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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Idlted for flit MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE EDITION The newspaper that makes all North Jo wans neighbors VOL f AttOdiM MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 1940 tad CBltod brtcnttioh run 7c i Copy Paper ConsUU of Two OM No 17 Religion issue may get worse Demos GOP trade charges By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON The single remaining great imponderable in the NixonKennedy struggle is the religious issue which both principals say they have tried to keep completely out of the campaign1 It comes to a head with a fin al stop Kennedy drive prom ised for Reformation Sunday This traditionally is a time for reaffirmation of Protestant con victions It commemorates the day in 1517 when Martin Luthur tacked his NinetyFive Theses on the door of the cathedral at Wittenberg Germany and thus initiated the Protestant refor mation This year conservative Pro testants are making Reforma tion Sunday anoccasion to dis tribute pamphlets and to preach sermons on ecclesiastical in fluence in governments THIS IS THE stated aim of the National Association of Evangelicals an alliance of conservative Protestant denom inations Less extreme Protes example the editors of Christian Century a wide ly circulated nondenominational Protestant weekly fear a gigantic antiCatholic rally In any event the plan is to plug the churchstate issue on through election day with steppedup distribution and mailings of antiCatholic litera ture Harvey H Springer cow boy evangelist of the Rockies told the New York Times Five days before the election Im releasing IVz million vol unteer workers to call on voters and give them our literature on Kennedy I have a secret little letter that I think is going to defeat him Despite the pledges of Nixon and Kennedy as heads of their tickets the air is full of charges and countercharges of bigotry issued by headquarters of both candidates REP WILLIAM E Miller R N himself a Catholic on Oct 20 in a press conference at the offices of the Republican National Committee accused Kennedy of bigotry in reverse in circulating in heavily Cath olic Northern cities films of the senators well publicized meet ings with Protestant ministers of Houston Miller chairman of the G 0 P Congressional Campaign he spoke solely on his scored distribution by the United Auto Workers AFLCIO of a pro Kennedy pamphlet the cover of which could be interpreted as posing the choice between Nixon and Kennedy as between bigotry and liberty On the Democratic side Rob ert F Kennedy the candidates brother and campaign mana ger on Oct 23 insisted that he had proof linking distribution of antiCatholic pamphlets in Cal Florida and Pennsyl vania with Republican organi zations BRUCE K Felknor executive director of the Fair Campaign Practices Committee on Oct 16 had warned that the tide of what he labels religious gar bage would swell In every election cursed by dirty cam paigning Felknor declared the worst lies always appear at the last minute Exploitation of religion in pol itics has been denounced in re cent days by the National Coun cil of Churches and many Prot estant as well as by such Protestant leaders as Dr Fred Hoskins president of the Congregationalist Church Dr F C Fry president of the Unit ed Lutheran Church and Dr Edward Toiler executive secre tary of the American Northern Baptists The U S Department of Justice on Oct 20 disclosed it was investigating distribution of some antiCatholic pamphlets But on the virtual eve of the election the impact of the re ligious issue whether it would work againstKennedy or boom ON TOP VOTE DEMOCRATIC j vfy AP Photofax POLITICAL UPS AND DOWNS When the top floor of this building in Limestone Maine was turned into a Democratic headquarters Republicans promptly opened headquarters on ground floor Republicans put up a Stay on the ground floor Vote Re publican sign Democrats answered that with Be on top Vote Demo cratic Politics Akers says of flower fund suit FROM CUE WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES Republican State Auditor diet B Akers Friday was accused of collect ing nearly from em ployes for a flower fund but using the money to finance his political campaigns The charge was made in a suit filed in district court by an employe of Akers It said the veteran auditor and his con fidential secretary illegally di verted the money from the ABC Flower Fund into Akers1 campaign coffers The Weather North Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday Highs Sat urday upper 50s and low 60s Lows Friday night upper 30s Iowa Partly cloudy through Saturday Chance of rain ex treme west Saturday and warmer northwest Low Fri day night upper 30s northeast to upper 40s extreme south west High Saturday 55 to 65 Outlook for Sunday Not much change in temperature Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednes day Normal highs are from the lower 50s in the north to near 60 in the south Normal from the lower 30s in the Sorth to the upper 30s in the south Warmer at the first of the period turning cooler about Tuesday Precipitation will average 25 to 40 of an inch in showers mostly about Tuesday Minnesota Growing cloudy continued pleasant Highs Saturday in 50s Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 59 Minimum 38 At 8 am 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 30 The suit said more than 000 was collected yearly for the fund from about 150 employes of Akers office and that each worker was assessed a year for the purpose of buy ing flowers for sick employes of the office AKERS ADMITTED he used part of the money collected over his nearly 22 years in of fice for his campaigns He said the flower fund was here when 1 came and I suppose its al ways been here However he said he had never taken campaign funds from anyone