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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Suicide by fire resumed 17yearold girl kills self By MALCOLM W BROWNE SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A 17yearold Vietnam ese girl drenched herself with gasoline and burned herself to death Tuesday as a political pro test against the government of Premier Tran Van Huong It was the first such protest suicide since 1963 when immo lations by Buddhists helped bring down the late President Ngo Dinh Diem The suicide Tuesday took place at Nha Trang a coastal city 200 miles north of Saigon where an antigovernmcnt demonstration was under way A second schoolgirl in Nha Trang also doused herself with gasoline but the mob grabbed her and prevented her burning herself Witnesses reported from Nha Trang that about 4000 persons had assembled before the waterfront home of the local provincial chief The girl a stu dent named Hoang Thi Yen Phu moved apart from the crowd and unnoticed by the other demonstrators poured gasoline over herself Then she set herself afire and was dead before anyone could extinguish the flames Buddhist monks reportedly picked up the body and carried it at the head of a huge proces sion to the local Buddhist pago da In 1963 six Buddhist monks and one nun burned themselves to death in protest against the Diem government There have been no burnings of monks or nuns since but about 50 Viet namese have committed suicide by burning since then for non political reasons Buddhist demonstrations against the government broke out Tuesday in suburbs of Sai but calm was reported in the northern city of Hue where rioting arson and pillaging oc curred Monday Government paratroopers ar rested about 70 monks and near ly 100 of their followers in Gia Dinh after the Buddhists dem onstrated outside the headquar ters of the provincial chief About 10000 persons were in volvecf in the antiHuong demon slration at Hue Monday About 500 youths sacked the homes o two high officials and burned their furniture fixtures and per sonal effects Chief of State Phan Khac Suu decreed an extension of martial law for two more months in Hue and for one more month in Sai gon Radio Saigon said anyone caught starting fires or damag ing property would be executed on the spot In an effort to appease its op ponents Huongs government announced plans for legislative elections on a limited scale The plans for selection of a 145seat Congress came as a surprise A communique said elections would be held March 21 for 21 legislators from Saigon and four other cities A special electoral committee will pick 134 mem bers from the 45 provinces many of which are controlled by Ihe Viet Cong The newspaper that makes alt North lovfans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY UOc a Paper Consists of Two One Press Full LCIM No 301 LBJ released Looks fit Air academy exams for sale 6 more resign in cloakdagger cheat probe AIR F 0 R C E ACADEMY Colo superintendent of the US Air Force Academy announced Tuesday that six ad ditional cadets have resigned bringing the total to 35 since a cheating scandal broke last week Maj Gen Robert H Warren issued a brief statement soften ing unconfirmed reports that there had been 40 additional withdrawals However sources in the infor mation office which declined to be identified insisted that there had been mass resignations and that the academy was deciding to announce them a few at a time Warren said the investigation may n o t be completed before Feb 10 The investigation is being conducted in a painstaking manner appraising the cadets who are involved of their indi vidual rights and offering them legal counsel during the investi g a t i o n the superintendent said Secretary of the A i r Force Eugene M Zuckert announced Saturday more than 100 cadets including 30 football players were involved in t h e scandal triggered by a thirdyear cadet w h o stole a key to a locker took examination papers and at tempted cadets to sell them to fellow Twentynine cadets left the academy last week The probe is being conducted in cloak and dagger secrecy al a hideout location of which even information officers say they do not know It is reported that more than 700 of the 2567member cadet wing will be interviewed before Ihe investigation is completed The investigation panel is said to be made up of eight men from outside bases Their iden tities also have been withheld by the academy Here is how the scheme re portedly developed A thirdyear cadet uniden tified stole a key to a locker where professors had stored papers lor the semester final examinations just before Christ mas He made copies of these papers then recruited 10 class mates to offer them lor sale to cadets in need of academic help The original papers were returned On Friday Jan 15 two fresh man class members got wind of the plot Under the academys honor code which specifics that ca dets must not lie steal or cheat or tolerate any one who does the two freshmen were