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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Demos attempt accord Civil rights fight looms ATLANTIC CITY AP With the unseen hand or Presi dent Johnson guiding them Democrats try today to com promise a civil rights fight that jmghl make shambles out of their convention which opei Monday The word from the President was to play it cool at a scheduled Convention Creden tials Committee session today when protests come up on the sealing of Ihe Mississippi and Alabama delegates who had ad vertised their intention of not voting for the President in the November election The difficulty was that com niittcc Chairman David L Law rence could not ignore three bus loads of representatives of the Negro dominated Mississippi Freedom Democratic party who were on hand to contest the regulars chosen under the auspices of Gov Paul Johnson of Mississippi The Presidents position as assessed by Democratic strate gists was that he desperately wanted an endorsement from the South as the first Southern president in 100 years Mis deci sion was not to sacrifice the support of the Negroes in North ern industrial big electoral vote states for what he could sal vage out of the South Whatever Lawrences commit tee decides there remains the possibility that the fight would be projected to the convention floor Meanwhile the major ques lion hanging over the conven tion is who President Johnson wants for his runningmate Sen Hubert II Humphrey of Minnesota who was every where speaking gesticulating tackling the hard problems thai confronted the administration and generally deporting himself as helpful assistant president remained the front runner There also was a great deal of talk about the wording of plat form planks Gov George C Wallace of Alabama in testimo ny before the platform commit lee called Friday for a plank demanding repeal of the civi rights act The outlook is for a pledge o Vigorous enforcement of the lfK54 Civil Rights Act but no de mand for now legislation In thi field This prospect was no changed by a jarring speech a Fridays final hearing by scgre galionist Gov George C Wai lace of Alabama He demanded outright repeal of the new an law which he said lias been endorsed in ever aspect by the Communist party He said the people of th South would refuse to accept a moderate civil rights plank lik Gov Carl Sanders of Georgia plank pledging implementation proposed the day before of the act but with empha sis on local rather than on fed era enforcement Wallace also predicted a pop ular uprising against the party prevailing leadership unless it reverses what he termed an alien philosophy of governmcn which the American people can not long embrace an unsound and dangerous philosophy And he served notice that i the Democratic and Republican parties mctoo each other through the presidential cam paign of this year then we will begin immediately after Nov 3 to start a movement lc bring about representative mcnl Asked by Newsmen later if he had a third parly in mind Wal lace said We mean we will eilher take charge of one of the parties in the ncxl four years or a new movement will start The newspaper that mokesolt North lowans neighbor Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 27 1W4 Uc Paper Cotulsd of Two SccUoniSccllon One full Wtrw Ho U7 trio safe in Congo Processo layoffs widespread are Layoffs of packinghouse work ers were widespread at week end as the result of action by he Nalional Farmers Organiza tion NFO slartcd iast Wednes day to withhold livestock from he nations markets Armour and Co announced Thursday it would drop up to 375 workers al South St Paul Minn Friday aflcrnoon Jacob E Decker and Sons at Mason ily a division of Armoiir re ported il would lay off 200 work ers at the end of the day also the end of the work week Saturday a Wilson and Co spokesman said the firm norm Traffic toll sets record govern BMy THE 1KKSS Wilh 10 days slill lo go Au gust is writing inlo Iowas his lory of Iraffic dealhs one of Us bloodiest months Wilh two faUililics near Foe Dodge Friday Ihe fatality tol for the month rose to 70 includ ing 33 persons killed in the lasi seven days This represents the worst week on record in Iowa Sammy Card Jr about 20 of Waterloo died in the flaming crash of Iwo cars on US 2 aboul four miles east of Fort Dodge The accident sent an elderly couple lo the Hamilton County Hospital at Webster City in se rious condilion They are John Eggcn 68 of Randall and his Glycarold wife After the collision Cards small foreign car caught fire and 20 minutes later the fuc lank exploded and scl fire lo the Eggens car Earlier F r i d a y a two car crash on Highway 5 about foui miles west of Fort Dodge caused the death of Edward Durschmidt 74 of near Fort Dodge Slale Safety Commissionci William F Sueppc said Ihe ris ing lidc of Iraffic deaths which threatens lo scl an alllime high in 1064 continues