outside his office because that would make him obligated and I dont want to be obligated to anybody outside my own office But he said it sounded as if the employe who filed the suit J o s n Poorti n g a a regular p e r diem worker AKERS got together with Akers Democratic opponent Robert Hutte for the office Poortinga said the money was On the inside Editorials Page 4 Mason City News89 Latest Markets 9 Society News 1011 Clear Lake News it The Maroon 12 Sports 1314 CubGazerte 18 Comics 19 North Iowa News22 TV Guide Rollout Section OTOOLE DIES SHAKOPEE Minn IBJohn J OToole 63 Chicago retired general manager of the Chica go Milwaukee and Pacific Rail road died Thursday He had been hospitalized since suffer ing a heart attack amonth ago remained an unknown quan Last chance Registration of Mason City voters for the Nov I election at the City Hall at pm Friday Persons who have been registered but who have moved from one city address to another must have their address cor rechtd and those who have changed name by marriage must reregister All now voters in the city of course must regis ter before the evening cutoff Those in rural areas do net need to register to be eligible to veto Registration in the city will easily top the 19M presidential election total of 1TH1 Sy Friday morning the total was 17 244 and several hundred wort expected hi register before deadline collected as an implied con dition of employment and he asked that any funds left in i be confiscated and distributee to the employes The suit charged Akers sec retary Aletha Sayler was the secretarytreasurer of the flow er fund AKERS SAID the fund was purely voluntary and that he thought not even half of the employes contributed to it He also said he didnt know how much money he had taken from it or how much was left in it now I dont think theres a per son in the statehouse who doesnt get financial help from his office Akers said Youve got to get campaign funds from somewhere Poortinga 23 said the pur pose of the fund was said to be buying flowers for employes 01 the auditors office when they were sick But his suit added he doesnt believe this purpose is being carried out because when he was sick he received no flowers AKERS LABELED Poor tingas charges politics anc added It looks like a deliber ate campaign to smear me When informed that Poortinga alleged he had received no flowers when ill recently Miss Sayler exclaimed I didnt know he was sick The records show Poortinga who lives at Woodburn joined the auditors office on Jan 16 1958 He makes a year He has been state examiner of accounts at Iowa State Univer sity The filing of the suit recalled the Unity Club which a legislative investigating com mittee ordered dissolved at the Iowa Commerce Commission The funds collected by the club from commission employes al legedly went to each member of the commission PRICE UP AGAIN LONDON UPI The price of gold on the London free mar ket was fixed Friday at an ounce or 45 cents higher than Thursdays quotation of 2 arrested as spies Provocation Russ charge UNITED NATIONS NY UP Deputy Foreign Min isteV Valerian A Zorin said Friday the arrest of a Soviet member of the UN secretar iat on espionage charges is an obvious provocation Zorin said the arrest had been planned by Allen W Dulles head of the US Cen tral Intelligence Agency to divert attention of the US spy plane flights over Soviet territory Allen Dulles had to work it up to justify his acts Zor in told a reporter The Soviet delegate said his delegation had protested to Andrew W Cordier execu tiveassistant to UN Secre taryGeneral Dage Hammar skjold The United Nations so far maintained silence on the case involving Igor Me lekh head of the Russian language section of the Office of Conference Services Asked whether the arrest vi olated any agreement be tween the United States and the United Nations Zorin said Yes This man was an official of the United Nations and the United Nations should take care of its officials If he were a citizen of any other country the United Nations would take care vof him FBI agents struck with light ning swiftness Thursday night to round up the Russian em ployed at the United Nations and a Germanborn medical il lustrator A third man Kirill Doronkin a Soviet national now out of the country was named a coconspirator but not a defendant Seized at their Manhattan homes were Igor Yagovlevich Melekh 47 head of the Rus sian language section in the Office of Conference Services of the UN Secretariat and Willie Hirsch 52 who came to this country as a youth but never became a citizen The intelligence data sought the FBI said included a map of Chicago showing military installations and aerial photo graphs of the city which Melekh indicated were to be used for Soviet bombing pur poses Melckhs seizure was the first actual arrest of a Soviet member of the U N staff though charges frequently have been made that the So viets were using the United Nationsas an espionage base Economy target of Jack WITH KENNEDY IN PENN SYLVANIA W Democratic presidential candidate John F Kennedy said Friday this coun try can achieve peace and se curity only if it builds a strong and vital economy Sounding somewhat hoarse as fie carried his campaign into Pennsylvania for the fourth time he said the nations econ omy has been hampered during the Eisenhower administration by two recessions and now by a serious slowdown IN AN indirect swipe at Vice President Richard M Nixon bis Republican opponent Ken nedy said that If we drift here at home all the bold words and fingerpointing wont make up for the lack of strength of the United States He said that Soviet Premier Khrushchevs power comes from the Soviet Unions produc tive power and declared this country cant afford not to make full use of its steel mills and other facilities U S LEADERSHIP of the free world Kennedy said re quires a powerful dedicated moving America and that is