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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Newspaper for newspaper thct mokes oil Nerth lowons neighbors BEijAZETTE Home Edition VOL m ud United full Uaw MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 aoe CowUU of Two OtM No 285 urricane draws on Willis quits in 2nd highest paid official CHICAGO W Willis the1 nations second high est paid public official and a tar get of civil rightsgroups has re signed his post as school super intendent Willis whose annual salary is has been under increas ing attack from several group for policies they contend are per petuating segregationin Chi public schools Shortly after the 41yearold ministratbr announced Friday he was quitting the Illinois Appellate Court dealt him a sec ond setback in a case involving his refusal to carry out transfer for 24 topranked Negro students Willis who was under contrac until 1965 said a court decision ordering the transfer left him only two alternatives I would were I to continue be either in contempt of cour each day I refused to comply with the order he said or I woulc sacrifice the integrity of the of fice of superintendent Willis Peace Corps consult ant and tpPominently mentionec possibility in 1961 for commission er of education in the Kennedy administration assumed the Chi cage post in 1953 He came frqrh a similarjobin BuffaloNY re cent months rep resentatives ofcivil rightsgroups MayorRichard J Daley said he regretted en this ClairRodde wig school V board president termed the resignation a tre mendous loss to Chicago Criticism also stemmed from Willis acceptance earlier this year of a job as ex ecutive director of a commission studying Massachusetts schools The board voted 101 to permil him to handle it on weekends anc during vacation periods The combined annua salary from the two jobs placec Willis second only to President Kennedy in compensation for pub lic off icials inthe U S The Presi dent is paid a year The superintendent disclosed Friday that his letter of resigna tion asking to be relieved of dutjn by Dec 31 preferably byOct 31 had beem written a week ago Inside The Globe U S SENDS warning to Latin countries Page CIVIL WARLincoln had problems Page 3 Editorials Mason City news gJ Latest markets 9 Society news 10 Clear Lake news 1 Surveyor 13 Sport news 13H Comics U Transit timetable II Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20 Air Force general dies CHICAGO Force Brig Gen E Wade Hampton 50 Director of Transportation H the Pentagon collapsed on a flight to Kansas City Thursday and was dead on arrival at a hospital near OHare Interna tional Airport North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair and continued unseasonably warm Saturday night and Sunday Low Satur day in 50s High Sunday in upper details en 2 W P BUTLER W Butler to retire as judge William P Butler ofMason City a District Court judge for two decades plans to step at the e Monk burns self New protest in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet young Buddhist monk burned himself to death Saturday in front of hundreds of horrified on lookers in Saigons central mar ket throwing the Vietnamese capital into a new andpotentially explosive turmoil The suicide the sixth by Bud dhists protesting alleged persecu tion by the predominantly Roman Catholic government of President Ngo Dinh Diem came onlyfour days after Defense Secretary Rob ert SMcNamara left Saigon with a report for President Kennedy on the progress ofthe Vietnam ese war against Communist guer rillas One in dis T Nam was to determine whether Notice of his intention to rethe politicalreligious crisis had tire was mailed to Gov Harold Hughes Friday the jurist said Judge Butler has served the 12th Judicial District Court since March 1944 when he was ap pointed by Gov Bourke B Hick enlooper to succeed Judge Henry C Graven He was reelected in 1946 and every four years there after Present statute provides that when a judge retires hemaybe troops and police tanks and armored Chief TSupSe Court of may return to the prac tice of law Judge Butler said at present liedoes not intend to return tb lawpractice The jurist said he and Mrs j JIG jui iai said n6 allCl JVlrS Butler want to do some things lained hiserect posture as the nrVtinU t flflTTlflR Viie hurt the war effort Minutes after the monks charred and blackened body top pled over rushed in cars1 rolled up and barbed wire barricades were thrown around downtown Saigon The monk in his early 20s stepped out of a taxicab at the busycentral market intersection shortly after noon He squatted dbwninthe Buddhist lotus posi pulled a can ofgasoline from asmall rubberbag poured the contents on his lap sand lit a match He grimaced flames engulfed j f briefly as the him but main whichthey cannot do while he series as judge Travel is one thing they plan for next year he said Duringhis longcareer which jegan when he started practic ing law in Mason City in 1917 JudgeButlerserved as county attorney from 19201926 andwas jresident of the Cerro Gordo County Bar Association in 1932 he waselected presi dent v of the Iowa District Court Judges Association and last year Be was cochairman of the Vot ers Committee for Judges and Courts an organization that fought for passage of a judicial