Thursday, May 27, 1965

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Smidtiil men 2 psychiatrists testify at trial By DICK SULLIVAN Dr Robert W Brindley testi fied in District Court Thursday that in hisopinion Paul Smidt 14 is mentally ill Brindleys testimony and crossexamination by the state attorneys completed thetaking of evidence in the case The jury was ot return at 10am Friday to hear final arguments receive instructions and decide a verdict Brindley a Mason City psy chiatrist who examined Paul on three different occasions last week said that at a minimum Paul has a schizoid personalitj and is close to being schizo phrenic said youth who is on trial for the murder of his moth er Amelia Smidt is emotion ally disturbed and the disturb ance in his opinion would im pair the boys ability to plan 01 premeditate He expressed the opinion that Paul is not capable of forming an evil mind and thai ho did not plan the shooting in cident In his interviews with Paul the doctor the boy halfway believed his mother to be stil alive Paul Smidt was in constan1 emotional conflict with his mother the day she was sho and killed and he had been for some time according to the tes limony of a resident psychiatris at the State Psychopathic Hos pita in Iowa City Dr Robert W ShuUice called as the first defense witness in the jury trial said the youtl has a schizoid personality During his twohour testimony Wednesday afternoon the doc tor said results of examinations showed the boys ability to thinl clearly and fully understanc the implications of his act were impaired at the lime of the mur clcr Paul spent 18 days at the state The newspaper that mokes alt North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 27 1945 10c a of Two Associated Presi Fun No 93 temporary remap I of debate 61member Senate House of 124 DBS MOINES tem porary reapporlionment plan with a 61member Senate and a House unchanged from its pres ent 124 members was headed for the governors office for his signature Thursday After a night session in which it resisted all proposals to change the plan from the form in which it passed the Senate May 7 the House finally ap proved the measure 8537 at 11 pm Wednesday The final vole came after more than two and a half hours of sometimes angry debate in which Reps Donald Baker D Boone and LaMar Foster D West Branch scored their fel low Democrats for not having the courage to reduce the num bers in both houses Rep William Winkclman R Lohrville accused the Demo crats who hold majorities in both houses of what he called political greed in drafting a plan that would have some peo ple represented by senators for whom they had no chance to vote and would put some in cumbent Republican senators into districts where they dont have a single chance to run again Rep James Denato DDes Moincs defended the plan how ever as one which makes the least possible change from the present Senate The legislature was ordered by a threejudge federal court panel early this year to change the apportionment of Senate seats to provide for more pop ulation representation in the Senate It said the present 59membcr Senate in which 389 per cent of Iowas population can elect a majority does not conform to the one man one vote princi ple laid down last June by the US Supreme Court The Su preme Court said population is 85 Viet Cong killed in battle SAIGON Viet Nam UP US Array helicopters and Vietnamese tioops shot up a Viet Cong gathering 25 miles south of Da Nang Thursday and killed about 85 of the enemy Twentyfive suspects were captured AVietnamese Marine major said seized docu ments indicated the Viet Cong were holding a high level meeting of many unit officers in the area One Vietnamese soldier was killed and three wounded in the attack One American helicopter gun ner was injured slightly More than four dozen planes pursued the air war hospital last month where a north of the border A military spokesman announced scries of tests were adminis tered under Shultices direction The doctor testified that he per sonally examined or interviewed Paul nine different times and some information came from the boy while he was under the influence of hospitaladminis tered drugs Shullice testified that at the time Amelia Smidt was killed the boy had an emotional dis turbance within him caused by his inability to establish an emo tional relationship with his mother and other people the in ability to express hostile feel ings in a direct way and by ex cessive daydreaming His findings showed the doc tor said that the boy felt com pletely dominated by his moth er and that his emotional re lationship with her was in the form of money In the past the doctor ex plained the boy had needed an operation and at another time hehad injured a leg requiring medical care These things meant sacrifices by his mother and the boys was resentful of these sacrifices the doctor said In his testimony the doctor revealed that he had found Smidts hostile feelings toward his mother were intensified the day preceding the shooting He said the boy had told him of being reprimanded by his mother for sailing paper planes in a church and causing them to stick in the rafters He had been reprimanded again thai evening for failing to turn off the television at the time he had been told On the day Mrs Smidt was shot and killed the boy acci dentally had torn up a check She was angry when she found it in a wastebasket according to what the doctor said the boy had told him He said the boy went for tape to repair the lorn check but remembered that he had used it all in his stamp col lection and remembered that he had been criticized before for using too much tape The doctor said the boy felt he could not tolerate another argument and returned with the rifle and shot her On cross examination by the county attorney the doctor saic Paul told him that he first went to get his fathers shotgun bu found it inoperable and then went to gel the rifle Shultice said he found