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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1964, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 4 1964 10c a Paper Consists of Two Preis Full Wlrei No 254 Arrest 20 in rights slay ings Mississippi sheriff deputy prominent citizens jailed by FBI Sitters free on big bond for their freedom BEREKELY Calif MHun dreds of demonstrators arrested Thursday on the University of California campus and carried off to jail were freed in bunches Friday by posting of a bond On campus pickets showed tip at gate and buildings to back the threat of a campus wide strike made by an organi zation of students and nonstu dents the Free Speech Move ment The by Pres ident Clark Kerr to be an archy by willful minority radical over university rules on campus po litical activity and the resultant disciplinary action against four students The Free Speech Movement demands freedom to recruit ami raise funds anywhere on the campus for offcampus political causes New university rules restrict such political action to designated and regulated areas The bond arranged by a faculty committee opened the gates of Alameda Countys jail for the last of the 801 dem onstrators whose arrests broke up an administrative building sitin Were turning them loose as fast as we can said Sheriffs Lt Joseph Cohen Those among the mort than 27000 students who showed up for 8 a m classes walked through picket lines at the main gate Some classes were reported filled others only half full The pickets made no effort to halt the students More than 100 pickets at Har mon Gymnasium forced a re routing of food service trucks onto the campus A campuswide strike starting Friday morning and extending until Tuesday noon was called by Stephan Weissman chair man of a committee represent ing teaching assistants and graduate students Weissman a graduate student said the com mitte voted Thursday night to start the strike At Santa Rita Farm the coun ty jail east of Oakland buses took the released demonstrators to the main gate Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news67 Latest markets 7 Sports news 910 Television news1112 Society news 1314 Comics 15 Transit timetable Classified pages1617 North Iowa newsII Shopping days till Christmas North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with flurries and colder Fri day night lows S10 Mostly cloudy and continued coW Sat urday highs in low 20s Dctailt on 2 A Navy jet trainer crashed less than a Catholic school jammed with 243 pupils at Mobile Ala The Catholic and the church Pope asks for end to world arms race BOMBAY India UP Pope Paul VI appealed Friday to the nations of the world to cease the armaments race and dedi ate at least part of their de fense expenditures to a great world fund to aid developing nations Speaking at a special audience for newsmen after a day in which he wept at the sight of Indias poor he asked news men to distribute his appeal He said We entrust to you our special message to the world Would that the nations could cease the armaments race and de vote their resources and en ergies instead to the fraternal assistance of the developing countries Would that every na tion thinking thoughts of peace and not of afflication and war would contribute even a part of its expenditures for arms to a great world fund for the relief of the many problems of nu trition clothing shelter and medical care which affect so many people Thousands jammed the squal id streets straining for a glimpse of the Roman Catholic pontiff Rioting threatened as police fought to maintain a path for the papal entourage but frantic loudspeaker appeals calmed the crowd moments be fore the Pope arrived The Pope opened his third day in India by celebrating an out door Mass in a Catholic school stadium He then walked to a nearby orphanage for breakfast and from there drove miles through the teeming streets for one appointment after another Many of us have no fathers 13yearold Tony Mascerenas said as he welcomed the Pope to the orphanage Many of us have no mothers Some like me have no one in this world The Pope wiped his eyes as the boy continued You have left important people and grand places to see us in our poor home We cannot give you any thing because we have nothing But we ask God to reward your holiness The Pope joined 30 of the homes 216 boys for breakfast praying with them and drinking coffee and orange juice The boys had milk tinged with cof fee jam sandwiches and or anges The Pope announced a gift of