Friday, November 13, 1964

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1964, Mason City, Iowa the newspaper that makes all North iowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13 1H4 UOc Piper Consists oj Two AuoeUUd Prtu full Wins No ZU Mason Cityans die in crash Victims 2 other youths catapulted into icy Winnebago River More Viet riots Students demand end to regime SAIGON Viet Nam AP Buddhist students stormed past riot police Friday in a demon stration demanding an end to tlie new civilian government already sorely beset by a flood disaster and Red guerrillas Troops kept the 1500 demon strators from marching as planned on Diem Hong palace where the new government and the High National Council were in session Truckloads of troops pourtd into the city in a show oi strength by Premier Tran Van Huongs 10dayold government The students then contented themselves with pushing past 40 police and entering the cen tral market Then leaders told the students to disperse Another band of students armed with sticks and machetes tried to storm the Ministry oi Public Works but were repelled The students oppose the ap pointment of some technicians who served tinder President Ngo Dihh Diem ousted and slain last November They also are angered because the pre mier told them to stay out of politics Aside from political unrest in the capital the new government is faced with a monumental task of rebuilding 10 floodrav aged provinces north of Saigon where more than 5000 persons have drowned Communist guerrillas were reported capitalizing on the floods and moving openly from mountain hideouts into the crip pled valley villages Refugees from the flood told Vietnamese authorities they had been accosted by Viet Cong men and forced to tear up their iden tity papers Widespread elimi nation of the papers vould help the Communists to move with comparative freedom through the disrupted region Reliable sources said Friday the refugees disclosed the Viet Cong movements during inter views in government relief com pounds in the coastal resort of Nhatrang and at Quinhon Thursday The Saigon government can do little about Viet Cong activity in the flooded regions Commu nications highways are and disrupted and railroad beds washed away in an era the size of New Jersey Israel and Syria clash TEL AVIV Israel UP Israeli A i r Force planes Friday smashed Syrian border positions after a clash involving tanks and artillery on the frontier an Israeli military spokesman an nounced The spokesman said there were several casualties on the Israeli side but did not give numbers or details There wag no estimate of Syrian casual tics The Israeli spokesman said the battle started at pm when the Syrians opened fire on an Israeli patrol inspecting a newly repaired road near the Israeli settlements of Dan and Shaar Hayishuv in northern Gal ilee North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair throufh Sat urday Cooler Friday nlfht lows In lew 30s Hiejhs Satur day in mid Weather Details en Pate 2 i CRASH SCENE The car from which four boys were thrown into the Winnebago River Thurs clay night is smashed solidly against a concrete By 1965 Claim U S to have 4 to missile lead bridge railing and retained from going into the river by trees to the rear The motor was pushed back into the front seat The boys two of whom died Photo by Miisscr later were thrown to the river 5 feet below The other boys were hospitalized with serious injuries LONDON Itfl The United States still will have more than a 4tol edge over the Soviet Union in intercontinental ballis ic missiles by early 1965 but he Russians may begin catch i n g up after that a leading Western Research Institute es timated Friday The annual review of the In stitute of Strategic Studies also said the Soviet Union is main taining its numerical superiority in submarine strength and there are indications that the Soviet Naval Air Force and mis silefiring submarines are com ng to play a more central role in her strategy Americas Strategic Air Com mand SAC has clear superior ty in the number of intercon tinental bombers the review re ported but the Soviet Union maintains a strong force of me dium bombers capable of strikes at Japan or Western Europe The review said Communist Chinas army has little strategic mobility because of primitive logistics and its air force has only obsolescent aircraft But it said the nu clear test has shown that the Chinese nuclear technology is apparently considerably more advanced than it was generally given credit for The Institute of Strat e g i c Studies researches problems on defense world security and dis armament It is an international study group of experts largely from