amendment to take the selection flames ate through his Buddhist robe baring his gradually black ening body The lotus position is a traditional Buddhist sitting po sition with the legs crossed Three minutes later his arms raised stiffly before him the monk keeled over dead American news correspondents were only 10 yards away A leaflet thrown into the yard of Vietnamese intelligence head quarters identified the monk as Thick Quang Huong It said he sacrificed himself for the Bud dhist cause Vietnamese plaincjothes men kicked and pummeled three American correspondents to the Butler was graduated from the University of Chicago law school in 1917 Before that he was graduated from Simpson Col ege In 1959 he received the Alumni Achievement Award ran off John Sharkey of the National Broadcasting Co and Grant Wolf kill also of NBC wereattacked as they turned movie cameras on men war T Simpson Colleges highest form Jburnin8 monkSharkey was niGfininP frnm hoar in 11 ITTOP ifrecognition Judge Butler served as presi dent of the Community Chest in 343 Hehaslong been active n Boy Scout work and is the iplder of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope awards for out standing service to Scouting on he local and regional levels bleeding from head injuries MAMAS REWARD Holding Betsy the first gerenuk to be born in the US LU mt Bronx Zoo JKeeper Neil Dapolite feeds opiaTanganyika area of Africa pbotofex mama a banana The gerenuk is a ga zellelike antelope native to the Holcjs back progress Hughes rakes states operating ideas MOINES An old fashioned and inefficient system of state government is holding back progress in Iowa Gov Har old Hughes said Saturday It is iowa government that has Men slow to respond to the de mands of the people for change Hughes said It is Iowa ag David Halberstam of the New riculturebusiness or York Times went to Sharkeys is noldin6 back progress in our and Wolfkills assistance and he state ne said was beaten also The newsmen did not fight back but tried to protect their equipment Wolfkill lost his camera but Sharkeys was not confiscated Iowa puts up with a clumsy and antiquated governmental structure that would not be toler ated for a moment in private busi ness Hughes said Iowa gov ernment is seldom able to act un less propelled by a crisis or unless the action has been discussed for 20 or 30 years The governor said lowans now need and want a reorganized state government that gets things done and can lead the people where they want to go One of the first steps in reor ganizing the government should be to make the governors term of office four years instead of the present two Hughes said A governor cannot give the people their moneys worth in a twoyear term he said He barely gets his feet on the ground A hectic morning Gay didnt even get to eat MANLY The band which played at halftime at the DrakeSouth Dakota game Saturday had its full complement of drummers to the Cerro Gor do sheriffs officers and a determined mother This is the first year in band for Gay Ostlund 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs Don Ostlund Manly She has been playing drum in the North Central band just the few weeks since school started last month So the chance to play at the game in Des Moines meant even more to her than to some of the older students in the band Three school buses were to leave the school at 6 am carrying the band members to Des Moines Mrs Ostlund wakened at 6 and found her alarm clock had stopped at She called the school ask ing them to hold the buses but they were gone by the time Gay and Mrs Ostlund reached the school They picked up Gays drum and uniform went back home to change to a faster car and asked Gays father to call the Highway Patrol to stop the buses Ostlund couldnt reach the patrol so called the Cer ro Gordo sheriffs office in Mason City Mrs Ostlund said They met us at the north edge of Mason City with the red blinker going and took us all the way through town At the south edge of town the officer stopped and said we should have clear sailing that time of day He described the car in which the band director Robert Snater was following the buses so I would know what to watch Mrs Ostlund caught up to the buses and Snaters car south of Rockwell Gay and her drum were trans ferred to a bus and Mrs Ostlund returned to Manly a belated breakfast She said Gay never did get any at least she got to Des Moines and his program startedbefore the next election campaign is un der way The fouryear term fora gov ernor is a step that should be undertaken inthe public interest It should not be a political mat ter It should be made to take ef fect far enough in the future so that it would not affect those now on the political scene Hughes also said labor laws could be administered better un der one agency than they are now under the Bureau of Labor the In dustrial Commissidner and the Department of Mines and Miner als He said the Welfare Depart ment is administered by a three member commission an adminis trative antique in modern state welfare programs Hughes aso urged that the gov ernor be given the power to veto one item in a bill without vetoing the entire bill This item used effectively in most states in the nation to eliminate unwar ranted expenditures from appro priations