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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper fw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Tht Newspoptr That Makes All North lowans Neighbors HOME EDITION aad United Prcn MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH I COPT Paper of Two m A shokeup j under way li in Chicago Professor now in charge of police force By WALTER LISTER JR New York Herald News Service chances California professor to pump efficiency into Chicagos scan dalswamped police department are rated good not only because of his reputation but also be cause his failure could wreck the politicaldynasty of Chi cagos ambitious Demo cratic mayor Richard J Daley At the same time because of a deeply entrenched system of patronage through war com whom Mayor Daley in his concurrent role as Cook County Democratic chairman derives considerable is uncertainty as to how far even Dick Daley can deliver on his pledge to extri cate his police force from polit ical corruption WITH HIGH HOPES nontthe less in the wake of what he ad mits is Chicagos worst police scandal Mayor Daley has engineered the selection of a prominent criminologist and promised him a free hand in re organizing the departmnet Orlando Winfield Wilson dean of the School of Criminology at the University of California came to Chicago in January at Mayor Daleys request as chair man of a fiveman committee charged with seeking out the man best qualified to tackle the police reorganization Four weeks and 37 interviews later the committee nudged by the mayor discovered that its chair man would fit the bill admir ably In accepting Wilson said that this challenge whose dimen siohs he learned during the search that wound up with his own selection may be the great est confronting law enforcement anywhere T h e opportunity here added pipesmoking professor who had contemplated retirement this year is the greatest Ive ever seen to advance the cause of professional police service H E BEGAN Wednesday threeyear contract as Chicagos new police superintendent al a year Wilson now has an opportunity to put into prac tice the philosophy of police or ganization he has been preach ing more than 20 years Mayor Daley turned to Dean Wilson for guidance last month after Chicago attracted nationa attention with disclosures o policemen who participated in burglaries or extorted money from criminals they protected The scandal was touched off by Richard Morrison 23 a profes sional burglar Corralled by honest cops Mor rison charged in open court that eight North Side policemen were ir cahoots with him Few be lieved him or paid much atten tion until the Cook County public defenders office headed by Gerald W Getty checked out his charges The copswhowere robbers story broke Jan 15 and successive revelations of new by a Republi can county prosecutor Ben jamin Adamowski who hopes to pin ultimate blame on Mayor heaped scorn and ridicule on a police department that seldom has been highly re garded TIMOTHY J OCONNOR Chi cagos police commissioner for nearly 10 years resigned after eight days of this His personal honesty was not challenged but his health was The reor ganization job he said would have killed me OConnor 58 continues as assistant in charge of the police crime laboratory He insists that police corrup tion is not wholesale and that his successors biggest problem will be the morale of thousands of fine men whose reputations have been terribly damaged by the few who betrayed their trust Wilson agrees He told Chi cagoans they could help by sup porting rather than scoffing at honest policemen As a start he urged that Chicago motorists stop carrying and bills SPOTLIGHTS BROUGHT IN TO HELP RESCUE WORKERS AFTER RAIL CRASH 14 dead 68 hurt in fiery smashup BAKERSFIELD Calif Ifl The train started to twist and jerk and seats flew through the car Most of us were thrown around like rag dolls Children inside were crying The passengers broke a window and carried children out to me They were very calm it I looked out the window and saw a huge fireball at the cross about car Santa Fe passenger train and a twotrailer oil rig ing Survivors and witnesses thus described the tremendous fiery collision Tuesday night of an all Complaint of favoritism on contracts DBS MOINES Jft A formal complaint of irregularities in the awarding of equipment purchase contracts for Board of Control nstitutions is under investiga tion the Iowa Legislative Tn erim Committee said Wednes day Rep GeorgePauT RBrook committee chairman said he complaint was filed with Atty Gen Norman Erbe by an nstitutional equipment supplier about a month ago A STATE AGENT has been looking into the matter since then Paul said the agent had gone about as far as he can go with his investigation and Erbe therefore referred the matter to the Interim Committee for fur ther consideration Paul said the complaint was made by a company which was in competition with another firm The name of the complaining company was not disclosed dontimied PURCHASES FOR three State Board of Control institutions were involved in the complaint Paul said The complaint cov ered several purchases of rela tively small quantities in each case from mid1957 until Janu ary of this year The protesling company con tended specifications had been vritten calling for delivery of a certain piece of equipment or its equal but merchandise vhich did not meet the specifi cations actually purchased Paul said Thus far in the inves tigation there has been no evi dence of what he called pay ola to any state employe North Iowa Snow Wednesday night diminishing late Thurs day Continued cold Lows Wednesday night zero to 7 above Highs Thursday 1520 Iowa Snow continuing Wednes day night possibly becoming heavy southeastportionanc continued cold lows zero to 7 above north 715 south