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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Johnson works men like dogs Can he get a good staff By DOUGLAS KIKER New York HeraldTribuiw News Servict The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 1M4 UOo Paper ContlsU ol Two Associated PTCJU Full No 244 Last February President Lyn don B Johnson flew from Wash ington to St Louis to speak at a dinner officially opening that river citys bicentennial cele bration But no one knew where the President planned to go from there This St Louis trip had been preceded by rumors that John son would fly from there to his ranch in Texas to spend the weekend but no one knew for sure The Secret Service didnt know Members the White House staff didnt know And the fact isJohnson didnt know himself And he just couldnt decide He changed his mind at least a halfdozen times that night He ended his speech his mo torcade roared back to St Louiss Lambert Field He boarded Air Force One the doors banged closed and the pi lot Col James Swindal roared down the runway and lilted the plane into the air Still Col Swindal didnt know what his destination was The President could not make up his mind Was he completely obliv ious to the fact that there were 100 others traveling with him At long last the word came Back to Washington The men and women who work for Johnson are long ac customed to such incidents But that doesnt make it any easier to work for him The fact is as he begins his own administration Johnson has no functioning White House staff worthy of the name The big important question is can he organize a viable staff in the weeks immediately ahead Can he persuade talent ed adults possessed of personal dignity to serve him under the conditions he imposes Without good staff Presi dential efficiency is greatly cur tailed There are certain good things about working for Lyndon B Johnson You are a member of Winter lands solid blow OK declaration on Jews Liberty vote delayed POPE PAUL VI To study freedom next time VATICAN CITY AP The Vatican Ecumenical Council Fri day approved a historic dec laration on the Jews and other nonChristians after Pope Paul VI rejected an Americanled move for an immediate vote on the councils controversial reli gious liberty declaration The document on nonChris tians which says the jews must never be considered cursed or specially blamed for the cruci fixion of Christ was approved with 1651 prelates in favor 242 in favor but with reservations and 99 opposed the family like a nephew or a niece or a brother Your job security is fairly high because he finds it difficult to fire those close to him he switches them around but keeps them on He takes pride in standing by his people on the big things He is demanding but that can bring out the best in a person But it takes a too of a man emotional ly when he works for Lyndon B Johnson He works you like a dog He does not tolerate mistakes He inspires fear and trepidation He has a hairtrigger temper He becomes perhaps too per sonally and emotionally in volved with the people who work for him so that any small mis take anything less than con stant attendance and utter devo tion is considered disloyalty You let me down I trusted you and you let me down he shouts at an aide whose small error will not exactly change the history of the Western World He has an infuriating habit of occasionally demeaning his staff members in conversations with others Dont misunder stand his function Hes just a messenger he says of one Or again Why cant I attract men of the caliber Jack Ken LBJ Continued on Page 2 Ford to go out of car production DETROIT UP All auto pro duction by Ford Motor Co will jrind to a halt Friday night aecause of what the firm calls ocal plant strike tieups The last producing link in Fords line of cars the Mustang will be out of action after the closing Friday night of the Miltipas Calif assembly plant Normally Ford turns out 10 000 cars a day A Ford spokesman said the Mustang had been the only car produced since Tuesday There still will be some truck production the spokesman said but this may not last much be yond Monday On the inside ALLSTATE football team named Page 11 Editorials Mason City News 6 Society news Clear Lake news North Iowa newsII Sports news 1112 Comics 15 Classified pages 161 North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness with snow flurries and cold wave Friday night lows 5 below north to 5 above south Part ly cloudy with brisk northerly winds and continued cold Sat urday highs 1218 Weather on Page 2 The declaration also makes vertures to the Hindus Budd ists and Moslems and restates ne Roman Catholic Churchs pposition to discrimination or arassment on account of race olor or creed The declaration one of the most controversial before the ouncil is not expected to be jromulgated as a decree until he next council session During the recess that begins Saturday it will be revised to ake into account some of the reservations expressed by pre ates Friday But the favorable vote means no major changes of substance can be made and that it is only a question of un foreseen the declaration becomes a for mal council decree Final action also was taken on he councils schema on Chris tian unity and on its paper on relations with the Eastern churches both Catholic and Or thodox These two documents will be proclaimed as council decrees at Saturdays closing public session along with a third schema on the theological nature of the Church Although Pope Paul rejected a petition by 1400 prelates for a vote on the religious liberty dec laration he sent word to the council that it would be definite ly taken up at the next session if possible as the first item This apparently was an assur ance to the petitioners that the decision not to vote on the docu ment did not mean it was being shelved or scrapped Council sources said the Popes decision denying an ap peal from more than half the council for a vote on the re ligious liberty declaration was announced by Eugene Cardinal Tisserant as the council began the final working day of its 1964 session The next session is ex pected to be held next year or in 1966 PEOPLE CONTINUE TO COM Some are silent some Weep srently many kneel briefly for prayer Occasionally children laugh and frolic near the grave too young to realize they are play ing in Arlington