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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Republican aim Bigcity Negro vote WASHINGTON man Ray C Bliss outlined to the Republican National Com mittee Tuesday an ambitious program aimed at reclaiming the bigcity Negro and young peoples vote he said had been stolen away by the Democrats Bliss told a closed session of the committee he intends to enlarge and broaden existing programs to build among Negro said the Republicans will concentrate on bigcity areas where they had 4l per cent of the vote in 1960 but dropped to 32 per cent when Barry Goldwater was the presidential candidate last year There will be a program Bliss said directed at getting college students and others of that age enlisted as Republican work ers He noted that by 1970 half of the US population will be under 25 years of age Also on the agenda at the meeting was a recommendation by Bliss for appointment of a special committee to study re forms in procedure of national nominating conventions For mer President Dwight D Eisen hower told the committee Mon day the conventions are chaotic marked by confusion noise impossible deportment Eisenhower gave this formula for producing right and reason at the nominating conventions which so often are overwhelmed by hoopla and bedlam the permanent chair man dictatorial powers 6foot4 sergeants at arms police officer types per haps demonstrations to five See related story minutes anything more than that is spuriousand phony down the number of del egates aridmake the alternates sit in the galleries Finally Eisenhower turned toward a press table and ad dressing reporters said I say all press all publicity media should be excluded from the floor added They have places We cooperate with them We want them but certainly we dont want them running around having interviews when we are having someone make a serious statement before a delegation Eisenhowers formula drew this comment from William E Miller the parlys vicepresi dential candidate last year who is on the small side I dont think it makes so much differ ence whether the sargeantsat arms are 6feet4 or 5feet2 but something has to be done about t television moving in and taking over all of the choice space on the floor Miller who as national chair man managed the last Republi can convention added if we could get together with the Democrats I think we could lay down sane rules for television operation They televise football games from the stands and they can do the same thing for con ventions Probably if we cut the convention to two days instead of four we would get more of our sessions on TV Bliss told a brief news confer ence he had read a statement to the national committee in a closed session in which he said he was deeply troubled by the incident of the rifled desk at the party headquarters Bliss fired William Cody Kel ly his principal aide for forcing open the desk of resigning fi nance director Frank Kovac in a search for a list of big contrib utors to the campaign of Barry Goldwater the defeated presi dential nominee Bliss said this conduct by Kelly was intolera ble I Kelly has said Bliss at first praised him for his search then fired him War on poverty attacked It is merely a BB shot DENVER An official of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Tuesday described the administrations war on poverty as merely an extension of white welfare paternalism We must shed the illusion that there is a war against pov erty said Herbert Hill nation al labor secretary of the NAACP There is merely a BB shot against poverty Roy Wilkins executive direc tor of the NAACP told dele gates to the 56th annual con vention of the group Monday night that Negroes must make the Civil Rights Act of 1964 work for them Wilkins said The call to this convention is clear The princi pal task of the NAACP and of all other civil rights advocates is to see that all provisions of this act are being made to work on the problems that brought the legislation into being also mentioned Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act which is intended to outlaw job discrimi nation Relating the poverty program to problems of Negro employ ment and Title 7 Hill said The racism of the American econo my is the most persistent and dangerous enemy of the entire Negro population in the United States Hill charged big industry and labor with perpetuating the pattern of discrimination in em ployment The guilty parties he said include the powerful in dustrial corporations the bank ing institutions which control the nations corporate wealth organ ized labor and state and federal governments Although they comprise 10 per cent of the population Negroes constituted 206 per cent of the national unemployment in March 1964 according to Depart ment of Labor statistics Hill said A deteriorating Negro employ ment record gives new signifi cance to Title 7 which is to go into effect Friday completing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 he said Kosygin says peace are deceptive MOSCOW CAP Premier Alexei N Kosygin chrged Tues day that US calls for peace in Viet Nam are a deception and warned American forces will have to take into account an in crease in aid to the Vietnam ese people from Communisl countries The premier also assailed US policy in the Dominican Repub lie and other parts of the world charging the United States with aggression Some in the United States including the President himself have tried to justify these ag grcssive acts Kosygin said by claiming a right to intervene in other countries This means he added that Washington seeks to determine the social systems in countries This is the policy of the ex treme rightists whose leader is Sen Barry Goldwater Kosy gin said Ray takes Bliss job WASHINGTON Ray the Iowa Republican chair man has replaced Ray Bliss