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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Hughes backs aid hike Urges schools to eye budgets w MOINES Harold Hughes said Thursday he believes state aid to schools be increased but that school boards must improve their budget procedures and recognize that other govern mental needs also must be met Addressing the annual con vention of the Iowa Association of School Boards the governor said school needs and school costs have operated from a special status as compared with other local government agen cies I believe that this era Is ending and I think it is well that it should end Hughes said He said he believes that school administrations should justify their actions and their expenditures and their revenue needs under the same scorching spotlight of public scrutiny as any other branch of govern ment Hughes said he personally be lieves education is just about the most important thing we do in government and that he feels a greater share of state revenues should be returned to local districts for school costs and to counteract the spiral of local property taxes But he said there are three additional points of emphasis for school districts which would clearly be in the longrange in terests of the state He said these are Board of Education members school a d m i n i s trators and teachers should more clearly recognize that there also are other important needs of gov ernment such as public safety public health and highways and that our school systems do not exist in an insulated world of their own but in a great mark et place of public needs School systems in Iowa ur gently need more efficient and more modern budgeting and general fiscal procedures and these should be given priority in school programs equal with the request for more state funds School beards should do their part in the growing effort in Iowa for increased cooperation between local units of govern ment Hughes said school boards city councils and coun ty supervisors need to work to gether to achieve efficiency arid ectnomy through the imagina tive use of joint services and facilities The association was on rec ord Thursday with a request that the 1965 legislature provide the money to pay 40 per cent of all school costs See Story on Page 3 30 days of mourning for Hoover ends WEST BRANCH AP A bugler sounded retreat in the setting sun over the grave of former President Herbert Hoov er Wednesday and the nations formal period of mourning for him came to a close For the first time in 30 days since the famous son of West Branch died on Oct 20 at the age of 90 flags flew at full staff Thursday and Hoover Birthplace Park left to civilian guards em braced the coming of winter silence broken only by mil itary commands hung over the Hoover gravesite during a six minute retreat ceremony that marked the end of the mourning period The former President had been buried here Oct 25 and a few days later his wife was laid to rest beside him About 350 persons attending the ceremony saw the military guard raise the flag from half staff to the top of a newly in stalled 30 foot bronze pole and then lower it for the night as the notes came from the bugle sounded by Sgt Charles Daniel son of Fairfield Full JFK report to be made public WASHINGTON M The hearing transcripts and exhibits of the Warren Commissions in quiry into the assassination of President John F Kennedy will be made public on Nov 30 There are 28 volumes weighing 54 pounds North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy coWcr with occasional snow flurries Thursday and Friday Thursday night in tew 90s Highs Friday arownd M Weather Details on 2 Congo attack perils Yank docto 1 r 4 r LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo troops led by white mercenaries launched their drive on rebel Stanley ville Thursday while the rebel regime there demanded negotia tions on the fate of American medical missionary Paul Carl son and other foreigners in reb el territory The central government force moved out of Kuodu 250 miles south of Stanleyville for what they hoped would be a quick seizure of the rebel capital Some 200 white mercenaries South Africans Bel gians and Britons were be lieved spearheading between 300 and 500 Congolese troops Rebel leader Christophe Gbenye had announced post ponement of the death sentence given Dr Carlson who had been scheduled to die last Mon day following an appeal from Kenya Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta Gbenye told Kenyatta the exe cution would be carried out next Monday if no basis was found for negotiations on the prison ers of war by then Gbenye also replied to a warn ing from US Ambassador G Mf Murtrie Godley that the reb els would be held responsible for the safety of more than 60 Americans in the rebel zone Via Radio Stanleyville Gbenye said the United States was held re sponsible for the deaths of many Congolese A US embassy spokesman said there was no indication how or when negotiations might be started The assumption in Leopold ville is that Gbenye who de clared the Americans and Bel gians prisoners of war wants the United States and Belgium to cut off their aid to Premier Moise Tshombe in exchange for his freeing the hostage Ameri cans and Belgians In Washing ton State Department press of ficer Robert J McCloskey said the US government has not put any pressure on Tshombes gov ernment to hold up its drive on Stanleyville until the Americans are taken care of McCloskey said We will bend every effort that we pos sibly can to save the lives of these people We have been try ing to get them evacuated for four or five months Carlson 36 of Rolling Hills Calif was sentenced to die for spying Gbenye claimed he was an American army officer The United States denied the charge CARLSON The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 1964 UOe m Paper oi Two Associated Preti Full Wlrei No 243 Hoover calls King liar EXPLOSION DEMOLISHES RESTAURANT A United States AhForce