in spile o lighlcned cnforccmcnl measures Ihroughoul the slate ally increases employment at his lime of Ihe year but instead s laying off 600 Albert Lea Minn 30 Cedar Rapids 300 Omaha 250 and Kansas City Kan 90 James Hunter general man ager at Deckers attributed the ayoffs at Mason City directly to he NFO He said deliveries of logs to Deckers country buying stations had fallen off sharply Friday This was confirmed by an As sociatcd Press dispatch tha Iowa and Southern Minnesota nlerior hog markets had re ceipts of 22000 head Friday compared with 52000 a week ago and 46000 a year ago Chicago reported drop in log receipls wilh a top price o 19 a hundredweighl up from Thursday and from Wednesday Top price on cat tie at Chicago was or above Thursday The weekend normally is a period of quiel in the livestock markets and they were quiele lhan usual Saturday Things were notquiet arounc the headquarters of the NFO which is directing Ihe boycott i 23 slales lo force up processo prices NFO president Oren Lee Sta ley Rea Mo hailed the declin in marketings and upswing o prices as he mapped plans fo further tightening up the flow of animals when trading is re sumed Monday The first three days of th holding action marked by spo radic reports of incidents to turn back supplyirucks was yiewec as only a testing period in wha Staley said could be a long hold out The NFO seeks lo force pro cessors lo sign contracts on Fight fire in Keokuk KEOKUK AP Firemen Wallace was asked at the from six towns battled until the platform hearing if he would support President Johnsons candidacy He declared he did nol inlcnd now to say whom he would support but said the South is lircd of being taken for granted NO CHANGE ROME wi President An tonio Segni was reported hold ing his own Saturday in h i s grave illness following a cere bral stroke Aug 7 small hours here Saturday be fore quelling a blaze that threat cncd another conflagration in unoccupied buildings of the citys urban renewal projccl here A threestory building forme ly Ihc clubrooms of the Vclcr ans of Foreign Wars was left in ruins when a spectacular fire was brought under control about 3 am The first alarm was turned in about pm Fri day All in good condition WASHINGTON W The State Department was otified Saturday that three US officials missing in he Congo have been found safe and in good condition They are Col William A Dodds 50 and Lt Col Donald V Rattan 39 counterins urgency experts as igned to the U S military mission to the Congo and Lewis R Mac Farlane 25 of Seattle Wash vice con sul at Bukavu Details were lacking but he men apparently man aged to make their way out of the Congo and into neighboring Rwanda The US embassy at Kigali Rwanda notified the Stale De parlment only that Dodds and parly safe and sound Details follow The three US officials had been unreporlcd since a wave ol rebel troops swept inlo Bukavu DAM SITE BETTER Rockwell volunteer fire men work cement into the base of the dam on Beaver Dam Creek in Lynn Grove Park Rockwell The im provements on the dam will allow the creek level to beraised so a new population of fish can be sup ported n up f dam to make fishing area what prices they will pay lo farmers The last holding action by the 10yearold NFO lasted 33 days in 1962 At that lime packing planls also laid off workers in the early days of the boycoll The slrcnglh behind the cur rcnl holding action cannot be estimated and farm organiza tions disagree on whether il will accomplish anything The NFO docs nol disclose its member ship It has solicited support from nonmembers Stalcy said the NFO leader ship is pleased wilh markel price increases which included a hundredweight on hogs but lliis is nol the apple were after The objective is not to raise the price temporarily but lo gel contracts thai will mainlain our gains Slaicy said Inside The Globe Editorials North Iowa news Mason City newt 4714 Latest markets 7 Society news s Sports Clear Lake news 10 Comics Church news 1213 Transit timetable IS Classified pages IS By KENT GARDNER ROCKWELL Volunteer fire men here are creating a prime fishing saving Cerro lordo County taxpayers about at the same time The main part of the project is Ihe reinforcing of a dam on Beaver Dam Creek in Lynn Grove Park here When work is completed Ihe water will be deep enough to support a new giant population of bass and bullheads through the winter The key figure behind the improvements is Russell Reim ers He is a member of the I ounly Con1 s c r v a I i o n I Board and also chief ofl t h e Rockwell Fire Depart mcnl R e i m c r said the sav ing to the tax payers is due to his fellow C i r ef ightersj volunteer i n g lo do the work on Ihc dam The conscrvalion board had cslimalcd it would cost about lo conslrucl a new dam in order o maintain adequate water in the creek With the volunteer help the project will only involve expenditures oi about mainly for cement and