of Ohio as head of the Association of State Chairmen for 13 mid western states Bliss recently became nation al chairman The association named Ray as its head Monday Ray said the association is a practical realistic group willing to accept what has hap pened and build for the future He said the Republican party must have candidates who ap peal to both urban and rural voters because the entire Mid west Is in transition from an agricultural to industial econo my T h e n e w s p a p e r that ma k e s al North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 29 196S 10c Paper Consists of Two One Associated Preu Full Wires No 120 Stage first joint assault FOCUS on North iowa DuncanThe village that wouldnt die By ROBERT H SPIEGEL GlobeGazette editor DUNCAN It was at pm on Monday June 25 1951 that the heartbeat of this tiny com munity almost stopped That was the precise moment a terrible black funnel cloud appeared over the northwest corner of the town Its corkscrewing path was a halfmile in width fitting almost exactly the outer limits of the Czecho sJovakian community of 85 persons six miles west of Garner on Highway 18 The terror lasted no more than two or three minutes The agony was tolast years One person a visitor from Britt died as a result of injuries One other was injured seriously Nearly all bore some mark of the tornado As a reporter I arrived in Duncan that same evening There was a hush on the town The townspeo ple were picking aimlessly through the debris al most transfixed by the destructive power of the cloud They were just beginning to sense the enor mity of the damage estimates placed replacement value to town and farms at nearly The pain was beginning to come I revisited Duncan last Friday just 14 years to the day from the day of the tornado No one had to remind people of Duncan of the anniversary date They knew The town of Duncan stands proudly today Nearly every building is 14 years old Not one es caped the fury of the wind All had to be replaced or largely rebuilt The towns three business general store the blacksmith shop and the tavern without City man rescued from pole Helpless from a presumed heart attack while he was work ing at the top of a telephone pole Chester W Code told fire men he knew help was com ing when he heard the siren as they left the fire station Passersby saw him Tuesday hanging by his safety belt and assumed that he had come in contact with a power line There were no power lines near him An unknown person called hc firemen and police to the scene at the rear of Bordens warehouse 1115 1st SW Code a telephone company lineman was working alone at the time Although conscious when firemen arrived he was unable to move No one could tell how long he had hung help less Firemen removed him from the pole to the adjoining roof and then strapped him to a stretcher so he could be lowered to a waiting ambulance He was taken to Mercy Hospital where he was in good condition later in the day according to the attend ing physician MAGEE DIES WASHINGTON AP The first secretary of the American Red Cross from 1905 1921 Charles Lohr Magee 89 died Saturday in a sanitarium fll HH PhoCofax HOW HABITS Sister M a T y Immaculata and Sister Mary Con cepta twin sisters s h o w whats new and old in nuns habits during a meeting sporiT sored by Roman Catholic re ligious organizations in Lon don Tuesday Sister Mary Im maculata wears an old habit of the order of Our Lady of the Apostle Sister Mary Con ccpta wears the new habit of the same order North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy showers and thunderstormi 30 to 40 per cent of area through Wednes day Cooler Tuesday night lows middle 50s to lower eOs Highs Wednesday In 70s Duncan Wreckage after 1951 tornado Yank S Viet troops in hunt SAIGON Viet Nam and Vietnamese para roopers hunted together for the Viet Cong in tKe ungle 30 miles north of Saigon Tuesday in their first uch combined operation of the war About 800 Aus ralian infantry also moved in late in the day A Viet Cong grenade killed a young American paratrooper as he groped down a jungle path festooned vith vines and creepers He was the first man from he US Armys 173rd Airborne Brigade to die in ac tion in Viet Nam A rifle bullet wounded another in the chest More than 1200 men of the 173rd and two Viet nameseairborne battalions perhaps 800 if ted hHo the area Monday by a fleet of more than 130 helicopters This followed up a B52 jet bombard ment of a threesquaremile section of the Viet Cong June 18 and a I sweep last Thursday by one Introduce moon team members its accompanying service risen again from the kindling that was left The dominant structure is St Wenceslaus Church handsome with its buff brick and stained glass windows It too is 14 years old So is the Community Hall So are the neat houses population is about 100 Thats more than it was THEN you are reminded doesnt takemuch to relive that day through the eyes of the people Nobody ran away Nobody cried for help They helped themselves This is how it was then and now The Right Rev Msgr W C Hradecky pastor of St Wenceslaus Catholic Church had been in For est City that afternoon A highway patrolman stopped him on Highway 18 on the rise near the Hancock County home just east of Duncan The patrolman said a tornado was going through Monsignor Hradecky recalled I looked down into the town and saw the fun nel at that very moment engulfing our church I tell you it was a terrible moment one I will never forget It was such a wide funnel and so black It passed the church and the church was gone Not quite Almost Only the two ends of the church still stood There was a gaping hole in between Strangely the imported stainedglass windows at each end were even cracked They are a part of the rebuilt church today Not only that but the glow from1 the sanctuary candle still flickered