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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper E4fod for HM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL tt T h t Newspaper That Makes All North lowani Neighbors freu United Prtu Fui MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH S 19M 7a Copy Paper of Two SccllonSccllon One Cold sets records Iowa j be locale I of movie y Towns debate the merits of By GEORGE E BROWN United Press International Chautauqua the cry that meant joy to many small com munities years ago has become a point of argument in at least two Iowa towns Instead of an educalional and enterlainment meaning Chau lauqua now means Ihe title of a novel which is slated to be come a movie And its movie making potential is what has caused a mild furor in Inde pendence and at Vinton Recently a MelroGoldwyn Mayer representative visited both Independence and Vinton lo check on the chances and suitability of filming some of the proposed movies background in the Eastern Iowa area THE ADVANCE MAN carried a few copies of the novel co authored by Dwight Vincent a native of Ida Grove and Day Keene Instead of the expected pic ture of some of the nations top personalities carrying knowledge and entertainment to the more out of the way parts of the coun try the book depicted some rather risque scenes It h a s been compared with another controversial novel Peyton Place As word of the book and movie filtered through the area con troversy developed Should a movie that might be similar to the book even partially be filmed in our communities The Independence Chamber of Commerce gave an enthusiastic yes and dispatched a tele gram to MGM pledging full co operation and assistance in the filming But Independence Mayor W JM Armstrong isnt that definite He said he had read thebook and didnt think too much of il But while he did not def initely oppose thr filming in the town he hedged saying it de pends on what theyre going to do ARMSTRONG SAID Inde pendence is not a hick town and 1 dont want it made that way 9 IN But Robert Baebenroth presi dent of the Chamber of Com merce said it would be a good thing for the city regardless of the kind of story Baebenroth added that he had read only parts of the novel and added its a story of loose morals and would certainly not make a good ANTIRACE PICKET A University of Wisconsin sen ior Andre Martinsons carries a Jim Crow Must Go ban ner during a student demon stration on the Madison cam pus More than 500 students participated in the rally in protest against southern racial violence Negroes continue campaign BY THE ASSOCIATED FRFSS Negroes campaigning fo equal treatment at Souther lunch counters are being jailed by the dozens but there is no sign of a letup in the drive Authorities arrested 154 dem onstrators Friday All were jailed for a time then released on bond The movement spread to two new Fla and Houston Tex Eight Negro clergymen in Miami made two attempts to crack the color barrier in a de partment store and at a variety store lunch counler Bolh failed UP TO 100 Negroes identified by a spokesman as students of Texas Southern University staged an orderly sitdown in Houslon after waitresses re fused to serve them at a super market lunch counter Nearly a thousand wildly cheering Negro sludents roared approval of a mass strike at Alabama State College in Mont gomery where spring quarter registration begins Monday Dr Martin Luther King Jr Atlanta Baptist minister who led the successful Montgomery bus boycott promised the students full support of his Southern Christian Leadership Confer ence He said his organization Atlantic has low of 31 below 17 sets mark in Mason City Spring is just about two weeks the calendar that is But youd never suspect it be cause farbelowzero tempera ures continue over Iowa Some of them set record lows for March for the second straight day Here are some of the subzero eadings for Saturday morning ATLANTIC 31 Le Mars 26 Sioux City 22 Spencer 21 Boone 20 Estherville 19 Mason City 17 Lamoni 16 Des Moines 15 ouncil Bluffs and Waterloo 14 Davenport and Ottumwa 13 and Cedar Rapids below zero readings The warmest spot in the you can call it was Dubuque Its low was only 4 below Record lows for March 5 were set in numerous cities Mason Citys 17 reading for instance was well below the previous low of 6 set on this date in 1923 THE WEATHER BUREAU said temperatures are expected to moderate very slowly in the next fewdays Highs of 4 to 15 degrees above zero were indicated for