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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1964, Mason City, Iowa                                Tbr ft North Iowas Daily Newspoper twspoper that makes oil North lowons i L fc BEAZETTE Home Edition VOL PrcM rull WITM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH M tlOc I Conilitf el Two 41 arthquake hits la ska Convict e in leader in Diem regime HUE South Viet Nam Phan Quang Dong high intelli gence officer in the late Presi dent Ngo Dinh Diems regime has been sentenced to death on the guillotine by a revolutionary court r A crowd of 2000 standing but fide the provincial courthouse cheered and threw their hats into the air Friday on hearing tghe sentence read over a loud speaker v The defendant 36 covicted Of murder extortion and detention and torture of prison ers appeared calm as sentehc was pronounced by the nine member tribunal The court also ordered confiscation of his prop erty i Dong was the first Diem eminent official to be tried by the new revolutionary court in what may be a long series o next trial is expected to be for Diems brother Ngo Dinh Can who formerly ruled the central Vietnamese prov t Dong was given 24 hours to appeal to the ruling military revolutionary council I He signed the rt questfor jnercy If the rejected he ixecutld days dering TTM Ba NamV a pnvati contractor who had lived in Laos in 19M and Vo Con a former deputy security chief in Central Viet Nam in 1989 Gambling at Arkansas resort ends HOT SPRINGS Ark tfi Police Chief John Erineywith the threat of state action be hind him told owners of the illegal multimilliondollar gam bling operation here to close after Saturday action Ermeys announcement came Friday night several hours after Gov OrvalE Faubus warned thatif the city did not close the casinos state troopers would be sent in to do the job The US D e p a r t me n t of Justice launched an investiga tion of gamblingfinthis moun tain weeks ago Investigators saic the city harbored the biggest illegal operation in the nation Faubus axed wide open gam bling one day after the Arkan sas house adopted 91 to 3 j resolution condemning the gam bling and calling on Garland County Hot Springs officials to shut down their biggest in dustry The resolutionwas not bind icg but Faubus took it as mandate for action Erniey personally notified the casino operators to cease opera tions after Saturday night If they dont ttose we are fully able to handle the situa tion Ermey said We wont need any outside help The Hot Springs police department and I will cooperate fully with the governor and the legislature and carry out their wishes On the inside Church news City markets 4 J47 Clear newt Comics Kusineu Classified peges NmMi 11 1JM IS 1711 ascending to His Father Jesus gave His Apostles a worldwide mission He said IfoVtKchii All given unto me m Heaven and on earth atad teacli all natipnky baptiz ing them mthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Teach all nations Teaching them to observeall things whatsoever I have commanded you And lo I am with you al 0 the end of the world Amen Mat 1820 in thfeir carried the gospel to all the known corners of the anciehf world Jo India and Africa Persia and Spain All but John died a martyrs death j Tidal wave reported along Louisiana Texas coasts NEW ORLEANS A freakish StchSfool tidal wave rolled westward along the Lou isiana and Texas coasts Friday tossing boats about and sawit jis pr serious injuries l dijm 4V 1 Ii the Coast Guard as being five to six feet in height Some roads were covered by fast rising waters and small boats were smashed against docks The earth thing rare de tected by the seismograph at HillCollege in Mobile HillCollege in oneof scenes rye 4en iong The Rev j vt watchman O jC Buxton at the New Or eaiw Industnaf The triggered by minor earth movement started around 10 The New Or leans Weather Bureau said it could have been connected with he Alaskan L earthquake in a coincidental sort of Eisele at the college said a wide area in this section actually moved about 5lCtttf of an The Weather Bureau and the Coast Guard said they had no reports of waves east Orleans The most dramatic effects oc curred a few miles inland it rolled up riveir and bayous but was described by SAIGON SoittViet workers nded a 14hourstrike Saturday restoring t cable links between South Viet Nam and the rest of world fAMI DATI1HJ11I It causedLOur docks and ves sels moored out in the yards to go crazylike bobbing up and down moving sideways back and forth said Leon Poche 47 superintendent of Avondale Shipyards At Pert Arthur Tex watchman for a grain elevator reported the tide dropped be tween six and seven feet and a loaded grain ship bobbed up and down like a cork six or eight times Near Baton Rouge Albert E Kent was looking at the placid Amite River when all of a sud den water came in waves foitr feethigh Further dpwn the Amite A S Lainer of Denham Springs watched the waves tear apart boat houses and ramps at a fishing wharf where the water was four to five feet deep he They said they looked down and suddenly there was no were looking at the riverbed Theaithe water came rush E back in Lanier said I saw the wave tear up a wharf That wave broke an 8inch pil ing Air Force silent on downed plane WIESBADEN Germany AP US Air Force cloaked in secrecy its inquiry into the flight of a reconnalsr ance plane shot down over Com munist EastQerthahy 18 days ago Officials y alKthe Air Force Eurppcanl heailquarters rajso re fused to givet any information on the two officers returned here Friday the Soviets or on an injured lieutenant re leased earlier v Dayid i I Holland 35 of Holland Minn arid lMel J Kessler30 of Philadel fin good condi tion as they were whisked off to an air force hospital for a routine checkxipv The United States insists thai the RB66 jet strayed into East Germany The Soviel Uhioii charges it was North Iowa Weithe Cloudy with snow fkirries Saturday night Lows in the T Report hundreds dead in Anchor The quake in Alaska at a glance BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here in brief are facts on the earthquake in Alaska based on early reports from the stricken area ANC HO RAG E Heart of this metropolitan city virtual ly destroyed Death toll may reach several hundred Huge cracks opened in ground City centers concrete