excavation Most of the 20 members of the fire department have been as sisting with the work Thurs day was the fourth day Ihey had worked at Ihc dam site The project should be finished in aboul two weeks The story on Ihc park venture on North Iowa aYING AIRPLANES GROSS while making an inslruroent landing at Madison started recently when the con servation board purchased an additional eight acres at the south end of the park to include the dam It was conslrucled in 1927 by members of the Rock wcl Community Club to permit harvesting of ice above it Reimers said the bottom of the dam had been for Ihe last 10 or 15 years in bad condilion and would n o I keep back Ihe creek water The level of the creek which is fed by Clear Lake had been lowering slead ily until two weeks ago when it was only six inches deep in spots The conservation board felt il was necessary lo have a new dam or make cxlensivc repairs Reimers noting the mam molh expenditures that would o with a new to his fellow firemen The fire men agreed lo do Ihe work The botlom of the dam was dug out lo determine exactly what was wrong It did not reach the rock bottom of the creek and water was filtering under it Clay from the Shef field Brick and Tile Company was lamped under il and this in turn was covered with a layer of concrete Dirt has filled in above the dam over the years The last leg of Ihe improvement project will be lo remove it Water then will be seven or eight feet deep for some dislance above Ihe dam Slate Conservation Commis sion officials have promised as sistance in stocking the creek Ahcn the work is over Reimers nid lish probably wont be put in the creek until next summer since it is gelling late in the icason ROME AP Hammer and sickle banners hung at half staff Saturday outside Communist party offices throughout Italy while the party faithful mourned their veteran Jeader Palmiro Togliatli Toglialti 71 died Friday in Yalta eight days after suffering a1 stroke while vacationing in the Soviet Crimea His body was being flown back lo Rome from the Soviet Taylor LBJ set talks on Viet Nam WASHINGTON AP Amid rcporls of new Iroublcs in South Viet Nam Ihe administration has announced thai Ambassador Maxwell D Taylor is reluming home for consullalions and lo rcporl in Johnson dcplh to President But officials insisted his re turn from Saigon was nol lo be taken as an Indication any crisis was afoot The former chairman of he Joint Chiefs of Staff is to arrive Aug 30 He may testify before congressional committees Taylor may be stepping from one hoi scat lo another for the condvict of the Vietnamese war is flaring inlo one of the major issues of the presidential cam paign Taylor the nations lop rank ing mililary man before being assigned to Saigon is expecled to spend four days in Washing lion V The creek now has a crop of bullheads and rough fish bul they are feiv in number Lynn Grove Park now con sisting of 38 acres was pur chased in 1953 Additional land purchases are anticipate This park project is one of five authorized by the conserva Lion board Italian Reds mourn leader Governors LBJ meet in Washington WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson meets Saturday with most of Ihc 34 Democratic governors and may use them as a final sounding board in select ing a vice presidential running male George Reedy White House press secretary was asked Fri day whether Johnson might an nounce his choice in a speech to the slate executives Ive heard nothing lo that cf Union accompanied by the par lys provisional chieftain Luigi Longo Togliatlis depuly Longo 64 will hold Ihe lead crship of the Wests largest Communist party until a nation al party convention is called to elect Togliattis successor Longo a stocky peasantborn PALMIRO TOGLIATTI Mourned by followers revolutionary has the inside track But he may face chal lenges from some of Italys younger Communist leaders Among the top contenders are Mario Alicata 46 director of the parly organ LUnila and Giorgio Amcndola 56 of Na ples Longo once had a rcpulation as a strong Slalinisl He report edly favored Ihc Chinese over the Russians until Togliatli per suaded him lo come lo the Kremlins side Alicata is rated as a moderate in the ideological feet cxccpl rumors Reedy rcJdispulc while Amcndola favors P1icd more autonomy from Moscow If Johnson has made a defi nite selection it was one of the best kepi secrets in the city In any event time is running out1 The partys national convention will nominate both presidential1 and vice presidential candidates Wednesday at Atlantic City NJ Most of the belting here in the vice presidential derby has been on Ihe two Minnesota senators Hubert II Humphrey assist ant Scnale Democratic leader and Eugene J McCarthy SAME DATE1H1W2 Mttn Bolivia cuts ties with Cuba LA PAZ Bolivia Bolivian government has broken relations with Cuba thus tighl cning the hemispheric boycol of Fidel Castros regime On two