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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor BEUAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEW SPA PER T H AT M A K E S ALL N 0 R T M I O W A N S N E I G H I O S VOL H United Fun Wirei t Te Copy 1 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15 19ST Paper ot Two m Train unges Bridge 40 Kill USRed China Talks Under Way Quemoy m m m One Mans Opinion A Radio By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE pm KGLO U3W WOI Amei WTAD Quinoy VSUL City pm Thurtdly pm A Start Has to Be Made FOR SEVERAL WEEKS Ive been waiting for things to simmer down so I might do a commentary about school deseg regation The developments have been coming with such rapidity however that Ive about aban doned hope for any stabilized con dition in the foreseeable future It may not come within my lifetime as a matter of fact That theres a1 long rough road ahead was impressed on me re cently when I received from Montgomery Ala hes one of the Souths best known and most respected an editorial clipped from the Mont gomery Advertiser It had been written by another friend of mine my namesake in fact Grover Hall The concluding paragraph in that editorial was an unqualified prediction that it will take an other war to mix the races in the schools of Alabama Thats the considered judgment of the edi tor who wrote the piece and I can only infer that its the con sidered judgment of this eminent Alabama judgeV who has J been honored by being made president Of his State Bar Association Far East Crisis Top ict WANG PINGNAN IN NEITHER Grover Hall nor Judge Walter B Jones are we dealing with what could be called racists or firebrands Both are highly respected in their profes sions For a number of years Ive worked with Judge Jones in trying to draw the veil of secrecy The Weather Mason City Fair cooler Monday night low lower 40s Increasing cloudiness r a Mittle cooler Tues day high 6772 Iowa Mostly fair and cooler Mon day night and Tuesday Low Monday night upper 40s to mid 50s y Fiveday Temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees below normal Monday night through Saturday Normal higHfe 74 north to 78 south Normal lows 50 north to 55 south Cool early part of week Warmer by Thurs day Cooler again Friday or Sat urday Rainfall will be confined mainly to eastern Iowa averag ing half an inch or more oc curring mostly about Friday Warsaw Scene of Meeting WARSAW Poland and Chinese Communist representa tives sat down in a Polish palace Monday to begin talks on the Far Eastern crisis US Ambassador Jacob Beam and Red Chinese Ambassador Wang Pingnan braved a barrage of reporters and photographers as they arrived at Mysliwiecki Palace 18thcentury hunting lodge of the kings of Poland The negotiators said they would discuss the crisis in the Far East as the world had assumed they would but top sources were silent on details of any proposals to be put forward It is assumed in diplomatic circles here that if the talks show any sign of progress they will move to a higher level for the definitive stages Islands 2 Air Drops Successful TAIPEI Formosa UPI Na ionalist cargo planes flew the upply run to Little Quemoy again Monday The Defense Min stry said the airdrop was suc cessful The announcement gave ho other details Presumably the light like the successful one Sunday was escorted by US and Nationalist fighter squad rons Little Quemoy is two miles west of Quemoy Whether the US planes were flying in past the threemile sea limit was not disclosed US 7th Fleet ships guarding Nationalist sea convoys have remained cut side it AS THE NATIONALIST planes JACQUES SOUSTELLE flew the new run Nationalist vessels a convoy of was assem AP Photofax SCHOOL ROOM EMPTY Miss Frances Moore lan guage teacher sits alone in her classroom at Hall High School Little Rock Ark Hall anallwhite school is one of four schools closed by Gov Orval Faubus in Little Rocks latest integration crisis from court proceedings He has been a vigorous champion of the publics right to know These things I mention at the start of this commentary by way of making it clear that while tak ing a position almost 180 degrees different from theirs on the school integration issue I am not minimizing the honesty or the in telligence of Judge Walter Jones or Editor Grover Hall Itcould very well be as they would contend that if I lived in the Deep South I would be in their corner on this question as I often am on other issues That doesnt however strike me as being a very conclusive argument Quite likely if I had been brought up in the South Id have been for slavery a century ago That doesnt make slavery right The line of least resistance in Germany 20 years ago