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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Dennler hearing opens Testifies as to expenses DES JMOINES Dennler testified Thursday that during 19 years as a slate milk sanitarian he claimed only ex pense money that was due him But he said he could not prove all his claims Dennler 52 was called before a joint legislative committee in vestigating his firing as a milk sanitarian and the entire State Agriculture Department after his wife had broken down and cried while testifying Under questioning by commit tnn counsel John Greetof Spen cor Dennler testified that at the beginning of a week or a month he would put state mon ey in his billfold for state ex penses At the end of the period he said he would check to see how much money was left He then would itemize a claim to tofal the amount that was spent he said Clrccr hammered at Dennlers meal expenses He produced vouchers signed hy Dennler for the period from May 1 through Dec 31 1962 He said this cov ered 215 days hut vacations holidays and weekends reduced this to 154 working days Greer said clafrm for over night lodging indicates Dennler was away from home five nights during the period indicating he was nt home 149 during the Monday through Friday work week Greer said the rec ord s h o w e d that Dennler charged the state for 143 eve ning mcaJs during the period He asked Dennler whether he had only six evening meals with his family during these working weeks I donl claim that that is tho number of meals 1 ale from home Dennler said claim that the total amounl o thr voucher is the amount that 1 spent He said that inves tigation began he has estimated thai an average weeks ex penses probably would total about Tor such things as samples of dairy products park ins meters ice salt wax paper rubber bands and postage and an occasional snack He snid he also occasionally slopped at a quick car wash and charged the cost of the wash to this account Dennler admitted he knew thai car maintenance expenses KO on another form but said he charged the washes on his regu lar account because it was sim pler Dennler conferred with his three lawyers before answering almost every question In con trast he appeared calm and un ruffled He wore brown suit He joked moments before the hear ing started about hoping photo graphers would avoid picturing him in profile After questioning Dennler ahoul his expenses in May through December of 1962 Clrecr then turned to expense vouchers Dennler submitted for the period Jan 1Nov 30 1963 Dennler told the committee ho would charge the stale for breakfast when he did not eat breakfast at home regardless of when he left home He insist ed that he rlid not charge for dinners he had at home Creers questioning of Mrs Dennler broguht a charge on the Senate floor that the hear ing was a miscarriage of jus tice Sen John Walker RWilliams Inkl other members of the Sen ale not participating in the hear ing to go into the hearing and sec he way this poor woman is being treated Its worse than Selma Ala Walker said Shes being asked asinine and ridiculous questions It is the most vicious thing I have ever seen in the Senate I ask that the majority party The newspaper that makes all North o w a n s n e i g h b o r Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 1 1945 UOc Paper Consists of Two One Associated Prom Full Lease No 45 AiKll IOOLEKY Seventeenyearold Dave Devine otJi vided the photographer with a bit of April Foolery in advance wl his bus home from school Thursday Dave isnt really this limt belong to Craitf Decker 17 a classmate The ornate masonry the boys are crawling is a part of the Indiana Statehouse Pliotofax Nonaligned seek slop this ticn Walker miscarriage of jus sairl the Senate is ruining Ihe lives of two people and we have no right lo do it parley Proposal is discussed with Rusk WASHINGTON I A I5 Rep resentatives of 16 nonaligned governments met Thursday with Secrelary of Stale Dean Rusk to appeal for Vietnamese peace negotiations with no strings at tached Although the United States has kept the door open lo possi ble negotiations Washington officials said North Viet Nam has given no hint thai it intends to abandon its assault on South Viet Nam This in the Amcri on Viet can view is a prerequisite any peace talks to Ambassador Maxwell D Tay lor talked with newsmen Wednesday night after meeting with President Johnson and gave no indication that any ne gotiations were in the offing Asked by a reporter if he thought the air strikes on North Viet Nam were bringing the Ha noi regime any