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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Boston7 Did he kill dllll women By BILL WHITWORTH New York Herald Tribune News Service man in charge of the investigation thinks the Boston Stringier has gone out ay He also thinks the Strangler committed only six of the 11 murders commonly attributed to him and that the rest were the work of three or four other persons Hie first notionis based on the second If there are several lujlers involved and if investi gators have correctly identified the killings committed by a single man then the Straggler has not struck since Aug 20 1962 That was the date of the last murder that seems to fit the Stranglers method of operation in every detail The murders committed since then most investigators think were the work of people who imitated the Strangler hoping to have their crimes blamed on him This view of the stranglings was outlined by John S Bot tomly assistant attorney gen eral of Massachusetts who is in charge of coordinating the in vestigation jaUntil recently it was sumed that one man had com mitted all or most of the mur ders and that maybe one other person was involved f Bottomly said he had become convinced about two months ago that the stranglings were the work of several men If hes right the case is more com plicated than it was because there are more men to catch But this vtew is cheering to Bottomly since it indicates the Strangler is no longer in operation Bottomly and psychiatrists studying the case think theres agood chance that Mr S as they call the man who com mitted the first six murders is in an institution somewhere A man disturbed enough to commit these murders they reason might have begun to ap pear crazy even between his times of violence He might have been put away as an evr eryday psychotic by people who didnt suspect his sensational background s Or Mr S might be dead Mur derers and especially murder srs of this type have suicidal tendencies psychiatrists say If hes alive Mr S might be in jail somewhere on s o m e other type of charge Or maybe he just left town And theres the thought that Mr S might have worked out whatever strange psychological needs he he cured has no more use for murder therapy None of this is what Boston wants to hear After almost two years of waiting in terror the city would like a clearcut end to the whole head lines that read We Got Him faces the possibility there never may be such a hap py ending One of the hottest Mr S suspects for instance is in an institution so far removed from reality he may never get back If Mr S is this man or en other one like himauthorities might satisfy themselves be yond all doubt that their search is bveri but they will never be able to proveit Several psychiatrists from Boston and New York have studied the murders and will submit a report in about a month This presumably will be the best possible informed guess about what sort of man Mr S is From Bottom lys conferences has come a sketchy psychiatric view of Mr S He likely is between 30 and 50 Hes from the lower middle class and has not done well Though he was a dutiful son he unconsciously hates all women particularly his mother who impressed him as a genteel bitch He was a quiet little boy but he may have gotten into trouble for hurtingsmaller chil dren or animals He might have tortured a cat or two He is sexually maladjusted of the stranglings have been sex he might be married and might even be model husband There is a STRANGLER Continued on Pate 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Sat urday Slightly warmer with lows Friday night in the mM 59s and fcighs Saturday in the lew Weather Details on Page 1 The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1t4 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 1H4 Ufe t eowwThii Ptpw COMUU et Two teUoatfttOoe Ow Full No 1M m Band Festival time near xtv v f f 5 x k v v 3yearold hobo takes ride ELDORA AP Threeyear old David Larson visiting here from California may lay claim to being Americas youngest hobo David climbed aboard a Mil waukee Road freight train while it was stopped near grandmas house Thursday and rode it six miles to Steamboat Rock where he got off Then the train took off again and left him stranded and in tears in the strange Iowa town Everything came out all right but David gave an anxious time to his mother Mrs Russell Lar son of Lancaster Calif and Hardin County Sheriff Lowell McCormick while a search for him was under way Elmer Finger of Steamboat Rock found David and returned him to his mother Mrs Larson and the boy her only child had been visiting for about a mojith with her parents Mr and Mrs Ernest Lee who live near