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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa on rise 430 to 510 will die THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations traffic deaths in the early hours of the Memorial Day weekend appeared Satur day to be running near the nor mal mark for a nonholiday period Millions of motorists headed for the highways in the first ho liday weekend of spring and latest reports since the count started at 6 pm local time Friday showed 56 traffic deaths In the first three months this year traffic deaths averaged about 100 a day The death toll last year was arecord high of more than 48000 The National Safety Council has estimated that between 430 and 510 persons will die in traf fic accidents during the 78hour holiday period ending at mid night Monday The record for a observance of Memo rial Day was 431 set last year The lowest total was 204 in 1948 An Associated Press survey ol highway fatalities during a threeday nonholiday weekend period from 6 pm Friday May 14 to midnight Monday May 17 showed a total of 387 Although Memorial Day offi cially is Sunday millions also will have Monday off from work as most business andindustrial will be closed Changing Dominican command SANTO DOMINGO Domini can Republic inter American peace forcein the Do minican Republic gets a Brazil ian commander Saturday but the United States has made it clear it will retain tactical con trol Gen Hugo Panasco Alvim ar rives Saturday tobecome chief of the 21000 US troops 1170 Brazilian soldiers 2L Costa Ri cans 250 Hondurans and 159 Nicaraguans But Lt Bruce Palmer commanderof USforceshere said Friday ntTexpects to retain control over which troops to use and how to use them in carry ing out their mission for theOr ganization of American States Palmer said in an interview he will receive instructions from Alvim or from Jose A Mora OAS secretarygeneral who will work with the interAmerican Defense Board in Washington If the OAS and the US gov ernment get into a policy flict I would have to follow I guidance of my government Palmer said I wear two hats Palmer said the peacekeep ing force could eventually be re duced to 6000 that both sides are serious about negotiating a peace settlement and maintaining the ceasefire now in effect President Johnson announced Friday he had ordered another 1700 US troops withdrawn bringing the tola recalled to 3 300 About 600 US Marines left for home Thursday Johnson in a speech at Waco Tex also proposed the creation of new interAmerican peace keeping machinery to protect the hemisphere from the forc es of slavery and subversion The OAS began paying gov ernment employes of any politi cal affiliation with the mil lion in US funds made avail able Thursday The t h a t ma k es a 1 1 lowqns neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY W5 I UOc Paper Two AisocUted Full No Area school bill pas k Legislators unhappy about weekend session By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES AP The drive to end the legislatures longest regular session in his tory continued Saturday amid imittcrings by some members against being deprived of part of their Memorial Day weekend Their ire was directed at House Majority Floor Leader Elroy Maule D Oriawa for what some considered his high handed tactics in overriding pro tests against a Saturday ses sion Gov Harold Hughes also came in for his share ofcriticism be cause he sent an urgent request to Maule Friday urging the House to meet Friday night and Saturday to assure that the ses sion will end by the middle of next week Hep Robert Rider D Mar shalltown exhibited a petition bearing 40 names Friday night asking the House leadership to recess after the night session until Tuesday morning Monday is a legal holiday since Memori al Day falls on Sunday this year Rider said Maule wouldnt even look at the petition and House leaders refused to let it be read on the floor He said some of the signers might not show up for Satur days session but that the House will probably have a quorum Rep John Shannahan DSioux City sharply criticized Maules actions Hes supposed to be leading the House said Shannahan Hes not driving hogs down the highway The legislature was in its 139th day Saturday and tempers of the members werefrayed by an exhausting week marked by four consectuive days of morn ing afternnon and night ses sions The governor is anxious to get the legislative session over with because he is scheduled to leave the week of June 6 for Europe with a group of businessmen and industrialists on a sell Iowa trip Hughes call for the House to work Friday night and Saturday was read by Maule just before the noon recess Friday It sparked a verbal donnybrook on the floor Eighteen members immedi ately asked to be excused plead ing prior engagements business and otherwise Maules motion to excuse them if they would present a signed request added fuel to