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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowai Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Preu United Press International Full Wlrei MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 18 7c Copy Paper of Two SectlonnSccllon One NO m Worldwide census of arms proposed A WING AND TWO ENGINES FRAGMENTS OF A TRAGEDY AP Photofax Crash fatal to 63 probed Siegfried Line now alles kaput Lost stretch on Rhine being blown to bits North Iowa Variable cloudi ness with chance of occasional light snow Friday night warmer lows 1420 Partly By JOHN A CALLCOTT KARLSRUHE Germany work of demolishing Adolf Hitlers Siegfried Line is almost complete at years after its completion and 15 years after the war that ended its usefulness For 15 years demolition work ers have been blowing up the concreteandsteel pillboxes and the teeth Now the last remaining stretch between Karlsruhe anci the German side oJ the Rhine opposite Strasbourg being blown to pieces HITLER ORDERED work started on the Siegfried Line in 1936 as a bulwark against at tack from the west He named it after the legendary Germanic hero Work began just after Hitlers armies moved into the Rhine land which had been demilitar ized by the Treaty of Versailles By the time of its completion in 1939 the fortifications stretched along the German border from Holland to Switzerland To the Germans the Siegfried Line was known simply as the west wall The Siegfried Line because of Possibilty of sabotage studied cloudy a little warmer Satur day highs 3338 Iowa Variable cloudiness Fri day night with some scattered light snow central and east warmer lows 1420 east 2026 west Partly cloudy and warm er Saturday highs 3340 Further outlook Partly cloudy Sunday with above freezing temperatures likely FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will continue to average below normal Saturday through next Wednesday with only minor daily changes Afternoon highs will be from the mid 30s in the north to the upper 30s in the south Overnight lows will be mostly from the mid to the upper Pre cipitation will average 10 to 25 of an inch west to 25 to 50 of an inch east occurring as snow about the first of next week Minnesota Partly cloudy little warmer Highs Saturday 3035 TELL CITY Ind ffi A charred crater in a snowy field A blackened wing Torn bodies of 63 persons And an open prayer book Lord have mercy on us Christ have mercy on us These were the remains of a Northwest Airlines turboprop plane which exploded in the air rocketed to earth and nearly Reds sentence US bishop to 20year term TOKYO Radio Peiping said Friday that American Bishop James E Walsh has been given a 20year sentence and the Chinese Bishop of Shanghai a life term for their part in a spy ring they claim wasset up by Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York The broadcast said 13 other Roman Catholics were jailed for alleged crimes against com munism The charges include sheltering spies storing arms training agents or maintaining radio contact with Chinese Na tionalists on Formosa Bishop Walsh 68 of the Mary knoll order of New York and a native of Cumberland Md GlobeGazette weather up to 8 am Friday Maximum Minimum 5 Precipitation Trace under house arrest in Shangha data from 1951 when he refused to 29 Singer Dick Haymes files bankruptcy its late start never became as TT complex as Frances MaginotiDlckf Haymes has reached Line which was begun shortly J hfi cmfc a tnh Viic after World War I accept an exit permit until Oc tober 1958 when he was ac cused of espionage The Bishop of Shanghai wa the Rt Rev Kung PingMei whi had headed the Shanghai dio cese since August 1950 The moves appeared to be an NEW YORK UPI Singer othcr determined effort by the Peiping regime to deal a death blow to the Roman Catholic Church in Red China anished in a second blast hursday The FBI dispatched its disas er investigating team from Vashinglon to see whether any ederal law violation was in olved in the crash through abotage or otherwise Its obvious the plane came part in the air said Ed Slat ery Civil Aeronautics Board in ormation officer We will go hrough all the possibilities in cluding a bomb The fourengine Lockheed Electra Northwests flight 710 eft Minneapolis Thursday for Miami A crew of six and 18 assengers boarded at Minne apolis Thirtynine more pas engers got aboard at Chicagos Midway Airport THE PLANE WENT down in a halfacre farmfc ol he few I he gets a job his creditors de scend on him and gobble up his DURING THE NAZI blitikrieg pay check Haymes 41 filed a attack on Poland in 1939 French voluntary bankruptcy petition in soldiers in Maginot defenses and German soldiers in the Siegfried Line sat and watched each other in what was then dubbed the sitzkrieg While England was singing Well hang our washing on the Siegfried Line Hitler turned federal court Thursday He said he had in the bank and owed 5522242 He said he had 200 creditors including two ex wives and only in assets CHIT The Line roared W foothold on the continent and began pushing the Germans back Hitlers armies pulled back behind the Siegfried but to no avail Early in 1945 the Allies smashed through the fixed Ger man fortifications THE TREMENDOUS task of blowing the west wall to pieces began between the Rhine and Saar Rivers