the railroad tracks David disappeared while play ing in the yard When he could not be found the sheriff was called Later someone told the sher iff that a little boy had been seen aboard a flatcar of the train going north out of town David apparently got off when the train stopped at Steamboat Rock to switch cars Crewmen saw him walking along the tracks but thought he was a local boy and shooed him away Sheriff McCormick had the train stoppedat Ackley before it was learned that David had been found He likes trains but I believe he has learned his lesson the boys mother said He was to death when we got him back He wasnt hurt Hancher farewell to Iowa IOWA CITY Today we both you and I stand at the threshold of a great adventure Much of your life is before you much of mme is past But I like to believe that the world always beckons to the young in heart And if that be true my heart tells me that I can job with you in hope and courage as we face the uncer tain future To you who are young in years and I hope young in heart and spirit I oifer my fe licitations I salute you one and all and Farewell Thus did VirguM Hancher close his valedictory address to spring graduates at IowaUni versity Friday on the campus where he has been president for nearly 24 years He will retire this month Hancher speaking at the Slst Commencement held during his unprecedented tenure said his fondest hope for the gradu a te s is that they will possess a vis ion of great ness through out their lives the kind of vision that made the an HANCHER cifnt cities of Athens Alexandria and Florence great far beyond their wealth or numbers Do not be put off by the occasional lack of vision of those with whom your lot may be cast Dr Hancher said You will be saddened from time to time by the sight of small men handling large affairs in a small way You must possess the vis ion even when others fail you If you are not to influence events to whom should that re sponsibility be assigned Too often our people feel that cur rent events and movements are HANCHER Continued on Page 2 SURPRISE President Johnson kisses Mrs Johnson as he puts m an unexpected appearance at a reception the First Lady held at the White House Viet flrces take Red supply depot iet Nam out a vital Communist supply razed or carried away area along the Cambodian bord uivsug itiC uurQ Luua ui AACC er in a hazardous threeday Destroyed Thousands of ducks scorched earth operation that and chickens were slaughtered or carried off Dozens of pigs ended Thursday The operation west of Tay Ninh may set a new pattern in the war against the elusive Viet Cong The Viet Cong toll was not 25 killed out of 1500 men estimated in the area But water buffalo and cows were de AP Photofaic AT LAST Frank Stand after a news career spanning more than 40 years the last 15 of which he was general manager of the Associated Press is capped and gowned for his graduation from Iowa University Meanwhile he looks at news copy on a famil iar Associated Press teletype machine at the Iowa City PressCitizen HB received a bachelors degree in English age 60 Greene man to hear million suits Iowa federal judge who had retired from reg ularduty on the bench has been designated to hear three suits in which the government is be ing sued for million Henry Graven of Greene will preside in the liti gation brought here by Mr and Mrs Pay Heasley and his familyIn addition suit against the government Federal Judge George S Register of Bismarck SD is being sued for and Judge Ronald N Davies of Fargo for The Heasleys claim damages for rulings and measures against them in a federal in come tax case Their farm near Elridge ND was sold to satis fy a tax judgment and Heasley served a prison term Fortune teller hit nail on head SAN FRANCISCO fl For tune teller Suzanne M Ray told Clement Deamicis earlier this week that someone close to him was going to be ar rested He took her at her word Thursday night Miss Ray was arrested on a fortune telling charge by Clement Deamicis a police sergcanl A 20mile stretch along the Vaico Oriental River was left scorched and barren Winding southeastward out of Cambodia the river has been a strategic waterway for Red guerrillas and supplies The operation was one of the biggest helicoptersupported op erations of the war Twentyfive armed and ten troopcarrying US helicopters took part The number of ground forces auu treaimenv s was relatively smallsome 300 important and that they are Vietnamese special forces 200 compatible the Viet Cone depend p About 1000 tons of rice was Hughes will back board DBS MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes saidFriday he would stand behind the State Board of Control in whatever decision it makes