to the orphanage And to each of the boys he personally distributed Rosaries and com memorative medals As he left the room some boys were examining their Ro saries and medals and a few continued eating Goodbye goodbye the Pope said Bless you bless you At St Xavier School stadium where he celebrated the outdoor Mass tickets were given 16000 people and police said at least 4 000 more pushed their way in Wearing a crimson cape over his white cassock Pope Pau appeared tired when he arrivec but during the ceremony he seemed to gain energy and spoke with vigor about his jour ney to India We do not feel ourself a stranger among you the Pope said The Pope is at home wherever the Church is at home The Church everywhere is closely united to the people in all their efforts for the better ment of the nation After Mass Pope Paul visited St Pauls Church nearby Group includes preacher Sketches of those involved BIT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The FBI released the follow ing sketches of the men all white arrested in Mississippi in connection with the murder of hree civil rights workers last June LAWRENCE ANDREW RAINEY 41 Born in Kemper County Miss began serving a fouryear term as sheriff of Neshoba County last January has been a deputy sheriff and Philadelphia police officer lives with wife and two minor chil dren in Philadelphia arrested Oct 3 after an indictment charging him with civil rights violation and released on bond CECIL RAY PRICE 26 Born in Jackson Miss lives in Phil adelphia Miss with wife has been deputy sheriff for Neshoba County since last January was previously employed by the Philadelphia Fire Department arrested Oct 3 as n result of an indictment charging him with violating the Civil Rights Act and was released on bond EDGAR KILLEN Also known as Preacher 39 Born in Neshoba County a Baptist min ister at the Salem Church Ne shoba County and the Zion Church Kemper County also operates a sawmill with his fa ther at Union Miss and farms at his home address in Union is married and ran for Neshoba County Sheriff last year b u t lost BERNARD LEE AKIN 50 Born in Arkansas reared in the Mississippi Delta area owns Akin Mobile Homes in Meridian a salesman most of his adult life identified as a member of the Ku Klux Klan EARL B AKIN 32 In busi ness with his father Bernard L lives in Meridian with his wife JIMMY ARLEDGE 27 Born in Newton County Miss claims to have attended school through the tenth grade cm ployed as a stockworker lives in Meridian with his wife TRAVIS MARYN BARNETT 36 Born in Neshoba County Miss lives in a trailer home near Meridian with wife and daughter partner in B S Ga rage in Meridian served in the US Air Force from about 1952 to 1956 JAMES THOMAS HARRIS Also known as Pete 30 Born in Lauderdale County Miss route salesman for Hard ns Bakery lives with wife in Meridian served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958 report edly an investigator for Ku Klux Klan FRANK J HERNDON 46 Born in Alabama divorced operates the Shamrock Drive In Meridian lives with two fearold daughter in a house trailer active as an exaulted cyclops of Unit No 1 of Merid ian Ku Klux Klan JAMES EDWARD JORDON 38 lives in Gulfport Miss with wife and 10yearold son pre viously lived in Meridian grade surveyor with a construction company building a missile base near Gulfport admitted mem ber of Ku Klux Klan BILLY WAYNE POSEY 28 Born in Neshoba County Miss lives in Philadelphia Miss with wife and four minor children manager of a Phillips 66 station in WiliiamsviHe Miss ALTON WAYNE ROBERTS 26 Born and lives in Meridian and wife and three minor chil dren salesman with the Miami Window Co in the the Marine Corps 19571958 and received a bad conduct discharge for fight ing drunkncss and absent with TURTL Chapter One GLOBES HOLIDAY STORY BEGINS Once upon a time in the far away Kingdom of Razenpie there ruled a wicked king named Kerchew He was mean and greedy and terrible tempered He rushed around all day shouting orders Do this Do that Bring me this Take that away He sputtered these orders so explosively they sounded like a steady stream of sneezes and that is why lie was called King Kerchew To make matters worse he wasnt even a real king The true king was a little boy named Frederick Chadwick Anthony Matthew Christopher John called Prince Chad for short Kerchew was Chads uncle and was merely acting king until the boy was old enough to rule The laws of the kingdom said the Prince would be old enough to take the throne on the next Christmas Day