demolition expert searches through debris of dining room after a plastic bomb explosion in the Air Viet Nam restaurant at Saigons Tan Son Njut airport Above the man is a broken concrete beam atop which the plastic charge had been placed Eighteen Americans were injured Vatican council declaration on religious liberty set aside VATICAN CITY AP Pre siding cardinals at the Vatican Ecumenical Council ordered its controversial declaration on religious liberty put aside Thurs day Two US cardinals and a Canadian reportedly protested the action and carried a petition to Pope Paul VI The council was to have voted Thursday on whether to give more time to study the declara tion or proceed to an immediate vote of acceptance or rejection Instead council spokesmen said Eugene Cardinal Tisser ant one of 12 cardinals forming the council Steering Committee announced there would be no vote at all on the declaration at this council session which ends Saturday That meant there would be no further action on the document until the council meets again possibly in 1966 Council sources said Joseph Cardinal Ritter of St Louis Mo Albert Cardinal Meyer of Chicago and Paul Emile Cardi nal Leger of Montreal immedi ately prepared a petition for the Pope protesting the action and saying it was up to all the 2000 council fathers to decide wheth er there should be a vote These sources said the three cardinals circulated the petition during the council meeting and collected between 800 and 1000 signatures The three cardinals then went to the Popes apart ment There was no immediate in dication whether the Pope would act on the petition The council fathers mean while cleared the way for the proclamation of a major doc trinal decree declaring that the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church collectively share au thority with the Pope over the church The council also was debating the last of the 13 topics put be fore it in September a schema on matrimony which takes up marriages of Catholics and non Catholics and the church courts that dissolve marriages King FBI chiefs jab irresponsible ATLANTA Ga WVDr Mar tin Luther King Jr Negro civil rights leader branded Thursday as irresponsible a charge by FBI Director J Ed gar Hoover that King lied about actions of federal agents in Albany Ga A telegram to Hoover from King who is in the Bahamas was released here by his of fice King wired Hoover he had questioned the FBIs ef fectiveness in racial incidents And in an accompanying statement King said he would not engage in a public debate with the FBI chief Hoover said Wednesday that King was the most notorious liar in the country The FBI director said this was true be cause King had said FBI agents in Albany Ga failed to act on Negro complaints be cause the agents were South erners In his telegram to Hoover King denied he had attributed what he termed FBI inef fectiveness to the heritage of agents King said in the ac companying brief statement I cannot conceive of Mr Hoover making a statement like this without being under extreme pressure He has ap parently faltered under the awesome burdens complex ities and responsibilities of his office Therefore I cannot engage in a public debate with him I have nothing but sym pathy for this man who has served his country so well King wired Hoover that the FBI directors statement was Attacks Warren KING HOOVER appalling and also surprising I have sincerely questioned the effectiveness of the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation in racial incidents particularly where bombings and brutal ities against Negroes are at issue his telegram said But I have never attributed this merely to the presence of KING Continued on Page 2 Big Navy bases to get ax Portsmouth and Brooklyn to go WASHINGTON AP Con gressional sources said Thursday the Brooklyn NY and Ports mouth NH Navy yards are among those picked by the De fense Department to be closed A well placed source here said that not only the big Brook lyn naval installation but also two other bases in New the Brooklyn Army Terminal which employs about 2000 per sons and Ft Jay on Governors are among the bas es slated for closing Sen Thomas J Mclntyre Ap Pitotofax NH announced earlier that TO BE PHASED OUT The Portsmouth the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Naval Shipyard oldest such facility in the nation also was among the bases to be will be phased out of existence over a 10 year period closed It is the nations oldest Started in 1800 the yard is one of 95 defense installa yard tions slated for closure or phaseout by Sec of De Only two weeks ago Sen fense Robert S McNamara elect Robert F Kennedy NY appealed for continued operation of the Brooklyn yard at a meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara He also met with McNamara to talk about the yard before the Nov 3 election The Brooklyn yard employs about 9000 to 10000 workers and New York members of Con gress have said a shutdown or job loss there would have a se rious economic impact About 2000 work at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Mclntyre told a news confer ence at Portsmouth that the yard there would be one ofthe 95 to be named for closing at a McNamara news conference Thursday He said it will be phased out over a 10year pe riod The senator said he talked about the matter President Johnson and had been assured by McNamara lat er that the 10year phaseout time would be allowed Simultaneously with the dis closures on Brooklyn and Ports mouth two Virginia congress men said no major naval in stallations in Norfolk Ports mourn Va or Virginia Beach were on the closure list The two Rep Porter Hardy and Rep Thomas M Downing whose district includes Virginia Beach and the nearby area said they had that word from the Defense Department McNamara in announcing Wednesday that the list would be given out Thursday at 3 pm said bases in 33 states would be affected and word would go out be closed overseas would be identified later McNamara