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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Decorate Gemini pilots LBJ praises Gus John By STERLING FCRiiN Associated Writer WASHINGTON President Johnson decorated Friday the two space heroes of the Gemini flight which he said has proved the great vital and useful role of man in space The president rejected for the United States the concept of a spaceprogram devoted to stunts and spectaculars perhaps a slap at Russias latest space exploit Then Johnson presented to Virgil I Gus Grissom and John W Young the team which pioneered on Tuesday the first maneuvered space flight the Exceptional Service Medal of the space agency For Grissom the nations first astronaut to make two space flights there was a further cluster for the Distin guished Service Medal he won in 1961 His exploits the citation said exemplified the highest qualities of courage leadership and competence Two civilian leaders of the space effort were honored with he Exceptional Service Dr Robert C Seamans asso ciate administrator of NASA and Harris M Schurmeier of the Jot Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif Outside thousands waited along Pennsylvania Avenue to give a heros welcome to the space twins en route to the Capitol where members of Con gress waited to pay their tribute Smiling but speaking gravely the President told a throng of topranking dignitaries and spec talors in the East Room and millions watching on television man has left behind his first tentative ventures into space The question whether there is a role for man himself in space is answered and an swered affirmatively he said The role he added will be great vital and useful Johnson did not mention the Soviet Unions space flight last week in which one cosmonaut climbed out of the capsule to walk alone in space Were not concerned with stunts and spectaculars but we nre concerned with sure anc steady success he said Johnson said mans role it space will be great and vital Equally important we can comprehend now that the role of space in the life of man on earth will also be great anc vital and useful he said The president said it leems in credible now that it was only four years ago that Americans first flew into space We have far in a few short years he said The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 24 1HS 10e copy Paper oi Three Section AisocUted Press Full LeiM WlrM No 40 Arrests in Bama killing Died doing what she believed ANTHONY LUIZZO By KARL MANTYLA Associated Press Writer DETROIT died do ing what she believed in and she believed in people whether they were white black Jew or Gentile said the husband of a Detroit white woman slain Friday in Alabama Anthony Liuzzo 51 a stocky Teamsters union official used the words to describe his wife Mrs Viola Gregg Liuzzo The 39yearold mother of five was shot to death while driving on a dark road from Selma to Montgomery She was returning to the Alabama capital after taking a load of civil rights back to Selma A stunned Luizzo talked to reporters early Friday in the living room of the familys ranchtype home in Detroit I sent her money to come home on he said brokenly I sent Sunday because she called from Selma Saturday night and said shed be home right after the demonstration Liuzzo a business agent for Teamsters Local 247 recalled his wife had phoned him March 16 from Detroits Wayne State University where she was doing graduate work in sociology She told her husband she was going to Selma with three or four people from Wayne State Liuzzo tried to discourage her he said She said No weve got to go he related When she called me Satur day night she told me We go on the March Sunday Ill need some money to come home on right after the demonstration in Montgomery Thats when I sentthe Liuzzo said The four children of lha Liuzzos who are living at home described their mother as an attractive redhaired woman full of life who wanted to do things They quoted her as having said once there are too many people who just stand around talking She wanted to act said her husband In addition to her graduate work the former medical tech nician was interested in crea live writing and collected rocks and antiques Mrs Liuzzo had hoped to have her work pub lished some day Liuzzo said he gave his wife WOMAN Turn to 2 Hold 4 Klan members Arrested for conspiracy Headon crash kills Lake man Larry David Brand 24 Clear Lake died early Friday morn ing in a Mason City hospital of injuries received a few hours earlier in a headon automobile collision on Highway 106 west of Mason City In critical condition are I wain Richard Lane 27 and his wife Judith Ann 22 1219 6th SW who were in the other car with their children Dawn Rachel 2 and Dwain Richard Jr two months The children remained in the hospital Friday but are not seriously hurt The accident occurred at about 11 pm Thursday on a straight stretch of road about VA miles west of the Mason City limits Cerro Gordo County deputy sheriffs who investigated the ac cident said Ihcy had not been able to talk to any of the victims long enough to determine exact cause of the accident the One deputy said however the shoulders of the road were non existent because of ice and snow but that