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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the VOL M MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The Newspaper That Mokes All North lowans Neighbors Prew tad United Preu InteniitiOMt rul Wirei MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 23 Coey Thlj Piptr ConiUti el Two OM HOME Wf Lafayette Square to be saved Perennial civic struggle at US capital WASHINGTON Washing tons historic Lafayette Square is in the middle of the peren nial civic struggle between past and progress To preserve what remains of its postColonial atmosphere a bill has been introduced in the Senate to designate the Square as a national historic siteSim ilar status would protect three old mansions around it the Dolley Madison Tayloe and Decatur Houses A fourth building the Belasco Theater would become a muni cipal arts center administered by the Interior Department IF THE BILL goes through and restoration follows as planned Lafayette Square like Philadelphias I n d e pendence Square will live on as a monu ment to the past in the heart of the Nations Capital Certainly no other site in Washington except Capitol Hill was more intimately linked with the young nations life and lead ers says the National Geogra phic Society An open field destined to be known as Lafayette Square stretched just north of the un finished White House in 1800 and was then considered part of the presidential grounds The first structure to rise be side the field was St Johns Church begun at the northeast corner in 1816 In its time this small stuccoed church has seen the greatest number of presi dential worshipers of fashion able capital weddings and elo quent funeral services for gov Rhee reported to resign post ernment and ties military celebri BETWEEN 1818 1820 St Johns was joinedby the Dol ley Madison and Decatur Houses on opposite sides of the grassy common Actually the socalled Madi son place originally was built by Mrs Madisons brotherin law Richard Cutts A modest dwelling it gained fame after the charming and popular wid ow of the former President took over in the 1830s and made it a center for toplevel social life Stephen Decaturs imposing mansion on the other hand knew gayety then tragedy at the very beginning As the home of the dashing naval hero of Tripoli and his beautiful wife Susan it was the scene of a brilliant ball in March 1820 given in honor of President Monroes daughter Maria A few days later Decatur was fatally wounded in a duel with an embittered naval officer James Barren and brought home to die THE THIRD historic building proposed for national protection was erected by Benjamin Ogle Tayloe in 1828 and later owned by a succession of highranking capital leaders It was called the Little White House dur ing the McKinley administra tion when it was the home of the Presidents close friend and advisor Mark Hanna The Belasco in 1895 as the Lafayette Square Opera compete in age or memories with the earlier landmarks But it too recalls a vanished era when Lillian Russell and Maude Adams were star performers and stylish audiences wore hourglass evening gowns lorgnettes opera capes and top hats The Belasco is now a USO club None of the Squares old town houses is today a private dwell ing Some have been supplanted by massive stone and concrete others have been remodeled for government or business offices JOINS UP LONDON Michael of Kent 17yearold brother of the Duke of Kent will join the army when he leaves Eton it was announced Friday GOP vote elects 2 incumbents Dick Nixon gets backing DES MOINES LK Iowa Re publicans have settled their scraps over representation on their national committee by re electing the two incumbents anc tiave cleared the decks for sending a 52member delegation to their national convention in Chicago July 25 Still at their posts on the na tional committee are Charle Wittenmeyer of Davenport anc Mrs Anna Lorn as of Red Oak chosen for fouryear terms a the GOP state presidential con vention Friday WITTENMEYER WON hand ily over Don Pierson of Hum boldt former Republican stati chairman while Mrs Loma had a tough battle before win ning over Mrs Enid Robinson of Hampton by a margin of les than 400 votes The final tally on a county bycounty roll call showed Wittenmeyer 2019 and Pier son 1208 Mrs Lomas 1807 an Mrs Robinson 1420 THE DELEGATION to the na tional delegates and 26 alternates will go un instructed for the presidential nomination in accordance with Iowa tradition Butit will be bearing a state convention reso lution giving Vice President Richard Nixon a strong endorse ment SPRING STROLL Laurilic Johnson 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth H Johnson 536 3rd N E at first has a hard time to choose her shoes from among those she has collected from neighbors and the family But like all women once she finds the ideal pair for the occasion she parades about to show them off She has seven pairs of shoes and starts hew walks as early as 8 am There are nine girls and one boy in the family so Laurilie has a good source for adding to her collection Symington concerned about onetrack view De Gaulle in speech on Berlin By JOHN M HICHTOWER WASHINGTON Wi French President Charles de Gaulle pro posed Saturday that the Paris summit conference next month concentrate on seeking a rc iaxnlion of SovietWestern ten sions rather than on solving specific issues such as Berlin De Gaulle told a news confer ence at the National Press Club that disarmament should be a chief topic of summit discussion He said