would have been to go along with Hitler as today in Russia only the strongwilled balk at Commu nism So much for that AFTER READING the Grover Hall editorial in the Montgomery Advertiser I addressed a little marginal note to its sender Judge Jones I asked him to tell me just exactly what was set tled by the Civil War if not 1 the prior authority of Federal Government over State Govern ment when they are in conflict and 2 the freedom and equal citizenship of our Negroes Thats a question Ive put to number of my friends in the South Ive never had anything that even approached being a sat isfactory answer While there are a great many side issues the refusal of the South to accept school integra tion stems from a refusal to ac cept the decisions of the United States Supreme Court as the law of the land This is particularly true when the decisions of that high tribunal dont coincide with the views held by the individual slates Curiously enough however segregationists have accepted for well over a half century since 1836 the principle of an opinion handed down by the Supreme Court calling for separate but school facilities for whites CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Minnesota Most fair cooler High Tuesday around 70 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday THE CONFERENCE here was announced as a resumption of JSRed China discussions held in Geneva for 21A years but broken off last Dec 12 The primary emphasis how ever was believed to lie on the Nationalistheld offshore islands in Formosa Strait and US de mands for a renunciation offorce by Red China Appeals for resuming the Ge neva talks were made by both the United States and the Peip inggovernment shortly after the Communists began bombarding Quemoy right off the mainland on Aug 23 US sources here maintain the parleys are only a resumption of the Geneva talks President Eisenhower has been pressing for negotiations aimed primarily at working out a ceasefire SCHOOLS CLOSED Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 67 53 59 53 61 49 GlobeGazette weather data up SECRETARY OF STATE Dulles said in Washington Sunday night that the Communists agreed to resume the talks in the interests of peace and I hope peace will come out of them But the talks could run into trouble if the Communists insist on broadening them to include possible US recognition of Red China and membership in the United Nations two sources of friction that may be behind the Formosa Strait crisis When Wang returned from Pei ping last Friday with instructions on the talks he repeated Chinese Communist chief Mao Tzetungs statement If both sides show good will the talks may achieve satisfactory results The Warsaw diplomatic corps saw the talks as the start of an effort to stabilize the Far Eastern situation by giving both sides chance to save face No Disturbances at Little Rock LITTLE ROCK Ark W A few spectators gathered near Cen tral High School in Little Rock Monday shortly before the hour when the school normally would have opened Police radio cars began circling the grounds Automobiles carrying both whites and Negroes cruised slowly in front of the school There were nO disturbances The school scene of rioting that brought paratroops to Little Rock last year remainedclosed on orders of Gov Orval E Faubus A group of white girls in gymnasium uniformswent into the school They told reporters they were not going to attend classes They are drum majorettes they said practicing for appearances at the football games Special armed guards employed by the school board were on duty at the school U S als also in cars appeared from time to time but stayed in cars State troopers also armed came on duty at Faubus official residence bling in the Pescadores for another trip into the Red artil lery curtain around the Nation alist offshore islands The Pes cadores are about midway be tween Formosa and Quemoy The supply problem for the outposts however was still ob viously a headache despite he sucesses of the past two days US Rear Adm Paul P Jlackburn Formosa Strait pa rol commander told newsmen he supply situation could be better a helluva a lot better1 Algerians in Attempt to Slay Soustelle PARIS rebels tried Monday toassassinate In formation Minister Jacques Sous telle with pistols and submachine guns in a daring Chicagostyle attack in the heart of Pans He was cut by flying glass when bul lets struck his limousine Five passersby were wounded in a five minutegun battle which developed between police and the terrorist attackers at one of Paris busiest traffic intersec tions One passerby died later in a hospital SOUSTELLES chauffeur was wounded by a bullet but none of the shots fired by three fanatic Moslem attackers