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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 27, 1963, Mason City, Iowa p wo its neighbors VJLO VOL HI Home Edition MASON CITY IOWA MUDAY SIPTfMSf R JT 1HJ Me a eopyTfcU Paper of Two 400 man crime army aw aT Thompson man is victi m fense Robert S Viet Cong guerf from leftf listen fo Srt or haJe deserted to the off cer alef iTrt com mese officer at left during isit Open Arms resettlement camp to in mander of U S forces in Viet Nam is at extreme right Fhsf reports from Viet seem SAIGON Viet Nam retary of Defense Robert S Me Namara toured Viet Nams een tral highlands Friday after receiv ing reassuring reports that the Buddhist campaign fgaiost dent Ngo Dinh Diem hadnbt hin kjred the war agaW the Com munists in the northern part 01 the country of thefjeld Jold McNamara o Staff that the Buddhist crisis ha diminished neither the scale 01 military operations in the nortl morale of Vietnamese nor the troops Arthur Sylvester Assistant retary of defense said the re indicated the impact of the FLORENCE OLEARY North Iowa teachers win award IH i Two fforth Iowa school teach ers Miss Florence OLeary of Mason City and Mrs Helen E Brown of Forest City have been awarded the 3L963 Valley Forge Suddhist campaign was marked y different countryside romrthat in the citiesr Sylvester painted a generally favorable picture of the US Vietnamese military effort in the north and added there was ground for lowkey optimism We appear to be moving for Sylvester said Our op erations are not completely suc but theyre improving and are expected to improve more evidence of continued coop erationfrom villagers in spite of I the Buddhist crisis Sylvester said the peasantry was showing a greater willingness to report guer rilla movements and that there were fewer Viet CohgNattacks and more government patrols As President Kennedys chief military advisers toured the coun try the people of South Viet Nam1 went to the polls to elect a new 123member National Assembly Results of the election were ex pected to have no influence on the authoritarian policies of President the Freedoms Foundation They are among V332 Ameri can teachers named to receive the award for service in further ing the cause of responsible citi zenship patriotism and a great er understanding of the Ameri can way of life OLeary is a retired teacher wio has taught home economics at Mason City High School from 1911 until her re tirement in tive Mason 1958 She is a na Cityan 1908 graduate of Mason City High School Even since retirement Miss OLeary has been available as a lubstitute teacher in the school system She is a graduate of Stout In stitute Menomenie Wis a pio neer school of domestic science and has taken numerous gradu ate courses at various colleges and universities Brown is a toacher in City Community High Mrs Forest School According to Supt C W Por ter the medal will be presentee at an assembly at both students and adults Mrs Brown who has taught Diem brother sn Nhu the presidents chief adviser The assembly has had virtually rubberstamp status since Diem started ruling by decree in 1961 diplomat commented r H We tend to make light of these elections American ob server said they are deriioc racy of a rudimentary sort This is better than nothing Nhu put himself forward as candidate for the first time run ning as an independent It is expected that he president of the will be named assembly His reasons for seeking elective office were not known s Nhus politically powerful wife who acts as First Lady for the bachelor president was an inde endent candidate for reelection o the assembly Both she and her husband were unopposed Harkness dies in accident RonaldWayne Harkness 24 Thompson was found dead Fri day morning carwhich apparently and went down an embankment into a creek bed TheJ car was discovered about 10 amby Jerry W0hler a farmer who lives near the scene of tlje accident about 2 miles north of Mason Highway 65 City County medical Jo seph Christopherson said that deathwasimmediate and re sultedirom hitting Although HarknesV body was foundin shallow drown ing had no parti in4 the death Christopherson said He1 placed the time of death in excess of six hours making the time of the accident prob ably earlyinthe morning dur ing darkness The car was in such a position to bedifficull to seefby passing motorists The investigating officers Mid the car w as going south when it hit the bridgeVand went down the embankment on the wesi side of the highway They saic a number of beer cans were found in and around the car the son of Mr cook at Hanford Hotel untiTre cently SAME Safety Department PUr SI ared Valachi names leader Says Genovese is top man