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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1964, Mason City, Iowa million US mail robbery still A n BOSTON AP Two years Friday man in a police mans uniform raised his hand to halt a small mail truck in his toric Plymouth When the truck stopped it was robbed of 277 the biggest cash haui in United States history From that day to this a band of postal inspectors 60 on the average has worked for a solu tion The robbers believed to number six have not been ap prehended And the money has not been found William F White chief postal inspector for New England has been in charge of the case from the outset A mild affable and dedicated man of 55 he still is optimistic the crime will be solved Only witnesses to the holdup were the driver of the mail truck Philip Schcna and the guard who rode at his side Pa trick Barrett Their truck was carrying 16 scaled bags of cash from Cape Cod banks en route to the Fed eral Reserve Bank in Boston when it was halted along Route 3 in Plymouth Barrett has recounted many times for investigators what happened at dusk on Aug 14 1962 His story goes like this We were driving along at a steady pace when a car passed us at about 80 miles an hour Then a police officer we thought he was out on the road and flagged us down Barrett didnt know the uni formed man was a bandit After the mail truck had passed Clark Road which turns off Route 3 into Plymouth the pseudo policeman placed a de tour sign at the junction The sign diverted traffic from Route 3 down Clark Road and left the gunmen undisturbed as they slid from shrubbery and pointed shotguns at the men on the truck Barrett said We noticed a couple of ears beside the road and thought there might have been an accident As soon as we stopped four guys jumped us They all wore white gloves They leaped into the truck shoved us in the back of it and said Keep quiet dont say any thing Then we were tied up The robbers drove the mail truck for about 25 miles to the north Along the way they tossed out the money bags to confederates About an hour and a half later the bandits aban doned the truck Barrett and Schena loosed their bonds and notified police who hk career in 1829 ati a letter carrier wai chief of the New EigUad dU trict less than a year robbery In reiterating hi belief the gang will be caught wme White pointed out that the postal service has a record of W per cent convictions And he added still are determined to bring this case to a successful conclusion JW MAIL Map traces sequence of known events in mail truck robbery in Massachusetts on Aug 14 1962 1 Cape Cod area where mail truck collected 16 bagsof cash from banks 2 Route 3 where truck was flagged down ny a man dressed as a police officer 3 turnoff iroin Koute 3 into historic Plymouth where pseudo policeman put up a detour sign 4 road north of llymouth where robbers tossed money bags to ton iederales and 5 town of Randolph where mail truck was abandoned The newspaper th Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 14 19M UOc Paper Consists of Two Press Ful No 1M Continue remap rift calf wins title at the fair MAINE Gen Robert F Kern necly Is shown here on the Palawan a 55foot sloop owned by Thomas J Watson Jr The attorney general his wife and a group of nine friends have been sailing 6ft the Maine coast since Wednesday Negroes riot for 3rd night PATERSON NJ oline bombs hollies and bricks crashed in Ihe slrcets of Paler sons Negro dislrict for the third successive night but city offi cials called the vandalism and disorder less serious In Elizabeth police swinging nightsticks swept a street clear of hundreds of Negro and white youths at midnight after a po 40 troopers from the U S land in Congo LEOPOLDVILLE Ihe Congo AP Forly US paralroopcrs landed here Thursday night to ride US hclicoplers on rescue and support missions in the re volttorn Congo US Embassy officials in this capital say Ihe raratroopers are not here for combat but to guard four C130 transport planes supplied to Congolese forces The men and planes arc viewed as an expanded US ef fort to bolster the central Congo government against the spread ing Comnumistbackcd rebel offensive The paralroopcrs arc mem bers of an airborne division from Fort Bragg NC Armed with light weapons in cluding grenade launchers and bazookas tho paratroopers were expected lo fly missions close to rebelheld territory Ob scrvcrs here believed they might have to fire on the rebels to defend themselves Thursday nights American airlift was the first of whal American officials predicted would be a scries of emergency deliveries of military equipment to the Congo lo check the rcbc advance The rebels contro about one fovirlh o Ihe territory North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy Friday night with occasional light rain or drizxle in lower 50s Saturday somewhat warmer with occasional light rain or drimle around 70 Wtitttr details 2 ice car was struck with a bot le There too on the third night