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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Plan to execute six more Red threats are ignored SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The South Vietnamese government is reported plan ning six more executions Fri day despite Viet Cong threats of reprisals against American prisoners Informers said no Commu nist reaction was expected be cause those to be executed were convicted of criminal activities in no way related to the Viet Cong When Brig Ctn Nguyen Cao Ky became premier of South Viet Nam last June he warned that his government would exe cute hoarders speculators and war profiteers So far none of these executions have been car ried out publicly Workmen Thursday were en larging the sandbag execution wall in Saigons Central Market Place where a firing squad put two young Viet Cong terrorists to death earlier this year In retaliation the Viet Cong executed Sgt Harold Bennett of Perryville Ark on June 25 The Viet Cong announced Monday they had executed an other two American servicemen in reprisal for the shooting of three Viet Cong sympathizers at Da Nang two weeks ago The Americans were Capt Humbert R Versace of Baltimore Md and Sgt Kenneth M Roraback whose wife lives at Fayetteville NC Threats of more reprisals against captured Americans came in a letter from North Viet Nam to the International Red Cross in Geneva and in the official Hanoi newspaper Nhan Dan North Viet Nam told the Red Cross that captured American and South Vietnamese pilots will be tried as war criminals because they had deliberately bombed objects marked with the sign of the Red Cross The State Department has denied this Robert J McCloskey State Department press officer said in Washington any effort to brand American pilots as war criminals and try them in kan garoo fashion would be a smoke screen for reprisals for the execution of Communist terror ists by the South Vietnamese Assistant Secretary of De fense Arthur Sylvester said in Miami Fla that the Commu nist declaration was a resort to primeval savagery Nhan Dan said Roraback and Versace would have been put to death long ago had it not been for the lenient policy of the Viet Cong The Communists indicated in a broadcast earlier this week that more Americans might be put to if the South Viet namese government continues to execute Communist agents US officials in Saigon said 38 American military personnel are missing and many of them are believed to be in Viet Cong hands Air Force records in Washing ton list six pilots as prisoners and 29 others as missing The Navy does not acknowledge that any of its pilots have been cap tured but three of them listed as missing have appeared in Com The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER M 1945 UOc Paper ConnuU nf Two AuocUterl Press Full m xie deputy acquitted Pro Con MYHR Clear Lake HUDSON Northwood JARVILL Mason City SEBERN Charles City MRS WOLCOTT Rockwell HOGRABE Dows MITCHELL Fort Dodge IVERSON Dows DREW Hampton EDGINGTON Sheffield 85 N lowans voice opinions on 135 routing Cleared of killing charge Deliberate for 2 hours CLEAR a marathon hearing that stretched over GV hours here Wednesday Iowa Highway Commission officials listened to more than 85 North lowans either support or at tack a new corridor for Inter stale 35 Raymond Kassel of Ames as sistant commission planning engineer called the hearing one of the longest and most out standing in Iowa Official estimates placed the crowd at the hearing in the All Veterans Social Center at 915 In spite of the size of the audience and the length of the hearing the taperecorded pro ceedings were orderly Al Ihe time Hie hearing ended at pm there still were about 300 persons in the audi ence Earlier the main room and four side rooms were filled Discussion centered mainly around three groups Mason Cityans and repre sentatives from 10 other cities and towns backed the proposed Mason CityClear Lake corridor They cited roaduser benefits a lower overall construction cost and greater service to greater numbers John Mitchell Fort Dodge attorney said he represented 35 northwest Iowa communities He spoke vigorously in favor of the original Interstate 35 route a Highway 69 parallel stating it would be less expensive to build and would better serve northwest Iowa DovvsLatimer farmers liv ing on or near the proposed di agonal said Interstate 35 would cut up some of the richest farm land in Iowa They said they arc not objecting to the Inter state only the diagonal Kasseltold the GlobeGazette that because of the length of the hearing it may be at least six weeks before the proceed ings can be typed and pre pared for the commission At the beginning of the hear ing and again later in the ques tionanclanswer session Kas sel explained why the commis sion chose the new corridor In the fall after the hearing at Forest City in 1963 on the Highway 69 route for Inter state 35 a change was made in evaluating locations for Intcr states Under this new evaluation method Kassel said the high way commission attempts to forecast