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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1966, Mason City, Iowa BATONROUGE La AP A federal judge has thrown out a Justice Department suit against Louisiana plantation owners accused of evicting Ne groes for trying to vote USDist Judge E Gordon West of Baton Rouge said prop erty rights are sacred and the Voting Rights Act is flagrantly violatlve of the Constitution The 34page typewritten deci sion was filed Friday in the urst court test on the voting intimi dation section of the Voting Rights Act Judge West a frequent critic of civil rights decisions said even if he is wrong about the Voting Rights Act being un constitutional the government had failed to prove its case against the landowners Thejudge set aside a tempo rary restraining order issued in December to prevent the West Feliciana Parish landowners from evicting tenants until decision was reached Congress simply does not have the power under the au thority granted it by the Consti tution to provide for the punish ment of purely individual ac tions tending to interfere with a persons right to vote in state or local elections he said The opinion also said If we were to hold for one fleeting moment that even to protecl ones right to vote a person could in effect be deprived oJ his rights to the undisturbed ownership possession and use of his own private property we would abrogate much more ol the Constitution than we wouk be preserving Defendants in the case includ ed Fletcher Harvey the parish registrar of voters the firm of Daniel and Truitt Inc RH Daniel SrM RH Daniel Jr EI Daniel Jordan Truitt BH Barrow and JD Spillman During the trial in December several Negro sharecroppers testified they were forced to move from their tenant fain houses because they registeret to vote The government accused th six landowners one farmin company and Registrar Harvey with threatening economic re prisals and sometimes firinj Negroes who registered Until last year the parish dl not have one registered Negr voter and none had registere for more than a half century State records showed that at th end of last year there were 71 Negroes and 754 whites regis tered Federal examiners said the listed about 1000 other Negroes but the state withheld register ing them pending settlement o legal questions over the feder Voting Rights Act On many large plantations owners provide homes for ten ant farmers assigning therrf certain tracts to work with 5050 shares The owner also provides equipment and seed MODERATOR DIES BATH England AP Dr William E Farndale 85 former president of the Methodist Council and moderator of the The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10b a One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5 19M AiiocUted Pren Full LcaM VOL 105 3W Viet building stressed Talks in Hawaii underscore social economic aspects An AP News Analysis By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnsons midPacific con ference on Viet Nam appears aimed at underscoring country building economic and social Aspects of the US effort rather than heralding any dramatic new military direction in war Johnson also trying to give Asia and the rest of the world a picture of a US president journeying thousands of miles to Honolulu to meet South Viet Nams top leaders and confer with them as equals The Communists often have derided Saigons leaders as puppets Announcement of the trip came against a backdrop of ris ing Senate criticism of the ad ministrations Viet Nam course The Senate Foreign Relations Committee which grilled Secre tary of State Dean Rusk for four hours last Friday gave Foreign Aid Administrator David E Hell an allday working over Friday and scheduled more hearings for next week Not only will Johnsons trip overshadow any news from the hearings but the President is taking along Gen Maxwell D Taylor former ambassador to Saigon and presidential adviser who had been announced as the committees witness for next Monday The makeup of the US parly was heavily weighted on the side of officials concerned with diplomatic economic and social facets of the multibilliondollar US program to preserve South Viet Nams independence and transform it into a viable state The military situation also will be discussed But govern ment sources indicated strong doubt that any sharp alterations in course will result The renewed bombing of North Viet Nam targets is bound to be a major topic So far the bombing has been restricted to about the same kinds of military targets as were raided before the 37day pause These targets have been well south of Hanoi North Viet Nams capital Gen William C Westmore land top US commander in Viet Nam will have an oppor tunity to make a faceloface pitch if he wishes for a higher level of targeting in North Viet Nam There have been no recent sharp swings in the tideof the war to