One must limit nu clear armaments in so far as there exists a reciprocal con trol of missiles airplanes and other means of delivery DE GAULLE began presum mil talks here Friday with President Eisenhower in a 70 miiiute White House conference He is on a fourday state visit to Washington In his news conference which was televised he said As far as Berlin is concerned I do nol see now a possible solution The big need deGaulle said is to obtain a relaxation of ten sions East and West This should be accompanied by KEN BERG DES MOINES dential hopeful Stuart Syming1 ton said Saturday he didnt like being known as a man with a onetrack mind who is con N ews in a utshell A worthy successor to the office of the President of the UnitedStates was the way the resolution described Nixon Iowa Variable cloudiness Sat urday night and Sunday Scat tered showers or thunder storms spreading over south east Saturday night and con tinuing over state Sunday Cooler northwest Saturday night arid over state Sunday Lows Saturday night upper 40s northwest to mid 60s southeast Highs Sunday 60 northwest to 80 southeast ns m dispute over murder hunt SAME DATEmtm Outlook for Monday Partly cloudy showers likely nortl portion Minnesota Partly cloudy with little temperature change north cloudy and cooler with scattered showers and thun derstorms south portion Sat urday night and Sunday Lows Saturday night 30 to 40 north 40 to 55 south Highs Sunday 45 to 58 north 58 to 75 south GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 87 Minimum 62 At 8 am 71 Precipitation tr YEAR AGO Maximum 62 Minimum 40 SPRINGFIELD 111 wi The xead of the Illinois Criminal identification Bureau bitter at his boss for sniping at the agen cys handling of a triple murder nvestigation resigned Friday James Christensen 59 said lis superior Public Safety Di rector Joseph Bibb s h o u 1 d lave discussed it with me be fore making any statements ridiculing the bureau He referred to Bibbs pub lished assertion that somebody was asleep in Chrislenscns di vision during the investigation of the murder of three River side 111 matrons at Starved Rock State Park March 14 The Bibb reproof was unjus tifiable Christensen said when you consider we were do ing our best with what we bad including a budget way below what it should be FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WAUPACA Catho lic priest here is protesling ac tion by the school board per mitting the Gideon Society to distribute Protestant St James versions of the Bible in classrooms Fr Michael Was ineske pastor of St Mary Magdalen Church called the boards action untimely un moral and illegal WASHINGTON Americas the highflyingsatellite Tiros is already teaching new lessons in meteorology Government weathermen had nothing but praiseata news conference Friday forthe satellite sent intoorbit450 miles above the earth April I government of this postagestamp repub lic about onesixth the size of Rhode Island shrugged off re ports Saturday that its present budget provides S5 for de fense Why would we collect money for the defense of An dorra a spokesman asked couldnt fight anybody On the inside North Iowa News Page 20 Editorials 4 Maroon and Blue 10 Mason City News 1415 Latest Markets 14 Society News 8 Sports 11 Clear Lake f Comics 5 ANOTHER FALLS COLOMBO Ceylon The Ceylon government of Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake fell Saturday arid plunged the na tion into another political crisis He saidAndorra perched in the Pyrenees mountains be tween France and Spain has only one foreign to get Spain to extend tele vision reception to this coun trys 6500 people PARIS French novelist Georges Arnaud faced a pos sible five years imprisonment Saturday for reporting a press conference held by the alleged leader of a proArab inteh lectual underground for Lee Hawkins 47 Waterloo sentenced to hang for a New Years Day murder filed an appeal in District Court here Friday The attorneys charged that Hawkins was deprived of his rights from thetime the jury received its instruc tions until the verdict was in EASTLAKE The Mills Brothers Circus Show went on in Eastlake Friday night but the clowns werent quite as funny and the per formers a little less gay They had just gotten the word that 18yearpld Doris aerialist whofell 40 feet while practicing had died in a Cleveland bioipitah ccrned only about the nations military strength Symington who opened his second day of campaigning in Iowa with a news conference lore showed concern overthe mpression that he was inter ested only in missiles and mil tary armaments The senator pointed out that ie made more speeches last year about agriculture and economics than he did about defense The Missouri Demo crat then fielded questions on all sorts of questions at the news conference here He said It was morally wrong to deny Negroes the opportunity o buy food in stores while tak ing their money for other hard goods SEN THURSTON Mortons recent speech here about agri cultural problems was sort of silly The religious issue in the poli tical campaign could hurt the Democratic party but would hurt the country more No candidate for the Demo cratic presidential nomination should be picked if he cant wholeheartedly support a strong Civil Rights plank in the party platform SYMINGTON EVEN brought n a comparion of the Iowa tiam he had this morning a ov Herschel C Loveless man sion with that from his native state of Missouri He fielded i ike a true politician and ven ured that both were just won derful Symington spoke at a noon uncheon here and