buildings tumbled or caved in KODIAK Swamped by a 17foot tidal wave Casualty figure may go as high as 50 Downtown area demolished VALDEZ Three persons reported dead and 26 missing Dock collapses SEWARD Three deaths confirmed 20 reported miss ing Waves 10 to 15 feet high flood reported Oil tanks rup tured and burned through the night JUNEAUGoy Egan holds emergency meeting with his cabinet Asks President John son te declare Alaska a disas ter area WASHINGTON Pentagon saysno casualties reported to military personnel in big Air ForceArmy base complex near Anchorage v ST PAUL contin gent of theMinnesota National Guard in Alaska for Arctic training was reported safe at Fort Greeley about 50 miles norm of earthquake devas tated Anchorage INTENSITYXReported about the same as the San Francisco earthquake of 1904 DEFENSEEarly warning systems which guard conti nent against sneak missile or bomber attack reported un damaged functioning normal ly Reef Cross f o handle inquiries The North Central Iowa Red Cross chapter in Mason City was assisting residents of Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties Saturday to deter mine the welfare of relatives in Alaska Because communica tion lines to t h e northern state have been cut by the earth quake the inquiries will be forwarded to the Seattle Red Cross Chapter and then to Alaska Mason City officials received 15 inquiries by midmorning Saturday Their telephone number is GA 42454 Persons in other areas should contact their local Red Cross chap ters ANCHORAGE Alaska UP The heart of tHii metropolitan city was virtually destroyed by an earth thatrocked Alaska Friday night leaving a death toll that may reach several hundred pcrr here at pm at the height ot the rush hour Hundreds of peo ple were caught on the streets or enroute home in cars Huge cracks opened in the ground Two in the In the center of the city threestory concrete of them quite caved if if in upon themselves Some were reported a totalloss Gov William A Egah asked President Johrisonto declare portions of Alaska Shock waves follow Spread through Pacific Ocean BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Death dealing shock waves from the Alaskan earthquake smashed harbor facilities and touched off explosions and fires along the Pacific Coast from Canada to California Friday night and early Saturday caused flooding in the midPacific Hawaiian is lands and was noted even in distant Japan At Depoe Bay Ore a wave rolled over a Tacoma Wash family sleeping on the shore at Beverly Beach State Park One child drowned and three others were missing At Crescent least i five persons v were drowned and the down town business area was rav ished when tidal waves washed up a nearby creek and then rolled back down through the community of 3000 on the northern California coast Del Norte County sheriffs deputies said five bodies were recovered and it was feared several other persons were washed out to sea No identifi cations were immediately avail able Hospital officials reported that 59 people were treated for injuries and nine were hospital ized Five storage tanks at the Texaco Co bulk gasoline plant exploded and flames later spread to the Union 76 bulk plant a garage and a body and fender shop A series of six waves washed onto the shores of al major is lands in Hawaii The only flood ing occurred on Maui Island 100 miles southeast of Honolulu and civil defense officials said that was minor A wave swept into two small Maui towns and spread two to three inches of water over flat areas After hours of tension the all clear signal sounded for the is lands at am Hawaii time am EST Wave waters heavily damaged the Vancouver Island commu WAVE Continued on Page 2 a disaster area Urgently request ion major disaster area Egan wired the President Complete evaluatiorn of dam age and loss of lie not yet available but information pres ently at hand confirms likeli hood of damage which could easily reach minimum of quar ter billion dollars through wide spread area Anchorage stands at the head of Cook Inlet and as the shock and tidal waves rolled down the sound they broughtdeath and destruction to coastal cities Three persons were reported dead and 26 missing at Valdez Three deaths were confirmed at Seward where 20 persons were reported missing f Anchorage was Jplunged into darkness when electric power went off and rescuers struggled inxthe ruins with only emer gency lights to guide them A fire broke out but was extin guished Regular communications with other cities not estab lished until more than after the earthquake hit Damage was reported exten MAJOR DISASTER JOHNSON CITY Tex ft Johnson declared earthquakeravaged Alaska major disaster area Saturday and pledged the full support the United States government in meeting this tragic disas ter All Alaskans and all Americans Johnson said in a statement will pull together to meet and overcome this blow WHERE THE EARTHQUAKE STRUCK v L i f I J I sive in other cities Oil tanks erupted Fires broke out and firefighters were hampered by the lack of water Kodiak was swamped by a 17foot tidal wave and the mayor sent out a call for help The Navy had evacuated its station before the wave struck and most of the residents also had moved to higher ground A section of Turnagain Bluff where many of Anchorages finest homes are located high above Cook Inlet reportedly crumbled and many homes tumbled down the cliff President Johnson was alert ed to the disaster at his John son City Tex home where he s spending the Easter vaca tion Reports were given him periodically throughout the night Disaster agencies around the country were informed and the Red Cross designated Seattle as its marshalling point Navy and Army planes in the Seattle area were on the alert ready to carry lifegiving supplies to the stricken area The earthquake was recorded on the University of Washing ton seismograph for two hours Its intensity was measured at 83 on the Richter Scale The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 which claimed 452 lives registered 825 on the scale The universitys seismologist said the earthquake apparently centered in the bay south of Ssward 1500 miles northwest Seattle Shock waves were felt around the world The recording needte was shaken out of the seismo ALASKA Continued I   

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