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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Probe bribe WASHINGTON AP A congressional committee Thurs day called on the State Depart ment and Central Intelligence Agency to explain why a formal denial of a bribery incident that took place in Sing apore in 1960 backfired to the embarrassment of the US gov ernment Rfip Clement J Zablocki D Wis chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Far East said closed hearings will be held after the Labor Day recess to obtain an explanation from responsible officials on bribery allegations brought by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew Lee threatened to name an American presidential inter mediary of high rank who he said offered him the bribe in 1960 if he would not reveal the arrest of an American CIA agent trapped trying to buy in formation from Singapore se cret agents State Department officials were taken aback Tuesday when Lee released a letter from Secretary of State Dean Rusk which apologized for improper activities by American agents and promised disciplinary ac tion Zablocki said it was most unfortunate that the State De partment had issued a formal denial of the bribery charge on Tuesday and then had itself re versed on Wednesday It is not too difficult to look back to what action Prime Min ister Lee was talking about Zablocki said He refused to elaborate State Department officials insisted that only Rusk and the Central Intelligence Agency knew of the letter to Lee Za blocki indicated that Congress had been filled in on the inci dent when it occurred toward the close of the Eisenhower ad ministration Not calling Guardsmen for holiday DES MOINES CAP Gov Harold Hughes said Thursday he does not plan to use the Na tional Guard over the Labor Day weekend except for traffic control Earlier Hughes had said he was investigating reports that this years Independence Day riots at Arnolds Park would be repeated Hehad indicated he might call out National Guard forces as a precaution against such disorders He told newsmen Thursday it is my judgment at this time that there is no need to call ou the guard except to assist the Highway Patrol with traffic It is my opinion the gov ernor said that there will be no disturbancewhatsoever Hughes said officers have learned that some participants in the July 4th riots have been talking of stirring up anothe disturbance over the Labor Daj weekend In some cases Hughes said officers know who these peopL are and what they are saying This information apparently was taken into consideratior when the governor announcec his decision against calling ou the National Guard Return to work at pork plant PERRY workers were back on the jo Thursday at Iowa Beef Packers Inc pork plant here but th suspension of seven employe which precipitated a walkou Wednesday remained in effec Meetings were scheduled Thursday afternoon among the suspended men union represen tatives from Chicago and Iowa Beef executives The company accused one of the suspended men with willful withholding of production and the other six with encouraging and participating in an illegal The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL IK MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2 WS UOc Paper CoBslili of Two Anoclatcd Press Full Wires No 174 Congress jettisons bills U S court hears arguments on remap plan By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES AP Argu ments on the validity of the temporary reapportionment plan adopted by the 1965 legis lature were to be heard by a threejudge US District Court panel Thursday The court was being asked by the Iowa attorney generals of fice to hold that the plan voted by the legislature last spring is constitutional But Harry Smith of Sioux City attorney for two Des Moines labor leaders whose suit led to a 1964 special session to redis tribute seats in both houses to reflect more closely the popula tion distribution in the state had on file a brief urging the judges to hold the temporary plan in valid under the federal constitu tion Also set for hearing was a petition of intervention by David Uelin Des Moines attorney for a group that is challenging the temporary plans constitutional ity in state courts Belin planned to ask the federal judges to de lay any further action until his suit can be disposed of in the state courts Smith has filed objections to Belins intervention in the fed eral court case and to any de lay in ruling on the plans con stitutionality Smith said he was challenging validity of the temporary plan because of the disparity in the number of persons represented by members of the House He said the House member with the largest number of con stituents had to represent 223 times as many people as the member from the smallest rep resentative district Monona County He contended this vio lates the one man one vole rule laid down by the US Su preme Court Hearing the arguments sched uled to begin at pm were Judge Martin Van Oosterhout of the 8th Circuit Court of Ap peals in St Louis and US Dis trict Judges Roy Stephenson and Edward J McManus They are the same judges who ordered a special session ol the legislature in 1964 to change the then existing distri bution o Senate and House seats They agreed with the conten tion