Western NATO nations and in cludes politicians and military authorities from the United States Britain West European countries and India Lord Attlee the former British prime min ister is its president The review said the Soviet Union fields 200 intercontinental balistic missiles ICBMS double the number a year ago and this may increase sub stantially in 1965 But by early 1965 the United States will have 925 ICBMS com pared with 745 a year earlier However the report said this may be the last year in which the Western superiority in longrange striking power is so marked as the American ICBM program becomes sub stantialy completed next year and if the Soviet missile buildup is continued under Premier Alexei Kosygin and First Secretary Leonid Brezhnev The review also reported There is no sign of any signifi cant reduction in the number of the 750 Soviet intermediate range missiles IRBMS tar geted on Western Europe and Japan or in its force of 1400 medium bombers The United States has in creased its lead over the Soviet Union in fleet ballistic missiles from under 2tol to 4tol during the past year The Soviet Union is building about 10 nuclearpowered sub marines a year A reduction in Soviet conven tional military power seems un likely PUMPKIN KILLS SON NEW YORK WlA pumpkin hurled down in anger from a fourthfloor window by Ralph Pierro 25 at his wife Lorraine missed her but struck their 3 monthold son Ralph Jr in juring him fatally Thursday po NO WORRY Adam fchurch 3 knows how to take care of that unlucky 13 stuff Theres nothing unlucky about either a 1 or a 3 Hes the son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Church 205 N Pierce For more pictures by Jo Moore Stewart of Friday the 13lh superstitions see 6 V ANOTHER VJEW OF DEATH CAR SHOWS DAMAGED V Ford to start layoff It could idle 160000 lice said Pierro with homicide was charged Inside The Globe PIONEER ATOM smasher at UI goes to salvage yard Page 16 Editorials 4 Clear Lake ntws 5 ftUson City 47 Latwt 7 Society 910 Television newt 1MJ U ClaisJfied H15 U North rwwt DETROIT AP Strike plagued Ford Motor Co starts a huge layoff of workers across the country Friday night in a cutback which President Arjay Miller says may become a com plete shutdown next week Company officials blame weekold strikes by the United Auto Workers Union at seven factories including key parts and stamping plants that feed the Ford production scheme If Ford closes all its 90 facil ities a total of 160000 hourly workers will be laid off Ford witfi 24100 on strike at seven plants announced a lay off effective Friday night of an other 33500 at eight assembly operations and 16 manufactur ing locations Strikeending agreement was reached Friday hy Ford and the UAW at the companys assem bly plant in Dallas Tex one of nine which the union originally struck The walkouts were in support of local level demands being made for inclusion in atthe plant agreements which supple ment the FordUAW national contract company and union Sept 18 but left locallevel ne gotiations hanging The unionj called its members out of nine of the 11 plants lacking atthe plant agreements a week ago Since then settlements have been reached at assembly plants in Louisville and Dallas Nine still have no new pacts There was no indication when Fords 1400 assembly plant workers might return to work in Dallas and a spokesman said in Detroit the Texas agreement in no way altered Friday nights layoff plans Thats an assembly plant he pointed out Thats not problem Were short of six dccr The company made its layoff announcement Thursday from The separate local strikes ar on individual attheplant issues Local agreements sup plement the national FordUAW contract Ford like rival Gener al Motors and Chrysler came to national agreements with the union weeks ago although GM was troubled into last week by local disputes all now settled 6 deer hit and killed in the county been killed in Richard Hesley Danny Lamb dead Two Mason City youths died of injuries received when they were catapulted into the Winnebago River Thursday night from a car that slammed into a heavy concrete railing of the 12th NE bridge near the city water plant Two others are in critical condition The dead are Richard Thomas Tom Hesley 17 9th NW and Danny Lynn Lamb 19 1739 N Del aware In critical condition at Mercy Hospital are Rich ard Allen Pruisman 17 Rockwell and Dennis Lynn Lewerke 17 Route 2 Rock well All four were pitched into the river on the north side of the bridge when the eastbound car smashed into the railing after going out of control The accident happened about pm Police believe all four youths were shot out the drivers door or windshield as the heavy bridge rail