soon after the war A few underground bunkers were left intact for use as Al lied ammunition dumps or com mand posts The demolition is proving dif ficult Usually 50 or holes must be bored for explosives before the armored roofing can be blasted Then the steel joists are pried out of the earth and the steel base broken up The rubble is given to nearby villagers who use it to fill holes in their dirt roads on the Iowa City campus SAME 121 IOWA SAFETX DEPARTMENT FIGURES Black means traffic death IB past 14 honri el places in rugged lills along the Ohio River which 3 lowans on list of dead DES MOINES Des Moines man who won a five day trip to Miami Fla in a sales contest staged by his company was one of three lowans killed in the North west Airlines plane crash in Indiana that took 63 lives He was Jerry 28 salesman for Dave Ostrem Imports of Des Moines which deals in foreignmade autos The other Iowa victims were Mildred Williams 59 Cedar Rapids and Ethel Gund Mar cus a widow Two former lowans killed were William Eller Jr 17 once of Waterloo who had been attending Shattuck Mili tary Academy at Faribault Minn and Joseph R Glen non Evanston III a native of Dubuque and formerly the chief examiner of the Iowa State Insurance Department HUSSEY DIES SAN ANTONIO Tex B Hussey 52 a member of th Federal Power Commissio since 1958 collapsed and die Thursday as he was introduce to make a speech at a distric meeting of the American Petro leum Institute separates Indiana and Ken tucky I heard the explosion after it hit the ground said a farmer Cyril Powers The concussion nearly knocked me down Said another farmer Theo ore Wilson The explosion on ie ground shook my house arts of the fuselage mail bo ies and debris of all kinds were cattered over the area Little was left of the Electra s passengers and crew There was a smoking eet deep and 40 feet across in ie snowcovered field FIVE MILES away lay a urned wing and two engines Shreds of clothing and bag age clung to bare tree limbs We havent really found any hing that you could count a ody said State Trooper Louis Gayer The dead included The wife and three children if Morris Chalfen of Minneapo is promoter of the Holiday on ce show now playing in Paris Judge John A Sharbaro 70 f the Cook County Chicago luperior Court R L Care 47 South Bend trievt oard chairman of Associates cave nvestment Co the parent firm of Associates Loan Co with small loan offices all over the United States and Canada 3 clues in slaying of 3 women But nothing definite OTTAWA III sifted through three possible clues Fri day in the search for leads to the brutal slaying of three so cially prominent women But Supt William Morris of the Illinois slate police said we havent got defi nite MORRIS SAID that several tufts of hair found in the hanc of one of the victims Lillian Getting 50 were sent to the state police laboratory in Springfield for microscopic ex amination Morris declined to say whether the hair might have been torn from the slay ers head in a death struggle Also sent to the police lab were slivers of bark removed from Mrs Oettings skull Tech nicians were to compare the bits of bark with a gnarled three foot long treelimb found along side the womens bodies at the Al Photofax KING OF BOGUS Dapper Charles Gregory Cannon shown with his duplicating equipment after his arrest by New York police claims nice clothes and a credit card can get you anyplace He special ised in phony credit cards which he used to buy fancy clothes He charged away at a clip be fore being nabbed closed end of picturesque St Louis Canyon The tree limb was bloodsmeared and author ities said it could have been used in the bludgeonslaying of the women A SEARCH GROUP found the bodies of Mrs Getting whose husband George is an Illinois Bell Telephone Co executive Mrs Frances Murphy 47 wife of Robert Murphy a vice presi dent of BorgWarner Corp and Mrs Mildred Lindquist 50 wife of Robert Lindquist a Harris Trust Savings Bank execu tive Wednesday Police estab lished the women were slain early Monday afternoon A Toll of 35 mmcamera film yielded three color transparen cies States Ally Harland War ren said the photos produced new leads in the case but he did not allow newsmen to inspect the photos The camera owned by one of the victims was re trieved near the entrance to the Late news Highlights NEW YORK UPI Gen Douglas MacArthurs phy sician announced Friday that surgery will be performed in the near future on the 80 yearold general who has been hospitalized for seven weeks with a urological ail ment MOSCOW Rus sians Friday named craters on the far side of the moon for Thomas A Edison and a galaxy of other geniuses in cluding science fiction writer Jules Verne ARNESSES FEUDING HOLLYWOOD Ar First step toward a new treaty PJanoff ered by French GENEVA ii The Western powers Friday proposed a world wide census of existing armed forces and weapons as a first slop toward a disarmament treaty French disarmament expert Jules Moch made the sugges tion on behalf of the five West ern delegations at another closed session of Hie 10nation disarma ment conference He said he control of any agreed disarament measures would he an illusion without full information on the size and strength of existing armed forces ECHOING THE Wests most insistent demand Moch said adequate control and inspection