highway use for an area Called a system cost analysis he added that this new tool allows engineers to handle much more informa tion much more intensively Kassel said the Mason City Clear Lake corridor would greatly reduce improvement costs for Highway 65 Upgrad ing of Highways 71 18 and 69 especially near Highway 30 also are factors the commission considered in system costs he added The costs of the portion of the interstate from the Iowa Minnesota border to Albert Lea also are considered Kassel ox plained because an interstate project works between control points While most of those favoring the newer route presented reso lutions from their towns or or ganizations the most compre hensive defense was made by Thomas E Joins chairman of the Interstate 35 Committee John Sebern mayor pro lem porc of Charles City brought a unanimous city council resolu tion of support for the Mason City route He saici CharlesCity has a vital interest in a more east erly route of 135 stating it will serve one of the greatest growth areas in North Iowa Letters of support for the Ma son City proposal were submit ted by two Charles City labor union groups United Auto Worker Local 1315 representing 1800 members and their fam Floyd County HAYNEVILLE Ala AP A jury of 12 while men ac quitted special Deputy Sheriff Thorns L Coleman Thursday of a manslaughter charge in the killing of a white civil rights worker Jonathan M Daniels The verdict came after the jury had deliberated one hour Wednesday night and one hour this morning In the intervening time the jurors had spent the night locked up in Montgom ery C E Gates Jr written verdict to clerk Mrs Kelly munist photographs or from North Viet Nam films Most major war action report cd Thursday came from the air a US military spokesman said US Air Force B52 bombers from Guam pounded a Viet Cong area 10 miles northeast of Tay Ninh and 60 miles north west of Saigon It was the 35th B52 raid of the war and the sec ond in four days near the Cam bodian border Four Air Force Phantoms and six Canberras made five armed reconnaissance missions during the night over North Viet Nam The pilots said they dropped 25 tons of bombs on bridges high ways trucks and buildings Ground fire brought down a US Air Force F100 Super Sa bre jet 5 miles southeast of Can Tho in South Viet Nam The pilot parachuted to safety and was rescued unhurt Navy and Marine Corps planes continued heavy air strikes in support of Vietnamese ground forces in the Phu Cu Pass area in the central high lands In the past 24 hours Navy and Marine pilots flew 225 com bat sorties throughout Viet Nam The spokesman said they hit Viet Cong troop concentra tions river shipping fortifica tions supply dumps base and Kashmir war remains hot NEW DELHI India iff India and Pakistan dug in Thursday for what promised to be more bloody skirmishing along the ineffective UN ceasefire line between their armies Spokesmen for both nations continued to adopt uncompromising stands that appeared to leave no pros pect of a significant troop withdrawal or longrange peace settlement Both armies nervously fenced rilh each other sending out atrols consolidating their posi ons in several sectors and con inued the shootings The United Nations which rranged the ceasefire on Sept 8 still did not have enough ob ervers to patrol the front The hief UN officer Maj Gen Bruce McDonald of Canada eportedly crossed nomans and in the Lahore sector in an ffort to quiet the skirmishing McDonald was reported pro tosing that both armies initially withdraw 500 yards along the ahore front where their for ward units now faced each other across the 100footwide Ichhbgi anal rest camps and training areas A total of 51 Viet Cong were reported killed and 12 captured in groundaction North Iowa Weather outlook Decreasing and colder with diminishing Thursday night in Partly cloudy and colder Friday in the Weather details on pago 2 Identifies units with top priority WASHINGTON tary of Defense Robert S Mc Namara Thursday designated 982 units chiefly in the Army National Guard for a 145000 nian select force whichwill be brought to the highest possible state of combat readiness At the same time he ordered that 750 Army Reserve units totalling some 55000 men be disbanded as unneeded to car ry out contingency war plans The men will be given an opportunity to shift to high priority units to help fill out the ranks of those units Men who choose otherwise may go into a manpower pool Men in the pool are reserves un assigned to units The plan follows the lines of key features in a controversial proposal to merge the Army Re serve into the Army National Guard That merger was banned by Congress but McNamara said the streamlining announced Thursday is possible under ex isting law tn the force selected for the highest priority in manpower and equipment arethree na tional guard divisions six inde pendent brigades and 822 com pany and detachmentsize units from the National Guard along with 160 units from the re serve The total strength breaks down to 130000 guardsmen and 15000 reservists Amongthe 