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Waterloo Courier (Newspaper) - November 4, 1979, Waterloo, Iowa Sunday 118 pages sections November Waterloo low 50 cents 4 slain 10 hurt at anti-Klan rally GREENSBORO AP Two carloads of whites fired with automatic weapons at a Death to the Klan rally Saturday and the four-minute spate of violence left four persons dead and 10 wounded Police arrested 14 persons 12 of those claimed to be members of the Ku Khuc Klan The assault was apparently an answer i to statements made this summer by the rally's organizer Paul Carl Bermanzohn a communist He called the Klan Cowards and taunted Klansmen to show up at the rally and face the wrath of the people BERMANZOHN of Durham was wounded in the gunfire and was t ing surgery at a Greensboro hospital Saturday evening Another organizer I Thomas Conrad Clark 28 also of Durham was also wounded Both men are white Police identified the dead as Sandy Smith of Piedmont who was black and Jim Waller William Sampson and Caesar Cauce all of Greensboro All were identified as white demonstrators Police Chief William E Swing told a news conference that an automatic rifle and at least one shotgun were used in the shooting Swing said two of the 10 wounded were believed to be Klansmen He said there was no indication that police officers fired during the confrontation One eyewitness said some members of the rally returned fire with handguns after the shooting began from whites in two vehicles who exchanged epithets with the rally participants wife Sally still tered with blood from the attack told reporters the violence would only strengthen her resolve to wipe out capitalism and the Klan She blamed the Klan for the violence and accused police of knowing in advance that Klansmen planned an ambush She said her husband was undergoing brain surgery SHE SAID the rally sponsored by the Workers Viewpoint Organization a self- proclaimed communist group in which the are leaders was just forming when several carloads of men drove up I saw a man in the right front seat of the lead car I saw he had a weapon an automatic pistol We shouted He's got a gun I heard the firing start I ducked behind a car I saw a person next to me pull back and he was shot I think he was dead Mrs Bermanzohn said she found her husband lying on the ground with wounds in the arm and head It took the bulance forever to get she said People were dying all around and the police came up and arrested people who were trying to help She said the attack was a clear ple of the cooperation between the cops the Klan and the whole government Mrs Bermanzohn also said she believed Klansmen had targeted leaders of the Workers Viewpoint Organization in advance because all those killed were leading organizers for the group ONE OF THE most hideous acts in America was perpetrated in our Mayor Jim Melvin said He said he hoped that cooler heads would prevail and eliminate further violence Swing said murder charges would be lodged against some of the participants Melvin promised swift tion against the killers and defended police responsiveness Greensboro was the site of the first during the civil rights struggle of the Police Capt James Billiard said both the State Bureau of Investigation and FBI had been called in to help investigate Charles Travis of television station in High Point said his cameras were rolling when the whites drove up and some demonstrators struck the cars Two cars pulled up and about 12 white males emerged brandishing automatic Travis said He said the whites began shooting and blacks marchers returned the fire with handguns The shooting lasted about two minutes he said It sounded like firecrackers at first IN ANOTHER development involving the Klan a refused to block a planned Klan march through downtown Dallas saying he found the organization's activities and beliefs repugnant but was bound to uphold their right to parade The decision by U.S District Judge Robert W Porter removed the last legal obstacle to the Saturday march I do not in any way condone the iritis of the Ku Klux Porter said Friday The judge said civil rights lawyer Gerald Weatherly had failed to give any ing reasons why the march should not take place KHOW WHY J ALWAYS r i By Courier Staff Writer largest Day dinner the Iowa Democratic Party has ever staged had all the trappings of a pep rally for President Carter here day night But while Vice President Walter dale was billed as the star attraction and leading cheerleader for the president the crowd of more than buzzed with excitement over the presence of two minute dinner Kennedy and her son Joseph Neither the wife of the late Sen Robert Kennedy nor her son spoke but both made their presence known as they worked the crowd in Hilton THEY CAME to the dinner as guests of Robert and Rachel Fulton of Waterloo Mrs Fulton was an early leader in the movement in Iowa to draft Sen Edward Kennedy for the Democratic presidential nomination and her husband said day he also supports the Massachusetts senator It is a big plus for the Kennedy forces because of Fulton's position as De- national committeeman from Iowa Asked if his endorsement of Kennedy might cause him problems with the Carter administration Fulton responded All I can say is I won't get mad if they don't The young Kennedy worked the crowd like a seasoned veteran autographing gets taste of Kennedy charm swans of shaking with an infectious smile which reminded many Democrats of his assassinated father Asked if he planned to return to Iowa for the state's first in the nation De- precinct caucuses in January Kennedy responded You bet But despite Kennedy charms it appeared likely Carter will be the over- whelming winner in a a straw poll con- ducted at the dinner by the Iowa Daily Press Association Results of the poll will be announced Monday The leader of the original draft movement in Iowa Mathew ning of Des Moines had conceded a week ago that Carter would be the runaway winner in the straw poll And he appeared upset that national Kennedy For President leaders had de- to dispatch Ethel and Joseph Kenedy to the event BUT was delighted they came saying their presence made the event a Democratic rally and not just a gathering Fulton hosted a small reception for Mrs Kennedy and her son prior to the dinner Before launching into a strong and impassioned plea for support for dent Carter Mondale was equally quent in his praise of Iowa's senior senator John Culver Recalling that after a speech by Culver at the recent Iowa Federation of Labor Convention in Waterloo Mondale said Some of Washington's more cynics asked John How can you afford to be so progressive if you're running from But Mondale insisted that John Culver isn't running from running for Iowa And fairness compassion and values are as much a part of this state as sorghum and marching bands Mondale said Democrats have no re- ason to abandon Carter He said the president has a progressive record demonstrated in the fact that unemployment is lower there