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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Inquiry angers Gross Says Hubert puts nose in WASHINGTON AP Rep H R Gross RIowa said Thursday Vice President Hu bert H Humphreys office has stuck its long nose into the contest over Gross reelection The election of Gross who was declared a 419vote winner last November by the Iowa Can vassing Board is being chal lenged by Democrat Stephen M Peterson of Waterloo Gross in a statement said the situation started with a pub lished report in which Richard Scars Black Hawk County au ditor said he had been request cd to send and had sent copies of applications for absentee vot er ballots and other records dealing with the 1964 election to the office of the vice president On March 11 Gross said he wrolc to Humphrey for an ex planation He said Humphrey in a March 13 letter told him I requested no such information If it were sent to someone on my staff I do not know it This whole matter has nothing to do with me Gross contended that further inquiry showed an unidentified person appeared at the audi tors office and asked that cop ics of the election material be sent to a Dr Ron Stinnettin the vice presidents office The lowan said that on March 17 he once again wrote to Hum phrcy and on March 18 receive a letter from Ronald F Stin nctt assistant to the vice prcsi dent which said in part The material on your elec tion was sent to me by another interesl is academic The information is simply fo my own research purposes on recounts Gross contended that all of this makes ri diculous He said the vice pres ident should have checked into the situation upon receiving the original inquiry Instead he issued what amounted to a denial Either he was deliberately attempting to mislead is ignorant of the Gyr ations of his own office or he is really naive said The facts of the matter are that the office of the vice presi dent has stuck its long nose into the alleged election contest in lie 3rd District despite any ver bal gymnastics on the part of Humphrey or his assistant Indict four publishing companies FORT DODGE AP California publishing companies and 12 individuals were indictee by a federal grand jury Thurs day for allegedly distributing lewd lascivious and obscene publications The indictments were ob taincd by the government after nearly a yearlong investigation of complaints about the mailing of literature to individuals am retail outlets in northern Iowa US Dist Atty Donald OBri en said the literature includcc books calendars and maga zincs The 25count i n d i c I m e n named these companies and in dividuals all of Los Angeles Sun Era Inc American Ar Agency Inc Parliament News Inc and London Press Inc Milton Ltiros and his wife Thenewspaper that makes all North I o w a n s neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 75 1HS 10c Paper Consists of Two Associated FTCM Full LCIM 31 000 in ma walk over Saturday courthouse opening DES MOINES members of the Iowa Legisla ture disagree whether county courthouses will have to stay open on Saturday mornings un der a newly passed bill The measure on which the House completed legislative ac tion Wednesday would raise the pay of the county auditor treas urer recorder and District Court clerk An amendment tacked onto the bill by the Senate and ac cepted Wednesday by the House reads It is hereby declared to be the policy of this stale that all courthouses shall be open for the transaction of business days per week Such period shall include Saturdays from 8 am to 12 noon excepting legal holidays Rep Lee Gaudineer DDes Moines said he regards the language as an expression of the legislature rather than a directive to county officials to keep the courthouses open on Saturday Rep John Duffy DDubuque agreed that the language of the bill makes keeping the court houses open discretionary with boards of supervisors Sen Jack Schroeder RDav enport who offered the amend ment writing the statement of policy into the bill said he in tended it to be and believes it is mandatory that counties keep their courthouses open Sen George OMallcy DDes Moines who opposed the amend ment also said there is no doubt that the requirement is manda tory rather than discretionary OMalley said thecourts al ready have ruled that a state ment of public policy by the legislature is binding upon pub lic bodies and must be followed Gaudineer said that whether the policy statement is manda tory or not it would be advis able for county boards of su pervisors to conform with it Elmer Luscomb Clear Lake second vice president of the Iowa County Officers Associa tion and a member of the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors said Thursday that he believes the Saturday open ing is mandatory I dont think there is any question that it is mandatory he said We the board have nothing to say about it Luscomb said that unless the board is otherwise