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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1962, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspapei IdlHd for ttw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 102 The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors AMOCUM Prew wxl United infcrMtiotu VvU wirw MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 7 1962 lOc a Paper of Two 1S1 US more involved in Viet Nam Men machines aid increase By TOM LAMBERT Herald Tribune News Service PLEIKU Sputh Viet Nam American involvement in South Viet Nams bitterly brutal war with the Communists is mush rooming The volume of men machines money and effort being directed by Washington to this country to help scour the Communists out of its jungles mountains canals and rice fields seems to be ex panding almost visibly American military spokesmen in Saigon adamantly refuse to disclose the number of United States servicemen now in South Viet Nam But it probably is at least 9000 As their numbers increase and as more of them go into the field with South Viet Namese combat forces it seems certain some of them will join the estimated 12 Americans already killed in clashes with Commu nists or in accidents in this coun try The increased American ef fort is evident in many ways and many places In whopping additions in the numbers of Americans on head quarters or field advisory duty with South Vietnamese forces One year ago for example there were 14 Americans as signed to the South Vietnamese Armys Second Corps Head quarters in this mountain plateau town There are at least four or five times that many today In scope and variety the jobs American are doing in jSflutli VietiNipim ratige Irofti hushhush r a d i research work by based here to classeV in guer rilla warfare being given by the US Armys g r e e nbereted special forces teams they are called Sneaky Petes by some of their servicemen to loinclothed South Vietnamese mountain tribesmen In swelling volume American arms and equipment are being and given to the South Vietnamese star New American Armalite rifles and M79 grenade launchers probably scarce in most US combat units are being handed over to some South Vietnamese Rangers New Americanpurchased Schmeisser machine pistols are being given to some mountain tribesmen American Marine engines are being installed in South Viet Nams first fleet of seagoing com bat junks designed for patrols and corsair attacks against Com munist coastal and river boats Construction of i n s t a 1 lations quarters and offices for Amer icans assigned to South Viet Nam continues to mount The U S Air Force for example is building a tremendous communications station on a bare hilltop here South Vietnamese contractors are expanding facilities for American advisers quartered in former Emperor Bao Dais huge old hunt ing lodge at Banmethou Ban methou As the numbers of Americans have increased they have brought more equipment trappings bu reaucracy and red tape with them Thus the number of US Air Force transports Army liaison planes and even occasional US Navy cargo aircraft landing at South Vietnamese command posts and airfields is increasing daily disgorging everything from rations to tape recorders to propellers to generals colonels and visitors As American headquarters staffs have increased we do not outnumber the man in the field headquarters spokesmen in sist so have the bureaucracy and red tape so traditional with the US Army An American major on field duty with a South Vietnamese unit in the Mekong Delta complained bitterly recently he had to furnish so many reports to his head quarters superiors he hardly had time to sleep at night Some observers wonder uneasily if the American advisers sugges tions to and influence withthe South Vietnamese Army may not convert it gradually into a kind of pale carbon copy of a largely conventional US Army cer tainly not the type of military or ganization best suited and adapted to guerrilla war being fought here Danger drug to 15000 in BIG GLASSES FOR Jean Buice 9monthold daughter of Mr and Mrs Ernest Buice of Gadsen Ala wears glasses as a corrective measure Photofax for a cataract condition The glasses dont seem to interfere a bit how ever with her drinking habits Hear of mysterious call before Marilyns death PARTLY CLOUDY HOLLYWOOD A mysteri ous phone call in the night shortly before Marilyn Monroe was found dead added still further conjec ture Tuesday to the tragedy that befell the blonde movie queen There already remained the question of whether she died in tentionally or accidentally I dont remember what time the call came in said the ac tress housekeeper Mrs Eunice Murray Monday And 1 dont knowwho it was from Marilyn as I do I think that if this call waked her up she might have taken some more sleeping pills Coroner Theodore J Curphey said the death Saturday of the actress was caused by a massive overdose of barbiturates Mrs Murray added that the un identified call might account for the phone being found clutched in the hand of the sometimes bright and gay sometimes depressed In New York City Miss Mon roes Manhattan apartment at 444 E 57th St was sealed by police and property in it was taken to the police department property clerks office The normal dure in outoftown Froschs secretary took an in ventory of the contents of the apartment Among 40 items listed tvere four fur coats seven stoles everal fur hats and articles of ewelry The property will be