750 reserve units being disbanded are the re maining six Army reserve di visions This appeared likely to cause objections from reservists and backers In selecting the three guard divisions for the highest prior ty force McNamara orderec hem broken down so they wil te drawn each from thre states The 28th infantry divisibn cur Ti rently wholly will have its in Pennsylvania headquarters it RESERVES PJeese turn Pago 2 A UN spokesman in New York said SecretaryGeneral U Thant had asked several Com munist East European govern ments to contribute to the UN bscrver force Yugoslavia is he only Communist nation which has received such a re quest in the past Both sides were charging ceasefire violations along the ront stretching from Himala an Kashmir southwest almos o the Arabian Sea Coast Some of the heaviest fighting was reported in the great Indian desert covering much of Indias lajasthan State and the adjoin ng Hyderabad area of southern West Pakistan The Pakistani defenders salt hey inflicted heavy casualtie and captured five Indian off ccrs including a battalion com mander India claimed it was winnin he desert fighting causing th Pakistanis grievous losses in men and equipment A defens ministry spokesman said Pakistanis were killed and 26 captured when their units lrie o infiltrate the West India state Molotov cocktails out in Cincinnati CINCINNATI Ohio AP Possession of a Molotov cock tail in Cincinnati is now an a fense carrying a maximum pen ally of months in jail or fine or both City Council adopted an ord nance Wednesday banning th homemade fire bombs Th measure was proposed after th IMS Angeles riot ilies and the Union Council AFLCIO resenting 2500 members heir families Both letters cited the great est good to the greatest num AWAITS MOTHERS KISS Ricky Thorne 13yearold mentally deficient son of Mr and Mrs Victor Thorne of Troy Mich leans forward to get a kiss from his mother Thursday Rickys Photofax father is at left Mrs Thorne brought her son to Miami last week and abandoned him at the airport A Miami judge has ruled Ricky remain under care in Miami Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Society news 789 Sports 1112 Mason City news 1415 Latest markets 14 Comics 16 CubGazette 18 Classified pages 2021 North Iowa news 22 Jensen convicted of bank robbery ber of Iowa residents in th proposed route Two Mason City union leat crs voiced similar support we r e Larry Jarvill president of the Cerro Gordo Federation of Labor AFLCIO and Ramon Long president of Local 38 United Packinghouse Workers of America Together they represent about 3000 union men and women and their fam ilies Several spokesmen from icar Lake endorsed the route Typical of the comments was one by Mayor B C Myhr who presented a City Council resolu ion favoring the proposed route hen said This corridor makes lear Lake as an outstanding recreational area more accessi le to all people In the state W W Hudson speaking as secretary of the Northwood hamber of Commerce paid ribute to the courage of the Iowa State Highway Commis ion in making this difficult decision after one of the most extensive most far reaching and most exhaustive studies ever made of an in terstate route He mentioned the fact that the route is the shortest among hose studied and will pass near the rock and aggregate re sources in North Iowa used in lighway construction Douglas Pangburn president of the Norlhwood Development Republicans No place for Birch Society WASHINGTON AP The Senate and House Republican eaders said Thursday there is no place in the Republican party for the John Birch Society Speaking of the Birchites Sen M Dirksen of Illi nois said They arc not a part of the Republican party they never have been and they nev er will be Rep Gerald R Ford of Mich igan was just as emphatic He described the militantly con servative society as a mono lithic organization that takes orders from the top and de clared There Is no place for it in the Republican party The GOP congressional lead ers at a joint televised and broadcast news conference were asked about a statement of Sen Thruston B Morton RKy that Birchites are infil trating the Republican party Cecil D Jensen 53 was found guilty in Federal Court at Fort Dodge Thursday on three charges of violating federal statutes in connection with the robbery of the American State Bank at Rock Falls last April 30 A jury of eight1 women and four men began deliberating at am and returned at am with a verdict of guilty on counts of Entering a bank with in ent to commit larceny of money insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Taking and carrying away from a bank money insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Assaulting and putting in jeopardy the life of a person Federal Judge William C Hanson postponed sentencing pending a presentence invest gation No date for the sen tencing was set The first count carries a pen alty up to or 20 years in the penitentiary or both The penalty on the second charge is a fine up to or 10 years or both and on the third charge a fine up to or a sentence of 25 