informed it COUNTY Turn to 2 Divided districts approved Set groundwork for remap plan Beatrice Stanley Melvin Friedman E Solhcr Elmer A Batters Bernard 1 Abramson Harold Straubing Sam Merwin Jr Richard E Gcis Viclor 1 Banis Wayne Cantrcll Vane and Paul Wisncr Bond was set at fo each individual OBrien sail they would be returned to low for trial They are accused of violating inlcrslale regulations on the transportation of lewd lascivi ous and obscene books and magazines and the mailing of such material They also are accused of conspiring to violate federal laws The maximum penalty for persons convictedof violating such laws is a fine or five years in prison OBrien said the tillcs of the publications involved in the in vestigation included Pleasure House The Affairs of Glo ria Lesbian Sing Song Lcsbian Alley Teenaged Nudists Two Women in Love and The ThreeWay Apartment North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and continvod cold through Friday chance of occasional light snow extreme southeast Low Thursday night 1015 Highs Friday Mtt Weather on 2 DES MOINES AP owa Senate approved a consti utional amendment for legisla ive subdistricting Thursday The vole advanced the Toposal to Ihe House where pproval would send it lo Ihe oters at the 1966 general elec ion Approval at the polls would allow the 1967 legislature o establish subdistricts in legf slative districts electing more nan one stale senalor or repre entative Subdistricling now is prohibited by the Iowa Consti ution The measure retains Ihe con stitutional provision that no county may be divided in form ng a congressional district The decision to pass the sub districting measure before tak ng up full reapportionment was made at a caucus of Senate Democrats The two hour cau cus delayed the scheduled start of debate on reapportionment Democratic Gov Harold Hughes who favors subdistricl ng attended the caucus for aboul 10 minules There has been speculation that subdistricting could reduce some D e m o c r a tic political strength in major population centers Backers of subdistrict ing point to the elcctionallarge of H state representatives from Polk County last year and say it would shorten and simplify the ballot Students ready to end fasting JOWA CITY AP Weak from lack of food four Univer sity of Iowa students were on the point Thursday of giving up their fasl to raise for civil rights work in the South At last report they had con tributions of to the Stu denl NonViolenl Coordinating Committee for use in the right tovote drive at Selma Ala Steve Smith of Marion one of the students participating in the fast since March 17 said they could not hold out much longer and attend classes as they have been doing Catholics study birth control ROME AP A special pa pal commission reviewing birth control questions including the new contraceptive pills met tiere Thursday in secrecy to draft its first report to Pope Paul VI Informants said the commission is deeply divided HISTORY OR PROGRESS FRANKFORT Ky W The Highway Department is checking the possibility of by passing bits of Kentucky history in building modern roads The bits of history are 18 covered bridges Two years ago there were 37 Inside The Globe get JUST IN Larson left and Mar garet Murray teachers at Clear Lakes Central School keep the snowshovel handy just in case of more adverse weather The two along with another teacher Naomi Schoneman use this narrow passage way to get into their rented home at 1917 S Shore Dr Snow In garage snow in bathtub Clear Lake 4 Society 1910 Sports Cub Gazette Latest 1112 13 14 Maton City 1415 timotablo II ClassnHod 1119 Iowa news Jt The garage door was blocked by snow The front door had snow piled against it up to the roofline Fortuna t e 1 y that door opened inward So three Clear Lake teachers began to shovel s n o w Arlene Larson Margaret Murray and Naomi Schoneman began tunneling out from the front door They carried U S to keep paying into United Nations WASHINGTON AP The United Slates intends lo go ahead with large contributions to the United Nations despite the failure of the General As sembly to lower the boom on its bigpower deli n q u e n t s US sources said Thursday This means US payments o about million this year to the United Nations and related agencies regardless of whethe the Soviet Union France anc others in arrears pay their as sessed debts The basic reason Washington plans lo go ahead with its large UN contributions is that ad ministration strategists rate the UN system too important for US foreign policy interests to let it founder A feeble United Nations they say is just what the Communists want V the snow through the living room and filled the bathtub When the tub was full they carried it through the living room to the attached garage The garage still w a s piled with snow Thurs day a week after the teachers dug their tunnel to the outside world fol lowing the March 17 bliz zard