held by police pending court action on the will Contents of the will have not been made public Meanwhile arrangements were jeing completed for quiet funeral services and entombment Wednes day Friends were hoping the sim pie rites would not attract throng of the curious Dr Curphey said a toxicologis found in Miss Monroes blood twice the amount of barbiturates considered a lethal dose No alcohol was found in the blood Say Marilyn tried to kill self before NEW YORK Monroe attempted suicide sev at the request of Aaron Frosch the attorney who drew up her will The police accompanied by owa Fair to partly cloudy Tuesday afternoon night and Wednesday with a few thun dershowers extreme east Tuesday afternoon Cooler Tuesday night low 60 to 65 High Wednesday 85 to 90 Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday afternoon night and Wednes day with widely scattered showers or thunderstormsex treme north Tuesday noon and evening Cooler southeast Tuesday night Low Crash near Riceville kills boy RICEVILLE Terry Lar son 17 Rochester Minn was killed instantly Monday at 11 pm in a onecar accident on Highway 9 three miles east of Riceville According to Howard County Sheriff Percy Haven Larson was a passenger in a car driven by Robert St George 18 Rochester The car ap proached the highway at a T intersection and St George was unable to stop The car skidded across the highway into a ditch and struck a tree St George was treated at the Cresco hospital and then taken to a Rochester hospital Dr W C Dankle medical examiner said St George was in critical condition Howard County Sheriff Percy Haven said the crash look place in heavy fog and the youths ap parently were not familiar with the road The car missed a T intersection rolled into a ditch and struck a tree The Associated Press report Chuckles in news Two robbers foiled Chuckles and oddities in the news from United Press International A dapper bank robber who took 27hundred dollars from a New York City bank Monday was dressed well enough to have his picture taken and it was An automatic camera snapped a photo of him just before he made off with the loot a picture bank officials called very good Police are checking it against file pictures of known criminals Last winter two Milwaukee boys looked to the future with mischievious gleams in their eyes But a police youth bureau didnt think much of their plans The bureau released the 14yearolds to their parents for discipline Monday for throwing snowballs at a school bus Snowballs in August The boys had kept them in a food freezer since last winter if f Vincent Cafferty tald police in New Bedford Mass that someone stole a set of teeth from his car but Cafferty is having no trouble eating The choppers belonged to a whale Injunction dismissed against railroad job plan CHICAGO AP A federallfiled an injunction suit against Senate hears FDA testimony 3200 expectant mothers get pills WASHINGTON Food and Drug Administr ation spokesman said Tuesday that surveys indicate more than 15 000 American patients received thalidomide pills from U S doc tors About 3200 of them were women of child bearing age We have no information as to how many of these women were pregnant said Wallaca Janssen FDA information di rector And we dont have any information at this point on the total quantity of pills given to doctors Senators were told in a closed session Monday that so far there have been no reports of mal formed babies attributable to in the 50s 80 to 88 high Wednesday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 84 Minimum 63 Al 8 am 74 Precipitation 45 Sunrise Sunset 728 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 53 Photofax DIMAGGIO ARRIVES Joe DiMaggio former baseball star and the second of Mari lyn Monroes three husbands arrives at Westwood Village Mortuary in West Los Angeies to help make arrangements for funeral services DiMag gio is one of 15 persons who will attend Miss Monroes fu neral Producer Ben Hecht sai Marilyn told him in Californi in 1954 that she tried to take he life twice before she was 19 Other friends here said she ha dangerous bouts with sleepin pills in more recent years She sought to end her life be cause of the general problem o living Hecht said She ha been a very very unhappy roubied desperate girl When she told me of the sui cide attempts in 1954 she was caving her unhappy early life jehind She was launched on a successful career and was go ng to marry the man she loved Joe DiMaggio Bus runs in city continue Mason City buses were running Tuesday but the future of city jus service remained in doubt James B Davis president of City Transit Inc announced Monday that he was closing down the service at the end of the Mon day runs He later said he would ry to keep the buses in operation for a few days while he tried to sell the company An attorney for the company said Tuesday the firm is presently dealing with a prospective buyer He said the company has not se a definite date for ending the bus transportation service if a sale is not completed IOWA JUDICIAL AWARD SAN FRANCISCO NRThe Iowa Bar Association has won firs place in the American Bar Asso ciations award of merit compe tition for its program in judicia reform The Iowa association car ried out an educational campaign to win approval by the voters las June of a constitutional amend ment changing the method of se lection and tenure of Iowa jullges ed that traffic accidents have taken the lives of three other persons in Iowa The