planned to advise the Congress members about hadjto congressmen from the areas withl He said a handful of bases to the same time the list was giv en out Inside The Globe Editorials North Iowa news Society news 789 Report spies in US sent from Castro MIAMI Fla creepy feeling of Fidel Castro spies infiltrating the United States is growing in the Cuban exile colo ny US authorities say the sit uation is under control The head of an antiCastro organization with an intelli gence department of its own estimates more than 1 per cent of the Cuban refugees in this country are Communist agents About 200000 Cubans have come since Castros 1959 takeover Another exile leader whose office claims wide access to ex ile and Cuban underground in formation estimated the num ber of Castro agents at 5000 including Cubans and Ameri cans An official of the State De partments Cuban affairs office here described such claims as without substantiation Miami district immigration director Robert Woytych said his men screen out spies by one of the most efficient tech niqucs yet devised Our record is so tremendous that no cases have been brought to light he said The Cuban who issued the es timate of 5000 agents said Many have lived in the United States since before Castro anc arc American citizens They can cross back and forth into Mexi co freely The Cuban Embassy in Mexico is Jhc hub of the spy network The exile produced a list of alleged Castro agents or very 4 suspicious persons He said his investigation showed that One is assigned Sports news 11 12to watch cverV important anti clK iCastro group here Some are Gaiene 13 assigned to scan American Latest markets 14 Mason City news 1415 Comics 16 Transit timetable newspapers Some are assigned to be troublemakers Castro knew about the Bay Pigs invasion Since then his Classified pages 18T9 espionage network has grown in Clear Lake news 20experience and numbers FOCUS on North Iowa N lowan makes or rebuilds own equipment Wanted to get it off chest WASHINGTON AP FBI Director J Edgar Hoover has blasted the Warren Commission as unfair and unjust and called Dr Martin Luther King Jr the most notorious liar in e country Hoover boiled over on these and other matters including lenient bleeding heart judges in a lengthy interview Wednes day with a group of women re porters He angrily charged the Warren Commission with a classic example of Monday morning quarterbacking in discussing its report on the as sassination of President John F Kennedy The commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren has said the FBI failed to notify the Secret Service that the assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was in Dal las last Nov 22 the day Kenne dy was slain Allen W Dulles a member of he Warren Commission which investigated John F Kennedys assassination told a reporter he lad no specific comment on Soovers complaints about the But Dulles a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency lauded Hoovers great service to the nation and said it would be a pity if the com mission report were taken as criticism of the long service Hoover and the FBI have ren dered to the country There was certainly no inten ion to denigrate in any way he great service Mr Hoover has rendered to this country He also said Hoover had been of great service to the com mission in its investigation In its report the commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren had cited the FBIs failure to inform the Secret Service that Oswald was in Dal las In New York City alone Hoover complained 7000 per sons would have to be taken out of circulation every time a pres ident makes a public appear ance if it were deemed neces sary to remove every individ ual who might threaten the safety of the president However the FBI director said his office is turning over to the Secret Service the names of thousands of beatniks crack pots and kooks Hoover appeared before commission last May 14 and old newsmen after testifying he panel was doing a very horough job He said it had even gone beyond what a rea sonable man woud have expect ed in accumulating evidence Shortly after the commission ssued its report Sept 27 Hoov was entwined in controversy he Washington Evening Star published Oct 2 a copyright FBf CHIEF Continued on 2 By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Newt Director BUFFALO CENTER Ger hald Maass believes young ten ant farmers have enough finan cial handicaps without adding equipment repair bills to the list The 31yearold Buffalo Cen ter area farmer should know ha has been the tenant on a 160 acre farm for nearly eight years Maass solution to the equip ment repair probleirt is quite simple he has either built re modeled or repaired about ev ery piece of equipment on his farm himself If I had to be paying for all these repairs and equipment like some fellows do Maass i points out Id be in the same fix some of them are getting out of farming A list of Maass repaired re modeled and rebuilt equipment covers everything from a ham mer mill to a feedlot scraper but the item of which he is most proud doesnt have any thing to do with his farming op eration It is a corncobburning stoker fed furnace the Maass family wife Jean and four sons has used for the last five years to heat their farm home Gcrhald claims he actually started thinking about this near ly automatic furnace about 15 years ago when he used to have to stokii the furnace and carry out the clinkers in his parents farm home a mile west of his present farm It wasnt until he became dis satisfied with the way an oil stove was heating the house five years ago however that Ger hald started building the corn cob stoker It took him nearly all one win ter to complete the project used parts from two ld hay loaders and a gear box from an old stoker Gerhald figures he has about invested in the entire furnace including for a new motor Until this year Gerhald had to store the cobs he used in the furnace down in the basement FOCUS Continued on 2 SAME ;