and at that time Kerchew wcfuld have to step down Old Kerchew hated thought of giving up his power By LUCRECE BEALE WAS THE MEAN AMP PULER OF HE FARAWAY KING POM Of WAS A BOY NAMEP WHO LlkEP TO DKBAM and as Christmas got closer and closer he became meaner and meaner He kept the schools open from dawn to dusk so the children wouldnt run around the streets and disturb him He decreed that no one outside the palace should have dessert except on the first Monday of every third month He ordered ev eryone to be in bed by 8 oclock to save on light and fuel He threw people who dis obeyed him into prison and he threatened every day to chop off the heads of any who spoke against him He ordered all the calendars in the land burned so no one would know Christmas was coming He banned all Christ mas shopping and all Christ mas decorations Prince Chad quietly waited He was a gen tle boy who liked to dream and read of heroes and adven ture He did Jiot know that Kerchew dreaded Christmas He did not know any of Kcr chews wicked deeds because the old ruler had kept his ways secret from the boy and encouraged the Prince to spend all his time in his own room dreaming over his books But Chad knew the Tlay was soon coming when he would take the throne and he had many plans He intended to be a kind and noble king and bring happiness to the people TURTLE Continued en 2j ANDREW GOODMAN MICHAEL SCHWERNER 3 were killed in Dixie last summer PHILADELPHIA Miss The FBI arrested 20 men including the Neshoba County sheriff hia deputy and five Ku Klux Klansmen Friday in connec tion with the slayings of three civil rights workers One of those arrested is a fundamentalist Baptist minister JAMES CHANEY out official leave admitted at tempting to join the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama but contends that he was turned down and denies any association in any Klantype organization JERRY McGREW SHARPE 21 Born and lives in Philadel phia an active reservist with the 198th armored division Phil adelphia manager of Pete Gor don Co pulpwood suppliers in Philadelphia has completed the llth grade JIMMY SNOWDEN 31 Born in Bailey Miss high school graduate who attended Missis sippi Junior College for years in US Army 1054 to 195C and attained tlic rank of cor poral lives with wife and three minor children in Meridian SKETCHES Continued on Page 2 Governors split on peace methods DENVER Colo AP Re publican governors split wide open Friday over a proposal by their chairman Gov Robert Smyiie of Idaho that they de mand the ouster of GOP Nation al Chairman Dean Burch But the state executives were nearly unanimous in agreement that something drastic has to be done to lift their party out of the abyss of the defeat it suffered Nov 3 Smyiie who said he would accept the national chairman ship if the party wanted him declared in a speech prepared for the opening session of an extraordinary conference that the governors ought to have the stamina to recommend that the national committee consider making appropriate changes in its leadership The Idaho governor said We are a defeated party with defeated leadership He said the GOP presidential nominee Sen Barry Goldwater as a de feated candidate is the symbol of a rejected alternative to Democratic President Johnson Noting that Goldwater had said four years ago that Rich ard M Nixon was just going to be a Republican lawyer Smy iie said that Goldwater is in a similar category now For that reason he said we really are a leaderless par y because no one has earned the right to that leadership by winning an election But Smylies dump Burch demand ran into instant opposi tion ovcrrsors proposalpcrson to ac of a resolution rccthc lno alivc Striking swiftly agents round ed the men up during the morn ing and carted them off to the naval air station at nearby Meridian Teams of FBI agents at the scalcdoff base questioned the men took their fingerprints and photographs They were to he arraigned during the after noon A 21st man was being sought Sheriff Lawrence Raincy and his deputy Cecil Price surren dered their revolvers to FBI agents at the courthouse A sul len crowd stood in the town square as the countys two law enforcement officers were whisked away A photographer attempting to take a picture was threatened wilh a knife The arrests climaxed an in tensive investigation triggered when Michael Schwcrncr and Andrew Goodman two white New Yorkers and a Negro companion James C h a n e y Meridian disappeared The trio came here to investigate the burning of a rural