Saturday afternoon Scattered light snow was expected to begin in west ern Iowa Saturday night The outlook for Sunday morn ing was for temperatures from 4 to 15 degrees below zero For afternoon the forecast calls for readings of 14 to 24 degrees Break near on filibuster South still holds edge A REUNION Armonas Wickliffe Ohio fondly kisses his wife Barbara at Copenhagens Kastrup airport where they were reunited after be ing apart 20 years The reunion was the culmination of a promise made by Soviet Premier Khrushchev to mm AP Photolnx the Armonas daughter Donna during his tour ol the U S last fall Mrs Armonas and a son John 20 had been unable to leave their native Lithuania and rejoin the other two since their World War 11 separa tion Cuba hurls sabotage charge US blamed for arms blast bedtime story He pointed out that the people of Independence remember the Chautauqua days and look upon them favorably It was a time when some of the top names of the day appeared John Phillips Sousa William Jennings Bryan and Carrie Nalion He added Ihe Iheme of Ihe slory wouldnt rub off on the town and Independence probab ly wouldnt even be mentioned AT NEARBY VINTON called an old Chaulauqua town Mayor Vernon Simon said he was not in favor of the film ing if they use some parts of the book He said Frankly I dont know if it would be favorable for the town or not He added that he had read the book and when asked for an opinion he quipped maybe they better check with attorney general Norman Erbe before they put it on Ihe newsstands He referred lo Erbes banning of 42 porno graphic magazines from Iowa slands Simon pointed out that the buildings and places for the filming could beworked out We even h a v e a Chautauqua Park although its now a coun try club Simon concluded Ive lived in Iowa all my life and if this kind of thing went on I led an awfully sheltered life George Carlson secretary of the chamber of commerce said he lacked the background to draw a conclusion but said from reviews hes decided the book would be questionable reading for all members of Ihe family would provide scholarships for the expelled students IN SOUTH CAROLINA 74 persons were arrested while stu dents from two Negro colleges lions Students from Allen Univer sity and Benedict College both churchsupported schools in Col umbia said in a formal stale ment they had accomplished Iheir purpose of drawing attcn lion to what they labelled un fair inequitable and discrimina tory treatment Twentysix Negro students of Morris College were jailed when Ihey sat down at lunch counters in three Sumter each slorcs They bond WHILE tOWANS were talking about the weather the weather bureau also issued its summary for February and itdidnt look very well either Snowfall in the south and east central sections was the heaviest in decades dur ing February and the tempera lures were the coldest since 1936 in the southwest There was generally 15 inches of snow on the ground in the south eastcentral with Albia reporting 28 inches on the ground That is the most on the ground at the end of February since records were kept in 1891 Indianola had 226 inches on the ground lo equal the record set in 1924 climatologist Paul J Waite said The huge amount of snow on the ground in the soulh raises Ihe possibility of floods Ihis spring Waite said He said soil moisture is already high and Most of the snow now on the ground will run off thereby creating a flood potential of some concern Rolls out of auto moment before it collided with train thinking on Fr 29 Forest City averted what might have been a traffic fatality here Larson was approaching the railroad crossing near the Gar ner Ready Mixplant when he heard the whistle of a train He immediately applied his brakes and realized that the icy surface of the slreel made it impossible for him lo stop He opened the door of his car and rolled out safely on the ground just a few feet from the track The locomotive struck HAVANA semioffi cial newspaper Revolucion charged Friday the U n il e d States was directly responsible for Fridays French munitions ship disaster in Havana harbor Unofficial estimates said from 40 to 100 persons perished in the blast The government itself hinted sabotage caused the devastating explosions But independent re ports said an unloading accident might have caused the explo sions that spread ruin and death along the waterfronl There were no official esti mates of the death toll News papers reported from 41 lo 50 dead and a TV station suggested 75 lo 100 Revolucion which