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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1963, Mason City, Iowa tys Negroes discuss their futuresSee story on page 4 North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 Associated Press and United Press Internationa Full Lease Wirei MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNG 24 1963 a Consists of Two One NO m JFK Adenauer vow on NATO arms Chicago favored by Demos WASHINGTON AP Demo crats get down to the business Monday of picking a site for their 1964 presidential nominating con vention with Chicago reported a slight favorite among six bidding cities The Republican National Com mitlees choice of San Francisco for its convention brought televi sionradio network pressure to pick the same city for the Demo cratic meeting This would avoid a transfer of hsavy broadcast equipment There were reports that all things considered President Ken nedy would prefer to receive his second nomination in the Middle West where Republicans hope to marshal a substantial portion of their efforts to defeat him for re election The site committee however has other financially attractive offers from Atlantic City NJ Baltimore Detroit Miami Beach Miami and Philadelphia The full national committee meets Tuesday to act on the rec ommendation of the site commit tee and another committee which meets Monday to recommend the allocation of convention delegates The Republicans got guarantees of in cash some free hotel rooms for convention offi cials programs and other bene fits for agreeing to meet in San Francisco Sessions will be held in the Cow Palace where Dwight D Eisenhower yas nominated for a second term The selection of San Francisco was attributed in part o the feel ing among party leaders that local publicity would gain early identi fication for their candidate with the voters in a state Kennedy lost by a narrow margin in 1960 The July 13 opening date sig naled Republican intentions to get their campaign under way early Democrats are not expected to convene until midAugust Kennedy already has picked Gov Edmund G Brown to run his California campaign Last year Brown won reelection in a battle with former Vice President Rich ard M Nixon who had carried California in the 1960 presidential contest The Republicans charted a four day meeting with the possibility of a fifth if the fight over their top nominee becomes a long drawn out affair Charges filed in Evers death JACKSON Miss iff Byron de La Beckwith white man was held in Jackson jail Monday charged with the murder of Negro integration leader Medgar W Evers SLAYING Burtness 2 whlTwas slain in a Council Bluffs shooting Friday is shown with his mother Mrs Curtis Burtness Also fatally injured was Judy Jackson 14 right sister of Mrs Burtness Two others were wounded before the gunman turned his gun on himself when cor nered by police He was not seriously wounded Rites for 2 slain children are here Still unaccounted for in the kill ing of the 37yearold Evers were others unknown charged along with Beckwith in a separate fed ral complaint made public after he FBI arrested Beckwith Satur day night Beckwith a 42yearold former tobacco salesman and more re cently a chemical fertilizer sales agent from Greenwood Miss talked with his attorneys law Calif Funeral services for two vic tims of a wild shooting spree at Council Bluffs were being held Monday in Mason City The rites were held at Trinity Lu theran Church for Randal Ran hy Curtis Burtness 2 and his aunt Judy Ellen Jackson 13 Meanwhile defiant Leon Tice Jr 23 was under heavy guard in a Council Bluffs hospital awaiting arraignment on two murder charges He was re ported in good condition from a selfinflicted head wound Reported in fair condition at aHoganMcKce Grade School of Culver City Surviving are her parents two sisters Mrs Curtis Jo Ann HVJiVM JL i J it If Burtness Council Bluffs and ting any answers hospital with wounds suffered in the shooting affray were William Perkins 7 a halfbrother of Ran dy and their grandmother Mrs William Jackson 45 the mother of Judy Police said the shooting started when Tice went to the Jackson home Friday night and asked for Mrs Curtis Burtness whom he had dated while she was es tranged from her husband They said he apparently became enraged when informed that Mrs Burtness was in Omaha with her husband with whom she had been reconciled Randy was the son of Mr and Mrs Gerald JeaneUe Klun der Mason City and the grand parents Mr and Mrs Bernard Bauman Culver City Calif Pallbearers were Gary Des penas Maynard Neve Merlin Baker Jim Klunder Dale Klun der and Sam Davis Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery Colonial Chape was in charge of arrangements rights and privileges secured him by the Constitution the FBI said Evers was state field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Capt Ralph Hargrove chief of the Jackson police identification bureau fingerprinted Beckwith Sunday and matched one partners Hardy Lott and Stanny Sanders of Greenwood Sunday and was returned to his cell after about 30 minutes He is being held without bond Jackson chief of detectives MB Pierce said police questioned Beckwith but did not elaborate One of 15000 telescopic sights and a fingerprint on it led the FBI to Beckwith at Greenwood They found five of the imported Japanese sixpower Golden Hawk sights went to Mississippi all to a Grenada gun dealer One was traced to Beckwith a gun collector whom the FBI ques tioned Friday night without get Saturday night at a meeting ar ranged by Greenwood attorney Yerger Moorehead a relative of Beckwith FBI agents arrested Beckwith under provisions of the 1957 Civil Rights Act Beckwith and others unknown conspired to