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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 5, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht v MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE i The newspaper thtft makes all North I o wans neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press International Full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5 1960 t Ts Copy Paper ol Two SccHonsSecUon Ont No Mad cap politician Earl K Long dies One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 13001 pm Sunday WOI AMES 640 pm Tuesday WTAD Qiiincy S30 pm Thurs WSU1 low Ciiy 910 One crack in American education IN SPITE of anything you may hear to the contrary Ameri cas system of education from kindergarten to the postgradu ate level is the worlds finest and by a wide margin Thai isnt however to say it is per fect If it were I wouldnt have anything to talk about in this particular commentary The burden of my story is that I want to see a good thing made better as I believe it can be And the start of a new school to me to be an appropriate time to deal with this matter The one most distinguishing feature of American the thing that sets it apart from the system of learning to be found anywhere else in the world is its diffusion It is based on the foundational as sumption that every personin our democracy has a right to ali the education ihe or she can as similate In short education is for everybody In only three other places in my travels have I found an ap proach to education that even approximated ours One of these places is our neighbor to the north Canada Another is New Zealand The third is Australia Its more than coincidence that all three are Englishspeaking lands In each case there is think an ideal of universality of education but the ideal has not been undergirded by a suffici ently prosperous economy AGAINST THIS mass concept of education is what is referred to as the elite approach While it may have been cradled else where it has reached its fullest flower in Communist Russia The masters of the Kremlin are coldblooded in their insistence that education beyond simple literacy is only for thosewith a demonstrated capacity for bene fiting from it This idea was borrowed lock stock and barrel from Germany It originated under the kaisers even before the kaisers was practiced in a pro nounced way by Hitler There may have been a little prefer ence for those who knew the right people in Germany as is undoubtedly the case in Russia today But by and large its cold turkey The youngster who falters in the educational proc ess gets consigned to a life of drudgery OUR MASS APPROACH is part and parcel of the democrat ic concept It is fundamental logic that if the power of govern ment is to reside in the people of a country they must be equipped with education Where illiteracy prevails or even where education is at a rudi mentary level dictatorship is in evitable The only question is whether it will be a benevolent or a malevolent despotism Its being said and with too much substance to support the claim that in our preoccupation with raising the masses to the highest educational plateau pos sible we havent been making full use of the intellectual poten tial of our socalled gifted stu dents what our kids themselves would refer to as the brains MUCH OF THI CRITICISM along this line has been pure poppycock For example our school system was blamed for a for the fact that the Rus Continual MI Ptft 2 North Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday some chance of scat tered thunderstorms north Turning a little cooler north Tuesday High Tuesday low er 90s Iowa Fair south partly cloudy north Tuesday Chance of scattered thunderstorms and turning cooler extreme north Tuesday High in upper 90s Minnesota Clear skies contin ued hot Highs Tuesday in 90s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 8 to 10 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Temperatures well above normal at the beginning of the period turning cooler extreme north Wednesday and over the state by the end of the period Afternoon highs will average 85 to 90 degrees and overnight lows 63 to 68 de grees Rainfall will average 25 to 50 of an inch in scat tered afternoon and evening thundershowers extreme north Wednesday and about Friday over state GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Monday Maximum Minimum YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 94 66 85 65 3 bandits caught in Iowa bank DBS MOINES men were arrested early Monday in the act of burglarizing the North walkCumming State Bank at Nonvalk the FBI said Norwalk is about nine miles south of Des Moines The FBI identified those ar rested as James Harold Suther lin 44 Martensdale John Mon roe Kime 20 and Danny May nard Dooley 17 both of Des Moines THEY WERE held in the Polk County jail pending an appear ance before the US Commis sioner on charges of violating federal bank burglary laws Special agents of the FBI agents of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation and War ren County sheriffs officers ar rested the trio about am ENTRY WAS gained to the bank by forcing open a rear basement window The FBI said Sutherlin was picked up in a car a short dis tance from the bank after drop ping Kime and Dooley off near the