often speaks or Prime Minister Fidel Cas tro headlined its account of the fiery destruction of the Belgian arms cargo sabotage The United States had pledged that these arms should not reach Cuba the newspaper asserted without amplification After a midnight emergency Cabinet session President Os valdo Dorticos lold a nalion wide TV audience lhal Ihe explo sions aboard the freighler La Coubre had all the characteris ics of a barbarous and crim nal attack on the people of uba Progovernment sources came righl out and called the ex plosions the work of saboteurs But as indignation mounted the independent newspaper In formacion said the collapse of a loading nel filled with ex plosives as well as an act o sabotage figured as a possible cause THE USUALLY reliable In formacion set Ihe causualty totals at 44 dead 258 injured and 13 missing The conserva live Diario de la Marina pu Heavy loss in fire at Estherville ESTHERVILLE Firemen from five nearby towns aided the Estherville Fire Department in checking a half million dollar blaze in a grain elevator plant that threatened a residential area here late Friday The elevator warehouse mill and other buildings of Super sweet Feeds were destroyed in the fire that sent up black smoke visible at Emmetsburg 26 miles away CALLS FOR HELP were an swered by departments at Arm strong Wallingford Spirit Lake Gruvcr and Blue Earth Minn Sparks ignited roofs at nearby homes but firemen kept them from spreading It was estimated that the ele vator contained about 150000 bushels of corn and other grain WILLIAM HUSE maintenance superintendent and another worker Walter Grunewald spread the alarm when they saw smoke coming from the mill Seven buildings including the mill and elevator were de stroyed The only thing saved Jorth Iowa Partly cloudy to cioudy Saturday night and Sunday Continued unseason ably cold High Sunday 12 to 15 Low Saturday night 8 to 15 below owa Considerable cloudiness Saturday night with scattered light snow west and extreme south Partly cloudy Sunday Locally warmer Saturday night and Sunday but contin ued very cold Low Saturday night 4 to 15 below High Sun day 10 to 24 Outlook for Mon cloudy and a iitlle warmer Minnesota Fair continued cold Highs Sunday 515 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 10 Minimum i At 8 am 7 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 21 the car tossing it against a cewere the office building and two ment pillar and destroyed it small warehouses in back of it Conscience is clear FCC chairman quizzed Ike taking it easy Puerto Rico in WASHINGTON Oft FCC Chairman John C Doerfer whose job is to regulate the broadcasting industry has acknowledged he spent six nighls aboard Ihe yacht of the owner of a siring of radio and TV slations He also reluctantly flew south for a Florida vacation in the private plane of Ihe TV magnate George B Storer My conscience is perfectly clear Doerfer insisted Fri day in an emotional defense of his actions before a House subcommittee He said he checked first and found that there were no ac tions pending before the Fed eral Communications Commis sion in connection with the 19 Storer broadcasting stations As to the plane ride Doerfer said he had bought tickels for himself and his wife on a com mercial airline and agreed to fly wilh Slorer only if his host would take my tickets Rep John E Moss DCalif asked in surprise if he had actually given Storer the tick els Doerfer said no that he had gollen the ticket money refunded when he re turned lo Washington and in tended to give it to Storer He said Slorer was an old friend but later conceded he he had not met him until he joined the FCC seven years ago by appointment from President Eisenhower fidgeting with his glasses made the point that he spent time aboard Storers yacht only while it was tied up at a dock or on brief trips on inland waterways not on the high seas RAMEY AIR FORCE BASE Puerto Rico President Eisen hower huskyvoiced and weary canceled plans for another round of golf Saturday An aide said the President would take it easy after his trip to Soulh America bul there was no anxiety among he presidential party over his leailh Eisenhower may delay his departure for Washinglon until Monday jo gain more rest he aide He had intended to fly back Sunday Judge Wild upholds act by Statton WAVERLY District Judge C H Wild ruled Saturday in fa vor of Iowa Safety Commission er Donald Station in a case chal lenging Stations program to im mediately suspend the driver license of those suspected