years or both Jensen also still can be tried on charges of bank robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle n violation of state statutes These charges will be taken up or dismissed after sentencing on the three federal counts au thorities have indicated Final arguments began at am Thursday with US Districl Attorney Donald J OBrien saying We feel that and we think strong case we have a real I dont know if well ever have such a strong case Warren L DeVrics courtap pointed Mason City attorney for Jensen spoke to the jury for 25 minutes He pointed out discrepancies in the testimony concerning Mrs Freda Grcgerson saying the day after the robbery thai JENSEN Please turn to Page 2 Volcano Taal hurls lava up 2000 feet MANILA Taal vol cano hurled steam and lava 2000 feet into the air Thursday while rescuers tried to deter mine how many persons died in the volcanos eruption Tuesday New evacuation measures were ordered along the lake surrounding the tiny volcanic is land 40 miles south of Manila The volcano had subsided Tuesday night but continued to rumble and emit smoke and steam Arturo Alcaraz director of the Commission of Volcan ology said the new crater formed by the eruption Tuesday had widened to a diameter o about 1640 feet The Philippine constabulary state police estimated abou 500 persons may have been killed Tuesday About 2000 Fil ipinos lived on the volcanos slopes and the first rescue par ties to reach the island fearet most had been killed But more and more were turning up in refugee camps Rescue workers said they found ashes and volcanic debris 30 feet deep in places and saw no immediate sign of human life Only rooftops showed in some villages rep anc Foreman handed the the circuit Coleman She read it aloud in le courtroom Several of the jurors shook lands with the defendant after Circuit Judge T Werth Thag rd discharged them The spectators who occupied most of the seats in the court room took the verdict without any display of feeling Manslaughter which under Alabama law is defined as a deliberate unlawful taking of human life without malice is ville Defense that the churchmen were armed with a knife and pistol and that Coleman a prominent Hayne ville resident fired two shots orp route spoke in Me said support of the it is of tre mendous importance to the in dustrial development of North iowa that 135 passes through he area with the most popula tion industry and traffic Dr F J Linn mayor of Sheffield said the proposed route is superior to routes that might be almost superim fwscd on present highways such as No 69 and No 65 when they arent overloaded now Mayor Alfred Swenson of Osage brought endorsements for the route from the City Council Osage Rotary Club and Osage Chamber of Commerce as doing the greatest good for the greatest number punishable by one to 10 years in prison The iury got the case at pm but immediately took a 15 minute recess before starting deliberations in a highceilingcd room in the centuryold Lowndes County Courthouse Defense attorneys in closing arguments readily conceded that Coleman 55 a highway engineer killed Jonathan M Daniels an Episcopal seminary student from Keene NH and critically wounded the Rev Richard Morrisroe of Chicago The shooting occurred on the afternoon of Aug 20 in front of a country grocery store at Hayne attorneys contended THOMAS L COLEMAN Acquitted by ury from a 12gauge automatic shot gun in self defense While the jury was out the judge conferred with state and defense attorneys in still anoth er civil rights slaying and post poned that trial until Oct 18 It had been expected to start to day Thagard said he did not be lieve it would be possible to fin ish the trial of Ku Klux Klans man Collie LeRoy Wilkins Jr 21 by the end of this week And because of a weighted docket in another county of his circuit the judge said he could not let the Wilkins case run past the weekend Consequently he reset the klansmans trial for a special term of court next month The Fairfield Ala mechanic is charged with murder in the kill Rep Olga Wolcott DRock ing of a Detroit housewife Viola well said that since Mason City is the population and in dustrial center of North Iowa it would seem logical to build a road with good access to this area The longrange effects of the interstate are immeasurable Mrs Wolcott said It is impos sible to measure the short range effects at this time Sen Delbert Floy DThorn and Rep Robert Clapsad die DMason in support of City also spoke the Mason City Clear Lake corridor Mitchell handled nearly all of the presentation for the com munities supporting the High way 69 parallel In his original presentation Mitchell repeatedly c h a rged I3S Please turn to Page 2 Liuzzo Colemans attorneys to sup port their plea of selfdefense in the slaying of Daniels 27 re minded the jury of the testimo ny of two witnesses who said they saw or thought they saw a knife in Daniels hand and a gun in the hand of the Catholic priest Father Morrisroe SAME DATE1H4SW Traftie Rcith 1 l PI Haurik   

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