The garage door still is blocked by snow so well just let the snow in there melt said one of the teachers There was no car in the garage it was parked at the curb ing It will have to be parked there until snow inside and outside of the garage melts After the teachers had carried enough snow away from the door to allow them to get out they finished the big job in the conventional man ner Gus John warm welcome Return to site of launching CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP The twoman crew of the worlds first maneuvcrable spaceship the Molly Brown returned Thursday to the em arkation point of their history making threeorbit flight The planes bringing astronauts Virgil I Grissom and John W Young from the recovery ship the carrier Intrepid touchec down at am An Air Force band blared ir welcome the overture to th Broadway musical The Un sinkable Molly Brown an then swang into the Air Force Hymn and Anchors Aweigh Grissom arxJ Y o u n g were wearing blue fatigue coveralls with NASA emblems on the icfl breast They were greeted by their parents Mr and Mrs Wil liam Young of Orlando Fla and Mr and Mrs Dennis Gris som of Mitchell Ind Also waiting to greet them were fellow astronauts Alan B Shepard Jr the nations first man in space Walter M Schir ra Jr Thomas P Stafford and Donald K Slayton The astronauts arrived in two planes Each sat in the copilots seat of his plane Grissom had his right arm around his father as he walked from the plane to the bank of microphones His mother walked on his other side Young displayed a happy boyish grin Im ready for the next flight Young said The wives and children of the two astronauts were waiting for them at the bioastronautics building at the Cape where the astronauts were to undergo an extensive physical examination A National Aeronautics and Space Administration public information officer said Mrs Grissom did not wish to appear liere in public He said Mrs Young agreed to the plan to meet her husband later in pri vate The astronauts plane set down at Cape Kennedy almosl exactly 48 hours after the time when a Titan rocket launched them on an 81000mile flight in the worlds first proven maneu verable spacecraft They were to remain on Ihe Cape for extensive pnysiea checkups and dcbriefings until 6 pm when they will ride in a motorcade to the Gemini news center in Cocoa Beach for a na tionally televised news confer cnce President Johnson will giv Grissom and Young his persona congratulations Friday The two planes pulled up t the edge of the landing strip where microphones were sittin in front of a trailer Grissom got out of the firs plane Young out of the secon one They strolled quickly to th microphones Grissom was th first to speak to the assemble crowd Im all talked out he saic drawing a laugh Ive bee going through tests for a coupl OAT11H41S7 of days Ill see you this evening all late HOHEYMOONERS HOME NEW YORK MVHenry For II 47 president of the For Motor Co has returned from 32day honeymoon in Europe with his second wife Italian born Maria Cristina Vetlor Austin Ford 38 AFTER FIRE Lt Harold Marsh inspects toys burned in a Thursday morningfire at the Gary Eppens home 223 29thSW where Marsh carried two injuredchildren from the smokeandfirefilled basement The tricycle seat is partly melted as a result of the flash of searing flame which set the fire and badly burned the youngsters Douglas Eppens 3 and Scott Eppens 2 Mason City tots hurt in basement flash fire March ends at Capitol Dr King leads way MONTGOMERY Ala W More than 15000 persons marched Thursday with Dr Martin Luther King Jr to Ala bamas capital in the most massive civilrights demonstra tion of the Souths turbulent racial history The flagwaving thousands chanting freedom now poured inlo Ihe broad streel al most benealh the very windows of Gov George C Wallaces office It was impossible to estimate their number The ranks eight abreast pressed forward in a surgingstream of humanity for nearly two miles through the city Hours before the march be gan Assistant Police Chief D H Lackey said there were 15 000 Hundreds more joined as the column wound slowly to the gleaming white Capitol onca he command post for the Con ederate government Soldiers lined the route of march Helicoplers clattered in he humid overcast The entire ourmile march was sealed off by police and hundreds of the National Guardsmen and regu lar Army troops called up by order of President Johnson The marchers flowed up Dex ter Avenue to the Capitol and spread into ranks of about 24 abreast filling the by troops and wooden barri cades A solid line of state troopers conserva tion officers and state i q u o r erifprcement agents stretched across the broad mar ble pavilion in front of the Capitol portico There Jefferson Davis took the oath as presi dent of the Confederate States of America When the marchers reached the Capitol Wallace was eating lunch in a basement cafeteria Thousands