the flames Several representatives called his motion an insult and Rep William Scherlc R Hen derson said it was asinine Scherle said he probably wouldnt attend the session Sat urday and there wont be any signed slip And if you put a call of the House on he added you bet tor send a cottonpickin big man after me Rep Al Meacham DGrinnclJ suggested that if a quorum did not show up for the Saturday session the legislators forego their a day pay for Satur day Sunday and Monday Ill agree to that said Rep Adrian Brinck D West Point if the governor will agree to give up his pay while he is in Europe Neg roes march in Mississippi BRANDON Miss ng Negroes set out to Brandon sarly Saturday along a state road littered with pamphlets irging property owners to leave he demonstrators alone or ihoot them if you have to The leaflets scattered along he road during the night harged that the march was ommunistlcd and called for protection of property with shot uns if necessary The marchers bolstered by a breakfast of grits arid roffee OFFICERS Alonzo Leach Des Moines starts anotti er chorus as secretarytreasurer of the Iowa Bandmasters Association being reelected to the post he is held since 1930 Looking onare eft to right Don Marcouiller Des Ioines new association president Paul Eehm Mason City Immediate past president and Frederick C Ebbs Iowa City new executive vice president Marcouiller is director of Drake University bands and Ebbs is director of University of Iowa bands Story Page 6 Soviets Chinese in heated debate Status of j major legislation B THE ASSOCIATED TRESS SF553 To set up a procedure for prescribing minimum stand ards for schools Conference Committee version passed by both houses and sent to the governor HF482 To establish a civil service system for state em ployes Passed House pending in Senate HF676 To establish a State mediation and Conciliation Com mission to help prevent and set tle labor disputes Passed House pending in Senate SJR24 To amend the Iowa Constitution to provide perma nent ground rules for legislative reapportipnment Conference Committee version passed House pending in Senate SF550 To provide for a sys tem of area vocationaltechnical schools and junior colleges Con ference Committee version adopted by both houses and sent to governor HF680 To increase the state cigarette tax from five to eight cents a package Passed House pending in Senate SF600 To establish withhold ing of state income taxes from paychecks much as federal in come taxes are withheld Pend ingAn House MOSCOW AP The fragile SovietChinese alliance on Viet Nam appeared Saturday to have been shattered by a bitter new exchange between Moscow and Peking Observers here believed the dispute between the two Com munist powers could have a profound longrange effect on the future of the war in South east Asia The Soviet Union implied on Thursday that the Chinese were seeking to touch off a world war over Viet Nam in hopes this would unite the Communist bloc The Kremlins official policy mouthpiece Pravda chided the Chinese It said that true Com munists should spend their time not in waiting for a world war to break out but in averting a chain of events that is liable to trigger it off Peking snapped back Friday Sentencing June Smidt lad guilty of manslaughter Paul Michael Smidt 14 guilty of manslaughter will be sen tenced June 8 He was con victed by a District Court jury Friday evening ending a week On the inside Church news 4 Mason City Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports9 North Iowa news 11 Clear Lake 11 Comics 12 Editorials 13 Classified pages 1415 Newman Surveyor 16 Weather outlook North Iowa Weather Details on 2 Partly cloudy with showers but becoming generally fair Saturday night and Sunday A long trial on an open murder charge The jury of eight women and four men returnedits verdict at pm after deliberating slightly longer than six hours Judge C H Wild set June 8 at 10 am for sentencing in Dis trict Court Iowa law provides for a sentence not to exceed eight years in manslaughter convictions The jury had four choices of verdicts to consider first de gree murder second degree murder manslaughterand in nocent The youth was tried for the rifle slaying of his mother Amelia Smidt at their farm Home near Nora Springs March 15 The stale had charged the boy with murder with premcdita lion The defense presented tcs timony of two psychiatrists Dr Robert W Shultice of Iowa Citys State Psychopathic Hos pital and Dr Robert W Brind ley of Mason Clty Both psy chintrisis testified in essence was mentally ill with an angry charge that the Russians were abetting the US imperialist plot of peace negotiations and trying to sub ordinate the Viet Nam question to their general line of peaceful coexistence and sovietUS co operation to extinguish the Viet namese peoples revolutionary struggle The Chinese attack was dis tributed by the official New Chi na News Agency Its