of violence authorities said ten ior appeared to be subsiding The patlern Ihree nighls of violence in a row malched hat of recent racial rioting in Harlem Brooklyn and Roches ter NY and Jersey City Paterson police reported that between 50 and 60 incidents occurred Thursday night in and near the citys predominantly Negro Fourth Ward They ar 23 Negroes one white man and a dozen juveniles The unidentified white man alleged y was arrested with a bottle in his hand Three policemen and a teen ager suffered minor injuries A police car was exlensively damaged by rocks and bricks Mayor Frank X Graves said Graves who promised to meet slreel violence wilh total force said late Thursday night Im very encouraged at this I think they know we mean business a year in jail for fooling around with a cop In Elizabeth the midnight clash climaxed a night of mill ing in the streets of the citys multiracial Elizabelhport dis trict by Negroes and whites Shortly before midnight some 40 Negro youths began a march on one side of First Street but Ihcy broke into a run when a white man in a telephone booth yelled Hey get lhat boy in the gray jacket A botllc slruck a police car others smashed in the slrccl The milling crowd of between 200 and 300 persons began run ning and shouting along scvera blocks Twenty squad cars roared onto First Slreel from all dircc lions and helmctcd policemen wilh clubs took command im mediately Inside The Globe Clear Lake news Editorials Mason City news 47 Latest markets 7 Society news Sports news e Television news I Comics Transit timctabk Classified pages 1415 Norm Iowa news BULLETIN Mike Dolan 15 Dougherty showed an 890pound Angus to the grand championship of the baby beef show the North Iowa Fair Friday The Reserve grand champ ion a 980pound Shorthorn was exhibited by Sandra Christiansen 17 of Clear Lake By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director The midway barkers at the North Iowa Fair will have lo lurn up Iheir volume a couple of notches for a while Friday night If they dont they wont be heard above the roar of high powered racing engines as the airs first grandstand attrac tion gets under way In this case the engines will belong lo modified and hobby ilock cars which are scheduled o take to the fairs rebuilt half mile track at 8 pm Many of North Iowas top stock car drivers are expected 0 appear on the doubleheader race attraction In the hobby stocks Mason itys Myron Lankhoff is ex pected to battle Rusty Hershey and Jim Hejna for top honors Hershey is from Sheffield and Hejna races out of Ventura In the modified events Mason itys Stacy Redmond and Al gonas Les Wilden the two top point winners on the North Iowa circuit this year are ex peeled lo receive lough compe tilion from Joey Rasmusson Ames and Ted Ziemann Mason City Actually those midway bark ers had best keep their hand on the volume dial for the first Ihree days of this years North Iowa Fair because there will be two more days of racing follow ing the Friday opening On Saturday Frank Winkley Minneapolis will bring his In ernational Motor Contest Assn speedway cars lo Ihe fair foi two racing programs The firs races will slart at 2 pm and a pm there will be another ful card of races On Sunday the late mode stock cars will be on hand fo two more race programs start ing at 2 pm and 8 pm Th afternoon races will be of the sprint variety with the 100la feature event scheduled for th evening card The speedway and late mode stock drivers will be competing for more than in prize money on the two days In the livestock showings Sat urday the open and district junior beef shows will share the spotlight The open beef show will gel he jump by starting at 8 a m with judging in the Angus Hereford and Shorthorn breeds Some of the top purebred icrds in Iowa have cattle en tered in the open show In the Angus department Addis Grei man and Sons Garner will be seeking to repeat last years per Tormance when they showed 30th the champion bull anc champion female Trying to top the Greiman cattle will be herds from Eugene Henry Algona Ben Studer Wesley and Welco Acres Spencer In the Hereford show the herd of F P Westcoll Denison i expected to provide plenty o competition for the herds o such veteran North Iowa Fair exhibitors as Lester Heidkross Sheffield and Ben Curran Ma son City Ben Studers Shorthorn hcrt is expected to fare quite wel in that breeds show at the fail Providing the main competition will be animals exhibited by FAIR Continued on Page Saturdays schedule KIDS DAY S W SHOWS ON MIDWAY 8 class beef judging 10 junior market lamb judging 2 car championship races 7 junior baby beef judging 8 car grand championship races LADY BIRDS Effie Hogan 59yearold Crow Indian was host to Mrs Lyn don Johnson Friday near liar din Mont Mrs Hogan served the First Lady fried bread and tea during the stop part of Mrs Johnsons western tour of Indian reservations and surrounding areas Pay raise bill signed by Johnson WASHINGTON AP Fed eral government people ranging rom mailmen and