hit Soustelle who is hated by Algerians because of his ruthless policy of oppres List of Injured Mounts Draw Bridge X Was Open ELIZABETH NJ Ufi A Jersey Central commuter train roared through an open draw bridge Monday and plunged 50 feet into Newark Bay Railroad officials estimated least 40 persons perished Twen tyone others were reported in jured The fivecar train had started from Bay Head a north New Jersey shore resort and headed for Jersey City where passengers board ferries for downtown New York ITS TWO DIESEL locomotives and first two passenger cars felt from the open span and were immediately submerged in more than 40 feet of oily water A third car was left hanging dizzily half in the water and half out But two and a half hourslater it too slipped com pletely beneath the surface Fears Impact of Iowas Point System Lessening FORT DODGE UP Iowa Safety Commissioner Russell Brown said Monday the im pact of the point system on the Iowa safety record is due to one thing only The point sys tem is a threat to the drivers license After citing statistics show ing big reductions in traffic deaths accidents and injuries since the point system went into effect last April 1 Brown added To be perfectly honest the impact of the point system has held on longer than I antici pated There will always con tinue to be an effect of course THE DRIVERS who accu mulate points will operate much more cautiously es pecially those with five points or moreT A driver who ac cumulates 10 points loses his license for 30 days But eventually the point system will find a level of ef fectiveness somewhat below the present level That means that we must be thinking right now in terms of additional ac tivity if we are to bold the progress we have been able to make A reporter who passed through the gate and approached the man sion was ordered to leave The areas around the citys other three senior high schools were quiet RAIN SPATTERED the streets at intervals Mrs L C Bates regional di rector of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had said previously she did not intend to bring seven Ne gro pupils to Central High in the formality of trying to enroll Reports persisted that the De partment of Justice is preparing some legal action against Fau bus But the agencys spokesman refused to reveal how the depart ment plans to employ the small army of 150 US marshals it has gathered here Nor would they disclose tactics of the beefedup federal attorney staff Last Friday the US Supreme Court ruled that Central High could not delay integration as re quested by the school board WITHIN HOURS Faubus or dered Central and three other city high schools closed even before they had opened for the fall term They include Horace Mann an allNegro institution He said he acted because Central faced for cible integration and he feared Iowa Covered by DayLong Rains Numerous Iowa areas reported fog Monday morning after con siderable rain at scattered cities The heaviest rainfall reported in the 24 hours ended at 7 am Monday was 180 inches at Council Bluffs Cresco had 143 Northwood 111 Des Moines 39 Algona 89 Waterloo 81 Lamoni 61 Davenport 58 Mason City Red shell fire in the past few days has dropped off After re maining quiet all night Commu nist shore batteries opened up this morning and in the next six hours dropped103 shells on the Quemoy complex v THE NEED FOR supplies on Little Quemoy isdesperate That square milefoutcropping is dependent upon small boats from Quemoy which in turn has a serious supply need Airdrops to the Quemoys ap parently are tricky The Reds re cently activated a MIG jet base on the mainland just 40 miles from Little Quemoy The ship landing at Quemoy seemed to have been carried out with speed and decision This was believed to be a big factor in the success of the operation IN THE SHORT time the ship was beached the Red lobbed in 1600 shells One Nationalist seryV iceman was missing and two were wounded Holes were blast ed in the side of the old ship and she was reported taking water sion against terrorists as gover nor general The attack appeared to presage a newallout effort by the Na t i o n a L Liberation Movement FLN to carry the Algerian war into Paris itself with a series of spectacular coups that would em phasize their demands for free dom The estimate of 40 dead came from W V Nickel assistant gen eral manager of the railroad By early afternoon 13 bodies were recovered mostly by skin divers Twin diesel locomotives and two of the five cars went through a raised drawbridge at 8 am CST and fell 50 feet into the oily bay waters The train was bound from Bay THREE ALGERIANS opened up with revolvers and subma chine guns at Soustelles car as it slowed for a red light on the