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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL91 The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Associated Pren and United Press Intertiitlootl Full Lease MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 29 1960 7c Copy o Two SectionsSection A merit plan for pages Spoils system again comes under attack By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau The propos al is to place one of the worlds most exclusive secondary schools on a merit basis rather than the grabbag spoils system on which it currently operates The school is one run by the District of Columbia for the Senate House and Supreme Court pages but the school itself is only part of the picture Rep William S Broomfield RMich would have Capitol pages selected on the basis of nationwide competitive examin ations At present they are ap pointed on a patronage basis Of the 50 House pages for ex ample 45 were chosen by Dem ocrats THE SUGGESTION arises from a recurring controversy James Avery Johnson Jr 15 Chicago was appointed last year to a House page post by Rep Barratt OHara Af ter the boy arrived in Washing ton however it turned out that there had been a mixup and that no vacancy existed Now Johnsons aunt wants to know why no place hasbeea found for him a Negro while two white boys from Chicago have since been put on as House pages The two are appointees of Rep John Kluczynski DII1 and Rep Thomas J OBrien D both senior to OHara Sympathizing with the John son boy five Representatives arranged to have him serve as their messenger at about the same yearly pay that a page receives and they suc ceeded in getting him into the Capitol Page School where he is an honor student THE CAPITOL page system offers in effect an unparallelec practical course in politics anc government The boys have a rare opportunity to study gov ernment at first hand and to meet and talk with the men anc women who make it work There are 50 pages in t h e House 26 in the Senate and 6 in the Supreme Court They at lend their special school on the top floor of the Library o Congress from to 10 each morning They then head for their respective assignments where they run errands and do all sorts of odd jobs anythin from getting a congressman a ham sandwich to calling h i wife to say hell be late for din ner They are paid for thei work which can run six to 12 hours a day about a month Two of t h e Supreme Cpur pages are Negroes But so Tar no Negro has been appointed a a page by House or Senate THE PROPOSAL to put pag selection on a merit system i by no means new The sam sort of method is followed b most congressmen in making ap pointments to West Point An napolis and the Air Force Acac emy The parallel suggestion is us ually made that the page opera tion be run more like a privat school with dormitories refec tories and supervision outsid the classroom At present th pages live in the Capitol neigh berhood in boarding houses apartments or private homes with little or no formal counselj ing or discipline As one observer Neal Stan ford of t h e Christian Science Monitor put it about a year ago when the controversy over the Johnson boy first reached print Properly organized and ser iously supervised the Capitol Frances m ilit ary to End revolt rr JUROR GETS TO FEED HIS DOG Chicago juror Oscar Olson 62 sits with by other members of a jury impaneled to hear a murder case The dog wouldnt allow anyone else to feed him even AP Pliotofax after several days without food By law the jury couldnt be separated The judge ordered a bus chartered and the whole kaboodle drove 28 miles so Olson could toss the dog a bone Crash takes 3rd victim Michael James Kirschbaum 18 who was injured in the headon collision of two cars Tuesday morning a mile north of Mason City died Friday morning at a Mason City hospital His was the third death resulting from the accident David G Walk driver of one of the cars and Duane E Iverson 22 both of Albert Lea were killed outright Peter John Colman 20 Rockwell driver of the car in which Kirschbaum was riding is in fair condition at Mercy Hos pital James Mandt 18 546 9th S E and Wayne Lee Ackland 17 Albert Lea also injured in the accident are reported in satisfactory condition at Park Hospital Kirschbaum was born Jan 10 1942 in Mason City son of Otto and Rosa Jilek Kirschbaum He was a senior in the Mason City High School and was to have been graduated in June He was a graduate of Holy Family Elementary School He was engaged to Janice Kay Basgall daughter of Mr and Mrs S P Mason City A member of Holy Family Catholic Church he was employed at Syls Fruit Market Surviving are his mother now Rosa Helland stepfather Owen Helland three brothers Specialist Ronald Kirschbaum U S Air Force at Zarugosa Spain Gary Kirschbaum Clear Lake and L Joe Kirschbaum Mason City a sister Miss Ottie Kirschbaum Mason City and grandmother Clara