obligated to report the plot to CHEATING Continued on Page 2 Photofav HAZARDOUS DUTY Dee Carter a meter reader for the Roanoke Va Water Department has the unusual task of checking a meter under a man hole in the middle of one of Roanokes busiest streets Funeral practice jams up traffic LONDON AP A somber The last of the sailors didnt rehearsal Tuesday of Ihe Inner1 reach Tower Pier until shortly al march for Sir W i n s I o 9 am when cars and Churchills last journey createdpedestrians off the trains into one of Londons worst Bridge Liverpool Street Hughes support for bingo If stakes are limited DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes said Tuesday he does not consider limitedstakes bingo at church and social af fairs to be gambling He said he would support legalizing this kind of bingo But the governor said he is opposed to gambling generally and added I know that bingo can be used for biglime gam bling Hughes declined to say what controls he believes should be in a bingo game I wont be drawn into a discussion of what the governor thinks the stakes jshould be in a bingo game he said at a news conference The question of whether bingo is a harmless recreation for the elderly or a foot in the door for bigtime gambling was debat ed by the Senate Judiciary Com imittee Monday before it ap iproved a bingo measure by a 94 vote This apparently will be the major issue when the meas ure reaches the Senate floor i The bill is a joint resolution Spends 3 days in hospital Johnson wife smiling silent WASHINGTON dent Johnson strode out of the hospital Tuesday looking fit af ter a stay of three and a half j days battling a cold and sore throat The chief executive with Mrs ohnson by his side was smil ng broadly but saying nothing le didnt answer a question as 3 how he was feeling but lowed through a throng in the obby of Bethesda Naval Hospi al Mrs Johnson also was ending stay in the hospital She had a lead cold and wanted a rest Both entered the hospital Satur day Johnson in early morning and his wife late in the day The President and the First ady both appeared rested When Johnson was taken to he hospital by ambulance he was running a temperature but it had subsided to normal Mon day and hadnt gone up since White House officials said Right from the start the offi cial word was that the President had a cold and sore throat along with pains in the chest But still there was a wave of concern and speculation that somehow perhaps his heart might be involved since he had suffered a massive heart attack in 1955 jams in years jand Cannon Street stations A royal gun carriage and unijwcre pouring into town formed marchers sot out in the cold damp streets before dawn on the route to be followed Sat The idea of Tuesdays exer cise was to see if we had Peterson to begin vote probe Monday WATERLOO AP Stephen Peterson Democratic candidate inday from Westminster Hall to JSI Pauls Cathedral and then to jTower Pier on Iho Thames men bu Women office cleaners and a better few other early workers were and o time the run from West minster I think we had enough the timing must be to amend he Iowa Constitution j t would allow the legislature to make laws licensing and reg ulating bingo games conducted by charitable organizations re ligious or veterans organiza tions chartered by the Congress of the United States Courts have held that bingo isj the only spcclators when the jbeat of a huge bass drum for Congress last Jail who is contesting the re election of Republican Rep H R Gross said Tuesday he plans to begin his investigation of the vote in the 3rd District next week Peterson lost by 419 votes to Cross according to the official stale canvass Peterson a Wat erloo attorney contends there were errors in the vote count Gross has accused Peterson shrouded in black signaled the slart in the darkness and 142 navy bluejackets leaned into the ropes to haul Ihe carriage See Related Story on Page 16 of going on a fishing expedi Another rehearsal was sched uled Friday morning A police spokesman estimated more than a million Britons will jam the heart of London Satur day to say farewell to the World iWar II leader who died Sunday Photofax CATTLE HUSTLER A small herd of cattle stock farmer who was taking them to market when rambles across a busy intersection in midtown St his truck overturned and the cows got loose Police Louis as police officers gave them the goahead Be rounded them up and drove them to the stockyards hind them is trail boss Lynn Franklin Pearl 111 through traffic Being prepared for legislature New bill would legalize betting on dogs horses But the doctors reported heart tracings on an electrocardio gram were normal Johnson wore a hat and over coat as he walked out the front door of the hospital in relatively mild weather His doctors had said earlier that they wanted him to stay in the hospital about five days Press secretary George E Reedy had said earlier that the presidential couple would leave the hospital some time this afternoon Reedy said