bank Kime and Dooley were arrested at the rear of the bank Murder suicide at Bellevue BELLEVUE UP Authorities have ruled the deaths of two elderly sisters as murder and suicide Jackson County Coroner Dr John Broman said Emma Clarke 77 fatally shot Louise Mclnerny 86 with a 22 caliber pistol and then turned the gun on herself Sunday Mrs Mclner ny had been an invalid for a number of years The shooting occurred at the home of another sister here Mrs Rose Rickert On the inside Editorials 4 Sttitty Ntwt t7t Ntwt Quit f North Iowa Nvwt 10 Sports 1M2 Comict 13 City News 1415 Cltar Lakt NtwtIf Had just won seat in US Congress FROM ODE WIRE SERVICES ALEXANDRIA Gov Earl K Long the selfstyled madcap last of the redhot poppas died Monday before he could realize the fruits of his greatest political victory Long died of a heart attack at am Only nine days ago Long 65 made one of the most fantastic comebacks in the history of politics and won a congressional seal from his home district He fell ill the night before the election but his doctors said it was only exhaustion and a Political overtones on holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The political overtones of a presidential campaign year were added Monday to the nations traditional celebration of Labor Day In speeches and statements political and union leaders cited the accomplishments and living standards of the American work ing man amid disputes over whether the government should do more to improve his lot President Eisenhower empha sized the Americans freedom contrasting it with that of the worker under Communism a system he said lacks the spark of freedom without which no sustained or satisfying achievement is possible Vice President Richard M Nixon the Republican presiden tial nominee said the nations strength lies not only in its pro duction and living standards but also in the vigor and integrity and independence of American unions and the free collective bargaining system in which workers and management estab lish the pace of economic ad vance Sen John F Kennedy of Massachusetts the Democratic presidential nominee called for a clean sweep with a new broom to make America worthy of its great ideals and tradi tions touch of ptomaine He had been an oxygen tent since then and only Saturday announced hat he would be leaving the tiospital soon His first heart attack came in 1950 while chasing a hog on his pea patch farm near Winn field He had been reported as a heart patient for several years LONG BROTHER of the late US senator and Louisiana Kingfish Huey P Long and uncle of US Sen Russell Long bounced back into the political picture in the August congres sional election after he failed in an attempt for another term as governor State law prohibits a gover nor from succeeding himself but Long once indicated he would resign shortly before his term ended last spring and then run for reelection He didnt but tried for the lieutenant gov ernors office and lost Long amazed the nation and most of the world last summer when he was sent to two mental hospitals and then wenl on a tour that included most of the western United States and parts of M e xi c o He went to a Gal veston Tex mental hospital in a scene that description His wife and Sen Long issued the orders for him to be flown to Galveston THE MOVE came after Long erupted during a session of the State Legislature when he called one of his cohorts a dago and used profane lan guage with Roman Catholic nuns and school children in the audience A court LONG almost defied order released him from the Galveston clinic and ic went to a New Orleans hos pital he flew the coop quickly and left for the state capital at Baton Rouge On his wifes orders he was arrested and confined to a men tal unit at Mandeville La An other him court hearing released YIPPEE ITS LABOR DAY Many a stenographer has dreamed of throwing her work to the winds after a tough day but heres one who really did it Veasha Borger 905 Van Buren NW flipped over the calendar on the GlobeGazette photo by Jo Moore wall heside her desk and found that Monday was Labor Day A just cause to celebrate she shouted as she cov ered her typewriter and headed for the lake on summers last big outing Fast time to end in Minnesota ST PAUL Minn UPI Jentral Standard Time goes back into effect across Minne sota Tuesday The official change will be made at 2 am but most resi dents will set their clocks back an hour before retiring Thejf will regain the hour of sleep lost ast May 22 when Daylight Time was adopted For plane and bus travelers t means double checks will be needed to prevent missed con nections as some schedules will be changed to meet neighboring states remaining on DST weeks ater MEMORIAL RITES FOR YANKS West German Foreign Minister Franz West German Brig Gen Arthur Weber back to camera salutes at memorial service for 16 US soldiers at Grafen woehr Germany Two West German sol diers stand at attention beside wreath they placed at the service on behalf of Joseph Strauss On table behind them are helmets of the soldiers who died Friday when an overcharged howitzer shell overshot an artillery range and landed in a tent camp N ews in a utshell FBOM OUE WTEE SEEVICES The nations traffic death toll appeared to be running close to the grim estimate of 460 for the Labor Day holiday weekend