Jilek Wash ington D C He was preceded in death by his father Funeral arrangements are incomplete Friends may call at the Colonial Funeral Home after 4 pm Saturday Suspect hunting in killing Des Moines man shot DES M01NES ap parent hitrun accidenl turned into a manhunt for a possible murderer Friday after the body of a man was found laying in the middle of a main street Discovery of a bullet wound behind the left ear of Ihe victim and a lip lo police touched off a search for an unemployed young DCS Moines man whose blood slaincd car was found outside his home The victim was Leslie Dere miah 48 an employe of the Veterans Hospital AUTHORITIES FIRST be lieved he was Ihe victim of a hitrun accident because he suf fered severe head and leg in juries Later they found he had been shot behind the left car with the bullet lodging in his jaw Officers speculated he had been shol and Ihen dumped in Ihe street from a moving car A lip sent police with drawn guns to Ihe home of a suspecl Donald Graham 35 ALGERIA SCENE OF FRENCH TURMOIL Differ on policy North Iowa Clearing Friday night lows in lower 20s Part ly cloudy warmer Saturday highs middle 30s Iowa Clearing east Friday night moslly fair Saturday Warmer norlh Friday night and entire state Saturday Lows Friday night 20 to 26 Highs Saturday 30s north and east lower 40s southwestOut look for Sunday Mostly sun ny and mild Five Day Iowa Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal Friday night through next Wednesday Warmer Saturday and contin ued mild remainder of the pe Both sides want same Algeria goal PARIS W Both the insurgents holding the barricades in Algiers and the government in Paris want the same thing a pacified Algeria firmly French They differ on how to bring it about That accounts for the strange quirks and contradictions that police seem to Sve a sPnt personality to some of the actors on both and the suspect together in her sides of thc Posing Orders sent to Algeria De Gaulle in new move FROM OUK WIKK SKRVICKS PARIS President Charles De Gaulle ordered the French Army Friday to put down the sclllcrs rebellion in Algeria by whatever means necessary even at the risk of civil war The insurgent French colonists behind the barricades in Algiers replied to his nationwide radio television speech with defiant shouts of De Gaulle to the gallows PUBLIC ORDER will to be restored De Gaulle said addressing himself directly to the French Army The means to be used to en force law could be of several sorts But your duty is lo achieve it have given orders lo this effect De Gaulle at a critical mo ment for himself and France warned that no soldier must without making a grave error j associate himself with any movement of insurrection even massively zer said the man was not in his apartment But in his car parked outside police found bloodstains and a 22caliber pisloi from which one shot had been fired POLICE WENT to the home after a key club waitress told MICHAEL KIRSCHBAUM Woman who placed page system could become pepper OR tOHQlie honor nrpn jfhnnl nf thp rnnn 3 honor prep school of the coun Iry I say could for it is not going to do so unless Congress moves because the system is the creation the responsibility of the congressmen They can make it anything they want A good thing run badly may still have merit but a good thing run expertly has limitless possi bilities BOMB DAMAGE KANSAS CITY Mo Wl A bomb smashed 51 windows Thursday night in a new syna gogue which earlier this month was marred by a painted swas tika No one was injured by the explosion at Kehilalh Israel of boy cleared DOYLESTOWN Pa A coroners jury has ruled as acci dental the death of a old boy who was asphyxiated by pepper placed on his tongue for punishment The ruling Thursday night ab solved Joan Forsberg 28 Levil lown of criminal blame in the death of Marcel Smallwood her foster son Police testified she told them she placed the pepper on the boys tongue Jan 9 after he had a temper tantrum The boy died a short time later A coroner ruled death was by asphyxia lion by pepper Solidarity display planned ALBERT LEA mass meeting of packinghouse work ers from Minnesota and Iowa described as a demonstration of union solidarity in the Wilson and Co strike is planned here Saturday Auto caravans of workers from South St Paul Austin Mason City and other cities are expected to start arriving as early at 6 am said Charles Lee president of Local 6 of the United Packinghouse Workers of America There will be no demonstra tions or violence Lee said This is being done at the initiative of locals in the other cities The meeting will be a solidarity breakfast to show their support of us and to al low us to fill them in on con tract negotiations and other j mailers connected wilh the slrike The plant now is operating with nonunion employes follow ing the walkout of Local 6 Nov from the lower 30s in the north to around 40 degrees in the south