Snow diminishing Thursday highs mid teens to lower 20s Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy continued cold Friday Minnesota Light snow contin ued cold Highs Thursday 515 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will continue to average much below normal Thursday through next Monday with only minor daily changes Afternoon highs will be from the low to mid 20s in the north and from the mid to upper 20 in the south Overnight low will range from zero to 5 above in the north and from 5 to 10 above in the south Precipitation will average 15 to 25 of an inch occurring as snow about the middle of the period GlobeGazette weather data up A Santa Fe spokesman said al east 14 persons died in the dis aster including seven passen ers the engineer the fireman and the oil rig driver Sixty eight injured many of them badly burned were taken to hos pitals Twentythree were re eased Rescuers and workmen toiled hrough the night by floodlight o untangle the massive jack straw wreckage and cut into cars with acetylene torches for possibly more victims The San Francisco Chief No 2 carrying 76 passengers had eft San Francisco at am and was rolling through lush cotton and alfalfa farmland about seven miles west of this oilwell city 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles The lime was pm the speed a brake man said about 75 mph the visibility fair a cloudy sunset UNACCOUNTABLY the oi rig carrying more than 7000 gallons of highgravily crude oi drove onlo the tracks at a four way inlerseclion The train slammed into it The rear oil trailer wrapped around the locomotive and ex ploded with a thunderous erup tion seen four miles away The forward oil tanker was thrown 100 yards badly damaged and leaking but did not catch fire The train veered crazily on its four diesel units aflame its forward trucks knocked off the Mob protest against broken up MONTEVIDEO Uruguay Students demon strated against President Eisenhower as he roda through this capital Wednesday Police put down the demonstrations with tear gas and fire hoses One man was shot in the foot and several others were injured The flareup by university students the worst on his South American lour marred a cheering welcome from thousands of TIriigunyins xvho linrd ihn Eisenhower apparently jjol a dose of tear gas used by po lice to drive hack demonstrators just before the motorcade passed llic headquarters of the University of Montevideo He was seen nibbing his eyes as he passed the scene of ths clash Several persons were injured by sabre cuts aspolice charged Ihe students One man was arrested police said The most serious clash of students and police occurred at Van Rie cleared by jury BOSTON van Rie was acquitted Wednesday of a murder charge in the death ol Lynn Kauffman The allmale jury look the INJURED CARRIED FROM CAR AP Pholofax An in j Ored woman is lifted from the top of an overturned car a flaming collision between a Santa Fe pas senger train and an oil tank truck at Bakcrsfield Calif She was hoisted out a window on top after the car rolledon its side case al pm EST Tues day and returned its verdict a am Wednesday The judge had given the jur ors six verdicts from which tc decide They ranged from firs degree murder to acquittal VAN RIE STOOD up in th prisoners box and thanked th jurors His wife Nella 31 burs into violent sobbing She wipe her eyes with a handkerchief fudge Frank J Murray the discharged the defendant At the verdict Van Rie raise both arms and clasped his hand to his head MRS VAN RIE who has been in the courtroom almost the tremendous im clipped to their li to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 21 Minimum 5 At 8 a m 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 28 tracks by pact NINE OF THE 11 cars fack knifed into one another like a row of huge steel dominoes knocked askew Flame from the initial explo sion swept back the length of the train but only forward cars in the tangled jumble caught fire The first three of the four diesel units were charred lo blackened rubble reduced one newsman suggested to hard ly more than half their original size SAME Two hurt in gas blast at Hartley HARTLEY Mrs John Jacobs 32 and one of her three children were injured Tuesday when an explosion wrecked the interior of their home Authori ties said Mrs Jacobs told them she smelled gas in the basement and a repairman she called had left to get tools to work on the furnace just before the blast oc curred The last two cars remained on the tracks Eleven hundred feet Huge airlift at site of quake AGAD1R MOROCCO The U S Navy and Air Force rushed men and supplies to this earthquake stricken city Wednesday in the biggest mercy opera tion since the Berlin airlift Despite the initial Moroccan government estimate ot 1000 dead U S Air Force officers surveying the desolution said they feared as many as 3000 might have died when two earthquakes and a tidal wave shattered the Atlantic coast resort Monday night The injured might number as many as 5000 Ihese officers said More than 30 Air Force and Navy transports based in five nations and scores of trucks from U S bases in norlhern Moroc co shuttled in and out of Agadir bringing doctors engineers emergency supplies and heavy equipment to clear the rubble Planes that came here loaded with relief supplies returned with injured survivors for hospitals elsewhere in Mo conlinuously during the three week trial w a s speechless through her tears Van Rie seemed more com posed The 31yearod Dutch seafarer was accused of beating Miss Kauffman 23 a Chicago divor cee and throwing her overboard al Boston at the end of a ship board romance which began in the Far East Van Rie was the radio opera tor for the Dutch freighter Ulrechl on which Ihe girl was a passenger Van Rie freely admilted com mitting adultery with the petite Miss