is more money for education and cities and more has been done than any other American political leader alive today to ensure that our need for natural resources will never ride roughshod over our priceless natural heritage Among Democrats from Waterloo at- tending the dinner was Lynn Cutler who said she will make her formal ment of candidacy for the Third District seat in the U.S House on Nov 16 While she and her husband Henry were chatting with the vice president at an afternoon reception Cutler told the vice president Lynn is going to run for Congress and I'm going to be the first lady of the district Comparison will benefit Carter By BOB CASE SUff Writer DES a president of the United States stands alone and you compare his record with God's he doesn't do too according to Vice President Walter Mondale But it's a different story when meone else steps forward the vice dent told a group of Iowa newsmen here Saturday in reviewing President Carter's record and the challenge to his tion by Sen Edward M Kennedy of Massachusetts Mondale touched on a broad range of issues during the hour-long of several appearances by the vice dent here and in Ames Saturday to drum up support for Carter among Iowa De- KENNEDY may be in public opinion polls bui Mondale expressed con- the situation is going to change It will change he predicted when one live human candidate is compared with another and you start asking him tions In reference to comments about a lack of leadership by Carter Mondale remarked If leadership is measured by what one accomplishes then we have a leader in the White House Mondale insisted that there are few substantial differences between the president and Kennedy on major issues and he pointed out that Kennedy's voting record has been very strongly Carter Asked if the senator might be vulnerable being tagged as a big Mondale responded his pre- sent posture is growing much closer to President Carter But he hastily expressed the opinion that the president has been more con- scious of the dangers of inflation much longer than has Kennedy Has he been assigned by the president to cut up Sen Mondale was asked Not at was his quick response I'm not a negative campaigner I'm not a hatchet man BESIDES he said I'm on my own I don't clear my speeches with him the The vice president expressed the hope that the campaign between Carter and Kennedy can be conducted without ness with a full discussion of the issues Mondale refused to criticize former Iowa Sen Dick Clark who gave up his a year job as coordinator of refugee affairs for the president to join the Kennedy campaign I admire Dick he said at an open news conference before his session with Iowa newsmen I regret his de- but it does not diminish my respect for him In response to a question Mondale said he does not believe Clark betrayed the president in resigning adding it's a free country During the later session Mondale begged off answering more questions con- the Clark matter Dick Clark was and still is a friend of Mondale said adding that we had a general discussion about Clark's role in the administration and the coming campaign I don't want to go into he said because whatever I say could be MONDALE opened his session with Iowa newsmen with a strong defense of Carter administration farm programs describing record as one of solid consistent and practical progress for American farmers The vice president admitted the ad- ministration hasn't done a good job of education to convince fanners of what has been done for them but he said we're going to do better He said inflation is at an intolerable high level driven up principally by the price of oil from overseas sources There is no good answer for inflation that doesn't fundamentally tie in with the energy Mondale said Mondale said the flight of refugees in Cambodia is almost the equivalent of holocaust Asked if the administration has con- possible armed intervention in Cambodia Mondale said all options have been but he added that we have got to find a peaceful way to feed hungry people Walter Mondale Satellite plunges to a fiery death WASHINGTON AP Pegasus 2 launched into space in 1965 to find hazards that might threaten American astronauts went to a fiery death in the atmosphere Saturday its mission long completed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said tracking stations lost contact with the satellite at p.m EST over the Atlantic Ocean near the equator time of the descent had been pre- but NASA could not predict where the satellite would fall MARY Fitzpatrick a NASA spokeswoman said it appeared from date that any surviving debris splashed harmlessly into the Atlantic No land areas were under the track of the debris Pegasus constantly shifting course ranged between 31.8 degrees north and 31.8 degrees south of the equator In the Western Hemisphere that extended from the extreme southern United States to southern Brazil It did not include Europe but did cover most of Africa and much of India and Australia In the United States only Florida Hawaii and extreme southern Alabama Mississippi Louisiana and Texas were in its path Computer projections indicated about pounds of the satellite would burn up in re-entry About pounds of hardier materials could survive and rain down mostly in small chunks of less than 10 pounds over mites long and 60 mites wide Such a of a re-entering spacecraft is normal and has not in the history of space flight resulted in personal injury or property damage on NASA said in a statement issued earlier WHEN THE Skylab space tion plunged to Earth last July it sprayed about 20 tons of debris some pieces weighing as much as pounds over the Indian Ocean and Western Australia The pieces caused no injury or damage Pegasus 2 was launched in 1965 to determine how much of a hazard meteoroids would pose to manned spacecraft Once in its orbit 460 miles above the Earth Pegasus deployed two arms each 96 feet long Thin aluminum patches on the arms electronically re- corded the penetrations of meteoroids and the puncture information was transmitted to Earth Two other Pegasus satellites were launched in 1965 Pegasus 1 the atmosphere in 1978 over Africa and Pegasus 3 fell out of orbit over the Pacific Ocean in 1969 No pieces of either satellite were ever found Today's Quick Comment WHILE much of the world worried about a population explosion Pre- adent Pinochet of Chile fa asking women to have more children The president said Chile needs more people became the human ment 5s the fundamental resource for any nation toward complete development Chile's growth rate to stow to and official statistics pegged the population at in 1978 Inside A race among six candidates for mayor of Cedar Falls is among highlights of area city elections Tuesday Page 17 Weather Rain Monday with a high in the upper 40s Complete weather on page 2 i Capitol quips Are we heading for a time when gasoline stations will stay open on weekends just to sell water and
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