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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The ntwspoptr that mokes oil North lowons neighbors HOME IDITION I0c a Four MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVIMBIR M AunclaUd Prtu full WirM VOL Id5 244 Keokuk blast kills dancers Power in Kasavubu is ousted LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo AP Gen Joseph D Mobutu ousted President Joseph Kasavubu Thursday and de clared himself president of the Congo for the next five years Mobutu the army command er in chief said he expected parliamentary approval by acclamation of his presidency later Thursday He also can celed the presidential elections which had been scheduled for next January and February this morning I mm the president he told a news con ference 11 was his second seiz ure of power in the Congo since the former Belgian territory became independent in I960 Mobutu named Col Leonard Mulamba a career officer to replace Premierdesignate JEvariste Kimba and said he a government of national unity from all prov inces in which he and Mulam ba would be the only military figures He said Mulamba would present his government to Par liament for approval by Satur Mobutu said he would ask Parliament for certain consti tutions modifications This will include a cbangfe in the age qualification the presidency mum is Mobutu is 35 E Mobutu said hit coup thismorning because the army believes its responsibility is to protect the people from anarchy and chaos Hj iud that all members of MOBUTU KASAVUBU the former government includ ing Kasavubu arid Kimba are free to do what they live in the place of their own He announced that former Vice Premier Antoine Gizenga was freed from house arrest Thursday morning Gizenga for mer leftist deputy of the late Premier Patrice Lumumba set up a rebel regime in Stanley ville and has been under various forms of arrest since 1962 Mobutu met withcongression al leaders this morning He as suredthem that the constitution wouldj remain in force and the legislature would go its full five year term Former Premier Moise TshombesConacprparty issued a statement calling the blood less coup an actof heroism Mobutu also named Maj Gen Louis Bobozo thearmys only other general to Mobutus place as commander in chief Bobozo has been military commander in Katanga Province while Mu lamba has been commander and political director in the northeast Congov since Stan leyville its capitalwas retaken from the Communistsupported rebels a year ago Wednesday The coup apparently was peaceful and bloodless and no opposition was evident in Leo poldville The whereabouts of Kasavubu and Kimba were not known Street dancing in celebration was reported in the native quar ter of Leopoldville A report from Elisabethville capital of aad the Congos second Y cow Please Turn Pago 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Chame wtth 2 This is how t was perhaps on Thanksgiving day when vour fathers father was a lad Grand father seated at thehead of table asked a blessing Thanksgiving day of yesteryear on the bounty of nature and on all those present then grandmother andmother swung into action A roast fowl was borne to the table its bubbling iuices murmuring of the hidden delights soon to be savoied Paiise for Thanksgiving afhi B I n n n I fcy j t if r By JERRY BUCK Associated PressWriter Amid crisis and controversy the nation paused Thursday to observe that most American of holidays Thanksgiving For the first time in more than a decade American serv icemen fighting on foreign soil in a worsening war in Viet Nam And midway through the long holiday an estimated 20000 will take part in a Peace in Viet Nam march in Wash ington The demonstrationis set for Saturday and on the same day the American Legion plans to distribute 100000 Show Your Colors lapel buttons at the ArmyNavy football game in Philadelphia President Johnson troubled by mounting casualties inViet Nam shares the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with his family and friends at the Texas White House In a message to the troops in VietNam the President said Today we do not march in support of your unfinished task We carry no placards to bolster your cause We sign no petitions to show you our unity But we do much more To day we raise our voices In a sin gle prayer of thanks for your courage and your dedication And thatjis the most powerful voice of all Thanksgiving is also a time for spectacuiarparades that are a prelude to Christmas Down New Broadway f the big parade of gigantic Wai loons and floats Other parades are in Philadelphia Detroit Pittsburgh Charlotte N C and Toronto Canada Across the nation families gathered for the holiday Former President D wight D Eisenhower recovering from a heart attackwill have turkey with his immediate family in Washingtons Walter Reed Army Hospital Mrs John F Kennedy and her two Caroline and John Jr are in Newport RI where they are spending