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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1965, Mason City, Iowa 1 1 De Gaulle gets the treatment Retaliation for JFK trick By JAMES MAR LOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson has done to French President Charles de Gaulle almost exactly what De Gaulle did to President Kenne dy And now Johnson and De Gaullelook as far apart as Ken nedy and the Frenchman did Johnson suddenly called a news conference within a few minutes after De Gaulle had finished a news conference If it hadnt been for this the French man would have had world headlines to himself But De Gaulle had to share them because Johnson and his administration repudiated what the French president said a few minutes before Until this happened Johnson for months had said nothing to irritate the Frenchman In turn DC Gaulle had been quiet But as Thursday showed this didnt mean Johnson had hypnotized DC Gaulle into being agreeable This is what De Gaulle did to Kennedy In early 1963 it was known for some time Kennedy would de liver his State of the Union mes sage to Congress on Jan 14 Under ordinary circumstances this would have given him the world stage for one day The world was waiting De Gaulle jumped into the act He suddenly decided to meet the press not only on Jan 14 but a few hours before Ken nedy could begin to talk DC Gaulle undercut what Ken nedy was to say later There wasnt much Kennedy could do about it His message had al ready been prepared mimeo graphed and distributed Kennedys message spoke glowingly of a Europe moving toward unity The Frenchman contradicted this idea before Kennedy could mention it He made a mess of Kennedy for eign policy This is what Johnson did to DC Gaulle Forweeks it was known De Gaulle would meet the press Feb 4 Johnson hadnt held a preannounced news conference since last July 24 Reporters protested newspapers criticized him As late as Wednesday John sons press secretary George Rccdy told impatient reporters that for the time being John son had no new information they didnt have already At am Thursday imme diately after De Gaulles confer ence the first bulletin from Paris said he called for a new world monetary system founded i on something more than the dol lar and pound sterling a slap at i this country and Britain At am another bulle tin De Gaulle proposed a five I power conleitince including I Red China to examine and per I haps revise the United Nations Charter although Red China isnt even a member Al am a bulletin from Washington The White House said Johnson would hold a news conference at 11 am Before Johnson could meet newsmen American officials were already disagreeing with De Gaulle At am The Associated Press reported un named officials considered his fivepower conference idea im possible The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 IMS 10c a Paper Consist of Two Associated Full No 310 K repeal of death law Its unanimous 10 Wedding proposal clears House WASHINGTON AP Freshman congressman Andrew Jacobs Jr called for a vote on the House floor and won by a 1 0 margin His proposal Will you marry me Yea replied Kay Welsh his brighteyed office aide from back home in Indiana It was a simple voice vote No roll call involved The only written record of it was made by Jacobs 32 a Indi anapolis Democrat in his own journal Heres how Jacobs notes it Dec II 1964 2 pm inter view with Kay Welsh for job on my House office staff She got the job Feb 1 1965 3 pm ob tained permission to show Kay around floor of House after ses sion adjourned Proposed The vote was yea The engagement was an nounced Thursday in Vincennes Ind by Kays parents former Indiana Gov and Mrs Matthew E Welsh Although Jacobs an attorney elected to his first House term last fall knew Kays parents he hadnt met their daughter until she appeared for the December interview 1 mustsay I was im pressed he reported Later he decided that she was not a Capitol Hill person and would make a better wife Miss Welsh 22 and her con gressmanboss plan to marry sometime in May They will live in Arlington Va across the Potomac River from the capi tal The proposal on the House floor may have set a precedent but Jacobs didnt seal the en gagement with a kiss Why not I didnt know whether the House rules would permit it said the congressman with a grin House leaders Friday could point to no rules which would have outlawed a tiny peck on the cheek in the chambers KAY WELSH I STARTED HERE This is the storeroom at the rear of the Birdsell Su per Valu Store in Hampton where a fire started Friday morning which de stroyed stock throughout the store Then Johnson at his news conference challenged De Gaulles suggestion for revising the UN Charter Still later in the day US Treasury officials said De Gaulles monetary ideas would be a retreat to 1931 when the world economy collapsed Johnson began his news con ference with a series of state ments on national problems and said he had planned to make them for newsreels and then decided to let reporters ask him questions That would make hissudden action in calling reporters to gether right after De Gaulle bulletins from Paris look casual and not related to De Gaulle at all The timing makes it look the opposite Johnsons been around too Senatepassed bill to crack down on truckers Heavy damage In fire