within reas But he declined to say flatly that he would support the board if it decides to fire Benjamin Baer as director of corrections The governor said at a conference that unless the board decides to fire Baer 1 dont have to make that judgment But I am prepared to dp what is inthe best board that the board which operates Iowas prisons arid correctiona institutions had askedfor Baers resignation Board mem bers declined to confirm or deny the report said he believes the the board is doing a fine job under the circumstances This board has had to face more severe problems than any board in many years There have been several riots in recent months at the Mens Reformatory in Anamosa and one disturbance at the State Penitentiary in Fort Madison Baer took over as acting ward en at the reformatory after the resignation in April of Warden Ray Purcell Asked whether he thought Baer was doing a good job Hughes said only Mr Baer and I have been friends since I have been in office The governor said he and members of cussed Baer But he said Im not anything that has been phrased like that when asked if the ixard had demanded Baers res tgnation board and I are agreed that our penal programs must not be turned back Hughe said We agree that custody i important and treatment Rangers and 20 American advis But we recognize that dis x u JJU1 c ictuguiie uiav ais ers But the advisers said it was cipline is necessary We are noi one of the bestcoordinated going to condone any foolishness American Vietnamese operaor tomfoolery by inmates bu tions of the war American advisers ground maintained direct con iact with US helicopters over head dispensing with much of we are going to continue our the programs for rehabilitation NOVELIST DEAD NEWTON Mass j L V niaaa the red tape involved in joint ie Carleton novelist dramatis American Vietnamese operaand shortstory writer died hons m the past Thursday City to be host Drake man to lead the music By CARL WRIGHT GlobeGaiette Staff Writer The annual holiday will be Tuesday It is the 26th North Iowa f Band Festival spori sored by the Mason City Cham ber of Commerce merchants and professional people for teenage musicians of North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Iowas original band festival is one of the annual high school events held In Amer ica Acting 1964 guest con ductor is Don Marcouiller di rector of bands at Drake1 Uni versity College of Fine Arts Des Moines He will head big parade for Fetl eral Avenue at 10 am Central Daylight Time Honored guests the 77 outof town bands 77 queen candidates for the title of Miss North Iowa 1964 the guest marching band from Nashua and 20 floats in cluding the entry from the State Juvenile Home at Toledo with its 53 piece unit and 20girl drill team will make up the two hour event Miss Marilyn Aughenbaugh champion twirler from South Dakota State College at Brook ings holder of more than 40 medals and 50 trophies will spark the parade with the style REIGNfNr OTTPFWM T a of m Wag S in night show with nar queen Js crowned Miss Villeins dauehtpv nf twin fire batons annual Mr Reigning WH CIear LakeMlss Nortfa of 1963 wiu prside over the festivities throughout the day and will ride on the Mist North Iowa float in the parade The big parade with ell of its features of former years will be one of the highlights of the day The other Ugh point will be the crowning of the new Miss North Iowa at Roosevelt Stadium in the evening r The morning program1 will will r xT ss ens at the 26tti annual Mrs WiS Wil Crowned at last years festival she will resenting North Iowa and head the parade and preside over the Minnesota as a Ci Former Vice President Richard M Nixon says Gov William W Scranton of Pennsylvania would be the Republican partys best candidate for vice president if Sen Barry Goldwater wins the presidential nomination Nixon said Thursday Scran tons liberalism would balance the Arizona Senators conserva per sees BarryrScranton able to the Republicans would Inside The Globe DEAR ABBY says taxes are no dream Page IP CANDIDATES named for Iowas Pork Queen Page 14 Editorials Television newsS4 Sports news19 Clear Like news 9 Society news 1011 North Iowa news 14 Mason City news 7523 Latest markets 23 Classrfied pages 2425 the strongest team availRepublican beating Johnson to also be balanced geographically Earlier in the day Scranton told a news conference inHar risburg Pa he would run with Goldwater only if there were a genuine draft by convention del egates He had been asked to comment on GOP National Chairman Wil liam E Millers recent state ment that Scranton would make a good running mate for Gold water Nixon gave his views at a news conference before speaking at a testimonial