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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             The newspaper that makes oi North lowans neighbors North Dqily Newspaper for ft LOBE Home Edition VOL AuocUtod PKM and United InteriuUoMl Full MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 1H3 10c a Paper Consists of Four SectionsSection Ona No 231 rinnell officer is slain 3 captured after gun battle and stand in farm house rs NEW YORK ban dits who pulled off Manhattan jewel robbery ap parently netted riot one carat A group of construction workers found the stolen gems in a hi car and police said it was like playing grab bag in King Solomons Mines No one may profit from the biggest jewel theftin the na tions history Chalk that up to an incompetent getaway driver and a big mouth Five construction men were arrested Tuesday night Police said they recovered about a quartermillion dollars worth of the loot from the five Some of it was buried on a Gettysburg Pa farm only about a mile from where former President Eisenhower liyes With that find police an nounced that 90 per cent of the treasure had Theycontinued to question oth er construction workers in hope of finding the remaining 10 per cent Still at large are the bungling bandits who had to abandon their lootladen car only a block away from the robbery scene It kept stalling because the driver could not cope with its oldstyle floorshift police said The car hijacked from a jew elry service in mid town Manhattan last Friday foimd by police several hours later OBut much of the loot had disappeared Police gave this account The bandit driver dressed in a policemans uniform got as far as a demolition site on west 4lst Street when the station wagons motor conked out again He asked a construction worker to help him start the car The worker refused apparent ly relishing the sight of a po liceman caught in such a pre dicament The frustrated bandit fled TheVconstruction man Phil ip Rossi 31 then drove the car onto the demolition site He dis covered the jewels and gold bars called fellow demolition men over and as police de scribed it a grab bag game followed Officers said WalterCunning ham 61 took in jewels to his Pennsylvania vacation re treat and buried them in a lard can In all the demolition men car ried off at least worth Monday night a construction worker boasted in a bar about the windfall in jewels An eavesdropper tipped police At about the same time an other construction worker told a private detective that he had seen one bandit unload a brief case in a boiler at the demo lition site The detective found the jewelladen briefcase and called police Officers searched the site fur ther Tuesday and found still more jewels it Father of twins innocent victim DUBUQUE iff A Grinnell policeman was shot in the back and killed when he apparently interrupted an attempted burglary in the early morning darkness Wednesday Several hours later andA40 miles away three men were captured in a farm cottage near Dubuque Au thorities said they believed the trio was involved in the Grinnell slaying Killed was Ralph Ogan 34 who had been with the Grinnell police department for four years He was gunned down outside the Preston Clothing Store in Grinnell In Dubuque Deputy Sheriff John Murphy identi fied the mien captured as Gary Lee Wessling 23 a parolee from Dubuque Richard Craig 25 of Des Moines and Tom BEIRUT Lebanon AP Baghdads presidential palace Iraqs BaAth Socialist party government apparently battled down a bloody attempt at rev olution Wednesday believed led by an ousted minister After a morning of combat Including jet plane attacks on Lays blame on es tor riots NEWTON Robert D Ray of Des Moines a Republi can leader charged here Tues day night that responsibility for Iowas recent prison riots must be laid at the door of GovHar old Hughes V Ray 5th District GOP chair man told a Republican meeting here that Hughes bypassed his Parole Board and Board of Con trol hewent to Fort Mad ison last spring to solicit com plaints of prisoners at the peni tentiary Ray said Curt Yocum 4th District Republican chairman warned Hughes at Clear Lake in July that there was unrest at the Anamosa Mens Reforma tory Prisoner riots broke out at Anamosa Oct 31 and at Fort Madison Nov 9 The governor claims the riots are due to a breakdown of communications between the prisoners and and penitentiary administra tions Ray said Xfit Hughes has urged prisoners to com municate directly with him Thus he has contributed to any breakdown in communications Charles City students get a vacation CHARLES CITY MVStudents Charles City High School got an unexpected vacation Wednes day A and the Al Rashid military campthe capital was reported quiet at midday Premier Ahmad Hassan EI Bakr and Defense Minister Mahdi Saleh Ammash appealed over Baghdad Radio for unity Warned against BaAthists killing BaAthists and prom ised all problems will be solved Commanders of the 2nd 3rd and 4th Army Divisions pledged their allegiance to the govern ment The leader of the attempted coup appeared to be Ali Saleh El Saadfc until Tuesday the d e p u t y premier information minister and reputed BaAthist strongman A mysterious radio calling it self at times the radio of the Iraqi revolution and at times the voice of the Arab said El Saadi had left Baghdad for Madrid UAWbidot