Hampton loss at HAMPTON Fire caused damage estimated at upward of at the Birdsell Super Valu grocery store Friday One fireman was hurl Flames were shooting through the roof of the 60foot by 120foot building when the fire was discovered about am Firemen said the blaze ap parently started in a compres sor room and spread rapidly to the roof The roof and fixtures were destroyed Harry owner said he had installed some 40foot meal cases Thursday They were among the items destroyed He said the loss was covered by insurance Bob Ward assistant fire chief was struck by flying glass and required seven stitches to close cuts on his face After brief hos pitalization he returned to fight ing the fire The blaze was discovered by truck driver and the alarm turned in about am The compressor room at the south west corner of the building and the meat cutting room next to it were destroyed according to fire chief Charles Squire Jack son The fire spread between the roof and ceiling of the brick building Firemen had to cut away ceiling tile and portions of the room The grocery sec tion which was not burned was extensively damaged by smoke and water Birdsell is operator of the market owned by For rest Malsed Birdsell said plans for re building will start as soon as possible Photofax PATIENT FALLS FROM STRETCHER Mrs Mary Pfeffer 64 falls headfirst from stretcher in which she was being carried from plane in Boston Mrs Pfeffer flown from Florida where she had been stricken ill while vaca tioning was seriously injured with a scalp wound and concussion from fall after stretcher tipped Amidst Bible quotes Would outlaw Iowa execution DES MOINES AP A bill o repeal the death penalty was assed by the Iowa House 89 29 Friday after a debate sprink ed with Biblical quotations Final vote on the measure came after the House had de eated a proposed amendment which would have made it pos ible for judges and juries to severely restrict the possibility of eventual parole for a life erm prisoner The bill now goes to the Sen ate The House defeated 7830 an amendment by Rep Ray Bail ey DClarion to permit a judge or jury to specify that the Stata Parole Board must never rec ommend commutation of a life sentence so that the prisoner could be paroled Bailey said this would still al low the governor to commuta a sentence on his own respon sibility or to grant the prison er an outright pardon but would prohibit the board from acting on its own initiative to recom mend commutation The amendment was beaten after Rep John Duffy DDu buque said it would knock the teeth out of the concept of re habilitation of the prisoners Rep Charles Korn DrLogan sponsor of the bill declared that capital punishment does not serve as a deterrent to crime If death were a deter rent to human beings he said the death toll on our highways is such that not one of us would drive a car Rep Carrol Redfern nellson argued for retaining death penalty saying that pas sage of the bill would indicate we arefeeling sorry for the criminals rather than for victims in murder cases He quoted from the book oi Genesis the verse Whosoever shedeth mans blood by man shall his blood be shed Humphrey to speak in Iowa next week DES MOINES AP The Iowa Senate after three days of debate acted Friday against illegal moonlighting and wildcat truck operators in the state By a vote of 395 the Senate sent to the House a bill to re quire interstate truckers to reg ister with the Iowa Commerce Commission if they operate in Iowa Vehicles would be 1 I coming assigned into Iowa a number Sen Howard Reppert D Des Moines sponsor of the bill said this numbering would help with enforcement of federal truck regulations Sen Vincent S Burke D Sioux City a former overthe road truck driver with two mil lion miles to his credit strongly favored the measure long to make what he did to De Gaulle an accident Cooking tot dies in flame MITCHELL SD A little girls attempt to fry a ham burger caused her death Glenda Cain 4 Mitchell died in a hospital Thursday evening of burns suffered Saturday when she climbed onto a chair and tried to cook a hamburger Her dress caught fire from the stove North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night with diminishing winds lows in upper Ms Part ly cloudy and warmer Satur day iiighs in mid 30s to 40s King released from jail cell SELMA Ala iff Dr Martin Luther King was released from jail Friday but hundreds of sing ing Negro students demonstrat ing for civil rights were arrest ed at about the same time The Nobel Peace Prize win ner posted bond after five days in the Dallas County Jail and walked to freedom The bond was made after 15 con gressmen led by Rep Charles C Diggs DMich arrived at city hall As King departed sheriff James G Clark and his depu ties moved in at the courthouse to arrest the student demon strators Also released on bond was an associate of King the Rev Ralph Abernathy They went out a side entrance and were greeted by Mrs King The civil rights leader spoke to newsmen outside the jail anc walked across the street with Abernathy to a waiting car Asked what he planned to do now King said I dont know yet He went to the home of a Selma civil rights leader He said some drivers work excessive hours hauling illegal oads and take pep pills to tay awake The Senate also passed 423 and sent to the House a bill to allow the State