of Smiths clients Charles L Davis and Arthur J Lewis of DCS Moines that the apportion ment of legislative seats was invidiously discrimina REMAP Please Turn to Page 2 Schweitzer gravely ill LIBREVILLE Gabon MVDr Albert Schweitzer 90 lies gravely ill Thursday in his jungle hospital in whichhe has treated thousands of Africans The old doctor whose name is legend through ut the world was stricken by fatigue Sunday and las not left his bed since Reports reachingthe capital from the 100mile distant jungle hospital were sketchy Close associates Youths in post office not named efused to say anything or on Dr Schweit ers chances of recovery He is ill very ill We are all raying a member of Dr ichweizters staff told an ac quaintance over the telephone inking the island of Lambarene with the capital The hospital itself located across the muddy Ogooue River rom Lambarene Island has no elephone Dr Schweitzer re used to install one Reports of his illness trickled rom the hospital to Lambarene y staff members traveling across the river in dugout ca noes In recent years Dr Schweitz DR ALBERT SCHWEITZER Confined to bed er left most medical chores to other doctors But he sat every day at his battered desk in the hut housing the hospitals central pharmacy where drugs were given out to ailing Africans I feel admirably well he told this reporter last Jan 14 on iris 90th birthday According to reports available here Dr Schweitzer had kept up uis daily routine dictating an swers to numerous letters study ing plans for new construction at the hospital and receiving vis itors A report said the doctor hac lost consciousness but recovered slightly towarc evening In the capital Africans were philosophical about the man who nad devoted his life to Africa and became the center of controver sy He is old very old was comment often heard here strike The suspensions prompted about 100 plant production work ers to leave their posts Wednes day Iowa Beef said the work stoppage was in violation of a nostrike clause in a contract signed earlier this year North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Fri day Warmer Thursday night in lower SOi Fri day around M World war was ended 20 years ago WASHINGTON top hatted tailcoated Japanese dip lomat limped across the deck to a long table He nervously fin gered his fountain pen Then he signed two for Ja pan and one for the United States The war was over The signa tures by Foreign Minister Ma moru Shigemitsu were affixed to copies of formal surrender documents The ceremony aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay 20 years ago Thursday Jap nanese time concluded Gen Douglas A MacArthur said sol emnly these proceedings are closed1 Nineteen day earlier on Aug 14 IMS Japan had surrendered unconditionally ending the war that began with the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941 r Both the US Postmaster and the district manager of the Iowa State Employment Service in Mason City Thursday re fused to reveal the names of youths hired this summer as post office vacation help Both Postmaster Henry Pen dergraft and Clyde Pricr of the employment service empha sized that they were refusing because of instructions from superiors Pendergraft called the St Louis office of the Post Office Department and Pricr checked with his state office Lawrence f OBrien who has been named by the Presi dent to succeed John A Gro nouski as postmaster general Wednesday told a Senate com mittee he could see no reason why the names should not be released Pendergraft said he was in formed by his superior in St Louis that the department rule has not changed OBrien has not yet been sworn into office although his appointment re ceived Senate confirmation Wednesday Refusal by the two Mason City government employes was despite the GlobeGazettes in sistence that the youths were working for the public and paid with public funds and their names consequently were pub lic information Pendergraft said he was given permission to say that all the youths hired by him needed a job and that all did a good job Pendergraft and Prier both confirmed that all were hired here through the state employ ment office Controversy over revealing the names resulted from a charge that patronage entered into the hiring under the Presi j dents Youth Opportunity Pro gram Prier said he was given no instruction by anyone as to who should be hired The Senate committee is in fight Planes in Kashmir NEW DELHI India Ml Indian and Pakistani planes fought in the skies over southwest Kashmir Thursday while aground Pakistans army pushed five niles inside Indias positions the Defense Ministry aid Fighting raged for the second straight day A ministry spokesman said Indian air force planes WEIGHTLESSNESS TO Charles Con rad exercises with the dumbbells at the Merritt Island Launch Area at Cape Kennedy Fla before flying to Phototax Houston Conrad and astronaut Gor don Cooper are undergoing a briefing after their record breaking orbital flight aboard the Gemipi 5 space craft See story Page 2 Guard moves into historic Natchez vestigaling charges that the Post Office Department dis tributed at least 3380 of the youth jobs as congressional pa tronage in violation of Presi dent Johnsons directives that the jobs go to needy youths BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six hundred National Guards men and a large force of state patrolmen were ordered into the Natchez Miss area Thursday by Gov Paul B Johnson Jr who said there was imminent danger of a riot The Mississippi governor di rected Adj Gen Walter John son to call up all the troops needed to keep the peace in the river port after a Negro leader warned of growing tension and a Ku Klux Klansman said the robed organization was armed A convoy of 11 trucks each carrying 16 battle ready sol diers and a dozen army jeeps rolled into downtown Natchez hired through the employment service Bandages on LBJs hands WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnsonis wearing a small bandage on each hand between the thumb and the forefinger but they seemingly are causing him no trouble in handshaking at White House ceremonies The White House said the tiny bandages were the result of wartlike growths which frc quently bother Johnson when he is exposed to the sun The grimfaced guardsmen took up posts on the streets State police patrolled the town set ting tip screening posts on the highways to check all cars en tering the city while military helicopters clattered overhead watching for trouble Both the governor and his ad jutant general were in Natchez Gov Johnson said he was in the town to attend the funeral of a University of Mississippi foot ball player who died during practice Tuesday The huge security buildup came as city officials met with Negro leaders about desegrega tion demands following the boobytrap bombing of a civil rights leader in his car last week The bombing victim George Officers have arrested six persons since two white men Metcalfe of the NAACP was in fair condition with leg arm and ace injuries from the blast Fri day in a parking lot Negro demands include de nunciation of the klan by the fc desegregation of public fa cilities equal job opportunities and police escorts for Negro fu nerals A national civil rights leader says demonstrations may spread from violencestricken Plymouth into other sections of North Carolina a Southern state with a record of good race rela tions Massed police made more arrests Wednesday in Plymouth as they sought to relieve racial tensions which city authorities blamed on the Ku Klux Klan and outoftown thrill seekers etween Tuesday rew out of Negro voter regis ration demonstrations which jcgan more than two weeks ago n the fishing and paper mill own of 5000 in eastern North Carolina Inside The Globe MAJOR COLLEGE foot ball schedule for 1965 season Page 13 Editorials t Mason City news 47 Latest markets Society news 11 North Iowa news II Sports 1MJ Classified 1417 were wounded in a street clash whites night and The Negroes tensions Violence was touched off Tuesday night for the second Lime in a week when a group of Negroes walked past a crowd of whites on the main street A few minutes earlier Negro leaders fearing trouble had called off a protest march In Durham Floyd McKissick national chairman of the Con gress of Racial Equality said when Plymouth stops it going to be another town you pick it There are dozens ol Plymouths in North Carolina Elsewhere on the racial scene there were these develop ments An aide to Dr Martin Luther King Jr announced in Atlanta that King will go to Chicago and Los Angeles this fall in an effort to interest civil rights ghetto and gang leaders in those cities in his nonviolent movement King called the effort a project on problems facing Ne groes in Northern ghettos Courthouse hours law is attacked VINTON A new law requiring county courthouses to stay open half a day on Salur days was attacked Thursday a deceiving misleading log rolling proposition M H Bordewick of Vinton attorney for the Benlpn County Board of Supervisors in a sui seeking to compel Saturday openingof the Berton County Courthouse contended the meas ure is unconstitutional District Court Judge John W Tobin took the case under ad visement He indicated that he expected to make a ruling soon The 1965 legislature tacked onto a bill providing pay in creases for most county officers a declaration that it is the policy of the state that court houses remain open on Satur day mornings Atty Gen Law rence Scalise ruled the bill makes it mandatory that court houses be open for half a day on Saturdays Harry V Long a Benton County resident filed a suit to force county officials to keep the courthouse here open on Saturdays Bordewick said the law is un constitutional because the Iowa Constitution says a legislative act must deal with only one sub ject He said the titte of the bil doesnt mention courthouse hours and deals only with com pensation for county officers There is nothing in the title to indicate the legislature was trying to take home rule away from the counties Bordewick said He added that the law docs not cither directly or by implication repeal other slat utes which give the county board of supervisors conlro over the use of the courthouse C E Hutchins of Belle Plaine vere attacked by the Pak stahi air force as they flew ver Pakistani positions Our fighter escort drove the akistani planes across the in crnational frontier the spokes man said All our aircraft rc attorncy for Long conceded the provision on courthouse hours was hastily drawn Hutchins was a member of the 