what we are going to get He started a 15hour motor cade tour of eastern Pennsyl vania in Bethlehem a steel center and a Democratic strong hold where he was cheered by friendly crowds This was Kennedys fourth foray into the state He planned to spend four days in this area in a drive to beat out Nixon in the Nov 8 voting Aides said they rate Pennsylvania as close Brief stop in Iowa for Nixon DAVENPORT W Eastern lowans get a chance to see the Republican candidate for presi dent Richard M Nixon Friday night Scott County Republicans plan a gala reception for the vice president scheduled to ar rive at Davenport Municipal Airport at pm The vice presidents seconc visit to Iowa as presidentia candidate comes four days aft er his opponent Sen John F Kennedy DMass campaigned here Nixon toured the western part of the state during las months visit but this brief trip is confined to the Davenpor DATI1WSH area Demand end to war in Algeria PARIS Iff Demonstrations demanding an end to the six year Algerian war swept France Thursday night with bloody rioting in Paris and a half dozen cities Thousands more demon strated peacefully in scores of cities and towns It was the big gest public expression on Al geria since the spring riots of 1958 that led to Gen Charles de Gaulles return to power Bulletin MISSOULA Mont Northwest Orient Airlines four engine DC4 crashed into a mountainside 22 miles west of here Friday killing all 12 per sons aboard N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES OSLO Norway The Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament announced Friday that there will be no 1960 peace prize The prime candidate was reported to have been United Nations SecretaryGen eral Dag Hammarskjold for his efforts in the Congo But he was ineligible since the Congo crisis came af ter the Jan 31 deadline for consideration of candi dates DETROIT Angry parents kept more than 1200 children out of classes at three predominently white schools to protest the transfer bf 314 Negro pupils to the schools SAN DIEGO Calif The George Washington will be fully operational Nov 18 making it Americas first submarine ready to prowl the worlds oceans with 16 nucleartipped Polaris missiles capable of answering an enemy attack Adm Arleigh A Burke says LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Irish Col Justin MacCarthy deputy chief of staff of the United Na tions in the Congo has been killed in an auto accident Nixon tells voters Stand shoulder to shoulder with Ike WITH NIXON In Illinois W Vice President Richard M Nixon said Friday that he and President Eisenhower stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against communism and for the preservation of peace The Republican presidential nominee brought his cmpaign to Illinois after a hectic day at Muskegan Michigan Thursday when he was heckled was the iarget for eggs and tomatoes ihrown at him and where it was announced that a piece of metal lad been found on railroad racks in Indiana over which he special train was to pass Nixon got a rousing reception from a crowd police estimated at more than 5000 in his Illinois stop at Danville During the night his train has passed safe ly over a bridge near Fort Wayne Ind where Pennsyl vania Railroad employes had found a piece of scrap metal tied to the track Thursday Rail way officials said it possibly could have derailed his train Nixon laid emphasis on his long association with Eisen hower as He campaigned through areas of Illinois re garded as primarily Republi can The nominees obviously hoped to stir enough Republi cans into action to furnish him with the winning margin in the battle for Illinois 27 electoral votes In his talk at Danville Nixon referred to the rocks thrown at Callanan goes to prison Everett Callanan 68 Clear Lake Friday began serving a penitentiary sentence for man slaughter Callanan Thursday afternoon pleaded guilty in District Court to a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death last Saturday of his wife Florence 63 JUDGE WILLIAM P Buffer heard Callanans guilty plea and sentenced Callanan to an in determinate sentence of not more than eight years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madi son Sheriffs escorted Callanan to Fort Madison Friday County Atty William Pappas filed charges against Callanan less than 12 hours after his ar rest and the sentence was pro nounced less than an hour later PAPPAS SAID the case was complicated and that a charge of murder was not filed against Callanan for several reasons He said facts of the case in dicated there was no premedi tation that the incident oc curred in a fit of anger that Callanans wife struck him first with a hammer and that there had been a violent argument be fore Callanan and his wife ex changed blows Callanan was arrested at his home at 3 am Thursday after voluntarily confessing to Sheriff Jerry Allen and Coroner J E Christopherson that he hit his wife four times on the him during his Venezuela tour j with a hammer and in 1958 and noted that some to matoes and eggs were tossed at him Thursday in Michigan Ive been through some real heckling and its not going to stop me he said If there is anyone here who doesnt believe it just try it and see When the heckling started Nixon said he appreciated the fact that some in the crowd sup ported Kennedy but he said hej wanted them to know that he expected them to give him the same attention his backers would give Senator Kennedy head then watched her plunge over the edge of the Callanans base ment stairs The death originally w a listed as accidental the result of the fall HEADED FOR manslaughter Sheriff Jerry Allen Everett Callanan leaves the left and Deputy Sheriff Lowell San Cerro Gordo County Courthouse follow quist accompany Callanan Callanan ing a session in District Court where was sentenced to not more than eight Callanan pleaded guilty to a charge of years in the state ;