of white and Negro spectators lined the avenue Everybody wants freedom sang the marchers American flags blossomed from the column A Negro man carried a small girl perched on his shoulder Hundreds of persons Clergy political and labor leaders col Two small boys Douglas and cott Eppens were seriously urncd Thursday in a flash fire n the basement of their home t 223 29th SW Douglas 3 and cott 2 are the sons of Mr and Irs Gary Eppens Scott is in critical condition vith burns on both arms and cgs and on the face and back Douglas is in fair condition vith burns on the arms face nd back They are in Park lospital since there had been a blast The basement was filled with fire from the flash and she was unable to go into it for the boys Firemen later found that the furnace was not involved The explosive force of the flash fire was not strong enough to burst out basement windows so all smoke and fire was still retained in the basement when firemen arrived While other firemen donned smoke masks and started action Firemen said the fire was to air oul smoke Lt Dwaine aused by a flammable liquid iscd for lanlerns and camp loves which Ihe boys apparcnl y had found and were playing vith Fumes from an opened can of the liquid were ignited y the pilot light or flame of the lome water heater in the bass mcnt The fire was reported by Mrs Eppens as a furnace explosion O McDougle of the south fire station scrambled into the base ment unmasked in an attempt to find the two boys McDougle was driven back in a few momenls but Lt Harolc Marsh of the central fire sta tion also was heading into the basement unmasked Marsh heard crying and with in a second or two found the boys lying together He gathered hem up in his arms carried hem out of the basement and to a neighbors house where an ambulance came for them Marsh said the boys clothing as not burning except for one portion of one boys trouser leg the fluid may have been spilled Burns apparently were from the original flash of flame that engulfed the basement Clothing toys and wood throughout the basement were burning when firemen arrived all apparently ignited by the one flash of searing fire Mrs Eppens told firemen that the explosive puff came through furnace registers into the main floor area leading her to think Ihe furnace was involved She and a oneyearold daughter FIRE Please Turn to Page 2 ancf a denial end Marvin libel suit I was not kidnaped seized abducted or terrorized by Mr Marvin I made no complaint against Mr Marvin and I never had any intention of do ing so That statement filed Wednes day in New York Supreme Court ended a libel suit based on an incident in Mason City June 19 1959 The affidavit was filed by Jean Broward Shevlin Gerard It and a payment of sat isfied Langdon P Marvin Jr i a godson of Franklin D Roose velt who filed the suit I regret very much any ad verse effect upon Mr Mar vins reputation and I hope that this statement will correct any unwarranted impressions which that publicity may have created the affidavit stated The publicity alluded to was in papers across the nation af ter Miss Shevlin gave a signed statement to Mason City police onIune 19 1958 at the police station U states that Marvin definitely knew that he was bringing me to Mason City against my will The statement relates that she went to Marvins hotel room the previous evening to tel him liiat she intended to marry Lt Col James W Gerard sta tioned with the US Army in Paris France After talking for some time he offered to take her home to Mmnetonka Beach about 20 miles from Minneapolis her MARVIN Turn to 2 ft lege students and housewives from throughout Ihe nation were in Ihe march Dr Ralph Bunche of the UN staff marched in tha front ranks A Negro clergyman wearing a square violet cap dark glasses ind a gold cross was in the anks We small overcome sang he massive throng when it moved into the street facing tha tatehouse over which flul ered the Alabama flag and Ihe Confederale flag There were at least 50 US lags in the front of the march Signs and placards sprouted rom the masses Vote for Freedom read one And an other said Lutherans care be cause Christ cared Four small Negro children carried a sign National Man line Service of America A Negro man pushed a strol er in which a child slepl The stroller carried a sign which read The small shall lead hem It was a holiday carnival fin ish to the 50mile highway pilgrimage that began Sunday at Selma the base of Kings 10wcekold Negro voter drive The festive mood of the slow moving throng contrasted sharp ly to the almost forced march ing during the fourday hike along US 80 from Selma King marching beside his wife Coretta shed his black top coat and his suit coat after tha march got under way Despitfj the overcast it was hot Most of the marchers carrie4 sweaters or coats over their arms I never saw such a thing before Its the most wonderfuj thing in the world said a MARCH i Twm ;