the holiday weekend with her moth er Mrs HughAuchincloss At the Valley Forge Army Hospital at Valley Forge Pa Lt Joe Marm was reunited with his parents Mr and Mrs Wal ter J Marm of Washington Pa Lt Marm 24 has been nomi nated for the Medal of Honor for storming an enemy machine gun bunker in the la Drang Val ley in Viet Nam Aims bombs at 5 homes MIAMI Fla AP A bril jant electronics expert who iays he was conducting a cru sade against Communist agita ors and Negro rioters has been charged with dropping home made fire bombs on five homes rom a rented airplane The purpose of the bombings was to scare local Communist gitators and to discourage full scale riots such as those in Los Angeles New York and Phila delphia the engineer Lon Da vid Shaw told anewsman It was warfare he said as he talked about the night flights during the past year Shaw 30 and a bachelor de scribed by coworkers at aerospace company as an elec tronic wizard said be used a slide rule and complicated navi gational gear to home in on tar gets from 1000 feet He said he could pinpoint his targets within plus or minus 20 feet as he hurled the gallon jugs of flammable liquid out the open cockpit windows However all of the bombs similar to giant Molotov cock tails exploded harmlessly on lawns or backyards except one that landed on an awning and set a room ablaze an Exodus by sea ended Fia AP The sealift of Cuban refugees across the Florida Straits came to an end Wednesday night after bringing 4598 Cubans to the United States The excursion boat Skipper K chartered by the US govern ment after Cuban Prime Minis ter Fidel Castro agreed to stop the perilous smallboat exodus made the last run with 83 per sons Y The exodus from Cuba will continue by air Shaw native of taine Miss with an IQ of 150v said secret voices supplied him with information about Communist activities in Dade County I only went out when I was reasonably sure that rioting was going on or about to occur he said It was a wellthoughtout plan Detective Sgt Dave Helman said Shaw apparently did not have any particular person in mind when he set out on his forays Shaws against everybody the Communists the Jews the Negroes Helman said Acquaintances and coworkers said Shaw was a cleanliving loner who did not drink or smoke He won t even drink coffee one said Shaw is charged with five counts of throwing a bomb It a a state charge and in Florida throwing a bomb is a capital offense Inside The Globe Editorials 4 5 SocMty news 111213 North owa news 2323 Sports 3132 Clear 404142 Mason City news 4849 Comics 54 Classified pages 5859 Road deaths occurring at normal rate Hj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic deaths in the nation during the first hours of the Thanksgiving weekend Thursday appeared running about the normal rate for a nonholiday period Theearly death toU since the count started at 6 pm local time Wednesday was 54 in cluding five in a highway crash in Texas The traffic death tally ing period will end at midnight Sunday West weather rain and snow in some parts of the nation add ed hazardsfor motorists head ing for the highways over the weekend However the National Safety Council regards Thanks giving as largely a home holi day with not as much long dis tance driving as on other major The council as in past years rt not make an estimate of the number of traffic fatalities for the 102hour period The highest death toll for the Thanksgiving fourday period was 554 last year and the low est was 442 in I960 on education brings problems A fiery death for 7 persons KEOKUK A shattering explosion and flash ie demolished a National Guard armory Wednesday ight sending seven persons to a fiery death and trag ally ending a gala Thanksgiving eve square dance Four or five more are not expected to live herif f H R Delahoyde said Thursday Most of the other GO to 70 persons in the build ny were burned or injured All our hospitals are filled the sheriff said Ceiling dropped on top of us By CHESTER STARR As Told to the Associated Press KEOKUK had not oticed any smell or anything to ive any warning We are a square dance club nd we meet to dance every We had to send some pa tients to Quincy 111 Bur lington and Iowa City Dr RE Cooper on duty at St Joseph Hospital here said eight persons were in critical condition and three were trans ferred to University Hospital at Iowa City the nearest burn cen ter It was a horrible sight said Mrs John Talbott There was screaming and everyone was hollering for people to call doc tors and ambulances Mrs Marilyn Chance said she saw people running from the building They were naked Their clothes were burned off bv 2as Thpp out tte5 he were out in ic floor and dancing and Mr Kenny Anderson was the call r I guess there were a good wo dozen of us out there The next thing 1 knew there The explosion blew the walls as a flash of fire and the ceilout and the top up he said ng of the must have There was a terrific fire for a een the