he did not know whether the President will go to England for the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill DES MOINES AP Pan mutucl betting on horse and dog racing would be legalized in Iowa under a bill being pre pared for introduction in the a lottery prohibited by the constitution This is more or less a bill for older people for recrea tion said Sen Peter F Han sponsor Part of the slates share of the proceeds from a parimutuel system would be channeled in where pari mutucl belling is legal He says part of this money could be kept at home the state would realize some income and several hundred jobs would be provided by stimulating the horse and dog breeding industry at least a year plus ex penses The commission would hire a secretary at up to 59000 a year and a supervisor of mutuels at up to annual ly It also would hire a state steward to work with two stew ards appointed by the track and whatever track police and wuuiu uc ciictnuuiuu in rrt r i to a fund to be used by the govn f hSf11Bslate other employes it deems neces ernor in A Royal Air Force escort led j at the age of 90 the way A naval officer fol lowed with his naked sword rej versed Soldiers and airmen marched beside the bluejackets A line of empty limousines trailed behind But the sun was well up bo fore the march ended and Lon don was filling for the work of the day It was n monster jam tying i up just about Hie whole of the city a navy spokesman said Inside The Globe an tion and said there has been no evidence that a recount was needed Congress will decide the contest If the recount which will take place doesnt have merit Pet erson said I cant see why Gross is so opposed to it Maybe his true feelings were not revealed by his statements on this occasion Peterson said I recall that Gross also com plained loudly against a con gressional pay raise and then pocketed the money and that he griped for the benefit of home folks about the fancy of fice building in Congress and then proceeded to move in at the first opportunity North Iowa Weather outlook Weather Details On Page 2 Clear and colder with dimin ishing winds Tuesday night low lero to 7 below Fair and slightly warmer Wednesday highs in low 20s Weather Details on Page 2 We had to use radio cars moi torcyclcs and walki sort everything out North Iowa news Editorials Clear Lake news Farm news Society news Sports news Latest markets Mason City news Classified pages sen DManning chief for the measure agricultural stale Sen Eugene Hill DNewton said its a foot in the door that will be followed by pari mutue betting and may lead totto operation of gambling syndi cates To become part of the con stitution the measure must be i i ie UY uu Kuv belling promoting the livcstockF resources of eyer said the bill will be in Uroduccd within a few days isary Applicants for licenses to op and the ability of the communi ty to support it Commercial groups would be required to submit in advance the plans for the track showing location size seating capacity and physical facilities for the care of animals and the like before their application for a li jcense could be granted No two commercial tracks could be lo cated within 100 miles of each in the Senate A companion bill erate race meetings would havejother Another portion would go into will be offered in the House het0 post a cash deposit of up to Kund said county bill would sni up a state I 000 to assure payment of pre approved by two sessions of lhejjng Iowa County Fair be distributed to boards of supervisors as aracjng commission of three threemember racing appointed by the gov sion established by the billCrnor with Senate approval Belorc a race deems necessary for the pro motion of countv fairs and rac All racing facilities licensed and a bond of up to be requircd to have an board in the Commissioners would I censed in any would meeting area the be required cleclric lotalizer infield showing approximate is lijodds win place and show pay corn BETTING tn legislature then ralified by the for six years and would be Ilin need racing Continued on Page 2 8 1011 1314 be voters The measure would allow both stale and county fairs and Hanscn urged that the votersicommcrdal imorcsts lo operate given a chance to express 16 themselves on it He said such 1417 measures previously have been 2223killcd in legislative commitlees Syrian President Amin Hafeziever has made It clearly was vowed Tuesday to thousands of meant to frighten the merchants shouting workers to crush and rightwing Moslem lead icill plotters against his socialistjers backing them into open Violent Syrian threats to crush socialist foes racing programs on which pari mutucl belling is pcrmitlcd However il would restrict the racing commission lo licensing no more than two commercial tracks in the stale lor the first Iwo years The commission then would call a public hearing of interested persons to discuss the advisability of permitting additional commercial Iracks It would limit horse racing to 1130 days harness racing