closer to nego tiations Taylor said I have no yardstick to measure the dis tance to the conference table The State Department had no comment on a letter written by William Warbey a leftwingLa borile member of the British Parliament to the London Times Warbey wrote that the North Vietnamese leadership is not demanding withdrawal of American troops as a condition for a ceasefire He said Presi dent Ho Chi Minh lold him 10 weeks ago in Hanoi that the only precondition to a confer ence is a ceasefire Although Johnson and top ad ministration officials have de clared regularly that the United States has no intention of pull ing oul of Soulh Viet Nam Red Chinese Premier Chou Enlai demanded such a withdrawal again Wednesday night Chou told an Algiers news conference that the only way to settle the future of Viet Nam is for the Americans to withdraw THE PAIN OF rholofax WAR The side oC war that is seldom seen except in the front lines is exemplified on the contorted tortured face of this South Viet namese Badly wounded by shrapnel from a land mine he lies on a makeshift stretcher awaiting helicopter evacuation and allow the Vietnamese to decide their own course He at tacked what he called Ihe di rect American aggression against North Viet Nam The Italian government said Wednesday night it sympathizes with the American position in Viet Nam But Italys foreign minister Amintore Fanfani said his government wants all efforts to be made for a negoti ated solution The nonaligned appeal which Rusk received Thursday was drafted in Belgrade Yugoslavia al a twoday conference in mid March It has been signed by 16 heads of government or chiefs of slate The ambassadors of Afghanis tan Ethiopia Ghana and Yugo slavia were scheduled to present the appeal at the Stale Department Similar groups o ambassadors were to presen the same appeal to the govern ments of the Soviet Union Com munist China Britain France North Viet Nam South Vie Nam Poland and Canada Also it is to be handed to UN Secre taryGcncral U Thanl and t representatives of the National Liberation Front of the Commu Bomb blasts Bama home nist guerrilla forces in South Viet Nam SPORTS BULLETIN EAST LANSING Forddy Anderson was fired as Mich igan State basketball coach Thursday after five second di vision finishes in six seasons and a 113 Big Ten recod this year Police tell of killing Nora Springs boy in court By JAMES R OWENS Paul M Smidt 14 told police ic sort of went blank after iring the first of seven rifle shots that killed his mother ac cording to testimony in 3 pre iminary hearing Thursday in vlason City Police Court The Nora Springs school boy vas bound over to District Courl on a murder charge following preliminary hearing Mason City police detective Ouane Jewell who talked to the oy after the shooting al the Smidt farm home said the boy at that time could not recall bow many shots he fired or where he lired them after the first shot with his 22calibei rifle The mother Louie H Amelia Smidt 42 was in the kitchen when the hoy fired the first shot after an argument according to Jewells accoun of the boys conversation He said Then she started hollering and screaming and I just kept on Jewell said The youth did not recall reloading the singleshot rifle or even whether his mother came at him after the first shot the detective said Sheriff Jerry Allen who in vestigated at Ihe farm home testified that spent rifle car tridges were found in the living room kitchen and entry porch and that Mrs Smidts body was on a walk just outside lhat back door entry porch Jewell and Sgt Nick Homer fling of the police department testified as to the boys state ments when he appeared at the police station the afternoon of the shooting and reported it Homerding desk sergeant said the boy came to the po lice station information win dow and at first said noth ing I asked him what the trouble was Sgt Homer ding said There was no answer I asked him again what wis the matter and still there was no answer Hiv eyes were watering I asked him if he was sick and he said I shot my mother SMOKE BOMB FOR DEMONSTRATORS Bama town braced tor demonstrations Explosives in other places BIRMINGHAM Ala A dynamite bomb hatlered a Negro home Thursday and two other bombs vere disarmed at the homes of Mayor Albert Botitvvell and City Councilwoman Nina Miglionico Police cars were dispatched immediately to tha of the eight other council members Rivers in North Iowa start rise Evacuations at Spencer For BBC audience Demonstrate n By COLIN FROST f LONDON AP Western Europe celebrated April Fools Day Thursday with traditional hoaxes