Kauffman The defendant his wife tense in her seal near the prisoners dock made a dramatic pica to the jury late Tuesday My wife has forgiven me I got punishment for this sin But 1 tell you I never kicked nor hit nor heal Mrs Kauffman 1 never committed that sin he said ic School of Architecture earl er just before the Eisenhower notorcade arrived IN ANOTHER part of the city t the headquarters of the uni ersily itself students barri adcd themselves inside the uildings Army trucks armed vith light field artillery and eavy machine guns moved into he block in front of the univcr ity The Eisenhower arrival had jot off to a friendly start He vas greeted al the airport with an abraxo the first time he had received that traditional Latin beading on bis cur rent tour The students hung huge ban ners from the windows of the upper floors of both the School of Architeclurc and the univer sity saying Out with Yankee imperial ism in Latin America and Long live the Cuban rebellion TWO FIRE TRUCKS used Iheir hoses to spray the banner in an effort to toar it down as Eisenhower drove pastfrom the airport The trucks also drench ed students who were shouting from the fifth floor of the mod ernistic building The banners were signed by the Federation of Uruguayan University Students It was at the university two years ago that Vice President Richard M Nixon ran into hostile demon strations The incidents marred an oth erwise exuberant welcome for Eisenhower as he neared the end of his 10day tour of four Latin American countries Tha demonslrations were far worse than anything he had encoun rocco of track were torn up some of it twisted into grotesque loops around the shattered cars Fifteen ambulances cam In the lattered tent he set up as an emergency headquarters city Governor Sou Amrani said he needed food water bulldoz ers and other mechanical equip pjment to clear the wreckage i i loss in Sears fire MINNEAPOLIS OJPI A fouralarm blaze in nearzero temperatures Wednesday dc from four nearby towns Heli Water and gas mains were stroycd the farm store of Sears tered on the trip Students and police clashed in front of the School of Archi tecture and fists and sticks were flying just before Eisenhowers I motorcade reached the spol Bulletin WASHING TON John F Kennedy decided Wed nesday to stay out of the sig nificant California Democratic presidential primary June 7 unless some candidate other than favorite son Gov Pat Brown nbroken and emply There was pitals Catherine Glaza 66 Cedar Falls Iowa was injured in the collision of a Santa Fe pas senger train and an oil truck tion Senate grows weary War of words drones on WASHINGTON UP A pro cession of Southern senators Wednesday kept up the flood of words by which they hope to prevent or delay a vote on civil rights proposals The nonstop Senate session went into its third day with every indication the deadlock would not be broken at least until nexl week The only relief in sight ap peared tobe a general under standing there would be no session his Sunday so that the marathon would be broken from late Saturday afternoon to Monday morning Sen Sam J Ervin DNC one of the most knowledgeable Southerners in the civil rights field held the floor as the ses sion moved into early hours Two hours after he started Ervin got a respite as a col league demanded the 13th quorum call since the around theclock sessions started Mon day at noon Only five senators wert copters helped shuttle the in to three Bakersfield bosno electricity except from the emergency military generators which powered floodlights for Ihe roundlheclock digging bodies and survivors AS DAWN BROKE smoke from quakecaused fires still Tuesday night She was adjhung ovcr lhe city Evacuation rmtted lo a hospital for the shallcrcd citypopulation 40000 before the or dered Thousands poured into the surrounding fields for the night II was reported in Rabat that King Mohammed V had decided lorazc the few remaining build allcracked or suffering other completely rebuild the city Threefourths of the European quarter was destroyed The less present at the time but from cloakroom cots and Capitol Hill hotels the civil rights ad vocates assembled the 51 sen ators needed to answer the roll The Senates two oldest members Theodore Francis Green DRI and TTames E Murray were among those responding Most Southerners were conspicuous by their absence Ervin was able to sit down during the 19 minutes required to gather the quorum Then he arose and conlinued speaking substanlially built native Cas bah was virtually demolished On the inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 89101112 Society News 1415 Sports 1718 Latest Markets 22 Mason City News 2223 North Iowa Comics 27 Roebuck and Co here The building was considered a tolal loss and damage was eslimated al The farm store was located across the street from Sears main sture The blaze was punctuated by several small explosions In ad dition to farm equipment the juilding housed Sears service deparlment and a large quan tity of leather goods Dr Mather chosen testing service head IOWA CITY Paul Mather 44 former president of the University of Massachusetts has been named president of the American College Testing Service at the University of Iowa Mather who will be the first fulltime director of the testing service formed only last fall will take over his new du ties April 1 Iowa officials said his salary plus fringe benefits will not exceed He will university officials said be re sponsible for organizing and pro moting the program which in its few months of operation has tested prospective college stu dents in19 slates AP Pbotofax A SIGH OF RELIEF Willem van Rie 31 a Dutch radio operator is happiness personified when he hears the news that an allmale jury at Boston cleared him of murder in the death of Lynn Kauffman a Chicago divorcee V ;