Negro church Roy Moore chief of the Jack son FBI staff which spearhead ed the probe said the agents directed their primary attention upon known mem bers and sympathizers of the Klan and most of those seized Friday fitted in this description Nineteen of the 21 were charged with conspiring to in iurc oppress threaten and in timidate Schvvcrner Chancy ind Goodman in the free exer cise of their constitutional rights Conviction on this charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or a inc The other two were charged with being accessories an of cnse that carries a maximum icnalty of three years and a MO fine The FBI said its information would he made available to state authorities for possible murder warrants Deputy Price was the last acknowledge on June 21 anc Gov George Romncy of Mich igan said on his arrival at the conference Thursday night that the Idaho for L ommcnding Burchs ouster onc of who helped Gov Smylics idea and their bodies from a gi wont comment on it Romney saying he is a team player and not a political lon er as he has sometimes been described said This is not the time to read anybody out of the party The important thing he add ed is to bring all elements in under one tent ant earthen dam near here on Aug 4 Among those arrested here were Herman Tucker the fore man of the construction crew at the earthen dam James E Jor dan an automobile salesman ami Jerry Sharp a used car dealer The scene at the courthouse was tense as FBI agents ar Before after SAME ACCUSES ACTOR OF BEATING Ronnie Kae 3 a Hollywood singer and songwriter dis plays a cloth she says was used to bind her in the home of actor Steve Cochran in Hollywood In a false imprisonment report filed with police she said Coch ran bound gagged and beat her when he became antry over a drink she spilled Shes pictured at left m a studio portrait rived Raincy and Price were out on a call The FBI while waiting attracted a crowd ot curious numbering about 100 onc in the crowd spoke to the FBI The crowd got angry after the FBI departed with the ar rested men Several bystanders threatened newsmen and pho tographers and one pulled a knife on AP photographer Jack Thornell The FBI identified the others arrested or charged as Bernard L Akin 50 a Merid ian salesman Earl B Akin 32 a Meridian trailer salesman Jimmy Arledge 27 a Meridian truck driver Horace D Bar nette 25 a salesman formerly of Meridian Travis M Bar nefte 36 partowner and opera tor of a Meridian garage Also Otha Burkes 71 a Philadelphia Police Department patrolman Olcn L Biirragc 34 a trucking company operator in Philadelphia James T Harris 30 a Meridian truck driver Frank J Herndon 46 who rujis a drivein restaurant in Meridi an Tommy A Home 28 of Meridian owner of a plumbing firm in Bonita Miss Also Edgar Ray Killen 39 a minister farmer and sawmill operator in Union Billy Wayna Poscy 28 of Philadelphia oper ator of a WilliamsviHe service station Alton Wayne Roberts 26 a Meridian salesman Also Jimmy Snowdcn 31 a Meridian truck driver Jimmy Lee Townscnd 17 of Philadel phia a service station attend ant at WilliamsviHe and Oliv cr R Warner Jr 54 a Meridi an grocery store operator It was a dreary dismal day with heavy overcast as the ar had been expected came swiftly The dead civil right workers Schwcrncr 24 and Goodman 20 both white New Yorkers and Chancy 22 a Negro from Me to Ncsholia Coun ty June 21 to investigate the burning of a rural Negro church four days earlier and the beating of the church eld ers Hoover gave this account of the crime as pieced together by an intensive FBI investigation Late in the morning of June 21 the three victims left Merid ian in a 1963 station wagon far the purpose of investigating the June 16 burning of the Negro church near Philadelphia About 4 pm Chancy was ar rested for speeding at Philadel phia Price who arrested him also held Goodman and Schwcr ner for investigation About six hours later Chancy posted bond and the three were re leased The trios station wagon was found two days later burned and abandoned on a dirt road 13 miles northeast of Philadel phia An intensive search by FBI agents Mississippi state troop ers and Navy personnel ended Aug 4 when FBI agents dug nto a new earthen dam near Philadelphia and discovered the hree bodies Hoover said the FBI in nar rowing the massive field of pos sible suspects directed its at primarily toward known nembers and sympathizers ot Ku Klux Klan which group ncludes most of those arrested today Earl Akin and Hornc the FBI ARRESTS Continued on Pagt 2 ;