of drunken driving Walter 1 Spurbeck Wavcrly brought the case against Station In question was the suspension of Spurbccks license previous to trial after he was accused of driving while intoxicated THE BREMER COUNTY Bar Assn Had contended that while Iowa law may authorize such ac tion by the safety commissioner the iaw is unconstitutional The basic point of argument in the current case was whether driving is a right or a privilege Station claimed driving is privilege and William B Mooney of Waverly represent ing the bar association and Spur beck contended it is a right MOONEY WAS accused late last month in a case similar to that involved in the SpurbecK icase but he got his license back a court order pending dispo he total dead at more than 0 Another six persons were re lorted injured in the dock dis aster area Saturday morning n what Havana Radio de scribed as a hand grenade ex plosion The radio siid those nurt were among rescue work ers sifting through the dockside wreckage caused by the ship blasts THE UNLOADING of the freighter bringing ions of munitions was well unrlcr wiy when the first explosion ripped the ships rear hold with a roar that rocked the capital Fire burst out Police and firemen raced to the aid of 27 workers in the hold but myny nppnrcnt ly perished immediately Bullets set by the fire WASHINGTON Dixie scna tors pounded ahead with their civil rights filibuster Saturday sustained by the prospect of a break in their talk marathon by nightfall Perhaps because of the antici pated recess for the Sabbath Southerners relented somewhat in their demands for quorum eilLs and let civil rights advo cates sleep through the early morning hours from about 6 am Sen Allen 1 Ellcncler DLa held the floor for much of thu morning ifter i 2 hour and 41 minute speech by Sen Harry F Hyrd who ordinarily imits his talks in the Senate to ess than 30 m mules THERE WAS A opinion over whether advocates of civil rights legislation gained or lost ground in the week of al most continuous sessions which hist Monday noon Sen K L Bnrtlctt DAlaska said they unquestionably had but Sen Gordon Allot RColo disagreed and predicted they would reconcile their differences and force a halt to the filibuster of Uic Dixie forces In a separate interview Sen larry F Byrd DVn said flatly hat the civil rights advocates cannot get the necessary two Jiirds majority to shut off de bate on the sevenpoint adminis tration bill At noon Saturday the Senate had been in ses sion for 120 hours since last Monday noon except for one 15 minute recess Wednesday morn ing Previous records for non slop sessions had long since fallen MANY OF THE civil righti advocates are physically groggy and tired mentally from more than five days of aroundthe clock sessions Bui the south erners look as fresh and as pep py as when he session started Captained by Sen Richard B Russell Ihcy divided themselves into Ihrce Icams of six men eich Each team takes on whined area tried through as police desperately the and stricken soldiers to clear out panicstricken ians crowds of civil Firefighters and pier workers who had boarded the ship to rescue explosion victims were caught by n a half hour plosion second blast about a 24hour shift After their stint members of each team can go home for 48 hours of rest and relaxation before going back on the job again On the other hand since they have to provide most of the 51 members who must answer quorum calls to keep the session going civil rights advocates have had lo snatch sleep on un aftcr the first excomforlnblc cols near the Sen Inlc chamber SAME sition of the case against him After reading Judge Wilds ninepage ruling Fred Niewhon ner president of the counly bar association said an appeal o the Spurbeck case is under con sideration Race ends in death for Iowa youth 20 DES MOINES raci ended in death early Saturday for a young Des Moines mar police said Jack Leroy Carmi chael 20 was killed instantly when his car slammed into cityowned drag line which wa parked at the scene of som sewer construction Police saic Carmichael was thrown 200 fee and then skidded 60 feet befor his body came to rest Authori ties said he had been drag rac ing and they were looking fo he other persons involved AP Photofwt CAROLES BACK IN Tregoff pauses before entering a sheriffs car at Los Angeles on her way back to jail to a jury decision on the murder charge against her and her lover Dr Bernard Finch The jury is expected to be out several days as they restudy reams of charges and testimony ;