to insure compliance must be an integral part of any disarma ment agreement He declared that one of lha first and most urgent tasks be fore the conference is to agree that an inspection system would not be regarded as an espionage operation a charge repeatedly made by the Soviet Union Moch said that if control pro visions in Soviet Premier Niki ta Khrushchevs plan for dis armament over a fouryear peri od were really sincere they may indicate a first step to ward EastWest understanding on this subject From Moscow however Pravda the Communist party newspaper made clear that the Soviet government has not abandoned its basic opposition to the Western demand that a control system be worked out before the major powers agree ness who portrays Matt Dillon in the TV series Gunsmoke is pictured by his wife as a man who has no interest in his marriage Virginia Arness told newsmen Thursday she plans to divorce him A million miles out Pioneer gives its report SGT JOE OBRIEN of the In diana State Police said the lane was heard from over Scot and Ind about 60 air miles rom the crash scene He said he pilot reported no trouble The plane went down at approxi mately pm The Federal Aviation Agency refused to disclose anything about the last radio contacts with the plane Witnesses first heard aerial one the sound was like 16inch artillery shells to another like the noise of a shot gun and then saw a wing break through the clouds fol lowed by the main body of the plane In the early excitement and horror observers thought the wing was the body of a jet plane and that there had been an aerial collision t On the Inside Editorials Page 4 Mason City Newt 67 Latest Markets 7 Society News 8 Clear Lake News 9 North Iowa Features 10 Sports 1112 CubGazette 15 Comics 17 North Iowa News 20 TV Guide Pullout Section Alaskans have a heart Goal Model prisoners JUNEAU Alaska The Alaska Senate Thursday passed 127 a House bill to permit honor prisoners to have periodic overnight visits from their spouses An opponent Sen B J Logan claimed the visitation sys tem would make Alaska the laughing stock of every twobit master of ceremonies with nothing else to joke about But Sen George B McNabb said it would help hold fami lies together and be an incentive to good behavior Spouses of prisoners with good behavior records would be permitted to make 24hour visits every six weeks Visits would be at the place of confinement if facilities exist The privilege would be limited to prisoners married longer than six months and serving sentences of more than six weeks to disarm IN A LEADING editorial and a dispatch from its correspond ent at the Geneva conference the paper insisted on approval of Khrushchevs plan for total and general disarmament Moch told the conference con trols are necessary because no disarmament agreement could rule out the possibility of secret violations He listed three essentials for the starting point of any con trol system 1 The system must have means to verify the size and striking power of the armed forces before beginning on any agreed reductions 2 The system must be ready to operate simultaneously with any agreed disarmament meas ure 3 An international force of inspectors must be in place in all countries from the start WASHINGTON WVPioneer V passed the millionmile mark early Friday in its race toward an orbit around the sun Its high steady tone like a radio time signal back loud and clear over that vast distance It was the farthest by far that mankind has sent an in telligible signal and Pio neer is expected to keep up its flow of space data back to earth for many more mil lions of miles The passing of the million mile mark was celebrated with appropriate ceremony at the Washington headquar ters of the National Aeronau tics and Space Administra tion The lime was 2 am the scene a small auditorium a block from the White House cluttered with Klieg lights and movie cameras Just before thecontact was established with Pioneer a rushing a great waterfall came over the loudspeakers in the room This was the sound of space the radio signals of the stars Scientists call it cosmic noise Then the clear electronic tone of the satellite took over To human ears it sounded continuous with only a slight interruptive blip now and then Actually the radioa million miles away was send ing back seven different kinds of information With a Los Angeles NASA station giving the orders Ha waii sent the signal to turn on the satellites radio Pioneer did its part At the moment it was 1002700 miles away Cubas top military representative quits WASHINGTON top military representative here has resigned branding Fidel Castro a betrayer of the Cuban revolu tion and saying he is ruling under a Communiststyle dicta torship Lt Cmdr Miguel Pons fired charge after charge against the Cuban leader Thurs day in an emotional speech dur ing a closeddoor InterAmeri can Defense Board meeting of 21 republics GADGET TO END ALL A strange assortment of wheels and other objects including a piano and a bathtub destroys itself as it paints AP PhotoOfc tling and fire at the New York Museum of Modern Arts lunatic show Titled Homage to New York the device built by a Swiss sculptor finally pictures in a frenzy of flapping rat blew up and firemen had to be called in   

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