victims Daniel J LaFollette tt of near Leon killed Tuesday just north of Leon his car overturned on Highway 69 Joan Wernimont 13 of Ayr shire died Monday night of in juries suffered in a twocar col lision at a county road intersec tion near Ruthven Sunday night Mrs Edna Frazier 45 of Des Moiries fatally injured Monday in a twocar crash at a south Des Moines intersection The death of Joan Wernimont was thesecond for the William Wernimont family in the acci dent A son Daniel 8 died earlier Monday at the same Emmetsburg hospital Mrs Wernimont was in seri ous condition at the hospital The father and another daugh ter Carol 2 were less serious ly injured judge declined Tuesday to inter vene in plans of the nations rail roads to put a jobslashing sched ule into effect next week US Dist Judge Joseph Sam Perry dismissed an injunction suit filed by five unions repre senting 200000 operating employ es He also turned down union pleas that the injunction suit be SAME the notice from the carriers that followed the recommendations of a presidential commission The railroads are in effect Danking on support from the Kennedy administration in their long battle to change tradition hardened union working rules In a surprise move Monday the railroads announced thai thalidomide pills dispensed in this country from supplies which the American maker provided to doctors for experimental me raiiroaas announced uiai amended to conform with the drastic new work rules vdll go effect Axig 16 for 20000 op I crating employes HOPE DIES BOSTON Jack Hope 62 brother of comedian Bob Hope died Monday He was producer of Bob Hopes television shows and assistant treasurer of Hope Enterprises Inc The which will be fi nalized by a written order to be signed Wednesday leaves in ef fect an order from the railroads for the immediate dismissal of 40000 diesel firemen when it be comes effective Aug 16 It opens the way for referral of the dispute to the White House which could appoint an emergen cy board to prevent any strike for at least 60 days The railroads have issued two notices to their 200000 operat ing employes One notice would wipe outim mediately the jobs of about 13 000 diesel firemen and later gradually eliminate 27000 other such jobs by not replacing work ers when vacancies occur The other notice would among other things wipe out the 40 000 jobs at once and eliminate other instances of what the car riers call featherbedding or unnecessary jobs The five operating rail unions The proposals are another step the railroads say toward elimination of featherbedding jobs and too many union workers to do them use But Sen Estes Kefauver D Tenn told the Senate Monday no one can be certain until about Jan 1 that no deformi ies will develop Thalidomide a sedative has beeu blamed lor the maUorma onot thousands of infants in urope It was not sold in the nited States but was dis The proposed changes among other things would eliminate the jobs of 40000 diesei firemen The announcement came after union and railroad attorneys had just finished battling in U S District Court over whether much less stringent changes in the work rules would be per mitted Those proposed changes would cut out about 13000 diesel firemens jobs On the inside Editorials Page 4 North Iowa News Society 89 Sports 11 Markets 14 Mason City News 15 Comics Clear Lake News 20 BALLERINAS DANCE ON WHITE HOUSE LAWN of the National Music Camp Ballet Group trip Hie light fantastic on the south grounds of the White House Monday It was part of a music pro Photofax gram for youth by youth sponsored by the First Lady The National High School Symphony orches tra from Interlochen Mich joined in the entertain ment ributed to doctors for possible xperimental use before its ef ects in Europe were publicized There have been a few birth eformities in the United tates blamed on thalidomide ut the cases reported so far nvolved supplies of the drug ob ained abroad In one case however a New ork woman gave birth to a de ormed child after taking ttfali omide supplied by a Park Av nue psychiatrist who obtained it rom Germany The child lived nly 41 minutes Food and Drug Administrator jeorge P Larrick appeared Mon ay before the Senate Judiciary ommittee to report on results of n FDA survey of thalidomide in he United States Earlier the FDA had reported hat thalidomide was distributed o 1231 US physicians and said hat all but 158 doctors had been ontacted and had returned or de Lroyed the pills Democratic legislative leaders aid after their weekly breakfast onference with President Ken edy Tuesday that they will ake up drug legislation in both he Senate and the House as soon s possible Mansfield said the farm bill and ire drug bill will follow commu ications satellite legislation in he Senate The Senate is scheduled to re ume debate on the communica ions satellite bill Friday 207 normal children despite pills WASHINGTON The gov rnment reported Tuesday that 207 women who took the drug thalidomide when they were preg nant have given birth to normal babies Anthony J Celebreze secre ary of health education and wel fare said results of the food and drug administrations pillby ill survey were reassuring so iar But he said the FDA had no information on how many of the women took the tranquillzcr drug during the first three months of generally regarded ai the greatest period of danger Many of the women ho were given lhalidomlde in later stages of pregnancy
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