National Cemetery near the place where assas sinated President John F Kennedy is buried The guards stand nearby with an ever watchful eye on the endless line of persons coming to pay respect Thousands upon thousands have visited since a year ago They continue to come Base cut decision called irrevocable By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Secre tary of Defense Robert S Mc Namara says his decision to shut down 95 obsolete and sur plus military bases and plants is absolutely unequivocally with out qualification irrevocable This statement by the strong willed defense chief in announc ing the decision Thursday al lowed small hope that any of the anguished cries from congress men governors and mayors would change his mind The only thing that might Mc Namara told a news conference would be some new evidence and the chances of that are small We have made 574 decisions in this area in the last years and we have not changed one yet McNamara asserted The latest stroke of McNa economy scalpel cut at two naval shipyards employing a total of 1700 workers six bomber bases Army and Air Force training sites arsenals radar posts and other installa tions in 33 states and the Dis trict of Columbia In all 80 bases in the United States and 15 overseas were put on the chopping block The for eign bases in Europe and the Western Hemisphere were not named The actions will be completed for the most part by mid1966 with the Portsmouth NH Navy Yard getting 10 years to phase out When the job is done McNa mara said the defense budget will be lighter by about million a year anc1 the payroll will be reduced by 63401 with out in any way reducing mili tary effectiveness The defense secretary dis closed that 150 more of the ear lygeneration intercontinental ballistic missiles liquidfuel relatively Atlas E and F models and Titan I hy drogen missiles will be re tired from 14 bases by mid1965 Although these ICBMs have never been fired McNamara said they have served their purpose giving the United States a stronger deterrent while the force of fastfiring solidfuel Minuteman missiles was growing There now are 650 Minutemen 95 BASES Continued on Page 2 SAME Trouble brews in the Congo BRUSSELS UP The govern ment announced Friday night Belgian paratroopers have been flown to a British island off West Africa to be ready if rescue whites held by Congo rebels in Stanleyville A foreign ministry announce ment said US Air Force planes had assisted in the operation A Congo government spokes man in Leopoldville warned Belgium any unilateral decision to send troops into the Congo would be aggression But the Leopoldville statement added that if a proposal were first made to the Congo govern ment the latter would study it with favor The spokesman Emmanuel Sinda also warned the United States against negotiating with the Stanleyville rebel regime Sixty Americans are among the 1000 foreigners including some 600 Belgians caught be hind rebel lines Included in the group is American Dr Paul Carlson A foreign affairs ministry statement said a battalion of Belgian paratroopers was await ing further orders on the island of Ascension off the West Coast of Africa The announcement said that with the assistance of the US Air Force the first battalion of Belgian paratroopers has been transported to the island of As cension rhere they are staying with the authorization of the British government 2 pictures of same view15 hours apart II THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN THURSDAY ON 2ND NW LOOKING TOWARD FEDERAL AVE THIS SCENE GREETED GLOBE PHOTOGRAPHER ELWIN MUSSER 15 HOURS LATER Windy N Iowa debut 60 mph gusts rake the area By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director Old Man Winter came back trom vacation a month early in North Iowa Friday and ha was in an ugly mood Not due to start back to work until Dec 21 the unpredictable fellow took a running jump and anded on the area with both cet In the process he buried aencath his snowy blast a nice Mr Fall who had allowed tem peratures to climb into the 60s ess than a week ago He did the damage with his usual weapons snow and ark icy northwest wind Actually his usual top offen sive punch snow was in Ihe role ol playmaker in Fri days winlery game It was that northwest wind which did most of the damage Raging to gusts of 60 miles per hour at the Mason City Munici pal Airport the wind swirled the 2Vi inches of snow which hit the area in such a manner that travel came to a nearstandstill due to zero visibility Just to make things even more unpleasant that mean old Mr Winter saved the seasons loiv temperatures for Friday Ma son City recorded a low of 9 de grees during the night jusl five degrees above Ihe record low for Nov 20 set in 1937 The temperature still hovered around the 15dcgree mark at midmorning With diabolical cleverness he saved his worst for about 8 am North lowans were on their way to work and kids were heading for school As a result traffic accidents dotted the area and school superintendents locked doors Most North Iowa communities reported between two and three inches of snow but Charles City registered five inches the most reported in the state Following is a rundown of the havoc caused by the storm Road conditions Arlie Christensen district maintenance engineer for the Iowa Highway Commission of fice in Mason City reported WINTER Continued on Page 2 Pileup of cars closes Highway 106 In a bizarre traffic accident caused by the Friday storm three persons were injured one seriously enough to be hos pitalized in a multivehicle pileup on Highway 106 three miles west of Mason City Highway Patrolman James Lind reported at least a dozen cars and one truck were in volved in the accident which oc curred about 8 am Injured in the accident were James Hovclson Clair Erickson and Quentin Underkofler all of Clear Lake Hovelson was hos oitalized for treatment The multivehicle pileup got its start reported when cars driven by Erickson and Underkofler hit headon Erick son was traveling west and Un dcrkofler east at the time of the crash The two cars blocked the high way and moments later a gas transport driven by Richard Bergan Plymouth headed west struck the rear of the Erickson auto Before the highway could ba cleared at least a dozen east bound cars crashed at scene The highway was closed to traffic for more than an hour ;