lo 90 Ulays and dog racing to 150 idays a year until the commis Cite debris leakage Russia denies test ban treaty violation By JOHN A HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP The DAMASCUS Syria AP toughness in times of crisisI The shopkeepers sisted in its third government We shall crush their heads and we shall kill them The sword will soon be in necks he cried in a staged by Ihe government to beat down a strike of Damascus merchants against the Baath party regimes spreading social sm Execute them Execute them the crowd shouted The speech was one of ing their shops and restoring Damascus to normal after three days of strike their But most of the generals rally i strong words appeared aimed at the most violcnl lhal known the Moslem Brotherhood a sometime violent organization of righlwing Moslems which opposes Baath socialism The brotherhood led an insurrection against the government in the Syrian town of Kama last April but was beaten down by troops and tanks strike persion decides there is a need for Soviet Union says il did nol vio day in deaddilional racing days jlate Ihe limiled nuclear lestban iance of growing pressures from the massive demonstra tions Ihrealened government seizure of shops and five death sentences passed by a special military court Damascus radio in a middle of the night broadcast an nounced that the special mili tary court had sentenced to death five men who fostered a military plot to overthrow the government The broadcast said the plotters planned political assassination and sabotage against the people and the na tional industries Any person or corporation is sued a permit to hold a racing meet could be allowed three ad ditional charity days with treaty earlier this month when an underground Soviet explosion blew some radioactive material into the atmosphere the proceeds to be donated to At the time of the fan IS nonprofil charilable or benevo lent organizations Prime mover behind the bill is former Rep Alvin Meyer D Wintersel who sponsored a sim ilar measure in the 1963 legis lature Meyer hundreds says lowans of thousands wager if not millions of dollars a year at tracks in states like Nebraska blast the United Stales detected earth shock and later radioac tive materials beyond the Soviet boundary over the Sea of Japan A week ago Secretary of State Dean Rusk asked Soviet Ambas sador Anatoly F Dobrynin for an explanation He got the reply from Dobrynin in a brief meet ing at the Stale Monday The State Department saic Monday night the Soviel govern nent had reporled that the mi clear explosion was carried out deep under ground on Jan 15 and lhat some radioaclive de bris leaked into the atmos phere However the oral reply stales hat the amount is so insignifi cant that the Soviet government excludes the possibility of a vio lation of the limited testban treaty The Soviet report thai Ihe ma terial leaked into Ihe air was laken by officials here as confir malion of their estimate a week ago thai the presence of ra dioactive debris in Ihe air was a result of an accident In other words they die not think that Soviets had intended such a re sult dined to comment for the US expul sion Jan 7 of a Russian diplo The Slale Departmenl de In an earlier report Reedy nad described the President as in excellent spirits with temper ature normal and chest clear Reedy said the President had been moving around his 17th floor suite at the Bethesda Md Naval Medical Center and said Johnson in pajamas and robe sat up in a lounge for a time Reedy said no decision has been made yet as to whether Johnson will fly to England for Sir Winston Churchills funeral A major mission of Johnsons doctors was to help him build his strength so he could make the trip US diplomat booted out of i Soviet Union MOSCOW AP The Soviet Union Tuesday charged an American diplomat here with I spying and declared him per isona non formal dip ilomatic term for a person not acceptable to the country in svhich he is assigned The Foreign Ministry accused Richard F Stolz first secretary of the US Embassy of activi ty incompatible with status as ian accredited diplomat The charge appeared to be a the message from Moscow or say whether il was satisfactory so far as the issue of the Ireaty violation is concerned Pending receipt of the reply the United States had not formally charged a violation But officials here had taken the position that any underground blast by any coun mat Boris V Karpovich ac cused of spying in the United States The US Embassy denied the charge and said Stolzs beha vior at all times was in strict accord with diplomatic norms try which caused debris beyond its radioactive boundaries was in fact technical violation of the treaty The treaty prohibits any nu clear explosion on the part of a member country in the air in outer space or under water It also bans underground explo sions if they cause radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits of the state SAME
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