Head ing into the final hours of the threeday holiday period there were 315 traffic deaths 19 fatal boating accidents 49 drownings and 52 from miscellaneous causes for a total of 435 SAN JUAN Puerto Ri co Mighty Hurricane Donna curved slightly northward to a course that bypassed San Juan and could lessen the dan ger to the US mainland The storm has winds of 140 miles an hour BOGOTA Colombia Western Hemisphere na tions opened an economic conference with differ ences evident between the United States and Brazil over the typeof program of cooperation to be adopted DUNN of seven Indian children seeking admission to all white Dunn High School calmly entered the school Monday in defiance of a court order directing them to stay off the school property Lodge in call for Palestine settlement NEW YORK UPI Henry Cabot Lodge said Monday the time has come to try for a high level overall settlement of the Palestine question The Repub lican candidate for vice presi dent told a Republican break fast that Richard GOP presidential holds the same view Nixon the candidate Hot spell to remain all week lowans had more hot weather Monday for their enjoyment of the last threeday holiday period of the year And for those who wanted to get ttp early on this Labor Day there was a total eclipse of the moon The eclipse began at am and continued until the moon set in the west at a m Temperatures Monday should match Sundays top readings of 91 at Dubuque Lamoni and Wa terloo to 97 at Washington Ma son City had 94 Lows Monday night will be in the lower 70s Temperatures varied from 65 at Burlington to 72 at Ottumwa early Monday The Weather Bureau said un seasonably warm weather should week continue through the 9 traffic deaths in Iowa Toll likely to mount BULLETIN FENTON Daniel Carl Bleckwenn of near Cylinder was killed Monday in a two car collision at a county el road intersection The dent occurred about four miles southwest of here near the KosiuthPalo Alto County border SY THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Iowa neared the end of hreeday Labor Day weekend Monday with nine traffic deaths marring its driving record Safety officials across the state were continuing an allout drive to keep the toll from ris ing to the record of 21 traffic deaths recorded on the same holiday in 1959 The Iowa Highway Patrol had is full force out anticipating heavy traffic late Monday as motorists began returning from weekend outings An Avoca couple and a Minne apolis man were Sunday traffic victims on Iowa roads MR AND MRS Herman hris Vierck both 86 were killed Sunday afternoon when heir car collided with another at a county road intersection hree miles north of Avoca The driver of the other car Everette H Carroll 19 of near Avoca escaped injury Charles Blake 67 Mankato Minn was fatally injured Sun day night in a twocar crash at the junction of Highways 9 and 75 at the city limits of Rock Rapids Blake was riding in a car driven by Donald Quinn 62 of Longview Wash Quinn and his wife and Mrs Blake were hos pitalized at Sioux Falls SD and reported in good condition OTHER WEEKEND traffic victims included Hector Pom mier 70 Currie Minn who died in a twocar crash on High way 33 south of Sibley Saturday night Jimmy Lucey 6 iaw 111 who was killed Satur day night when his fathers car overturned near Keokuk Pat rick Francis Ryan 24 William Ryan 20 and James E Kane 22 all of Emmetsburg who died when their car went out of con rol on Highway 3 two miles west of Hampton Saturday anfl Vernon Fleener 12 of Water oo who died Friday night when lis bicycle was struck by a car at the north edge of Waterloo James W Seeley 42 of Lan sing was the states fourth drowning victim He died Sun day while swimming in the Mis sissippi River about three miles above Lansing Saturday Robert Butterfield 18 the son of Mr and Mrs Les ter Butterfield Victor dived in to a farm pond near Victor and drowned Robert McLaughlin 8 son of Mr and Mrs William Me uaughlin Davenport fell from i drainage pipe and drowned in he Mississippi River at Daven port and Joe Vaughn 54 Red ak drowned when his fishing joat capsized in the Mississippi River near Keokuk US writer slain in Congo rebellion LEOPOLDVILLE Congo Iff Noble Taylor 32 correspondent for ScrippsHow ard newspapers was shot and killed Sunday while reporting the fighting between Congolese army troops and armed civili ans supporting Albert Kalonji in Kasai province Reports reaching Leopoldville were fragmentary but the American Embassy said Taylor apparently had been hit by ma chinegun fire The correspondent was the son of Henry J Taylor former ra dio commentator and now US ambassador to Switzerland The correspondent arrived in the Congo only five days ago He left Saturday morning for Luluabourg and Bakwanga to report the fighting there be tween the government and se cessionists which has caused hundreds of deaths Premier Patrice Lumumbas forces meanwhile appeared to be strengthen ing their posi tion in ing the revolt But Gen Vic tor Lundula commander of the Congolese army and a group of ners flew to Lulua burg capital of Ka TAYLOR sai province aSoviet plant to meet challenge of another rebel in Kasai Diplomatic observers said So viet military support of ba forces outside the United Nations peace effort appeared certain to bring strong Western objections in ;