cause US authorities any special concern Actually the military course and the buildup of men and ma teriel in Viet Nam have been pretty wellcharted already Nearly 200000 American serv icemen are in the country with another 70000 stationed aboard 7th Fleet naval units in the South China Sea area Thou sands more are to be funnclcd in over the coming months with some estimates that eventual American fighting strength there will reach as high as 500 000 men American officials always have stressed that the war can not he won by military means alone But battles and air strikes have tended to push the nonmil itary phases into the back ground One nagging problem the con ferees may tackle at Honolulu is that of inflation which has grown seriously with the heavy influx of US money into the Vietnamese civilian economy Over the last 11 years or so US economic aid to Viet Nam has outweighed the military aid Economic help totaled billion and military assistance bil lion not including new requests to Congress Johnson said he would remain in Hawaii until Tuesday night returning here sometime Wednesday The dual militarycivilian na ture of the complete review Johnson said would be made of the US program held out a promise that the American ef fort will be rounded out to reach the rice paddy workers some in Congress have been calling the forgotten men of the war Johnson made it clear how ever that the meetings are not going to be the prelude to any major shift in military policy such as some of his critics have been demanding Lake trucker dies in crash James Henry Jenson 33 21ear Lake t was killed about am Saturday when the gasoline transport he was driv ng went out of control on a rlighway 150 hill at Eldorado in Fayette County Officers said the truck went off the road into a ditch over urned and hit a bridge crossing he Turkey River The tractor separated from the trailer and caught fire burning about three hours with Jensons body inside The trailer lodged crosswise on the road at the bridge block ing traffic Authorities planned to drain gasoline from the trail er before attempting to move it i Pleasant weather forecast Protestant Free Council died Friday Inside Church By THE ASSOCIATED JlUCSS The cold high pressure center which was responsible for Fri days colder temperatures anc rfunny skies has moved east o the state leaving Iowa with a forecast of much more pleasan temperatures Temperatures rose somewhat during the latter part of Friday evening and in some areas sur passed the daytime highs for Friday when maximum read ings varied from nine degrees at Mason City and Cedar Rap ids to 28 at Council Bluffs Mr Jenson was employed by ahlen Transport of Iowa the ast several years Funeral serviceswill be Mon lay at pm in the Wilcox funeral Home with the Rev Vlurlcy Severtson of Zion Lu heran Church officiating Bur al will be in Clear Lake Ceme ery Mr Jenson was born Jan 4 1933 at Clear Lake the son of Mirven H and Elba Jenson He attended Clear Lake schools and served in the US Army during the Korean War Survivors include his father Hear Lake two brothers Mor ris Ft Lee NJ and Andrew lear Lake and two sons James Jr 7 and Steven Lee 6 Mason City He was preceded in death by his mother in 1951 find a Bister He lived at 3903 Highway 18 East The Globe Editorials 4 Newman Surveyor 5 Church news 67 Society news 8 Sports news 910 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics Business news Clear Lake news 16 Classified pages U17 North Iowa news IS Overnight temperatures ranged from 2 below zero at Dubuque to 20 degrees at Council Bluffs Southerly winds are expected to continue to pull warmer air into Iowa Saturday night Skies should be mostly cloudy in the east and partly cloudy over the west Saturday night and over the entire state by Sunday Saturday night lows are ex pected to be from 5 to 10 in the north to 15 to 20 in the south The outlook for Monday calls for partly cloudy skies with little change in temperature Fire claims lives of two CALUMET AP Two small sons of Mr and Mrs Junior Griese died late Friday in a fire that destroyed the family farm home between here and Suther land in northwest Iowa They were Timothy 4 and his brother Jeffrey 2 The parents were doing chores in the barn and could do nothing to save the youngsters The couple has a third child a girl Darla 5 who escaped in jury She ran outside and yelled that the house was on fire The cause was not immediate Preparing for attack on Cong ly detemined Darla said she heard a boom in the base ment LEADS LIFE OF PRAYER Ferdinand Waldo DeMara once known as The Great Impostor seems happy with his new of an apostulate at an interfaith monastery at Wien Mo DeMara who was the subject of a book and a movie called The Great Impostor AP Photofax haa been a Trappist monk surgeon in the Canadian navy during the Korean war warden of a Texas penitentiary college