the river be low the dam was 9 feet above normal Officials at Greene usually consider the river reaches flood stage when it is 7 feet above normal The reason the river below the dam is higher officials say is that a large ice jam just south of town is holding back some of the water This jam in turn is being held back by some original ice that didnt go out when the river flooded early in March If the rains hold off and the temperature stays cool the community should weather the flood threat officials say At Charles City Mayor Lee Albaugh said Friday the Cedar River was running along nice ly Although Albaugh said the community still has its feet braced for a flood if vouncleci were helicopter crewmen Two US Army lelicopters were shot down luring the fighting Reports of the fighting in Hau Mghia Province wore fragmen ary Early reports said five South Vietnamese soldiers were tilled and 20 wounded during the first phase Thursday The American dead brought the US toll in Vietnamese com bat since December to 320 Thirtythree US jet fighters and bombers blasted suspected Viet Cong concentrations at var ious sites inside South Viet Nam Friday The biggest raid was by 17 F100 Super Sabre Jets in Quang Tri Province not far from the North Vietnamese bor der miles cast of Manly US 18 be tween Rvidd and Charles City Iowa 60 south of Webster City US 65 north of Northwood US 69 four miles south of Blairs burg and Iowa 105 east of iNjorthwood The Weather Bureaus mid morning river advisory includ ed this review of conditions in northwest Iowa Floyd at 5V feet over banks at Alton Thurs day and at 4 feet over banks at James Friday considerable lowland flooding lower Floyd will fall very slowly and return to banks by Sunday Rock rise to around 12 feet at Highway 9 bridge in Rock Rapids Saturday bankful is 3 feet ice jamming likely from Rock Rapids upstream to crest at 16 feet Saturday at Rock Valley bankful 11 Big expected to hasten melting Friday above Sioux Falls SD bankful to one foot over banks Friday at Ha warden and Akrop Iowa ex pected to crest at Hawarden 6 feet over banks Saturday bank ful is 15 crest at Akron near 5 feet over bankful Sunday bankful is 16 highest water should pass Sioux City Monday ice jamming main risk The Little Sioux fell slightly at Spencer Friday but was still 3 to 4 feet over bankful It was at 23 Authorities reported that both government forces and the Viet Cong suffered heavy casualties in a major battie Wednesday in Qung Tin Province 350 miles north of Saigon US Air Force FlQOs from nearby Da Nang airbasc swooped in and apparently saved fleeing Vietnamese marines from possible annihila tion at the same time inflicting a heavy toll onthe pursuing Viet Cong Official accounts said the gov crnment forces suffered 32 killed 104 wounded and 20 miss ing during the fighting near Viet An strategic redoubt control ling the approaches to Tarn Ky capital Of the province An airborne battalion and two marine battalions were involved inJhe battle pne of the marine units was fleeing ata dead run while the Viet Cong chased them through a sugar cane field The FlOOs shrieked in at tree top height and blasted the pur suing Viet Cong with rockets and cannon Vietnamese sources claimed 300 Viet Cong were killed 200 in the aerial attacks A US mili tary spokesman said American sources on the scene believed the figures might have some ubstance However it is a common practice of the government to inflate enemy casualties vastly in the face of a major reverse as the operation in Quang Tin ap parently was The fighting there was reported to have broken off Thursday Government troops in Long An Province south of Saigon killed 36 Viet Cong and captured 46 suspects in an operation that cost six government dead and 12 wounded The fighting in Hau Nghia Province raged so fiercely that helicopter medical evacuation until made keep going along like this well be all right There still is an ice jam on the river near Floyd which could cause trouble Al baugh added At Nashua downstream from Charles City on the Cedar River the water was reported rising but wasnt at a danger ous level Residents of that Chickasaw County community were more concerned about the ce jams upstream than about he water level At Bclmond officials reported a threefoot rise in the level of the Iowa River from late Thurs day morning to midafternoon Thursday flights were suspended landing areas could be more secure North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy showers and thun derstorms moving In from west Friday night becoming occasional rain Saturday Lows Friday night In mid Highs Saturday In mid 40s Weather Details en 2 at Cherokee Friday night Flood stage at Cherokee is 17 and Fri days state was 195 Three county road bridges have been washed out in Wood bury County and three others damaged by ice Knocked out were bridges four miles south of Alton miles east of Pear son and in Rock Township The Weather Bureau sairf cool cloudy weather slowed the in flow of snow melt into northern tributaries of rivers in central Iowa but the likelihood of show ers indicated crests would later and a little higher than originally predicted BALTIMORES GREATEST A Ignatius Alpysius Glutz occupies the seat of honor as 31 prominent businessmen artists and sculptors met Thursday night as they had forSO years to honor him Although no Hying of the group ever saw the artist he was supposed to have born on April 1 1865 and died 64 years liter   

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