Board of Re ents to grant leave with pay o staff members at state insti utions of higher learning for study and research An amendment by Sen J lenry Lucken LeMars was adopted to provide that the per son obtaining leave with pay must agree to return to the in stitution or at least two years of work after the leave or else forfeit the pay he received while on leave Also passed 450 and sent to he House was a bill to set the retirement age of firemen and fxjlicemen under civil service at 55 rather than the present 70 Kosygin stops over at Peking TOKYO AP Soviet Pre mier Alexei N Kosygin en route to Communist North Viet Nam arrived in Peking by plane Friday and was greeted by Chinas Communist hier DES MOINES AP Vice President Hubert Humphrey will address the National Farm Institute forum here next Thurs day at the suggestion of Presi dent Johnson Gov Harold Hughes said Friday The governor met with the President and vice president in Washington earlier this week Hughes said he asked the President to speak at the forum but learned Thursday that he could not be here archy Kosygin will spend and his delegation the night in Peking The wants President Humphrey indicated he to do whal and go to Hanoi Saturday for four days They are expected to stop in Peking on the way back to Moscow The Soviet group was met at Peking Airport by Premier Chou Enlai Foreign Minister Chen Yi and other highranking officials Peking here However able men who reach year 65 could be granted one extensions The Senate passed 430 and sent to the House a proposed constitutional amendment to make the effective dale of new laws July 1 instead of July 4 The proposal won its first legis lative approval two years ago If the House now approves it the measure will be submitted to the voters at the 1966 gener al election Approval then would make it part of the Iowa Con stitution according broadcast to a Radio monitored Inside The Globe 4 Television newt 5i Clear Lake newt 7 Mason City news 89 He said meetings are open to the public and audiences ually include farmers and men in farm related business Trie meeting at 11 am Thurs day at the Fort DCS Moines Hotel where Humphrey will speak also will be open to the public as far as seating capaci ty allows Hughes said he expects Hum phrey to arrive shortly before the meeting and stay about two hours at the most before re turning to Washington Secretary of Agriculture Or ville Freeman is to speak at a Farm Institute dinner Thurs day evening Hughes was in Washington for a meeting Wednesday of the Midwest Resources Associ ation and attended the presi dential prayer breakfast Thurs day Rep James Jackson DWa terloo also turned to the scrip tures for a reply quoting from the Lords Prayer Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors Death to our society is a gruesome end Jackson said Should we the people who be lieve this is a gruesome end perpetrate this gruesome act Rep Maurice Hausheer D Ames said proponents of the death penalty sometimes con tend executions serve as an ex ample to the public but add ed this was an invalid argu ment air on farm issues Hughes told a news conference The governor said there has been considerable controversy regarding farm problems and he asked Johnson weeks ago to HUBERT HUMPHREY On farm mission discuss the sub Latest markets Society newt Sports news 1112 Comics13 Transit timetable Classified pages North Iowa news 14 1415 The Farm Institute has been sponsored by the Greater Des 10 Moines Chamber of Commerce since 1937 A spokesman saic the conference is designed to air ideas concerning agriculture in a way to gain attention anc possible action Mild weather finally returned North Iowa Friday after a weeklong siege of below zero emperatures If we used the death penal ty as an example he said we wouldnt hold executions in the dead of night or early morning at Fort Madison shut away from public view We would probably hold them in VeteransAudito rium Des Moines or a large athletic stadium with compul sory attendance We would probably encourage the televi sion cameras to be there and make it a show When you are taking some ones life Hausheer said you are killing a part of and society has no moral right to kill itself Rep William Scherle derson said society has to make a choice either protect the in nocent from the guilty or vice versa ern Iowa earlier Thursday night He said he opposed repeal of Before the warmer air reached the death penalty because un hat part of the state N Iowa has a heat wave Southerly winds brought warmer air to the area and the mercury climbed rapidly above the freezing mark At some places temperatures were as much as 40 degrees warmer Friday morning than 24 hours earlier Ample sunshine and the south erly winds should bring read ings in the 50c in southwest Iowa Friday afternoon Temperatures dropped near the zero level in extreme east Official overnight lows ranged from 2 at Dubuque to 29 at Council Bluffs and Sioux City Fort Dodges low was first time in 10 nights that the mercury did not drop below DEATH Continued on 2 zero The move warmer air into western started to Iowa late Thursday and the high reading at Council Bluffs was 32 This contrasted with 9 at Dubuque Clear skies and warmer weather should continue through Saturday with highs in the 40s and 50s Lows Friday night should be around freezing ;