1956 Icgis laturc turned to base There was no claim that any Pakistani planes had been sho down Defense Minister Y B Cha van told Parliament a massiv attack by at least 3000 Pakis tani troops and 70 tanks across the international frontier had seriously escalated the fight ing and that the situation was still developing Chavan claimed 13 tanki were destroyed He acknowledged India lost four of its planes that attacked the tanks two planes missing and two damaged It appeared that despite an fndian counterattack at dawn Thursday Pakistani tanks were able to burst through the Indian ines and roam about in south west Kashmirs flatlands No new major action was re ported in three salients the In dians pushed into Pakistani ter ritory in recent attacks but here was ominous talk of a wider conflict Speaker Hukam Singh of the ower house of Parliament re fused to let members ask Cha van questions saying that it was not possible when there is actual war between us and Pakistan Chavan said India was re sponding to Pakistans escala tion with all necessary coun Ler measures and that we tiave to take an overall view of defense That was an obvious ref erence to other sectors on In dias long and tense frontier with Pakistan Indonesian Cannot recognize Singapore JAKARTA Indonesia AP Indonesian Foreign Minister Su bandrio says his country cannot recognize Singapore as long as British military bases remain in that island state These bases are considered a threat to Indonesia Subandrio said Wednesday night after a toplevel meeting presided over by President Sukarno Hope to adjourn in month Pigeonhole wages remap By JACK BELL WASHINGTON AP Dem ocratic congressional leaders have decided to jettison mini mum wage congressional redis tricting and unemployment compensation legislation in their drive for a late September adjournment This decision reflected in Senate Democratic Policy Com mittee action apparently has at least the tacit approval of Presi dent Johnson The three major measures to be pigeonholed will remain alive for action in 1966 Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said in an inter view the party policy committee has called for Senate action on a talf dozen major measures be ore the current session ends These include the ligher education aid bill on which Senate debate begins Thursday Other measures the commit ee wants pushed to a vote Mansfield said include bills to repeal state union shop bans revise the farm subsidy system abolish the national origin quo tas on immigration step up vo cational rehabilitation and beautify highways Included also are the regular money bills with the always controver sial foreign aid bill among them A proposed pay increase for federal civilian employes was not on the priority list Action on it seems to depend on wheth er sponsors lower their sights to levels acceptable to Johnson The minimum wage measure which would expand coverage to 72 million more workers is jammed up because Johnson has taken no position on House committee action to raise the federal minimum from to an hour Some legislators think its passage in the 1966 election year would leave its benefits fresh in the minds of lowincome voters The congressional redis tricting bill passed by the Union shop issue clears committee WASHINGTON AP The sharply controversial bill to re peal Section 14B of the Taft Hartley law has cleared the Senate Labor Committee by a bigger margin than its sponsors expected The panel approved the meas ure 123 Wednesday but agreed to withhold it from the Senate until late next week so its foes could write their views on il The White House said after the vote that President Johnson expects final congressional ac tion before adjournamcnt The House passed the bill 221203 in July Senate sponsors say they have the votes lo pass the bill but ex pect a floor battle The big fight will be over amendments to restrict union activities Section 14B allows states to ban labor contracts that compel workers lo join a union Nine teen stales have enacted such bans House has had scant Senate attention Neither house has shown any inclination to act on Johnsons proposal for stand ardization of state unemploy ment benefits The Senate policy group add ed the highway beautification bill to its list of priority legisla tion largely because Johnson repeatedly reported to congres sional leaders that Mrs Johnson keeps after him to get it passed The farm bill has had heavy going in the Senate Agriculture Committee but Chairman Allen J Ellender DLa said he be lieves the group is near an agreement on it The Housepassed immigra tion measure temporarily is snarled in a dispute over wheth er the Senate Judiciary Com mittee is going to send to the calendar a proposed constitu tional amendment on state leg islative reapportionment Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen sponsor of the amendment has blocked committee action on the immi gration measure until he can get assurances that this reap portionment proposal will go to the calendar for action next year 2 warplanes strafe Malaysian village KUCHING Malaysia AP Two Indonesian warplanes strafed a Malaysian Borneo vil lage Wednesday but caused no casualties and little damage a military spokesman reported SAME   

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