It didnt die Neither did the church The original building had cost when built in 1938 Its replacement cost The I DUNCAN Please Turn To Page 3 Charge Reds control student rights group MONTGOMERY Ala to the Alabama Lcgislai A special legislative committeeture that charged Tuesday that the The Congress of Racial dent Nonviolent CoordinatingEquality CORE is an impor ommittee a leading civiltant arm of the procommunist rights organization is exconspiracy and a dedicated tremely Communist domiagent working toward the So nated vietizing o America The commission to preserve The Southern Christian the peace also said in a written Leadership Conference SCLC Marines in debate on strength in Viet Nam DA NANG South Vfet Nam AP Banking US Marine staff officers in Viet Nam are debating whether the 16500 Leathernecks in the country are enough to defend US beach installations and at the same time press the war against the Viet Cong Opinion seems to be split down the middle The Marines commander in Viet Nam Maj Gen LewisW Walt has promised a tough policy of more Marine patrols especially at night to go after the elusive enemy The Idea is that the best defense is a strong offense to keep the Viet Cong offbalance and prevent them from massing for an attack this is in line with a position taken several weeks ago by GenWallace M Greene Jr Marine Corps commandant Greene said the Marino objcc tive in Viet Nam is to find Viet Cong and kill them But many officers here believ that the Marines offensive rol is limited until they get rein forcemcnt They said at prescn the Marines are stretched thin ly around the key air bases a Da Nang Phu Bai and Chu La and arc just holding Iheir ow In an area infested with per haps 20 hardcore Viet Con battalions eaded by Dr Martin Luther Cing Jr is actively engaged in romoting the Communist line ind is substantially under con rol of Communists King the committee report aid is probably not a mem er of the Communist Party JSA nor of any identified Communist splinter party But t charged the 10year history of his rise to prominence hrough advocating social revo ution is part and parcel of the Communist operation in Ameri ca during that same period The report said the Negro civi rights leader has amassed an amazing number of Communist fronts as well as z larger lisi of groups which follow the Com munist line even though they have not been officially de clarcd a part of the Com munis solar system of fronts At Ihc same time the com mittec charged that King ha been closely even intimately associated with persons whc have been officially labeled un der oath before Congressiona committees as Communists The fiveman committee wa created by the legislature in th wake of racial troubles in Bir REDS Please Turn to Page 2 DAMAGED jet with aboard lands safely Page 16 143 Editorials Clear Lake news Society news 101 Sports 131 North Iowa news 1 Comics 1 HOUSTON Tex AP The lublic got its first close look Tuesday at the men who may get the closest look at the moon yet six new US scientistastronauts In science fiction a couple of decades ago a space scientisl was usually the mad scientist evil genius who almost de stroyed the AllAmerica type tiero But not even the regular US astronauts project a more wholesome image than the six young scientists introducec Tuesday at a news conference at the Manned Spacecraft Cen ter They are Dr Frank D Mi chel 31 Dr Joseph P Kerwin 33 Dr Duane E Graveline 34 Dr Edward G Gibson 28 Dr Owen K Garriott 34 and Dr Harrison Schmitt 29 Five are married and have children The bachelor Schmitt is going to a family reunion in Minnesota Saturday On average they stand jus over 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh a little more than 160 pounds Most come from small home towns like Enid Okla Gar Newport Vt Gravel Oak Park 111 Kerwin La Crossc Wis and Santa Rita NM It is estimated the first moon jflight is at least four years dis Farm news 19jtant and none of these six men Mason City news 2021 expected to be along Their Latest markets 21 job probably will be to study th Classified jattalion of the 173rd As in the previous operations isual contact with the enemy vas slight A US military pokesman said American and Vietnamese casualties were bght so far Meanwhile US Air Force planes made their deepest strike nto North Viet Nam Tuesday hitting a barracks and supply depot 150 miles west northwest of Hanoi U S military spokes men announced The spokesmen said the Thu an Chau depot was two miles iarther north than any previous Air Force target They said pi lots reported destroying 32 build ings and damaging 20 others A US Air Force B57 jet bomber was hit by Communist groundfire as it supported a ground operation 15 miles from Saigon and crashed and burned in a rice field two miles north of the Saigon airport US spokes men reported The two crewmen ejected from the plane after the left wing caught fire but one mans parachute failed to open the spokesmen said His body was recovered The second airman parachuted into a river and a search was being made forhim The dead flier was the 430th American killed in combat in Viet Nam A second American plane an RF101 was shot down at low al titude on another raid north of the Hanoi line and the pilot wail presumed killed spokes men announced The plane was flying support for an attack by other aircraft on the Son La barracks and supply depot about 140 miles west northwest of Ha VIETNAM Please Turn to Page 2 START JOINT US paratrooper of the 173rd Air tion of the war againstthe Comrnu borne Brigade kneels in clearing as niat Viet Cong Barbed wire fences HU1 helicopters take off after land in foreground remain from ruina of mg US and Vietnamese paratroop small town Xo Ba Da overrun two ers for the firstjoint combat opera years ago by the Viet Cong
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