Lake Mills A HOT 1910 Marmbn auto mobile came a fiery end during a spectacular fire that ravaged four the Cliff House complex on the cliffs just South of the AP Photofax Golden Gate inSanFrancisco The old automobile was in the window of the housing relics of San Fran ciscos pioneer days The Cliff House was not damaged 1ST U S demands release v of American professor r MOSCOW AP US Am bassador Foy Kohler Wednesday demanded the immeUate re lease of Prof Frederick C Barg Yale University professor Russians on spy can Embassy by the Ministry of Foreign The Foreign Ministry an nounced the arrest of the visitpected to leaVe the Soviet Union heavy piece of grading equipment passing over a water main to the school cracked the mam School officials said it was ex pected that classes would be re sumed Thursday North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing with diminishing winds and colder Wednesday night lows around 20 Partly cloudy and dightly warmer Thursday in upper 30s details on Page 2 LAKE MILLS Workers at the Deluxe Products Corp plant here Tuesday rejected a bid by the United Auto Workers Union to become their bargain ing representative In a special National Labor Relations Board NLRB super vised election the employes voted 23461 against becoming affiliated with the union This was the second time in three years that the plants em ployes have rejected a union bid Plant officials charged that during the last 10 months the union has had as many as 15 professional organizers work ing in Lake Mills Of the 324 eligible voters 303 cast ballots in the election Eight ballots were challenged andone was declared void by Robert R Martinson Minne apolis field examiner for the NLRB The Deluxe Products Corp a division of the Walker Manu facturing Co manufactures automobile filters It moved to Lake Mills from LaPorte Ind in 1958 Total employment of the plant is about 380 Henry Mowers plant man ager said Wednesday that we are all very happy with the out come of the election We hope we will be able to continue to run the plant with out interference from out siders he added He also praised the general atmosphere of the community toward the election held by the charges The ambassador spent 15 min utes with Valerian Zorin deputy foreign minister He also de manded the right to see Barg hoorn and to have the charges against him given in detail In brief statement the em bassy said the ambassador reg istered a strong protest at the completely unwarranted arresl and detention of Prof Barghoorn and the unjustifiedly long peri od of time between his arres and notification of the Ameri ment of Walter Stoessel min ister counselor in the embassy At that time he said he ex Mystery woman f testifies Says Thompson chased her MINNEAPOLIS attractive darkhaired Vife of a St Paul truck driver said Wednesday on the witness stand that she spurned an offer from Tilmer Eugene Thompson to set her up in an apartment She said she told the little St Paul criminal attorney Im not interested in being kept and hung up on him Mrs Jacqueline Olesen the long awaited mystery wom an in the Thompson murder for testi fied to many meetings with Thompson including one in vhich he offered to put n the bank for her if you would marry me or something to that effect She said she replied nega tively to that offer also Thompson 35 is accused of masterminding the murder of his pretty wife Carol34 a de 23 of Booneyille Murphy said Wessling shot himself as officers surrounded the cottage on the John Wetter Jr farm two miles northwest of Dubuque Wessling wasshot in the head and the bullet broke up part of it lodging m his brain and an other part blinding him inVone eye Speilman said Wessling was taken to Mercy hospital iere and later transferred to Jiuvjersity Hospitals at Iowa City where his condition was very serious the sheriff said Officers e questioning no state room ment was released No charg has been filed Murphy saidthe men wer driving a yellow car when chased by highway patrolmen to the farm A yellow car with three fore releasing them unharmed They are Mr and Mrs Wetter and his elderly parents who live in the cottage at the rear of their sons home It was a heck of an exper ience said the younger Mrs Wetter Im so excited I just m still not clear on what hap ened F m all shook up She said the bullets started ying they shot the lock off tie dqor and the windows out of the new breezeway all of the windows are out There is a hole in the wall in the living They didnt harm us but they threatened to They came here first then went down to the little cottage fired some more seen or four men in it was a witness to leave the ng professor Tuesday said it took place several days ago but gave no other information The ambassador demanded immediate access to Prof Barghoorn and requested his release forthwith the state ment continued Barghoorn professor of polit ical science at Yale has writ ten a number of books critic a1 of the Soviet system and was here on a tourist visa preparing to write a further book He was last seen by an em bassy official on Oct 31 when he came for drinks to the apart scene of the slaying outside the clothing store However Murphy said the captured men related that there never were more than the three of them in their car Inthe pursuit along northeast Iowa highways the fleeing men fired shots at highway