professor school master and a sheriff Demara says he is now devoting his life to Christian unity work and prayer ir Great Imposter turns up as monk BALDIES IN STYLE Baldies arein style at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs as this group shows The shorthair fad began when members of the swimming Pholofax team clipped their hair at the sugges tion of their coach Other boys liked the looks of the swimmers and the clippers gota real workout The teachers They like it A By HARRY F ROSENTHAL I WIEN Mo AP Ferdi nand Waldo Demara nick named The Great Imposter for successfully impersonating a surgeon a college professor and a civil engineer is living as a postulant in an interfaith mon astery I expect to stay here the rest of my life said Demara 43 Friday when he was inter viewed in the quarters of the Brotherhood of Christian Unity I have come here to Wien to dedicate my life to Christian unity to work and prayer he said This is the only interfaith community in the world Demara subject of a book and movie titled The Great Impostor picked a desolate place to hide from the publicity he says follows him whenever ic is uncovered Wien with a population of 35 is away from major highways in a farming area of northern Missouri The membership of the brotherhood stands at five Father Joseph Starmann a Roman Catholic priest foundec the brotherhoodin 1964 People have the idea that went through life thumbing my nose at officialdom said DC mara known now as Brothe Frederick Thats not so M life really has been a series o tragedies He occasionally dons a blacl cassock over his 6foot 250 pound frame to give scienlifi demonstrations to the 54 stu dents who attend St Marys School across the street David McBrayer a photogra pher for the Daily NewsBulletin in nearby Brookfield spotted him at a ParentTeacher Asso ciation meeting this week on one of the few forays to the out ide world Demara has made ince he came here last Thanks iving I have good reason to avoid iews people Demara said I iave been misquoted and lied about I would like not to have any story at all When I came nere I gave Father Starmann my full background and I was accepted on the condition there would be no publicity Father Slarmann said De mara presented letters showing he was ordained by the Ameri can Evangelical Church head quartered in Chicago Demara says he left his Law IMPOSTER Please turn to Page 2 SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A giant allied military operation against the Viet Cong in the central coastal plains of South Viet Nam shaped up Sat urday as the US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division committed a second brigade and American Marines on the northern flank started to move south On the perimeter of a 15 square mile area were two South Vietnamese airborne units and elements of tffe South Korean marines The US Marines in the north a task force of multiple regi ment size has been on the scene as the top end of the nutcracker since an amphibious landing eight days ago The air cavalry now is opera ting on division level a US Army spokesman said What lies between the slowly converging forces may be as many as four or five regiments of hardcore Viet Cong anc North Vietnamese regulars The prize is the biggest of the war The action got under way a President Johnson journeys t Hawaii to meet with Gen Wil liim C Westmoreland US commander in Viet Nam anc the top leaders of the South Vic Nam military government The fourday talks starting Sunday at Camp Smith head quarters of the commanderin chief Pacific will include ex changes of ideas with Lt Gen Nguyen Van Thieu chief o state and Air Vice Marsha Nguyen Cao Ky the prime min istcr The Vietnamese official party of 28 including Mrs Ky will fl in an American presidcntia plane with US Ambassado Henry Cabot Lodge and cigh other military and civilian per sonnel of the American head quarters in Viet Nam The evolution of what coul become a huge battle ardun Bong Son290 miles northeast o Saigon grew out of the 1st Cav alrys successful probe against Viet Cong territory i the past week The trooper found not only hardcore batta ions but also one whole Nort Vietnamese regiment and an other regiment which was abou half and half of both types What once was called Oper tion Masher chalked up 5 Communist troops killed 12 apturcd 582 suspects detained spokesman said adding that 5 per cent of the suspects have cen established as cither Viet ong or highly proViet Cong There is no estimate of the umber of wounded dragged way by the Viet Cong Some fficers said they thought there nust have been at least 1000 hey added that wounded Vie long in the jungles often turn out to be killed in action fo ack of care and medicine AsMasher reached all itsob ectives the cavalry changed its lame to White VVing and 2 miles to the north the US Vlarine amphibious forces in peration