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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1963, Mason City, Iowa Nearly million lost CHEpDINGTON England g an g of 20 to 30 masked bandits swooped down on a GlasgowtoLondon mail train in wild west fashion Thursday and escaped with loot estimated at almost million in the largest train robbery in history The gang halted the train overcame the engineer and fire man uncoupled the engine and the first two cars and moved them a mile down the tracks in train Then they quickly swept up 120 mail sacks and made their get away in three armystyle trucks and a passenger car So swiftly and smoothly did the gang work that about 75 post office employes all but four in the rear cars were un aware of the robbery until it was over The incident took place near this Buckinghamshire town 40 niiles north of London about pm CST Wednesday in a robb fashion as spectacular as any of the great train robberies pulled off in the days of the desperadoes of the American west Obviously wellplanned the robbery Went off with splitsec ond precision Jt was the first attack on an allmail train or traveling post office in the 125 years of their history in Britain First the robbers jumped the signalman on that section of the line and set the block signals at danger bringing the mail train lo a halt three miles from Leignlon Buzzard When the fireman David Whitby 26 climbed down from the cab of the diesel engine to investigate he was attacked and overcome by two of the bandits The engineer Jack Mills 35 then was seized The robbers swiftly and ex pertly uncoupled the engine and first two mail cars and forced Mills at gunpoint to drive them a mile down the track to where heir compatriots were wailing There Whitby and Mills were handcuffed together The band its their faces covered with silk stockings were armed with crowbars and blackjacks They quickly broke open the doors of the sealed mail cars and sub dued the four postal employes working inside Then the gang grabbed the 120 sacks of mail which were believed lo include old bank notes on their way to being de stroyed and diamonds destined for London jewel markets With the loot loaded aboard the trucks and the passenger car the bandits scattered be fore the robbery was discovered by the engineer of another train passing in the opposite direc tion Police promptly threw up roadblocks over a wide area Dozens of detectives and patrol ery men checked the train and robbery area for fingerprints or other chics The engine and two looted mail cars remained at the scene while the rest of the train waS taken on to London The whole raid was limed to perfection and carried out with great skill a railway of fieial said Evening newspapers flatly called the crime The biggest and most daring train robbery in hislpry North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tht The newspaper that mokes all North lowons neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Home Edition VOL 103 Press and United Press Intelnational Full MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST I 1H3 UOc a Paper ConjlsU of Two SociloniScefion One No US Kennedy Kennedy infant favors Winnie OTIS AIR FORCE BASE Mass UPI all look like Winston Churchill That was the description giv en by the Rev John Scahill Roman Catholic chaplain at Otis Air Force Base who baptized Patrick Bouvier Kennedy short Photofax OBSTETRICIAN Dr John W Walsh is the obstetrician who delivered the newest child of President and Mrs Ken nedy He also delivered John Jr Railroads get relief from tax DES MOINES Property tax assessments on railroad companies operating in Iowa have been lowered for 1963 taxes payable next year but increased assessments have been made for telephone utility and pipe line companies the State Tax Commission said Thursday The assessment on railroad property was dropped mil lion with evaluations reduced on 11 railroads raised on one and DO change made in the other 11 operating in the state Andrew George Commission chairman said assessments on telephone company property were boosted utility assessments were increased 058024 and pipeline company assessments were hiked 383272 George said the increased as sessments for telephone utility and pipeline firms were i result of those companies growth and modernization BEASTLY WRECK KANKAKEE 111 Lawrence reported that his new convertible automo bile was demolished Wednesday in a collision with a buffalo The animal a refugee from wild game farm was killed North Iowa Weather outlook Fair to partty eh Friday wrtti Mattered Hwn derstarms Ute Thursday and Friday CanNnwtd warm with Thvraday arwnd and Friday hifta in ttta Waathar details an 2 y after the infant was born pre maturely to the First Lady His reference recalled the tory of a mother who told Sir Winston Churchill that her baby ooked like him upon which the former British Prime Minister replied that all babies looked like him The chaplain told an inter viewer that the newest member of the Kennedy clan looked like a healthy infant despite the res piratory problem which re quired its being sent in an am bulance to the Childrens Medi cal Center in Boston Father Scahill baptized the child shortly after its birth be cause of its prematurearrival and the breathing difficulty Mrs Kennedys press secre tary Pamela Tenure said the baptism took place in the oper ating room She said it was a common practice when babies are born prematurely Arid she added that it was a separate thing from the regu lar christening which will come later Father Scahill said that since this was a condition baptism there was no need for godpar ents only the witnesses who were assembled in the room six doctors and some five or nurses Only the essentials of the bap tismal ceremony were adminis tered it was reported These would include the blessing of the eyes the nose the tongue the throat the chest and the heart In the Catholic credo a baby so baptized would go directly to heaven if it did not survive It happened in Waterloo WATERLOO UPI An Ozark Airlines plane bound for Chicago was forced to re turn