the road bed was clear and there were no ice patches He said there was sufficient space for cars to pass each other without danger One of the officers who was helping tend the injured found the baby boy in the snow when he went for a blanket to cover Mrs Lane When officers arrived Mrs Lane was beside the car which her husband had been driving It was assumed she had been thrown out of the car from the crash impact Lane and his daughter were still in the car when officers arrived Lanes ankle was trapped between the engine and the floor boards requiring the use of a hydraulic jack to free him from the wreckage Brand was conscious at the ASTRONAUT VIEW OF picture made Photofax Astronaut John Ymmrh t n Young on the recent threeorbit flight shows the northwest coast of Mexico It was made by a hand held Hasselblad 120 size camera The capsule is in lower There were no other at Cape Kennedy Fla Texas figures not used in this case NASHVILLE Tcnn fl A Nashville Tenncsscan reporter telephoned the lax assessors office in Houston Tex to ask the tax rate per valua tion A clerk told the reporter Julie Holiabaugh it was Checking notes later thinking the rate pretty high the report er called back Its the i clerk confirmed then paused Wnit a minute she said Thats per assess ed valuation People in Texas always ask the rale in terms Of not available pictllre cene of the accident and talked o an officer long enough to say ic was alone in his car A deputy sheriff said the car riven by Lane was going east at the time of the collision ant hat the point of impact was slightly on the south side of the road The injured were taken to the nospital by ambulance Lane was reported to have suffered a Droken pelvis fractured righ high and a broken left ankle Mrs Lane had a fractured skull severe neck injuries and pos sibly internal injuries The cars were about 180 fee apart after the collision A leputy sheriff said neither car vas equipped with seat belts Funeral arrangements for Brand are incomplete at the Boughton Funeral Home in Brill Surviving are his wife three brothers Arthur of North Branch Minn Ronald of Ma son City and Robert of Rock ord five sisters Mrs John Lichman of Britt Mrs Slmcr Marvel Thompson o Lake Mrs Richard Shar on Reinken of Britt and Janice and Karen of Rockford Mason City boy 2 dies of burns A 2ycarold Mason City hoy died Thursday afternoon of se vcrc burns he suffered in lash fire in the basement of his ionic earlier in the day Hos pital authorities reported a noon Friday that the condition of his brother was serious Scott Eugene Eppens diet shortly after 4 pm from burns on both arms and legs and on the face and back The fire was at am The older boy Douglas Ep ens 3 Thursday was reportec in fair condition at Park Hos pital with burns on his face arms and back His condition however worsened to serious by Friday morning Firemen said the boys wer burned when fumes from Ian tern fuel the boys found wer ignited by the pilot light in basement water heater at thei home 223 2ftlh SW Services for Scott will be a 2 pm Monday at the Majo Memorial Chapel The Rev Harold W Dellit pastor o Bethel Evangelical Unite Brethren Church Manly wi CAR IN WHICH LARRY BRAND WAS FATALLY INJURED TWO CRITICALLY INJURED IN THIS AUTOMOBILE Inside The Globe NAVY jets hit radar sta tions in Viet Nam Page 8 Editorials 4 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Sports910 Society news 1112 Clear Lake news 12 Comics 13 Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news officiate and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery Scott was born Sept 19 1962 in Mason City son of Gary G and Karen S Edgar Eppens Surviving are his parents a sister Amy J at home and brother Douglas grandparents Mr and Mrs Roland Edgar and Mr and Mrs Gerald Ep pens all of Mason City Great grandparents Henry Alitz Mason City Elizabeth Ep pens Seattle Wash and Mr qnd Mrs Harrison Bailey Ma son City also survive Investigator tells senator ousted sanitarian was a thief DES M01NES AP Sen fom Riley waived his RCedar Rapids Senate immunity Friday and quoted a legislative nvcstigator as telling him that Richard Dennler ousted Iowa milk sanitarian was a thief Riley retained earlier as a lawyer to represent Dennler and Mrs Huda Felland in the legislatures investigation of the State Agriculture Depart ment said the allegation came from John Greer a Spencer at torney hired as a in vestigator Riley said on the Senate floor that Grecrs alleged statement was made in front of other per sons at Johnny and Kays Res taurant here Thursday night even though Grcer had not yet interviewed Dennler Riley said Grcers conduct a an attorney raises doubts about his fitness to give judg ment Minority Leader Robert Rigler RNew Hampton told he Senate he encountered Jrcer at the restaurant with a court reporter and Mrs Fel and who quit her job as a 200ayear state laboratory di rector in protest over Dennlers dismissal Rigler said I was shocked 0 have Mr Greer tell me that Mr Dennler was guilty of petty thievery Questions were raised in an earlier widely criticized com mittee meeting about Dennlers handling of some expense mon ey North Iowa Weather outlook Fair to partly cloudy through Saturday Lows Fri day night 1218 