treelined Avenue Friedland near the Arcde Triomphe One of the Algerians was shot dead by police Another was wounded and captured a short distance away from the assassi nation attempt in the heart of Paris The third ran into a sub way station where he was cap tured when tripped him an alert passenger ashe ran through 53 Cedar Rapids 32 Ottumwa 30 After unloading supplycarry ng amphibious vehicles the LST vas towed out to sea and back o her base presumably in the Pescadores 49 Dubuque and Spencer the crowds with gun in hand GIFT OF CORN ACCRA Ghana WV The United States is sending Ghana a gift of corn to relieve the food shortage in this west African country a US Embassy official said Monday The gov ernment has declared a state of emergency in the northern part of the country Head on the New Jersey shore to JerseyCity THE FIRST COACH ty a deadhead The 4econd disappeared below the baywith between 30 and 50 passengers aboard A third coach fell part way in the back end tilted against the bridge V Railroad emploVe George Barry 32 Plainfield N J wasSone of first survivors to I was in the third coach read ing my paper when suddenly there were people tumbling all over me and water pouring in The coach filled quickly with water to the halfway point People broke windows to escape and others rushed up into the dry part of the car Barry said passengers general ly did not panic The train had left Elizabethport NJ when it rolled through open drawbridge about halfway across one 1500fobt span to Bay onne THE THING we have to be careful of now is that we may put too much faith in the point system the commissioner warned It isnt going to keep our death toll down forever or perhaps not even for the rest of the year Drivers can get used to it who havent picked up any points probably will be come forgetful and relapse back into old driving habits There are signs already this is happening violence and disorder would fol low At Richmond Va the closed doors of Warren County High School symbolized the intensity of Virginias battle to prevent race mixing in the public schools Un der the stales antiintegration laws Gov J Lindsay Almond Jr took control of the countys only high school a white facility And 1045 students looked for The temperatures got down to a low of 46 at Spencer Monday morning Cooler weather was due to spread across the state Monday night and give readings in the upper 40s and lower 50s Tuesday morning James OKasick Takes Own Life ST CLOUD Minn UPI James OKasick the last of the infamous OKasick brothers who killed two persons during a reign of terror a year ago stabbed him self to death Monday in the St Cloud Reformatory where he svas serving two death came after his two brothers were felled by police bullets The 21yearold youlhdied at am of a wound in the stomach about 50 minutes after he was found in his cell with a table knife sticking into his ab life sentences a year and a His day jdomen Humeston Boy Dies Under His Tractor HUMESTON Lazear 12 of near Humeston was killed on a country road north of here Sunday when the tractor he was WE DONT KNOW yet how H happened said Nate James publicity director for the Jersey Central It was a routine bridge opening Normally the trains stop when they get the red signal But this fellow didnt stop When a train doesnt stop there are derails to throw the train off the track and keep it from going into the water Police and Coast Guard launches helicopters and skin divers were rushed to the area Small private boats clotted the scene hampering first rescue op erations The water at the accident scene normally is 35 feet deep at low tide Ford Anticipates Signing of Contract DETROIT Ford n president of the Ford Motor Co said Monday events of the past few days encourage us to believe we can reach an agreement that will be economically sound and fair with the walkoutthreaten ing United Auto Workers Union Ford did not speculate whether settlement would come before Wednesdays 10 a m strike dead line He expressed himself as his company prepared to present a new contract offer it hoped would avert a UAW walkout that could idle an estimated 140000 Ford employes AP Phototax END OP THE LINE The third coach of a fivecar Jersey Central commuter train lies partly submerged and tilted against a pier of a raised drawbridge from TRAIN ACCIDENT BONN Germany A cog train carrying sightseers to the picturesque Drachcnfels Drag ons Rock above the Rhine sud denly slipped from its cog Sunday night and plunged off the bracks that iways to keep occupied until theldriving overturned and pinned which it plunged Two locomotives and two other llcjlling iSjpersons and injuring fio crisis is resolved underneath coaches dropped into 35 feet water lolhers ;