stopped the high speed forward motion Trees stopped the rear of the car from sliding sideways over the river bank A brother of lie Lcwerke boy Curtis Leon Lcwcrkc 19 was given major credit for getting the injured out of the water He was driving a second car and was assisted immediately after the accident by others in that auto Policeman Rudy Alman who arrived with other officers only minutes after the smashup re vived Dennis Lewerke by use of mouth to mouth resuscitation That boy the last one found in the river had no detectable pulse and was not breathing when pulled from the river Alman and Officer Myron L Lewis waded with Curtis Lew erke in the frigid chestdeep water in the search for the other Lcwerke boy Officer Dclmar Smith also was in the water at the rivers edge and assisted in bringing that youth out Although badly Injured all four youths were alive when sent to the hospital The Hesley boy died at am Friday and the Lamb boy at am Dennis Lcwerke was reported offccrs the two autos were to gether at the stop sign on Pennsylvania at 13lh NE They reported shouting to the occu pants of the car which crashed warning them to watch their driving because police were in the area The car which crashed went ahead appeared to go out of control on the curve at Elm Drive and then hit the bridge It was not known who vas driving the car which hit the bridge It was registered to Marion Jane Pruisman rural Rockwell Police said the scene at ha river bank when they arrived looked like something from a war movie The bank is steep and the first three unconscious boys found by Curtis Lcwerke had been propped against it sitting part way in the water Rcpes had to be used to lift the four injured boys up the bank to be taken to the hospital RICHARD TOM HESLEY to have suffered ill effects from long exposure in the water and head and internal injuries Pruisman suffered head injury and possible internal injuries Curtis Lewerke also was taken to the hospital suffering from shock and his long search for his brother in the cold water He was released after treat mcnt Police estimated that Dennis Lewerke was in the water 10 or 15 minutes before his dcs pcrately searching brother felt him on the river bottom under about five feet of water and some 30 feet upstream from the bridge He and Lewis brought the unconscious boy from deep water Officers headquarters multancousiy here with almost si a union charge that Fords obstinate attitude has prevented strike settlements Ken Bannon director of the UAW Ford Department issued a statement saying Ford stub bornly refuses to agree to terms at some plants which he said management already had accepted at other plants Ford made no immediate Cerro Gordo County by cars on highways so far this week ac cording to Jack Meggers state conservation officer The latest was hit Thursday evening on Highway 65 about miles south of Mason City Joe Kellcy Marble Rock was driving a truck which struck the animal The twoyearold buck was taken to a processing plant and the meat will be given to uu juiiiieviiafte reached a new national contract comment on the charce gaid charitable institution Meggers hind it expressed surprise that Alman was able to revive him He continued resuscitation for more than five minutes It was guessed that the youth may have been conscious when he and the others were thrown from the auto down the 15 feet to the water and that he may have attempted to get out before becoming unconscious Officers also expressed amazement at the older Lcw crkc boys feat in continuing the search for his brother The policemen in the water for a much shorter time said they nearly froze and Lewis at midnight still was shaking from the cold In the car driven by the older Lewerke boy were besides him self John Shepck 18 1205 S Federal Gary Kctchum 18 315 S Carolina and Roger Shultz 18 12 32th SE Ketchum ran to the waterworks to call police after the crash while the others went to assist Ihe in jured Police said the car which crashed apparently was going at high speed and was on the left side of the street for some distance The other car was traveling on the right side of Ihc street some distance The boys In the other car lold by Sneils Ambulance Service Mason City firemen assisted with that part of the operation All available police officers also were at the scene after those ftrst arriving called for assist ance Deputy sheriffs also as sisted The two deaths are the second and third traffic fatalities in Mason City this year and the first onessince July 12 There were three fatalities in the city during 1963 Both boys vho died were sen iors in Mason City High School TWO 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