through various tests and interviews wilh Paul that he was a shy inhibited youth who has spon much of his life in relative so cial isolation He pointed on that in the 10 years since his mothers marriage to Louie Smidt the family lived in sev erf different locations where Pilots reported 65 per cent of heir targets destroyed and eavy damage to the remainder f the Ben Quangbarrackssup ly area A US Navy pilot was be ieved killed when Communist round fire brought down his F8 Crusader during another strike wo US Army men were killed he day before in ground clash es The total of US combat leaths in Viet Nam rose to 389 A US spokesman disclosed hat US Navy destroyers have entered the ground war firing six missions since May 20 Three Marines are wounded DA NANG Viet Nam Iff1 Three US Marines were wounded in separate actions near this key air base Thurs day A spokesman said two Viet Cons were killed and two oth ers wounded in a spirited fire fight across the Ca Be River near Le My eight miles west of Da Nang One Marine was slightly wounded in the action The other two Marines were hurt one seriously when a Viet Cong mine exploded near them in the Le My area here were boys age few children the North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing with diminishing winds a nd colder Thursday night with frost w freezing temperatures lews 3037 Fair warmer Friday highf in low Ms 0 US and Vietnamese fighterbombers flying with a iveplane escort rained ons of bombs on a North Vietnamese army barracks nd supply area 220 miles outh of Hanoi against Viet Cong targets in the coastal areas of South Viet Nams Binh Dinh Binh Tuan and Phu Yen provinces The spokesman said four de slroyers had fired more than 370 rounds against Communist tar gets The destroyer Sommers was credited with thwarting an attack May 21 on Hai Long dis rict headquarters northeast of Saigon The spokesman said the Sommers guns killed 12 Viet long and wounded 20 The Sommers suffered one casualty in the strike Seaman Jimmy C Stinnett of Carlers ville Va was killed when the muzzle end of a 5inch gun on the destroyer exploded A US military spokesman said the plane shot down was one of several Crusaders flying support for eight A4 Skyhawks raiding a railroad yard at Vinh midway between the Commu nist capital of Hanoi and the North Vietnamese border Other pilots said they saw the disabled Crusader plunge into the target area and that the pi lot failed to eject Radio Hanoi announced that a US plane had been shot down over Vinh but it gave no wore on the fate of the pilot Radio Hanoi claimed anothe American pilot Navy Lt Phili Neil Butler of Blackwcll Okla was captured near Vinh after his plane was shot clown on th night of April 20 The broadcas said Butler was being trcalct well V Governor requests protection DBS MOINES AP Gbv Harold Hughes who said he sometimes receives threats against himself and his family wants a security fence arounc his present residence whether or not a new governors man sion is built Hughes mentioned the threat at a news conference Thursday when he was asked about a bill before the Senate to appropriate to build a new gover nors residence He said prowlers and other nuisances would justify the fence even without the threats iVednesday night he said some ne picked flowers from pots 10 eet from his back door He told of Mrs Hughes re ceiving a phone call from an anonymous man who said Tell he governor that I am going to ll him Hughes said the man hung up but called again a few minutes ater and Hughes answered the ihone and heard the same hreal He wasnt drunk Hughes said He was cold and calcti ating about it Im telling you t makes you look over your shoulder for a few days On said across the yard to the house and stare into a window Hughes shouted at the youth from a second floor window and he the only acceptable basis for rep resentation in state legislatures The bill would increase the Senate membership to 61 with five senators from Polk County compared with three at present Black Hawk andLinn counties which together with Woodbury and Scott counties now have two senators apiece would get three Scott and Woodbury would re main at two The 17 most populous coun ties would have 29 seats or 47 54 per cent and the 31 least pop ulous districts would have 31 or 5082 per cent The Cl sen ators would be elected from 49 districts with the smaller pop ulation counties combined into districts of up to four counties each An effort by Rep Charles Uban DCedar Falls to attach an amendment reducing the House to 102 members failed when it was discovered that it omitted 13 counties Before I h e discovery was made Rep Paul Kcmpter D Bellevue termed Ubans pro posal an exercise in stupidity and Rep James Jackson D Waterloo promptly moved to cut off debate to forestall any further such remarks Uban admitted sheepishly that a typing error had left out tha 13 counties and sought to file an REMAP Please turn to Page 2 another he night Hughes saw a youth walk an POLICE DISSUADE WOULDBE GATE CRASHER Police grab a running man who tried to enter old Court of Appeals Building in Chicago Iholnfax Thursday where the Plouse Committee on Un American Activities is conducting a hearing on communism Accuse USof coercion Dominican rebels level series of charges Mob tries to invade hearing CHICAGO ff A mob of young people tried Inursday to break into the building where the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities is holding a hearing The demonstrators stormed the main entrance and clashed with police who halted them before they could get into the building After the attempted breakthrough was stopped police rounded up 24 of young men and women They sat on the sidewalk and locked arms and joined in singing We Shall Over come Earlier teenage girls caused a disturbance inside the hear ing room and four of them were escorted or carried out by a US marshal That demonstra tion began when one girl rose and started to sing America Another