publication the day after the Pravda article seemed clearly intended as a reply to Moscows rebuke The stinging SovietChinese exchange came only three months after Soviet Premier Alexei N Kosygin announced during his visit to Asia that imperialist provocations in Viet Nam Had brought the So viet Union and China together in determination to curb the ag gressors The Russians have shown signs of irritation over Chinese inflexibility on the question of negotiations to seek a settle ment of the Viet Nam Crisis Now underlying dif ferences over Viet Nam have been aired publicly the two Communist rivals may be ex pected to continue the polemic openly observers believed A Hungarian Politburo official hinted earlier this week that if agreement isreached on Viet Nam policy the Russians and their supporters might renew the call for a showdown confer ence of world Communist par ties which was shelved earlier this year because of Chinas refusal to attend Whatever disruptive ef fects of thelatest SovietChinese argument on the rest of the Communist movement observ ers doubted the Russians would back out of heir pledges of mil itary aid to North Viet Nam It was believed the Russian would continue the arms dellv cries possibly including So viet fttiaircraft missiles don where theyThopedforeacl1 the vote registrars office be fore the noon closing lime In Brandon meanwhile the only two cafes closed and other businesses sported closed iigns on the front door There was little activity around the tworstory yellow brick courthouse which is flank id by a statue of a rebel soldier The marchers broke camp and had to push several vehicles o start them after the cars had the campsite through the night with lights on apparently as a precaution Highway patrolmen1 and Ran kin County deputies encircled he two large tents used by the 150 demonstrators Men slept in one tent and women in the oth er The group included a few white civil rights workers from elsewhere James Farmer National Di rector of the Congress of Racial Equality planned to join the final leg of the trip supervised by CORE The mission is to register Ne groes in this central Mississippi county near Jackson the state capital A Justice Department suit filed recently said 94 of 6 944 voting age Negroes were registered The marchers also planned to present a petition of grievances to county officials and protesl seating of Mississippis five con gressmen whose offices have been challenged by the Missis sippi Freedom Democratic par ty Across the border in Louisi ana civil rights pickets re sumcd their slow pace outside stores in Bogalusa where Ne groes arc asking equal job op portunities A white man and a Negro picket were arrested Fri day after they scuffled briefly In racial developments Demonstrators marched around the county court house in Crawfordvillc Ga protesting the school boards decision not o renew yearly contracts of six Negro teachers who had partici paled in a vote drive Chicago civil righls groups called for a weeklong public boycott by 600000 pupils to pro test rchiring of School Supl Benjamin C Willis Under Wil lis most pupils attend school closest to their homes Ncgroe claim this fosters dc facto seg regalion SAME OATE1M427I M FIRST IN SPACE This draw ing depicts a scene high over the southern United States and Mexico as it may take place on next weeks flight of the Gemini 4 when a ren dezvous will be attempted by US astronauts with the booster that put them into orbit At left is the Gemini Photofax capsule which has been slowed to let the spent booster right catch up Between the two vehicles an astro naut maneuvers with one hand on his lifeline and the other holding the pressure gun that helps control his movements in space Rendezvous in space planned CAPE KENNEDY Fla M When astronaut Edward H White II floats away from the Gemini 4 spacecraf fc he will use a spacegim to try to move within 20 feet of an orbiting spent rocket It will be the worlds first rendezvous in space The dramatic additions to the flight plan of the Gemini quickly the announcement that White will leave his craft were announced Friday by a panel of space agency officials If we are successful said Dr George E Muel ler acting director of the Laboratory is launched Gemini program we will have done something the Russians have not tried although I am sure they Slave the capability At pad 19 in the Cape Kenne dy complex technicians unseat ed the Gemini spacecraft from its perch on the nose of a ninc storytall Titan 2 rocket replac ed a faulty battery and rcmat ed the two The battery must be checked out but officials said that bar ring further difficulty Gemini 4 would lift off on time next Thursday morning Space buddies White and James A McDivitt both Air Force majors planned to run through highlights of their scheduled fourday mission Sat urday Mueller described this se quence after Gemini 4 slides onto orbital path during the ac