nations Uruguay and Mcx co still have ties with Havana The Bolivian break was an nounced Friday night and wa taken under the sanctions vole against Cuba by Ihe Organize ion of American Slates Washinglon last month government of Presiden Victor Paz Estenssoro braced for possible reaction from the trong leftist elements in Bo livia But no immediate demon strations were reported Bolivia had voted against the sanctions but a govcrnmenl communique announcing the break said Bolivia believed she was bound to abide by the OAS resolution Mexico Uruguay and Chile were the other nations which votedagainst the sanctions Chile later broke with Cuba Uruguay is still studying whether it should comply Mexi co has said it will cut relations wilh Castro only if the sanction resolution is submitted to the World Court at the Hague and the court declares that Ihe reso lulion docs not violale inlerna tionai law The sanctions were voted the request of Venezuela whict charged thai the Castro regim is promoting subversion in Vcn ezuela State GOPs are assured of support DES MOINES AP Sen Barry Goldwatcr Republican nominee for president has as sured Iowa Republicans that he wants Iowa volera to rally bu hind the GOP standard The Iowa Conservative parly whose candidate for governor is Robert Dilley of DCS Moincs had announced support of Gold watcr but repudiated Republi can candidates for state office Dilley is a member of the John Birch Society Stephen Robinson 28 of DCS Moincs Republican candidate for the Iowa Mouse of Represen tatives had wriUcn Goldwater that he could not support the Arizona senator unless he re nounced the Conservative party Goldwatcr sent a telegram F r j d a y lo Iowa Republican Chairman Robert D Ray of Drs Moincs II said thai he and his running mate Congressman William Miller of New York urge all Republicans conserv ative Democrats and independ ents lo suppor the Republican partys national candidates and all Iowa Republican parly can didates The wire continued II is our position lhal Ihc conservative cause and the good of our country can best be served by he voters of Iowa supporting those candidates se Icclcd by the Republican Parly of F Ihe easlern Congo Allhough opes for Iheir safety persisted he State Department at one oml said they disappeared un er conditions which raised con ern for their safely A search for them was mounted by plane and helicop The initial report to Ihe Slala Department did not indicale vhethcr they had been located jy searchers or had managed to get into Rwanda by themselves In Alexandria Va the famii es of Dodds and Rattan were overjoyed at the news reported to them early Saturday by the Army Im very very happy said Mrs Robert L Dodds I was hoping I hadnt given up lope at all It has been threa ong days of waiting Mrs Jane Rattan was awak ened by a call from the Army at 7 am and told her husband was safe What a wonderful way to wake up she said The chil dren came bounding out of bed wanting to know what had hap pened There were no tears though I always thought It would turn oul all right The Rattans have four chil Jrcn aged 5 to 17 The Dodds three children 14 to 25 Also in the Congo at Leopold ville the Congolese army has won a major victory that may provide Premier Moisc Tshom jes struggling government with psychologicai boost in its fight against Communismbacked in urgenls The government had control laturday of the heavily damag d northeastern city of Bukavu fter a threeday batlle that eft at least 300 dead including icrhaps seven Europeans Tough gendarmes airlift ed in US transport planes oined Congolese troops in scat ering the rebels and regaining control of the capital of Kivu The battle marked irst key military success in months after repeated rebel ad vances It enabled the cenlral government lo mainlain al least a loehold in Ihe easlern Congo rebels conlro the big cit ies of Albertvtlle and Stanley ville The rebels retreated west ward Friday toward Shabunda in the face of a fierce Congolese counterattack Col Leonard Muiambas 800 troops rein forced with 150 gendarmes flown from Lcopoldville struck back Thursday night Two USmadc T28 planej equipped with machine guns and rockets pounded rebel posi tions They were reportedly flown by anliCaslro Cuban ex iles The rebel tribesmen stormed the city Wednesday and pushed the army back Then the lids lurncd and the rebels fled Opening day at state fair passes 1963 DES MOINES AP Tho Iowa Slale Fair got off lo a good slnrl in ideal sunny weather Friday wilh total estimated at tendance of rrtSOO That was nearly 1100 more limn opening day last year It was Kids Day with young slcrs gelling in free and for those interested in the livestock the juveniles ilso monopolized the show rings Thai net the slage for Ihe crowning of Ihe grand champion baby beef at pm Saturday North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with rain with thowtri tndirtfl Sunday Hit In H ;