then mad appearance at Iowa City anc Davenport during the final das of bis campaign swing througl the Hawkeye state Symington spent much of hi time at the news conference answering questions about Civi Rights but ended by saying h felt the issue would be handlei quickly by the Democratic na tional convention a beginning of disarmament he said THE FRENCH soldierstates man whose views often dis agree with those of Eisenhower and other Allied leaders said What is paramount is to create a detente while striving to achieve something positive something limited with one or two or three questions Then after a certain time it will be possible to make further progress on solution which could not even be conceived of today de Gaulle said VIGILANTES VIENTIANE Laos WJ A group of American residents here planned vigilante action Saturday to guard their homes from possible terrorist attacks Ken Berg heads wire editor group MARSHALLTOWN UP Ken Berg GlobeGazelle news edi tor Saturday was elected presi dent of the Iowa Associaled Press Telegraph Edilors Assn Other officers named at the spring meeting of lhe IAPTEA here were Dave Seltzer of the Waterloo Courier vice presi dent and Jack Donovan slate editor of the Associated Press Des Moines bureau reelected secretary Berg who also is chairman of the Iowa APME Continuing Study Committee presented a report on the Iowa wire Max Van Derveer of the Mar shalltown Times Republican outgoing president presided at the session The group voted to hold ils next meeting in Des Moines Will cut ties with his party SEOUL UPI ExPremier Pyun Yung Tai said Saturday President Syngman Rhee has decided to resign as president of the governing Liberal Party but not as president of South Korea Pyun said the president has decided government officials should have no parly affilia ions He said the president lopes to resume the position he held just after World War II when he held aloof from party politics Earlier vice presidentelect Lee Ki Poong said Rhee had agreed to revive European model governmentbypremier in this reform which might cost the president some of his jcalouslyguarded power LEE THE storm center of he political riots in which at least 124 Koreans died this week said also that he was considering resignation Vice President John M Chang leader of lhe opposition Demo cratic Parly did resign today and said Rhee should follow suit as preelection tension grew in aos Sermon for way out Los Angeles UPI A beatnik sermon entitled Mn Its the Most will be preached Sunday the Church of the Open Door Pyun said Rhee was ex tremely with Lees statement but did not explain just what features of it he dis approved What Lee said was I am considering reorgani zation of political parties through coalition of conserva tive forces and reformation of the political system based on the Europeanmodel parlia mentarycabinet system PRESIDENT Syngman Rhee who is president of our Liberal parly has already agreed on this Iam also con sidering resigning as lhe vice presidentelect The independent newspaper Hankook Ilbo criticized the vague wording of the state ment saying it was to far from what we expected Castro hits United States role as Cuban fifth column By ROBERT BERRELLEZ HAVANA Fidel Castro accused the Eisenhower admini slration Saturday of trying to set up a fifth column in trayal of the Cuban revolution iisenhowcr would have called us friends of democracy and might have given us the same Approve school plan for Osage DES MOINES The State Board of Public Instruction Fri day approved the reorganiza tion plan for Osage Commu nity School District in Floyd and Mitchell counties Garner breakin at lumber yard GARNER The Farmers Co Op Society was broken into here some time Friday night or early Saturday According to Sheriff L M Browcr the thiel or thieves broke into the rear of the lumber yard and forcec the door of the office The tumbler was broken off the vault and about was taken The Cuban Prime Minister charged that recent remarks by President Eisenhower and Sec retary of State Christian A Herter were part of a well pre pared and premeditated plan to create an internal front In a TV speech run ning well past midnight Castro declared that statements by Eisenhower and Herter were all part of a preconceived in tent to create a fifth column to encourage a counterrevolu tionary struggle against the Cuban government HE ALSO accused the United States of trying to organize some sort of action agains Cuba within the Organization o American States Castro rejected Eisenhower charge that he betrayed the Cuban revolution If we had done that he said the American Presiden would have called us loya riends In a recent letter to th Chilean Students Federation Eisenhower warned agains ommunism and said demo cratic ideas of the Cuban revo lution were being betrayed Thi Chilean students replied tha they felt a true revolutionary process is developing in Cuba CASTRO POINTED to action by his government some o which have hurt American in vestments here If they had no been carried out he declarer Uiat wouM have been a be nd its people If we had not done this embrace he gave Francisco Franco of Spain During his long TV appear ance Castro looked weary and coughed repeatedly as if suf fering from a cold AP Pbotof ax HOT UNDER COLLAR Fidel Castro in a typical posein Havana links U S authorities at Guantana mo Naval Base in Cuba with activities in the eastern part of Cuba The United States has already denied the accusations Castros right arm is stressing apoint during a tele vision broadcast 1 I ;