The British Broadcast ing persuaded scores of televisionyfans that it could transmit smells The BBC brought in a genuine professor from London Univer sity lo demonstrate the new smellovision Me fed coffee beans and Ihen onions inlo a complicated array of fake equipment explaining that their scents would break down into molecules and be transmitted through the screen For best results he said ilandsix feet away from your sol and sniff V Me asked successful sniffers lo report results by noon the Iraditional deadline for April Fool jokes Such is the power of television that sniffers soon were tele phoning to report that the scents had come across Some claimed the onions made their eyes water An elaborate joke in Stock holm threwthousands of homes into confusion Printed leaflets purportedly from the Swedish capitals gas and water compa ny told them the water would be cut off Housewives were told lo fill bathtubs and all available cans with water to last them while certain adjustments made lo the water system After a torrent of calls from angry customersthe company issued an official denial putting the blame on some unknown joker The Copenhagen newspaper Politkcn reported with a straight face that the Danish Parliament had been thrown into anuproar by a government hill requiring all dogsto he painted white The aim it said was road safety since while dogs are easier to sec al night Nobody knows for sure how all the fooling started The En cyclopedia Brilannica says scholars have longdisputed the customs origins though it prob ably is a survival from pagan celebrations of the spring equi nox After determining that the shooting was outside the city lomerding said he called the sheriffs office Al that time Jewel came inlo he police station the men tesli icd The boy was sitting on steps in the police station and another officer told Jewell that he lad reported shooting h i s mother The policemen said they then attempted to learn if the woman was Jiving and if the shooting was accidental The boy they said had no idea whether his mother was dead He said the shooting was no accident An ambulance was sent to the farm that point ihe policemen said the boy was advised that lie did not have lo make any statements But Jewell tcsli fied the youth said that he came lo the police for the purpose of KILLING Please turn to Page 1 CAM DEN Ala AP This town of 2500 where smoke bombs were used to break up a march Thursday for more civil rights demonstra tions designed to spark a school boycott linked to voter regis tration The immediate target was Camden Academy the only Ne gro school in the county where attendance remained high dur ng the march SelmaloMonlgomery SAME Well be back said the Me gro boys and girls after two acctoface confrontations with authorities Wednesday Well march again with a permit Negro leaders expressed similar views in other locations The Rev Frederick D Reese of Sclma said there would be no cessation of demonstrations there arc no barriers to free voter registration of Ne groes Dr Martin Luther King Jr lold an audience attending a testimonial dinner in his honor at Baltimore Something must be done to prod the business community and the good people of Alabama If it takes economic pressure to do this we have a moral obli gation to do it in Alabama said King president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference A Camden Negro minister and SCLC member explained the purpose of the drive against Camden Academy the only accredited school in the county and its principal James Hobbs The Rev Daniel Harrell said the objective is to stop the principal from prohibiting the students from staying out of school This is an indirect protest he said because the parents are prohibited from voting We will keep the students out of school until their parents are allowed to vote Sheriff P C Jenkins said Wil cox County about 40 miles southwest of Selma has a population of 20000 with Ne groes making up nearly 80 per cent of the total There is one Negro voter registered dur ing the past few weeks The demonstrators most of them teenagers began their activities at St Francis Baptist Church about three miles from the Camden city limits About 120 marched to the city line another 15 piled into two cars and drove to Camden Academy inside the city limits and onlyafewblocks from the downtown courthouse marchers met at rlly line by Mayor Reg Albrit ton 10 auxiliary policemen 9 slate troopers and the sheriff 4 The auxiliary policemen th city has only three regular off cers were wearing steel he mcts and carrying pistols an canisters