Double Eagle expand ed their beachheadNow a mil taiy authority said the Marines arc inching south The errain is rugged mountainous n spots and hard to traverse the Cu Chi area 20 miles northwest of Saigon AP photographer Al Chang reported a company of the 25th Infantry Division was hit by a force o Cong and suffered light to moderate casualties The infan rymen said they took a heavy oil of the enemy but there was no estimate of the number The Viet Cong struck by sur mise from trenches and spider loles using rifle grenades to inflict most the casualties Medical evacuation helicop ters flying into thebattle zone came under small arms fire and the pilot of one was hit and wounded The copilot brought the chopper in safely The Battalion commander Lt Col James Cawthra said Despite the casualties the men have done a helluva job and theyll be back on duty to morrow Other ground action was at a comparative minimum in the past 24 hours but the Air Force and Navy again were active B52 bombers banged away at Viet Cong hideouts some 40 miles southeast of Saigon Soys trip shows right to travel LONDON AP Staughton Lynd the Yale professor threat ened with loss of his passport for going to North Viet Nam said Saturday he flew to Lon don to demonstrate every Americans right to travel rreely throughout the world Lynd who arrived Friday to take part in a television pro gram as guest of the British Broadcasting Corp as staying with a friend here In an interview Lynd said the State Department had warned him of the possibility of having his passport withdrawn But he said the letter informing him Weather outlook Warming trend Saturday and Sunday night Highs Sat urday 15 to 20 with lows Sat urday night from 5 to 10 above Weather details on Page 2 had not reached him by the time he left for London from his home in New Haven Conn Lynd an assistant professor of history appeared Friday night on a BBC television panel show with British politicians and authorities on Viet Nam Lynd told of his visit to Hanoi at the height of the US peace offensive He elaborated Saturday in his interview Summing up his impressions of talks with North Vietnamese Premier Phan Van Dong the Yale professor said The feeling in Hanoi on the American peace offensive was taken to be that the American administration was trying to win over public opinion in the states and that the American government intended negotiat ing from positions of strength Lynd said that despite the cessation of air attacks there was continuous escalation in South Viet Nam Little known about Cong leaders By HENRY S BRADSHEft MOSCOW AP Hanois demand that the United States recognize the heads of the Com munist National Liberation Front as sole true representa tives of the people of South Viet Nam raises a question Who arc these leaders They are little known outside areas held by the Viet Cong and perhaps not too well known in those areas They are more likely to be a political facade for the Viet Cong than to be in control of the Viet Cong The fronts Commission for Foreign Relations has published a booklet on its leaders It was distributed here by the office of the fronts Moscow representa tive The office declined to an swer additional questions but information is available from other sources The head of the front is Nguy en Huu Tho 55 Trained in law in France he practiced in Sai gon During Ho Chi Minhs war against the French in Indo china Thos courageous de fense of members of the resist ance brought before the court earned him recognition by his colleagues as an outstanding representative of the Vietnam ese intelligentsia the booklet says Tho was deported from Saigon after leading demonstrations in early 1950 He lived in the north until the 1954 Geneva agreement that ended French rule then returned to Saigon and was soon jailed for activities against the Ngo Dinh Diem regime Tho was released in 1961 and has been in the jungles since then Communist journalists who have met him recently say he is a wispy little man in khaki living in a wellbuilt hideaway Thos title is president of the Presidium of the Central Com mittee of the front The front is organized in a classic Communist way The 11 man Presidium is the steering committee for a larger Central Committee The committee draws members from the var ious political factions and com mittees united against the Sai gon government The only Presidium member identified as a member of the Viet Nam Peoples Revolu tionary party the South Viet Nam Communist party is Vo Chi Cong 53 A rebel from the age of 18 he was sentenced by the French to life at hard labor but escaped at the end of World War II Observers familiar with the history of Communist takeover in other parts of the world re gard the front as a collection of elements useful to the Commu nists for thetime being but like ly to be discarded if they should win control of South VietNam ;