patrol menTwo patrol cars were hit but the officers apparently es caped injury The captured men held two couples hostage for a time be PICTURESON PAGE TWO Torn to page two for pic tures involving the capture of three men near Dubuque who are suspected of slaying a Grinnell policeman The pic tures were taken by the Du buque TelegraphHerald Inside The Globe IOWA RULING on pesti he following day Earlier the embassy issued a statement saying Stoessel hat jrqtested the arrest to Mikhail Smyrnovsky chief of the Amer ican section of the Foreign Of fice and asked for all details SERIOUS BUSINESS ABBYVILLE Kan Hunting in Kansas is taken se riously but Paul Ehling is just as serious about protecting his horses from hunters Ehling posted a sign which reads No Trespassing Violators Will Be Shot At If Missed Prosecuted voted housewife on whom he had amassed in life insurance The state charges the motives for the slaying were money and the mistress Prosecutor William B Ran dall has said he would prove Thompson early this year told a woman just give me 11 more months to secure enough mon ey for them both to live on That conversation allegedly was in January or February Mrs Olesen testified Wednes day that sometime after last Christmas Thompson called her about the apartment Carol Thompson was murdered by a bludgeonstabbing on March 6 cides sought Page 2 DOITYOURSELF college drive started Page 3 SENIOR CITIZENS ing for Santa 18 MASON CITY schools pub lish local history Page 37 shots and threatened my in laws My fatherinlaw is about 87 years old Ogan on duty alone in a pa rol car stopped at the clothing tore when he noticed a window roken Dave Barnes 41 a bakery de iveryman said he was half a jlock from where the shooting ook place I heard some glass break I ooked around and saw a car pull up to the curb half a block south of me I sawa man run and jump into the car from the sidewalk Barnes said that Ogan pulled sewup in a patrol car behind the Page other car Ogan then stepped up to the drivers side and asked the driv er to get out and show his driv ers license Barnes said What are you boys up to Barnes said he heard the officer ask the driver The guy got out of the car 2jand while he was looking for his drivers license Ralph went around to the other side of the car and told the other thee oc Society news 1516171 Sports news 212 Editorials 2 Comics North Iowa news 31 Latest markets 32 Mason City news 3233 Clear Lake news 36 cupants to get out Transit timetable 38 Classified pages 3839 junketeers and waiter fly home WASHINGTON AP Con gressional junketeers who took the headwaiter of the House restaurant with them to Paris and London have flown home early on a tailwind of criticism And like their trip their ar rial Tuesday night was first class a fleet of 20 Air Force sta tion wagonsand drivers were on hand to chauffeur them home from Andrews Air Force Base Md where an Air Force jet landed them Also on hand to greet the par congressmen eight of their wives two senators wives and seven staff newsmen and photographers However there were reports the newsmen were not entirely welcome An Air Force officer who pre ferred not to be identified said a request had come from the plane that the newsmen and photographers be kept from the landing area But a base public informa tion officer said no effort on anybodys behalf was made to impede any media There was not much effort to help either in efforts to pry loose an official list of those on the trip But a congressional source said Rep Wayne L Hays hometown aide Parneil Anderson Flishing Ohio was al so one of the party Hays an Ohio Democrat headed the del egation After the jet landed news men zeroed in Hays and head waiter Ernest Petinaud who Hays said served as a messen ger for the delegation in Paris With Hays at his side Peti naud told reporters he saw nothing wrong with his going along to the NATO Parliamen tarians Conference in Paris In Paris Petinaud had told an interviewer the only reason congressmen can object to me coming to Europe is that Im colored Hays said he picked Petinaud rather than some congressional staff member because heis a nice guy and I thought he de served a break When the first waves of crit icism reached him in Europe Hays was quoted as saying congressmen who made an is sue of this are cheapskates One of the reasons I chose Ernest for this trip is that t he is a Ne gro Petinaud who said he under stands but does not speak French said he received a day for expenses the days he actually worked as a messen ger Hays said the expenses for the eightday stay in Paris were paid out of US counterpart credits of the United States which must be spent overseas Repeated efforts of a reporter to obtain an official list of all who made the trip ran into a series of stone walls Tuesday although it was conceded they went at taxpayers expense in an Air Force plane The next thing I knew I heard two shots and I started running I ran to the Model iinch and called for help Barnes said he was shot at several times as he ran down he street He was not hurt Dr Thomas Brobyn Powe shiek County medical examiner said the bullet that killed Ogan entered his back and came out he chest near where he had his badge pinned to his uniform Four shots were fired in the GRINNELL Please turn to page 2   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