stenogra phers to Cabinet officers and members of Congress get pay ncrcases under legislation resident Johnson signed into aw Friday The new scales cover 17 mil lion persons and add mil lion to the annual federal civil ian pay roll which now runs about billion For most of those covered Hie raises will show up on the ncx pay check retroactive to Jul 1 Members of Congress wil have lo wait until next Jan 1 tc get their in creases The act provides raises rang ing from 27 per cent to 30 pe cent with Die bigger boost going lo Ihe highest level offi cials including federal judges The biggest raises ayear will go to the nin members of Ihe Cabincl mak ing Ihcir annual salaries The next vice president ant the speaker of the House wil get a year pulling thei annual salaries at Members of the House and Se natc judges of Ihe courts of ap peal and federal district judge will get raises That will give the appellat judges annual salaries of and the district judges am members of Congress The smallest in size of th major raises jocs lo the Su prcme Court justices year The House had voted then but the Senate trimmed Shortage of water on Cyprus Tensions are mounting again NICOSIA Cyprus AP Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Faz 1 Kuchuk said Friday it is onlj a matter of days before hi people will be without bread a a result of a Greek Cyprio blockade He called upon the Turkis government n Ankara to tak immediate political steps I bring pressure on Presiden Archbishop Makarios the Gree Cypriot leader to raise In blockade He told reporters bakerie will he forced to shut down i two days due to lack of kerc sene for ovens in the Turkis quarter Thirtyfive thousand peopl will start to go hungry We ar bread eaters Bread is neces sary to us he added We d not have communications every where and I am certain then are villages even now with ab soltitely nothing Turkey must find the politi cai means to raise the blockade am not asking for any at ack He saidhe ha I communicatec he situation fully to the Turk sh government and awaited i reply Kuchuk charged Makrios had attempted to svibdue u with force and failed He is now trying other means He said he could not predic hat his followers might do the blockade continued Kuchuk is spokesman fo about 100000 Turk Cypriots about onefifth of the island population The ceasefire brought abou by the United Nations Securit Council still is being observe by Greek and Turkish Cypriot Friday and a UN spokesma said no violence had been re ported on the island for th third straight day to and a compromise wa struck The new annual salaries fo the high court will be fo the chief justice and fo the associate justices For the II million white co lar federal workers the avcrag increase will be about 43 pc centA typical government sec retary will get an annual boo of about a year In the up per middle bracket an employ making will go up b to The average raiscNfor the 590 000 postal employes will be 5 per cent QUOTES FROM BIBLE CLOSES Closes restaurant to avoid Negroes ATLANTA Ga AP Restold about 80 spectators and aurant owner Lester Maddox newsmen gathered outside the iledged to continue his ight against the Civil Act afler he closed Ihe doors of is segregaled eating place ather than admit Negroes Id be a fool if I didnt take it o the US Supreme Court he court Pickrick Thursday Some em Rights ployes were cleaning up after unch inside With tears streaming down his cheeks Maddox said he was LBJ to keep hands off NY race WASHINGTON itfi President Johnson intends to keep hands off the New York senatorial race in which Atty Gen Robert F Kennedy has been mentioned prominently as the possible Democralic nominee A source in a posilion lo know said Kennedy has not consulted Johnson as to what he may plan in regard to the Senate race Furthermore Johnson feels lhat it is a matter entirely for the attorney general and the people of New York He has made no recommendation and he does not intend to make one FLAREBALLOONS Colo solution LOVELAND Police announced to reports of an unidentified flying object with flashing lights over Lovcland Thursday night Pranksters had launched a railroad flare with a halfdozen asfilled balloons officers said W Germans angered Berliners attack Reds at wall BERLIN AP West Berlin crs observed an hour of silence Thursday on the third anniver sary of the haled Communist wall Then silence turned to violence as rioters surged to the barricade and attacked a Soviet army car The wall must go shouted the demonstrators Others cent a truck trailer smashing through barriers put up lo keep West Berliners away from the wall between East and West Berlin West Berlin police swinging clubs dispersed the rock throw ing demonstrators One leather jacketed youth was knocked to the ground where he lay bleed ing and unconscious The Soviet army car contain ing at least one Soviet officer and a driver was traveling back to East Berlin It at tacked near the walls Check point Charlie a crossing point for foreigners A mob of