on top of few seconds It had to be gas is Capt James Baugher 34 Our clothing was on fire Wei commander of the National were wearing western clothing Guard company based at the ike we do forour dances Wei armory said the blast apparent pulled the burning clothing oflofHy originated in the us as best 1 pulled U heaved thatv reinforced pieces pff myHeif and yanked I steel floor right up and it fell pieces off my wife back down into the basement The ceiling was on top of us he said but I looked around and saw a Dr Cooper said the dead in chance to crawl out Some of us eluded four women man there managed to crawl out We and twochildren Four of the had just gotten outside when dead were burnedbeyorid recog firemen and some others and took care ofus The dead were identified as under the ceiling I saw at least even or eight myself MM Ray Alice Starr 39 told his story as he Keokuk x ay on a bed in St Joseph flospi Dr Cooper said most of al banaged literally from head these people cant tell us any o toe thing The damn thing just blew A doctor said Starr was up urned over 50 per cent of his Mrs Darrell Cooper of Car ody and is in critical condition thage said if the dancers had Mrs Starr was flown to an been around the refreshment owa City hospital also in critistand at the time of the explo al condition Hospital personnel said Starr ad beencalm and cooperative nee the explosion despite his motional anguish and physical am EDITORS NOTE This is the second in a series of ar ticles exploring the impact of the Elementary and Second ary Education Act of on North Iowa school districts By CHARLES W WALK North Director L G Bailey North Centrals superintendent of schools ever finds students will be served by the Elementary and Secondary Ed ucation Act he must determine WHERE they will be served This determination of proj ect areas will be made by us ing the location of the districts economically deprived students After Bailey has located these students from lowincome fam ilies he must determine what percentage they are of the en tire districts For example if there are 900 stu dents in the district and Bailey is able to locate 90 of them in the lowincome bracket the county percentage will be 10 per cent Next Bailey will have to de termine the lowincome percent age for each of the attendance centers of the district North Central has three attendance centers There are elementary schools Kindergarten through fifth grade at Hanlonttrwn Manly and Plymouth There are junior high schools sixth through eighth grades at Han lontown and Plymouth and the North Central High School is at Only attendance centers which lave a lowincome percentage at least high as the district average will be designated project areas All programs carried on with funds from the federal grant must be con ducted in these project areas Bailey sees where thedesig nation of these project areas could cause some problems in the North Central district If only one or two of the elementary attendance centers were desig nated project areas Bailey says it would be most difficult to explain to the rest of the dis trict why the programs could be conducted only at those cen ters Bailey hopes however that this problem will never arise He believes the poverty of the district is evenly enough split so that all attendance centers will be able to be named proj ect areas Once the project areas have been determined and ranked with the area with the highest lowincome percentage receiv ing priority in any the next step is to determine ACT Please turn to 2 sion we all would have been killed She said the stand was near the center of the blast There were 48 persons danc ing in six squares and 12 others were sitting along the side lines she said All F can remember was we were just getting finished with a square There was a big ball of fire My husbandgrabbed me The wall fell out and we climbed over the wall Searchers frantically clawed through the smoldering rubble for victims Doctors and fromneighboring towns in Iowa They said that the patients enerally were calm as were olunteer hospital workers who were called in War claims Oelwein Gl OELWEIN has LUYUJ m iuwi been received here of the death llllnois and Missouri rushed to this Mississippi River city to help An appeal for blood donors was issued and planes were sent to Galesburg 111 and Chi cago for blood and burn drew of a fourth Iowa serviceman killed in Viet Nam in the last several days The latest victim was David Michael 24 of Oelwein who served with the Armys First Cavalry Division He was the son of Mr and Mrs Theodore Michael Young Michaels Army unit had seen heavy fighting in the last two weeks ings While the gaily dancing mem bers of the Swing Ezy Club KEOKUK turn to TANK IN tank is shownat rifeht outside the National Guard Armory which exploded i t in Keokuk Wednesday night The estimated death toll was seven with at least 60 known injured   

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