for Rep Steven B Derounian RNY in this city on Long Island He said The chances of any the pollsters bythe television rsand by all the po S AH that I can say is this That thepolls have been wrong in NewHampshire Ore and California called1964 a year of upsets and SAME by The parade of bands queens ad floats will start at 10 am The 20 include thi queens float Clear Lake Cham float Futufa could feat Johnson The nexttwo weeks he said are criticalin the campaign for Queen Rotary Club NFO float League of Women Voters iNorth Iowa Timing As h T 11 JIIIUHH AS Uie Republican nomination and sociation Mason City Shrine a bandwagon psychology could develop for Goldwater Youil know in two weeks if aGoldwaterblitz will succeed he said He said he was not going to endorse any candidate and that if any stopGoldwater move ment developed I certainly would not become a party to it and I would instruct my aides not to join it Asked if he thought a Nixon Goldwater ticket would be a good one he said I think the best ticket would be a Goldwa terScranton ticket It gets the combination of the Goldwater experience on the national scene and the combination of a big Eastern state DDoy honors to living and dead TJTTArtr OMAHA BEACH France AP nations of World War II start two days of cere monies Friday to salute the liv ing and honor the dead of the Normandy invasion on the 20th anniversary of the assault Hundreds of DDay veterans were assembling in the invasion area where Americans British Canadian and French soldiers stormed the beaches on June 6 1944 Most were on private pil grimages The official US delegation was headed by Gen Omar N Bradley Deputy Secretary of Defense Cyrus Vance and Gen Maxwell Taylor chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Bradley commanded the Ameri can forces on BDay Gen Tay lor parachuted with the 101st Airborne Division which he commanded Villagers and town officials are offering visitors a warm welcome Because each town lhat has any claim to strategic importance in the assault that liberated France wants to pay its tribute the observances have been spread over two days President Charles de Gaulle is staying haughtily as he did on DDay Premier Georges Pompidou had prom ised to attend but canceled his acceptance Gen Dwight D Eisenhower supreme Allied commander of the invasion forces wanted De Gaulle to participate in a DDay address to the French people in 1944 But De Gaulle wanted to V be recognized as ruler of France President Franklin D Roose velt said the United States had no intention of imposing any government on the French peo ple Without the recognition De Gaulle refused to help with the broadcast since has been cool to Allied commemora tions of the event It is also well known that De Gaulle was offended because the United States and Britain did not tell him invasion was immi nent until two days before it took place De Gaulle will go on Sunday however to the Mont Valerian Cemetery outside Paris to place a wreath in honor of the French resistance movement John Lee and Robert Murnhy will reenact their DDay role of 20 years ago by parachuting into a hedgelined field near St MercEglise Lee president of a structural steel firm in Worces ter Mass and Murphy an at torney in Westwood Mass are members of the official delega tion William Tucker of Athol Mass a member of the Inter slate Commerce Commission arrived here Friday but will not take part in the jump Lcc who landed at Beuzevilie auPlain and moved into St MereEglise at daylight said I keep trying to put the pieces to gether It looks different now and so peaceful Every time we looked up in 1944 it seemed like another building was being hit by a shell V by Band and Clown unit US Marine Corps float Farm Bureau Pathfinders of the 7th Day Adventist Church North Iowa Fair Kiwanis Club Lawrence W e I k Rejects State Juvenile Home of Toledo Shrine float from Story County Albert Lea Minn High School Championship Rodeo Britt Chamber of Commerce Hobo Band Junior Womans Club and the Trail Riders Club Hustlin1 Hoofs Drill Team Luncheon for the visiting bandmasters and their wives BANDS Continued on Page 2 Joblessness at lowest in 4 years WASHINGTON WThe Labor Department reported Friday that unemployment dropped to 51 per cent in May the lowest jobless rate in more than four years The bureau also reported that total civilian employment was up to an alltime high of 171 million Total unemployment in May was 36 million about 300000 below April the bureau said The drop was about 200000 more than seasonally expected All the improvement in unem ployment was among people seeking fulltime jobs said bureau spokesman Harold Gold stein
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