WASHINGTON turn coat gangster Joseph Valachi testified Friday that Vito Genov ese his jformer boss in a New York crime syndicate com mands an underworld army of 400 to 500 soldiers sworn to a life of lawlessness Valachi a convicted murderer and narcotics racketeer was be fore the Senate Investigations subcommittee as a star witness in its massive new probe of or ganized crime A heavy guard of plainclothes US marshals was in the room to make sure nothing happens to Valachi hair dyed brown WASHINGTON Joseph Valachi told reporters Friday his brilliant reddish brown hair is a dye Job in tended as disguise to help pro tect him from underworld assassins believes arc coming for him I figured theyd be looking for the white hair so 1 dyed it His natural hair is an iron gray VALACHI SMOKES WHILE TESTIFYING blast at Muscatine kills man sprays flames Pbotohti MUSCATINE barge f a four barge tow blew up and aught fire at Lock 16 near here riday spreading flaming oil over he Mississippi River and killing ne man All four of the barges in the was hundred feet onto the driveway 01 Latin and advanced math at Forest City 21 years is the mother of three and the grand mother of three Her son is mar ried and lives in Florida A daughter Barbara is teaching in Red Oak Another daughter Mrs Merle Karen Kluver ives inCrystal Lake and has three sons Mrs Brown is the second For est City teacher to be so hon ored Miss Clara Hendrickson won the medal years ago The names of the teachers to be considered for the medal are submitted by school personnel and adult laymenin com munity RITES FRIDAY LUBBOCK Tex UPI Fu neral services were Friday for exTexas Lt Gov John L Smith 69 who died Thursday North Iowa feather outlook and cool Friday tows in HM Sfe Fair and mild Saturday iwrthwit of xom upper ntar M a blanket near a creek two productsbut three of the barges the lockand dam headquarters were towed clear He was identified from papers There was no damage to the found in his wallet as Clemmy lock and dam located about 1 Jessie Adams 41 of Pine Bluff miles up stream from Muscatine The body of one man appar ently a deckhand on the stricken Ingerson who was guiding the blown a couple of tow when the occurred Ark a Navy veteran Assistant Lockmaster Alvey received a slight burn on the arm Ingerson said he saw only one man on the barges Smoke from the burningbarge could be seen in Davenport 30 miles upstream The owned by Vest Petroleum Transportation Co Inc Authorities said there was no apparent danger from the flaming oil Inside The Globe ALCOHOLIC MAY be liv ing next door toyou Page3 NEARSIGHTED May be yourelucky Page 8 Editorials 4 Mason City news67 Society hews Clear Lake news Sports hews North Iowa news Classified pages Valach The underworld report edly has marked him for death as1 a tstool pigeon and a price on his head is under prison sen tence npw as a narcotics eer but nevertheless reportedly still runs Valachi described Genovese as not only the head his fam ly in the Cosa Nostra but as the boss of bosses under the able the head man of the amilies in New York except foe lie Brooklyn group This was the man I had the greatest respect the whole 0 years Valachi said I even tuttered when I spoke to him thats how much re pect I had for him He stood p f or me at my wedding But after a 1 960 narcotics con iction when both were in tlanta federal prison Genovese walked up to me and gaye me kiss Valachi related He it was the kiss of death hd that he kissied Genovese ack to show I was smart was losing respect for him at 8 7 1112 15 1819 Soon afterward Valachi killed nother inmate of the prison and old officials he killed him be ause he feared Genovese had ent the man to kill him Valachi neat figure in a ark gray suit appeared to be nse as he started his testi mony But the tension seemed to rain away as the 60yearold oodlum launched into his story nder questioning by Sen John McClellan DArk then by en Karl E Mundt RSD He said he was a member of he syndicates ruling power the ecret criminal society known to s members as La Cosa Nostra nd specifically a member of a nit of the syndicate in New VALACHI X Please turn to page 2 Truman Lets send wheat to China Canadas sale of wheat to Soviet Russia has set off a storm of contro versy Former President Truman proposes an even more controversial idea the shipment of surplus US grains to the starving popu lation of Communist China Why not just get off our high horse so to Speak and make a tender of wheat and other grains to China without any kind of fuss or maneuvers writes former President Truman in a copy righted article appearing exclusively in the nexc two issues of the GlobeGasette
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