about 500 West Ber liners surrounded the car and battered it with their fists and feet It was heavily dented and a license plate was ripped off 4 The Soviets stayed inside the car which roared off inlo East Berlin after West Berlin police cleared a path through the jeer ing mob Demonstrators pushed the truck trailer from a parking lot and sent itspeeding down the street toward the police bar riers The police jumped aside and the trailer smashed several barriers before slopping some distance from the wall The demonstrators raced for the breach in the barriers but police closed ranks swung their clubs and held off the dcmon strators The wall was built three years ago by the Communists to stop the westward exodus of East Germans Since then 53 East Germans have died trying lo scale Ihe wall To pay homage to Ihe dead the West Berlin government asked all West Berliners lo ob serve an hours silence Thurs day Public transport stopped and streets generally were de scried confident that with the help of almighty God and free people everywhere the court will say o Congress you have violated the Conslitution They have killed my busi ness and helped kill Ihe Ameri can free enlcrprise system he sobbed he scene took place shortly after two Allarla Negro slu dents Calvin Jones and Gary Robinson sought service Mad dox mel Ihcm at the door of the Pickrick He called them Communists then shouted Youve stolen my business Get out of my door Youve just put 66 people out of work Of the GG employes al the 000 restaurant 44 are Negroes he said All will be taken care ol as long as there is a dime in the checkbook he declared A threejudge federal court issued a ruling July 22 directing Maddox to comply with the pub lie accommodations section of the civil righls law The courl set Tuesday Aug 11 as the date for compliance Maddox posted a sign on the front door of his restaurant Thursday in which he said in part that the first Communist nspircd racial to en ter this entrance and demand service will pul us out of bus ness He didnt explain what he meant But after the two Ne rocs appeared and then were escorted away by police but not he slammec the door shut and told the crowd My president my Con grcss and the Communists have closed my business and ended childhood dream I dont know what I am going to do They gave me a ci talion for contempt of court might get a rest in the pcniten liary This seemed unlikely Civi contempt proceedings unlik criminal contempt are normal ly aimed only at gaining com pliance with a court order But the crowd cheered Mad dox closed the Bible hed been reading from during portions o Ihe talk and the people driftcc off Tactics confuse issue Try to put off action WASHINGTON AP Con press was caught Friday in a deepening controversy over the Supieme Courts ruling that state legislatures must be reap portioned on a oneman one vote basis In the Senate opponents of any delay in carrying out lha courts ruling threaten drawn out debate on a delaying propos al that Senate leaders want to attach to foreign aid bill In House 4 tough new bill that would strip the federal courts of any jurisdiction over state reapportionment cases has suddenly been dumped on the speakers table where it is tick ing like a time bomb The House bill authored by Rep William M Tuck DVa was sprung on the unsuspecting upporters of the court by Rep Howard W Smith DVa the rhairman of the House Rules Committee He won a 104 vole n his committee to send the bill 0 the House floor before his op ponents had to figure out what was happening By the time they did the Tuck iill was in their laps and after 1 close look at it a lot of them have decided the Sonata proposal looks good Worked out by Senate Demo cratic leader Mike Mansfield and Republican leader Everett M Dirksen in conjunction Vith he Justice Department it would permit states to delay reapportionment until Jan 1 196G in thi absence of highly unusual circumstances It was the addition of last seven words to Dirksens original proposal for an uncon ditional delay that triggered Smiths action on the Tuck bill Tucks bill which he called a simple measure has only two provisions One says the Su preme Court shall no longer nave the right to review state reapportionment cases coming from any federal ourt or stata supreme court The other says the federal dis rict courts shall have no juris diction over any state rcappor ionment cases In sending it to the floor the Rules Committee re sorted to a littleused procedure hat permits it to lake any bill away from a HOUST legislative committee in this case tho Judiciary Committee The net effect of it all is lo cave both houses in a highly uncertain state over all pending egislation nd in a gloomy con dition over the prospects of ad journing before th Democratic National Convention starts in Atlantic City Aug 24 SLUM HELP WASHINGTON Housa voted Thursday to spend million next year for housing mostly to clear slums The vote was 308 to 65 SAM
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