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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 12, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Negro assassina Kennedy plea f TRAILS trail shows path where mor tffliy wounded Medgar Evers field secretary for the official is victim JACKSON Miss W Evers one of the Souths prominent Negro leaders was mortally wounded in the drive way of his home early Wednesday Evers 37 Mississippi field sec retary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People died about 50 minutes lat er in University Medical Center Evers had been directing a massive civil disobedience cam paign against racial discrimina tion in the Mississippi capital Police launched a widespread search for his assassin At midday police announced they had found a rifle among some bushes in a vacant lot across the street from Evers house Detective Chief M B Pierce said it apparently was house aiter being shot by a 3030 caliber bullet in the back Evers died minutes later He had just returned aPP home from a NAACP Rally being held in conjunc the murder weapon tion with presentdemonstrations in Jackson Miss Pierce said officers had un against racial practices Evers is shown in insert covcrcd some other leads which we are not yet ready to make public This is most unfortunate said Jackson Chief of Detectives W B Pierce who asked the FBI to assist in the investigation In New York Roy T Wilkins executive secretary of the NAACP said the death of Evers demonstrates anew the blind and murderous hatred which ob sesses too many Mississippians In their ignorance they be lieve that by killing a brave ded icated and resourceful leader of the civil rights struggle they can kill the movement for human rights They cannot Wilkins said the NAACP was posting a reward for Ev SAME j North Iowa IVeatKeToutlook Partly cloudy through Thursday with scattered show eri and thunderstorms likely Thursday Low Wednesday in 50s High Thursday around M Weather details on page 2 Inside The Globe OFFICIAL END to Mer cury shots Page 3 34 GOLF clubs in womens tourney Page 8 MILLIGAN HONORED Behm gets Mac award Page 31 Editorials4 Society news R910 North Iowa news 1213 Comics Sports news 14 1920 CJear Lake news 2223 Band FestivaPpage 24 Latest markets 30 Mason City news 3031 Classified pages 3435 ers assassin Evers was shot as he stepped out of his car about am He had been in his offices conferring Please turn to page 2 The newspaper that makes all North lowons neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEG JFK in HOME EDITION VOL 103 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 17 UOc a Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection Associated Press and United international Full Lease Wires No 106 CATCHING UP WITH THE NEWSFederahzed National Guardsmen after a curbstone dinner on the campus of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa relax while one of their numbercatches up with the news The troops were sent in to assure enrollment of two Negroes at the university There was no violence FOR FIRST ter waJks to herfirstclass at the Unfversftr of bama at TuscaJoosi white girls ac company the Negro coed who enrolled Tuesday ground is Denny Chimes a campus landmark No troops or marshals accompanied her James Hood 20 nother Negro also attended classes without trouble nation KKOX OUR WIRE SERVICES JACKSON Miss A leader tor the NAACP in Mississippi was shot to death only hours after a plea by President Ken nedy for a racial golden to put out fires of frustration and discord among Negroes The President outlined a broad egisiative program he will pro pose to Congress next week He said it will be based on the proposition that race has no place in American life or law A great change is at hand said and our task our obliga ion is to make that revolution hat change peaceful and con for all Kennedy appeared Tuesday eve ning radio and television in fireside civil rights lecture to Americans of both North and South only hours after Alabama Gov George C Wallace bowed to ederal pressure and stepped iside to let two Negro egjster at the previously white University of Alabama I hope that every American egardless of where he lives will top and examine his conscience ibout this and other related ind ents said Kennedy When Americans are sent to Viet Nam or West Berlin we do not ask for whites only he said It ought to be possible there Ore for American students of any color to attend any public institution they select without hav ing to be backed up by troops The President said he will pro pose legislation that would 1 Prohibit stores hotels res taurants and theaters from da criminating agafott Allow the federal o rake a more actrw ourt suits aimed at desegregat ng public schools 3 Afford greater protection for Negroes right to vote By CARL B WRIGHT GlobeGazette Staff Writer Linda Wilkins Clear Lake is Miss North Iowa 1963 She was crowned at a grand finale Tuesday night to the Sil ver Anniversary of the North Iowa Band Festival which proved that the show goes on in spite of a little drizzle For 25 years the festival has flirted with Iowa weather and never missed a single event The full program went on as planned Tuesday night at Roosevelt Stadium despite a shower midway through the show Everyone remained for the coronation of the brunette beauty daughter of Mr and Mrs William Wiikins Mr Wil kins is a vice president and sales manager of the North western States Portland Ce ment Co When Ken Kew master of ceremonies announced the new queen she said Oh No Im too excited to make a speech but she did Im happy and proud to be selected Miss North Iowa for 1963 said Miss Wilkins I am very grateful to everyone and I would like very much to thank all of you wonderful people I wish every girl could share this moment with me for they are all queens Then a couple of tears mixed with the raindrops as the Clear Lake band hurried down to es cort their queen around the field The new queen said later at a reception for her at the Hotel Hanlord that the finale Let Me Call You Sweetheart led Clear Lake crowned Miss North Iowa by Paul Yoder and the massed bands and the crowd singing led by EarL Han was the most exciting moment of my life Dr L W Swanson president of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce placed the crown on the new queen as Miss Vicki Ross the 1962 queen looked on Three other former queens also had been her attendants through the evening show Miss North Iowa of 1956 Phyllis Ann Mcrritt Osage now Phyllis Ncl json Ames Miss North Iowa of 1955 Sandra Knight Rockforti now Mrs Earl Rygh Garner Miss North Iowa of 1952 now Mrs Gary Boeke Cresco former queen Miss North Iowa 1949 LaDonna den LuVerne now Mrs Robert Riebsamen also was among the honored guests having arrived too late to participate with the queens Yoders success with the massed bands was most marked this year He led off with his It was the second time a Clear Lake girl has been crowned SwingALong This was queen of the festival Albertafollowed by Harold Walters ar Joslyn now Mrs Reeves Hall nf rtw Independence was honored in 1941 The 10000 or more persons who braved the chilly evening saw one of the best shows of the 25 years of the festival Paul Yoders leading of the massed bands of some 5000 pieces in Faith of Our Fa thers was one of the most in spired and beautifully played se lections in the entire history of the festival Played against a threatening dark sky and bright ly lighted field filled with gay uniforms it held the crowd en thralled rangement of Faith of Our Fa thers Karl Kings Home Town Boy went exceptionally well and the Oscar winner Moon River by Henry Mancini seemed right for the spirit of the occasion Ernie Canevas Lockport Township National Champion ship Marching Band did itself proud despite playing in the rain This band really showed it is championship material as it swung out with The World Is Waitingfor the Sunrise to fin ish the exhibition with thunder turn to page 2 SILVER ANNIVERSARY CROWD This view of the Silver An niversary crowd at the North Iowa Band Festival shows the bands in the background the queens throne with Miss Vicki Ross Britt reigning queen the queen candidates Ken Kew center as master of ceremonies and special guests in the front rows LINDA WILKINS North Iowa ;