teenage girl had been grabbed by marshals when she sat down and tried to block the entrance to the building where the hearings are being held The committee bearing en countered a strategy of silence by witnesses again Thursday Two demonstrators were struck when they apparently at tacked policemen One was hit in the head when he swung his fist at an officer Another ran toward the door of the building while policemen shouted at him to stop and he was struck with a billy club Twentyone others most of whom locked arms in the street outside the building were bun wagons and SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic AP Leaders of the Dominican rebel congress sent a message to nonCommu nist nations around the world Wednesday night accusing the United States of coercion in Do minican internal affairs The attack on the US inter vention in the Dominican crisis was signed by Arevalo Cedeno Valdez and Anibal Campagna as parliaments of the world It presidents of the Chamber of did not go to Cuba Haiti the Deputies and Senate dissolved Soviet Union or Rcd Chin by the overthrow of President m t Juan Bosch in 1963 Sent to parliamentary leaders in the Western Hemisphere Eu The cable said it was no longer a secret how the United States government employing dilatory tactics that could be rope the Middle East and Asia as cocrdve have the message asked for supportslrongy pressured responsible the free and democratic CAMERA Bird Johnson operates her home movie camera from the Truman bal cony of the south the White House to film the recep Phntofax tion for the military Wednesday evening with herself and Presi dent Johnson as hosts The recep tion was on the south lawn of the executive mansion personalities and organisms in Santo Domingo and abroad with the manifest desire to impose solutions openly contrary to the democratic interests of the Do minican people and the 1963 constitution The message obviously re ferred to attempts by special envoys of President Johnson to get the rebel and junta factions to set up a coalition government headed by Antonio Guzman agriculture minister under Bosch The junta president Gen An tonio Imbcrt Barrcra also as sailed the plan as a frank in tervention in the internal af fairs of this Caribbean nation but the rebels had indicated they were in favor of it It ii not known how many members of the Bosch Congress arc holed up in the rebel sector in downtown Santo Domingo Rebel sourcesclaim there are enough for a quorum but this is challenged by antiBosch ele ments The Congress purportedly mustered 15 of its 27 senators and 41 of 74 deputies in rebe territory on May 3 and elected the insurgent leader Col Fran cisco Caamano Deno provision al president of the nation McGeorgc Bundy who headed the US negotiating team sent icre to try to resolve the crisis returned to Washington Wednes day He was reported convinced ic had made considerable prog ress in laying the basis for a settlement Bundy turned over the task of mediation to Jose Mora secre tarygeneral of the Organization of American States Deputy US Undersecretary of Defense Cy rus Vance remained here to as sist Mora died into patrol hauled away Lt William McKeon of the po lice task force said 25 or 30 gatcstormers most of them teen agers tried to break through the police line and wooden barricades in front of the entrance Police and federal marshals moved in to the defense The high iron gates were closed so that none got into the building Reporters found handbills signed by the Chicago Commit tee to Stop HUAC They called for a sitin to stop HUAC The handbills also set forth Five years ago thousands of demonstrators in San Francis co forced HUAC to run for cov er Theyre in Chicago Its our job now Some demonstrators were tak en to the federal lockup and some lo the East Chicago Ave nue police station The committee again encount ered silence from witnesses Vcrsta Miller a Chicago Ne gro who had been subpoenaed refused to testify Probe shortage at South Iowa bank MECHANICSVILLE alleged shortage at the Me chanicsville Trust and Savings Bank the amount of which was undetermined was under inves tigation Thursday H J Maurer bank board chairman said th6 shortage came to light when a Mcchan icsville resident claimed he had not signed a promissory note held by the bank Maurer said cashier at bank L J Paulson said there were other such notes The board accepted Paulsons resig nation at a meeting Wednesday night Maurer said No charge has been filed The bank board authorized liiring a certified public ac countant Wednesday to check funds Maurer said a representative of the Federal Deposit Insur ance Corp had completed his investigation into bank affairs The Slate Banking Department said Thursday it considered the matter still under investiea tion The bank is Insured and wl not suffer any loss Maurer said The bank has million in capital stock surplus reserve and deposits the director said The institution was organizer in 1903 and is Mechanicsvilles only bank Inside The Globe KATHY Dokken and poise girls love it Page 8 Editorials 4 Society news891011 North Iowa news12 Sports 13H CubGazette 15 Mason City news1617 Latest markets 16 Comics 20 Clear Lake news 21 Classified pages 2223 Legislature ataglance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SENATE Passed a Houseapproved bill to raise the maximum allowable county mental health fund tax rom threeeights mi to one mill adding an amendment which also would raise the max mum allowable county mental health center tax from three eighths mill to onehalf mill Tha bill returns to the House HOUSE Accepted a Conference Com mittee report on a proposed con stitutional amendment to set broad guidelines for futurere apportionments of the Iowa Leg slature then repassed the measure and sent it to the Sen ate Started debate but did not reach a vote on a bill to ap propriate million a year for operating Board of Regents in stitutions in the coming bieu nium SAME TrmttU Dtrtk M