The mayor 42 ordered th demonstrators to stop at th line because they did not hav a parade permit One of the demonstrator crossed the line The mayo said he told the youngster to ge back across the line three time and then threw a smoke canis ter It rolled along jn front o Ihe marchers Two other smoke bombs were tossed by auxiliary policemen The marchers fled the billow ing smoke in disorder But no injuries were reported They reformed after the smoke blew away and again approached the line North Iowa Weather outlook Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Thursday night lows upper 20s to low 30s Friday fair and slightly warmer highs in the 40s Weather Details on Page 2 I THK ASSOCIATED fKKSS Northern Iowa which only a couple of weeks leavy snowfalls Thursday ago battled faced new It was the runoff of water as warm weath melted the deep er quickly snow Rivers and creeks rose to hankful and spilled into low lying areas The bomb at Miss cos house was found on the sec ond step of her front porch by her father when he came out to get the morning paper Police said he reached inside the box containing the bomb and ripped out the timing mechanism Police who were dispatched to the mayors house about a mile away found a bomb at tha side of the sprawling brick structure Officers disarmed it There was o warning no threats of the bombing of the residence of Negro accountant TL Crowcll across town from the mayors home His son Weymouth 13 was treated for a cut hand The frightened mother an elementary school teacher said he was more frightened than ihurl It was the first actual bomb Water was flowing over mtrejjng jn Birmingham since Sept than a dozen primary highways 24 1963i wnen a shrapnel ex and many rural roads were im passable because of mud or high water Some persons were forced to leave their homes as the water spread into towns The Commerce Bridge col plosive hurled holts and pieces of metal over a wide area in a quiet Negro neighborhood Only a few days before a bomb killed four Negro children lapsed and fell into the Raccoon attending Sunday School in the River southwest of DCS Moines Thursday No one was on the bridge at the time West DCS Moines police said the bridge was washed out by high water Temperatures were in the 50s at rnary places in Iowa Wednes day and reached 64 al Council Bluffs The warm sun reduced the snow cover rapidly 16th Street Baptist Church Two other Negroes died in the vio lent aftermath None of the bombings has been solved Birmingham has had 23 since 1956 All have had racial overtones Six dynamite bombs similar to those found Thursday were discovered last week in predomi Six families were evacuafed nantly rjegro neighborhoods Po from their homes in the north vest part of Spencer At least S5 other houses had water in heir basements Clay County officials said the flooding resulted from runoff of water from nearby farm fields At Ida Grove where the mer cury reached 52 degrees Wednesday Odebolt Creek out of its banks The Raccoon River was spreading into the city park at Sac City The Maple Inside The Globe was flowing into in northwest fowa low Editorials 4 Lake news 5 River lands The State Highway Commis sion said that Iowa 14 was closed north of Marshalltown because of high water from the Iowa River Cooler air should cover the state Thursday night and Fri day But the melting process should not be slowed too much Low readings Thursday night will be in the 30s Lows Wednes day night ranged from at Mason City news fpencer at Burlington i Lamom and Ottumwa lice said none exploded because of a defect in their assemblies Each bomb contained 50 sticks of dynamite a clock and batteries The mayor was in Washing ton for a meeting but his son Albert Jr was home The blast at the Crowelt homo wrecked a garage in t rear Police said the explosive had been placed in Ihe alley about 25 feet from the house The ga rage separated the house from ihe bomb and took the full force of the explosion No motive was established im mediately for the Crowell bomb ing Neither Crowell nor his wife is publicly involved in civil rights work The blast shattered in many of the surrounding res idences Huge chunks of brick were littered in the back yards Some landed atop two cars parked in a driveway Latest markets 7 Sports 910 Society news 1112 Comics 13 The roof of the garage caved in SNELL HALL DIES I The Crowell home is flanked JAMESTOWN NY Elancl by wellkept Negro Snell Hall Classified pages 1415 banker and CubGazette UjWednesday 91 industrialist educator died BOMB Please turn to Page 1 NKGRO HOME DAMAGED BY DYNAMITE ;