tual trip After separation of the space craft from the secondstage booster six minutes after launch command pilot McDivitt will hold a tight formation with the spent rocket trailing it by about 300 feet During first orbit the astro nauts will dcpressurize the ca bin while pressurizing their space suits McDivitt will ma neuver the 7600pound space GEMINI Pltawkrurn to 2 1 CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP An interplanetary laboratory named Imp an intended 3 rocketed toward widelooping orbit Saturday to investigate radia tion hazards along the astro nauts pathway to the moon A towering Delta rocket roared away from Cape Kenne dy at 7 am to start the 130 pound payload on a course planned to take it 130000 miles away from to the it swings back as close as 120 miles at the low point of the orbit Because of the great distance the satellite must travel the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it might take several hours to determine if it achieved the desired course Imp 3 which stands for Inter planetary Monitoring Platform is the third of seven similar sa tellites planned to gather radia tion and magnetic field data in support of the US Apollo project to land men on the moon in this decade LISSNER DIES DETROIT AP Prof Her bert R Lissner 57 chairman of the Wayne State University De partment chanics heart of Engineering Me lted Thursday of i Photofax STRANGE Jim Gillcspie of Mackinaw 111 near Pcoria taped a wooden perch between the handlebars of his bike so he could take two barred owls for a ride Jim and a friend captured the owls in woods near their home The owls nine weeks old are outdoorlgge Establish for state system Standards bill given approval DES MOINES UP A ill to provide for a state ide system of area voca ionaltechnical schools and unior colleges cleared the owa House Friday night he vote was 7725 It was among two edu ation measures passed in s drive to end the 1965 igislative session by the middle of next week It accepted conference corny mittee reports on both bills then sassed them and sent them to he governor The other measure approved 610 would set minimum course fferings library specifications ind other standards for public irivate and parochial schools md authorize the State Board f Public Instruction to adopt md enforce rules for approval tandards for schools Rep Bruce Mahan D Iowa Hy chairman of the House Education Committee hailed their passage as a great step forward for education in Iowa Both bills were considered as must legislation by Gov Har old Hughes but they ran into difficulty in the Souse largely because of distrust in the sriiail er counties of the state superin tendent and State Board of lie Instruction t The school standards meas ure is designed to restore to the state superintendent and board the authority to disapprove schools that do not meet mini mum standards The present aw was declared unconstitu tional last year by the Iowa Su preme Court The compromise version of the bill approved Friday night would require high schools to teach as a minimum program 25 courses including four years each of English mathematics social sciences and science in cluding physics and mathemat cs The school could however offer physics and mathematics in alternate years Also required would be years of practical arts such as industrial arts homemaking ag riculture and commercial type writing two years of a foreign language and an unspecified number of units in fine arts The differences between tha Souse and Senate bills on voca ionaltechnical education were basically in two areas The Senate wanted to allow a property tax levy of one mill for construction of buildings and one mill for operating the area schools and wanted to put the program under the State Board of Public Instruction The Housa ersion knocked out the tax levy and set up a separate Board ol Governors to run the program The compromise would cut the evy to threefourths mill for construction and three fourths mills for operations The con struction levy would have to be approved by the voters and lould run for no longer than ive years The program would e left under the Board of Pub Instruction The bill calls for up to 20 voca ionaltechnical schools to be established in Iowa each under the supervision of a board elect ed from the counties served and under the general guidance of the State Board of Public In struction Each area will have the power to levy up to threefourths of a Tiill of property tax to operate he school and another Uirec ourths of a approv al of 60 per cent of the voters tor buildings schools will designed to provide the first two years of college work vocational and echnical training programs of training and retraining of work ers programs for high school dropouts to complete high school technical training for students of high school age who are enrolled in regular schools andivocational training lor ban dicMped persona ;