injure oppress and intimidate Medgar Evers in the free exercise and enjoyment of to Blanchard Campbell sell KSMN to Talley said his prints on the scope at tached to a 30caliber rifle that fired the fatal shot It was Hargrove who first dis covered the latent printone in visible to the eye but brought out by chemicals Jackson detectives discovered the gun in midmorning of June 12 about 10 hours after Evers was shot down in his driveway in E honeysuckle thicket near where of ficers believe the shot was fired Are fallout shelters a big farce WASHINGTON panel of doctors told congres sional investigators Monday a national fallout shelter program is like wearing a piece of gar lic around the neck to prevent diphtheria The doctors members of an organization called Physicians for Social Responsibility said a study of the effects of a large scale nuclear attack on thij country has convinced them that the devastation would pre sent a medical problem that has no solution If fallout shelters falsely ap Hayward Talley 39 Litch field 111 has purchased radio station KSMN Mason City from Donald Red Blanchard and Harry Campbell The pur chase price was not disclosed The sale contract Monday is subject to signed the ap Mrs Burtness William is MrsJproval of the Federal Commu Burtncssson by a previous Inside The Globe TRIESTE GOES down to look for Thresher Page 2 PARTY CHIEFS discuss issues for 1904 Page 3 FLAPPER DAYS recalled at 23 reunion Page 8 BUTLER COUNTY Dairy Princess chosen Page 13 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 47 Society 8 Sport news 1M2 Icwa nrws 13 riage and Judy was her sister Tice shot himself in the head in he kitchen of his home when po lice arrived to arrest him inflict ing a superficial wound Officers said Tice freely admit ted the shootings They quoted him as saying he wanted to hurt Latest markets 14 Mrs Burtness because she jilted him and adding had Id do it again drunk or so ber I dont want a life sentence nications Commission Talley and Campbell said the FCC approval of the sale should come within six months Campbell and Blanchard came lo Mason City early in 1959 from Chicago Campbell said he and Bianch ard have not made plans for the future He said it is with re gret that we will be leaving Mason City Mason City news 1415 Transport timetable 18 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Tues day moderate southerly winds Lows Monday night in id Ms Highs Tuesday in Weather details on page 2 Im ready to hang The Rev Lavern R Hanson officiated at the funeral services in Mason City Randall was the son of Mr and Mrs Curtis Burtness 4017 Avenue G Council Bluffs He was born April 10 1961 in Bal boa Panama Canal Zone His mother was formerly Jo Ann Jackson Surviving are his parents a half brother William Perkins at home grandparents Mr and Mrs William Jackson Council Bluffs and Mr and Mrs Ger ald Burtness Mason City and greatgrandparents Frank Jen kins Fertile and Mr and Mrs Bernard Bauman Culver City Calif Judy was born Jan 9 19SO in Mason City daughter of Wil liam and Irene Eberhardt Jackson She had just completed seventh grade at Pladel Ray Campbell said the major rea son for selling the station is Blanchard is finding it difficult to help operate the station be cause of personal appearances throughout the country as an entertainer Campbell said it is becoming very difficult for Blanchard to participate on the WGN barn dance program every Saturday in Chicago and con tinue making personal appear ances and help operate the sta worse than no shelters at all they said They testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee studying administration propos als for an expanded fallout shel ter program William F Schrciber associ ate professor of electrical engi neering at Massachusetts Jnsli criti GETTOGETHER President Kennedy German President Heinrich Luebke stand in front of the presidential palace in Bonn Kennedy was re ceived with loud acclaim by thousands of Germans as he visited there on the first leg of a KUday jour ney of Europe and the British Isles Hughes ignores ruling Will put two into office DES MOINES Har pear to promise protection for olcl Hughes sajd Monday that large segments of the popttlaRobert Barry of Danbury will lion they may prove to be office with the Iowa High finn Tn rir K lion In addition the barn tutc of Technology also crl dance is making plans to start cizcd the program He said the a color television broadcast this jncalcsl rhntor in a i fall nrri tw n tlangei in a nuclear attack would be blast not radio fall and this will take more of Blanchards time Talley w h o owns WSMI in Litchfield and KXGI in Fort Madison said he plans no ma changes in the Mason City operation He is married and has two sons Talley said he will continue living in Litchfield active fallout The Soviets would almost certainly use highaltitude air bursts of large bombs in attacks against cities causing no fall out whatever but blasting and burning vast areas around their targets he said n Schrciber testified the numhcri18 going to take office July of lives needlessly lost in thc next move is trap shelters outside the circle of total devastation would prob ably exceed thc number of life LAROD1ES LOS ANGELES Laro 53 voteraii newspaper man in Southern California and Texas died Saturday in Good Samaritan Hospital after suf fering a heart attack BUYER Harry Campbell coowner of Radio Station KSMN discusses its sale with Hayward Talloy the prospective purchaser Campbell and Don ald Red Blanchard the owners plan to leave Ma son City when and if the Federal Communications Commission approves a transfer of the stations li cense to Talley way Commission July 1 despite an aftorrfey generals opinion that there is no vacancy