bills The governor said the changes would insure that lowans tax dollars would be spent more ef ficiently 4state trip set by JFK WASHINGTON AP On the heels of his return from a one day visit to Arkansas President Kennedy has announced he will visit fpur other states this fall including two key Southern battle and Florida Kennedys other trips announced Friday includp two visits to his home state of Massachusetts and one to New York lorida Floras toll listed at 42 Fla Hurricane Flora a killer storm taken at least 42 lives drove back into the Cuba Saturday and gave theBahamas and outhern Florida a little more time to prepare for her owerful and deadly punch The nightlong battle with Cubasunountams be ran to wear Flora down and her winds fell off to 100 But the Weather Bureau said le stofmiwhich left a trail of evastation and death across To ago Haiti and re uvenate once she cleared Cas Chiefs wife tips hubby averts crime NEWTON UP The police chiefs wife played detective and foiledan escape attempt from the county jail here Mrs John Kerr works in a hardware store She noticed a youth buying hacksaw blades Thursday She became suspi cious when she recalled that Thursday was visiting day at the jail Mrs Kerr called her hus band He alerted officers who found that the youth had vis ited James Scott 25 of Col fax who was in jail on charges of breaking and entering Hacksawblades were found hidden in a shower stall to which Scott had access A bar in Scotts cell showed evi dence of sawing Scotts visitor Peter Dhont 18 of Colfax was charged with assisting a felon to es cape Friday and was held on bond of Boy quint may be first to go home ABERDEEN SD UPI Husky James A n d r e w ischer who tips the nursery cales at 4 pounds 13 ounces ppeared to have the best hance Saturday of being the irst Fischer quint to go home He had only to gain three more ounces to be sent home o join his parents Mary Ann nd Andrew Fischer Dr Janies Berbos the general iractitioner who delivered the luirits Sept 14 about one month indicated he infants will probably be sent tome one at a time as they ap ear ready to leave the hospital nursery GOOD SERMON WEST PLAINS Mo lonald tW Hyde 20 Flint Mich was in custody Saturday n connection with the theft of wo tape recorders a radio and ash from three churches One f the recorders contained a aped sermon entitled Thou halt Not Steal island t There were no immediate cas alty reports from Cuba but amage was expected to run igh since the eastern end of he island was battered by hur icane winds for more than 18 Floras erractip path ifor the ast 12 hours confounded pre Lictions But forecasters told esidents of the Bahamas slands and southern Florida to let ready to take emergency precautions 1 Winds of near hurricane force mashed against Ragged Island n the central Bahamas just after midnight when it looked like Flora would start a head ong sprint this way But then she dived ba ck into the Cuban interior and was 75 miles southeast of Camaguey Saturday morning The slower movement on the present course means that Flora could not seriously affect the South Florida area Saturday the Weather Bureau said Forecasters at Miami estimat thatrby Saturday night Flora would be battering Andros Island midway of the Bahamas Small craft off of Florida were warned 0 stay in vU Nassau also in the Central Bahamas shopkeepers l hastily warded their windows In Miami County Manager Irving Mc layr told department keep in touch this weekend for wssible duty Flora at least 25 persons 1 ravaging Western Haiti with wnds up tom mph iat destroyed thousandsof flim y cabin homes It was feared le death toll would rise sharply hen restoration of communica ons enabled an accuraje ap raisaU The Navy in Washington report d the US naval station at Gu ntanamo Bay on Cubas eastern p escaped damage in 40 to M not But Havana Radio aid Guaritanamo City 20 miles lost its electric power plant nd many homes suffered roof amage The storm lashed crops in sug rproducing Oriente flooded the layari River and paralyzed trav in Santiago deCuba the na ons second city l Flora whipped free oE land gain near Punta Lucrecia on Or ntes north coast where hurri ane winds were forecast as far est as Central Cuba Decker union sets meeting A mass membership meeting vas called for pm Saturday or Local 38 of the striking Unit d Packinghouse Workers of merica here The strike committee which nnounced the meeting said members will bo told of in uguration of a Dont Buy rmourDecker campaign Re orts of strike activities so far will be given The committee is eaded by M Douglas Mc lannes chairman and John nyder cochairman Meetings of Armour Co and the United Packinghouse Work ers of America officials were continuing Saturday Mason City union and Jacob E Decker Sons personnel said Strikes went into their third day at the Decker plant and six other Armour plants and strike threats continued to hang over four other plants Although first reports were that additional strikes were authorized for Friday night it was reported Saturday that the authorization is for Sunday night The plants which may bo struck at Tort Worth San Angelo and Lubbock in Texas and at Chicago No progress report was made after the start of Chicago meet ings Friday of the unionman agement automation committee SAME dowa ;