Warmer Sat urday in the 30s Riley said Greer should be re moved as committee investiga tor He said Greer slandered Dennler A resolution subsequently passed by the Senate 550 Friday declares that when an individu al is called before a legislative committee for questioning a record must be kept by an offi cial court reporter and the in dividual questioned be furnished an attorney of his choice upon tiis request It also requires that the civil liberties of the individual in volved be protected in the same manner as they are protected in a court of law KLEMPERER DIES LOS ANGELES MVDr Wolf gang B Klempcrer 72 pioneer aviation and space scientist died Thursday of virus pneu monia LOWNDESBORO Ala AP Ku Klux Klansmen from the Birmingham area were ar rested by FBI agents Friday on charges of conspiracy in the ambush slaying of a Detroit white woman shot to death near here after joining a civil rights march President Johnson announced the arrests in Washington only hours after the killing ot Mrs Viola Gregg Liuzzo 39 an attractive mother of five FBI agerrts arrested the four men in Birmingham on war rants issued by a federal com missioner at Montgomery Scores of agents who were in the SelmaMontgomery area be cause of the simmering racial troubles kicked up by a Negro voter drive swarmed into an in ensive investigation under di rect orders from the President It was learned that the FBI got a lead in the slaying very quickly and the arrests by agents in Birmingham soon fol lowed The four white men arrested on charges of conspiracy to vio late the civil rights the gun shot victim were Eugene Thom as 43 and William Orville Eat on 41 both of Bessemer Gary Thomas Rowe 31 of Birming ham and Collie LeRoy Wilkins Jr 21 of Fairfield Aia President Johnson went on na tional television to disclose tha arrests after promising the vic tims anguished husband a full investigation Johnson said Mrs Liuzzo a student at Wayne State Univer sity was murdered by the ene mies of justice who had used the rope and the gun and tar and feathers to terrorize peo ple I have fought them all my life because their loyalty is not to the United States of Ameri ca but to a society of hooded bigots the President said Gov George C Wallace who had posted a reward maximum allowed by Alabama law declined to comment on the arrests Earlier he said he regretted the slaying Robert M Shelton Jr of Tus caloosa Ala the imperial wiz ard of the United Klans said he knew nothing of the slaying but it would appear to me that ac cording to Johnson everyone in Alabama is Ku Klux Klans men I dont have any knowledge FOCUS on North Iowa North lowans brace for possible floods of any participation in any acts of violence by any members of our organization the Klan leader said The President later called for legislation to control the Klan He directed Atty Gen Nicholas Katzenbach to draft such legis lation to follow the new voting rights bill Johnson sviggested congres sional committees might want to start immediate investiga tions Rep Charles L Weltner DGa has been pushing for a Klan probe by the House un American Activities Committee If any Klansmen hear my voice the President said this is both an appeal and a warning to get out of the Ku Klux Klan and enter decent society before it is too late Mrs Liuzzo a reddishhaired vivacious woman was killed by a bullet in the temple A Negro companion told of a car puEing alongside and gunfire splatter ing the car on a lonely stretch of highway 26 miles east of Selma By CHARGES W WALK North Iowa Director Residents of most of the com munities located along North Iowas rivers and streams are keeping one eye on the weather and the other on the waterways these days The reason The distinct darr ger offloods along these water ways as the weather warms Although officials of all the communities along the areas rivers and streams recognize the flood danger preparations for the high water are surpris ingly few Most elaborate preparations in the area arc being made at Greene where Shellrock River came within 18 inches of the record flood crest earlier and two ice jams still pose threats At Greene citizens have form ed committees to handle emer gencies in case of high water One committee will have charge of evacuating people and prop erty from danger zones another will provide housing for flood victims third committee will handle emergency quarters and food for workers and fourth will be in charge of cleaning up when the high waters recede No one is getting too excited about the possibility of a flood Wayne Fischer publisher of the Greene Recorder says but we want to be ready in case there it trouble The community had 1000 bags for sand left over from the last bout with high water Fischer says and the town officials have obtained another 1000 bags Still another 1000 bags are available from a nearby town if they are needed Businessmen also are taking individual precautions against the flood threat at Greene Fischer added Some already have obtained sand bags and large sheets of plastic to use to stop leakage around the bags School officials and represent atives of the c o m m u n i t ys churches also have been includ ed in the flood preparation work Fischer concluded in FOCUS Pbete Turn 2 SAME ;