on the com mission Hughes also said Corbin Craw ford of Ainsworth will take office with the Board of Control although his appointment was ruled invalid in the same opinion Barry and Crawford both Dem ocrats were given interim ap pointments by Hughes after the Senate refused to confirm their nominations during the 1963 legis lature Ally Gen Evan Hultman ruled last Thursday that the interim appointments were invalid be cause there were no vacancies on the Highway Commission or the Board of Control since no legally appointed successors had been nuu It however they did uscjchosen for the outgoing members groundbursts against cities Mr Barry is my appointee He that thc save shelter system would l IIP to The terms of three highway commissioners expire June 30 Asked whose place Barry will take Hughes said thats not my problem The governor said Barry al ready had filed his oath of office qualifications and bond before the attorney generals ruling Hughes repeated an earlier statement that he expects the is sue lo be taken to court The attorney generals opinion is not binding on any court Hughes said It is not binding on me Hughes said he has not had any contact with the three highway commissioners whose terms ex pire They are Jo Stong of Keo sauqua Robert Kcir of Spencer and William Nicholas of Clear Lake all Republicans I dont think well havt any problem with Crawford Hughes said He said he has received in formation that Walt Conway of Muscatine the outgoing member of the Board of Control has said he docs not plan lo requnlify for the post which would leave a vacancy which Hughes can fill with an interim appointment However Conway said after a conference with the governor that he has not yet decided whether to remain with the Board of Con trol under the provisions of the attorney generals opinion Miss Iowa a doctor ARNOLDS PARK haired blueeyed Ramona K Meylor 23 of LeMars reigned Monday as Miss probably the first state beauty queen to go by the titlt of doctor Miss Meylor was crowned in competition with 18 other local beauty winners Sunday night and will represent Iowa in the Miss Universe con test in Miami Fla next month She is chiropractor and a graduate of the Pnmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport Miss Meylor daughter of Mrs Ray Meylor of LeMars is five feet six inches tall weighs 129 pounds and hat measurements of 3e2436 She entered the state contest at Miss LeMars The new Iowa beauty queen lists dancing swimming and horseback riding as her hob bies The other finalists who serve as Miss court are Miss Oelwein Diana Lyn Finders a student in elemen tary education at Upper Iowa University in Fayette She it the daughter of Mr and Mrs Finders of Oelwein Miss Sioux City Sue Mar garef White 20 the daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul White of Sioux City Spencer Jean Bud dingh 18 Hartley High School graduate and the daughter of Mr and Mrs William Bud dingh of Hartley Miss Remsen Janice Ruth Niggeling 20 daughter of Mrs Ruth Niggeling of Rem ten Germans acclaim Kennedy Over half million cheer BONN Kennedy and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer agreed Monday to use their best efforts to bring nto being a multinational nu clear force to strengthen the de lenses of Western Europe A communique announced hey also agreed that every ef fort will be made to strengthen common defense planning and oint operation of the North At antic Treaty Organization de fense forces The communique came near the end of Kennedys twoday visit to this West German capi tal at the start of his swing around Western Europe Shortly before the communi que was issued Kennedy re minded the NATO allies through a news conference statement that the United States has borne a major burden of European defense for 18 years And he said he expects them to consid er this in shaping their eco nomic trade and monetary policies Kennedy who received a loud and enthusiastic welcome from half a million Germans at the start of his European tour Sun day went to Adenauers office in the Palais Schaumburg in late morning The two men talked with only interpreters present At the same lime in a sepa rate meeting at the Palais Schaumburg other US and Ger man officials went into problems of Berlin conditions in Commu nist East Germany and the pro posal for forming a multinational nuclear force Salinger said that the multina tional force project was talked put in greater detail by the min isters than by the government chiefs While he would not make any of the details public it was understood that the US1 and Ger man leaders were seeking allied action on setting up the force Salinger denied that Kennedy was having any more back pain than usual The President suffers with chronic back trouble Kennedys back seemed to troubling him as he knelt at Mass Sunday in Cologne Cathedral Despite overcast skies thousands of men women and children were out again to sec Kennedy drive the four miles from the American embassy community at Bad God esberg to Adenauers office Kennedy was reported anxious to get agreement from Adenauer and other key allied leaders to open detailed negotiations soon on the NATO nuclear surface fleet The President would like to get a treaty ready for submission to US Senate by next January The United States and West Germany agree on the need for such a force The problem facing Kennedy and Adenauer is how to obtain the agreement of other al lies particularly Britain and It aly Neither the President nor the chancellor wants an exclusively GermanAmerican nuclear force officials said The President was reported be in excellent spirits following the triumphant welcome he re ceived Sunday as he journeyed Please turn to page 2 SAME DATEW22J7 ;