Overnight lows will be from the upper teens in the extreme northwest to Ihe mid dle 20s in the extreme south east Little if any precipita tion is indicated Minnesota Cloudy much warmer Highs Saturday in upper 30s GlobeGazclte weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 26 Minimum 20 club Thursday night Police also were questioning Deremiahs nephew Phillip Deremiah who told newsmen he had information which might be connected with his uncles death Deremiahs body was found laying in the middle of Birdland Drive under the 2nd Ave over pass at pm It was dis covered by Everett Ingersoll 39 who had been bowling and on his way home Another motorist told police he passed the spot 10 minutes before and Ihe body was not there at that time WELL STOCKED DALLAS Tex UPI Sign in the show window of a Dallas grocery store We Carry Brand X FROM ALGERIA where re bellious settlers have vowed a fight to the death against his policy of selfdetermination for Algeria De Gaulle received pledges of allegiance from mil itary commanders in the key cities of Oran and Constantine However in Algiers Ihe insur 4 r i i mainlained their positions The insurgents feel the governments policy of sclfeleler ancj occupied Oj ey will fail and ultimately arcas of thc dly with the ex result m independence for Ihe tion of govcrnmcnt housc it predomlnanlly Moslem land The government feels Presi i i insurgents were un gOeS tO hOSpltal dent Charles dc Gaulles modcontcstcd maslcrs in Algiers the NEW YORK UPI Gen erate Policr represents Ihe onlyjcapilal with the departure of Gen MacArthur Douglas MacArthur was acjihope for ending the fivcyearoldjDc Gaulles two key men in Al milled lo Lenox Hill Hospilal Friday for medical observalion and study The World War II hero of the Pacific celebrated his 80th birlh day jusl Ihree days ago al a dirv Moslem rebellion and the besligeria for a countryside corn hope of preserving the French post to get away from the position in Algeria THIS WAS THE gist of Dele Paul Deiouvriers immediate pressure of the up rising The representatives are Dele ner parly tendered by his old sculcIhc Algerian question with Army and civil an associates joul the hej of tnc Moslcms gcllCllCUCmi id 111 JJUIUUVLli plea to the insurgentsyou cantfaLc Paia Delouvner A spokesman said MacArlhur hasnt been feeling loo well for gaune Ihe pasl few days bul said he Moslems trust De SAME IOWA SAFETY DEPARTMENT FIGURES BUck means traffic deitb hi past 21 honri had entered the hospital only for a routine examination FIRE DAMAGE HASTINGS Minn UP Several buildings in downtown Hastings were severely dam aged by fire Thursday night and losses have been eslimaled at No one was injured in the blaze which broke out in the Ace Hardware Store Two appliances stores and a Sears Roebuck order store suffered damage but only the hardware store was reported a total loss the civil administrator and Gen Maurice Challe the mili lary commander in chief Word circulaled that they had set up headquarters at a French air basenear Raghaia five miles closer to Algiers An official of the City Council announced over Radio Algiers I that Ihc people had occupied Governmenl officials refer Tlal Ihe insurgents as patriots j THURSDAY NIGHT Delouv PARATROOPERS watch idly ricr ostensibly This common pas sionate desire for a French Al unites insurgents and govcrnmcnt loyalists has re sulted in such odd things as these as the insurgents reinforce thc stronghold Ihe troops may be asked to storm Both sides fly the Tricolor Troops and insurgents chat amiably while pointing guns at each other backing called on Ihe Moslems lo rise and demonstrate their faith in De Gaulle and their sup port of his policy to let all Al gerians eventually decide their 3 52000 ROBBERY GRUNDY CENTER Thieves broke into a supermar kel here Friday and slolc a safe containing between and in cash and checks DIG UP STREET FOR BARRICADE What does French insurgentin Algeria do when he needs ma AP Phalptax pavement of course Here a group of rebels one using a pneumatic drill hacks stone blocks from the street terial to construct a barricade Why he digs up the to erect another fortification in future The insurgents who insist that Algeria remain forever French declared through a spokesman We will fight until victory The Frenchlanguage Press of Algiers freed from censorship openly supported the i n s u r gcnls demands for the immedi ale proclamalion of Algeria as a French province without giv ing the Moslems a chance to vole The two major leaders of the revolt Joseph Ortiz a cafe owner and Pierre Lagaillarde a reserve paratrooper and par liamentary deputy rejected Deiouvriers impassioned ap peal to cease resistance and i spare France a major tragedy On the North Iowa Features Page S Editorials 4 CubGazette S Society Clear Lake News8 Sports News 910 Comics 13 Mason City News141SU Latest Markets 15 North Iowa News It TV GuidePull out ;