to an airfield here Wed nesday because Susie a Span iel chewed her way out of a baggage crate and barkedso loudly the pilot could not hear his radio clearance instruc tions condition worse Id br hospital attendants remove stretcher carrying a spe t son of rPreSi dent and Mrs John F Kennedy from an ambulance at BostonChildrens Medical Center following an emergency trip from Cape Cod The child was strict respiratory ailment following birth at Otis Air Force Base Hospital No sign of stock fraud WASHINGTON special Securities and Exchange Commis sion study committee said Thurs day there was no evidence ol manipulation or illegal conduct in the sharp stock market break of 1962 The committee agreed with a Sew York Stock Exchange report that no discernible single group or circumstances could be sin gled out as the cause of the tre mendous stock prices in 1ate May ollast year The special wound up a twoyear study of the secur ities industry with recommenda tions for changes in the basic vot ing power on the New York Stock Exchange for abolition or strict control over the heavy initial fees which some mutual funds charge investors and for basicchanges in the rules for buying stock on credit The third and final installment of the report echoed the commit Are they fudging on their Uncle Sam WASHINGTON AP Federal workers in nine cities have been munching on fudge bars on com pany time But theyre not fudg ing on Uncle Sam Rather they are trying to help and you The candy consumption is part of a Public Health Service screen ing test to detect diabetes To date 50000 bars have been con sumed by 25000 workers since July I960 in Washington Dallas Denver Boston New York Kan sas City Mo Greenbelt Md Alexandria Va and Belle Mead N J Using a device called Analyzer which handles up to 60 blood samples ah hour doctors on the project can quickly spol suspicious cases Then more def M 4X1WL C inite tests are done either by projHawk County District Court ect doctors or by referral to famThursday for an injunction to Thw htdajaaattna fat lowed by a blood test is designed to get a relatively quick gauge of a persons ability to assimilate tees previous call for more vigo rous selfregulation by the stock exchanges and other industry groups such as the National As sociation of Securities dealers At the same tima tha commis sion disclosed in a letter to Con gress that it plans to propose only one or possibly two pieces of leg islation other lhan the package which the Senate and is awaiting House action Since the package measure has the support of the stock exchang es and other principal industry groups the commission has no hotly controversial proposals to make to Congress Many of the sweeping changes proposed in previous sections of the 13chapter report can be put into effect by a simple order of the commission As previously announced the commission said it planned to submit to Congress next year a proposal for changing the method of quoting prices on overthe counter stocks and for placing some control over the process Hultman asks injunction against Waterloo WATERLOO Gen Evan Hultman asked Black sugar once its introduced into thesuspicions ily physicians Raparfmj en tha first yaar af screening activities in Washing ton and Dallas where 15535 em ployes representing 31 federal de partments or agencies volun teered for the test project doc tors gave these results in Pub lic Health Reports a health serv ice journal More than 1600 screened itive th a t is their plas ma showed enough sugar to raise stop Waterloo from allegedly polluting the Cedar River Hultman of Waterloo filed the suit at the request of the State Department of Health body in the form of food In di abetes the bodys mechanism for properly handling sugar is defec tive and a high bloodsugar is usually a sign of the ailment Of these 1313 were given a more definitive test Finally 210 cases of diabetes were rate of per 1000 population Cedar Rapids had demanded that the state force Waterloo to Photofax PRESIDENT KENNEDY Ken nedy walks around automobile at the Childrens Medical Center in Boston after visiting his oneday old son Patrick He motored to a nearby helicopter for trip to Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod to visit his wife Jacqueline in the base hospital JFK pleads for treaty WASHINGTON ident Kennedy formally asked the Senate Thursday to ratify the historic nuclear test ban treaty which he said would in crease US security better than continued unlimited testing on both sides In asking Senate approval of BOIVHIK wdiaic aisiJiuYtfl ui which charged that Waterloo the limited pact Kennedy de has continued to pollute the nvciared lt would open the way 0 er despite an order issued in possible further agreements August 1961 directing the city with the Sonet Union and be to stop such contamination an important opening wedge The action was brought after in our efforts to get the Genie back in the bottle This treaty is in our nation al interest While experience speed up a program of sewage Teachesus tote caSs treatment plant improvementsour expectations and ever stop the alleged pollution of 133 the river which also I through Cedar Rapids runs vigilant in our preparations there is no reason to oppose this hopeful step It is rarely possible to re capture missed opportunities to achieve a more secure am peaceful world To govern is to choose and it is my judgmcn that the US should move swift ly to the most of the op portunity and approve the pend ing treaty Ratification requires a two third Senate vote of approval All advance indications wen that the Senate would give it advice am consent by a comfortable margin Even as the treaty messag went to the Senate 31 nations from both sides of the Iron Cur tain were signing the treaty at ceremonies in the state depart ment The US Russia and Britain who worked out the ac cord already had done so 1dayold Patrick has lung ailment BOSTON Kennedys ailing day son encountered increasing difficulties from a problem Thursday and blood tests were or lered to determine the extent of danger to the infant r iCent Kennedy hurried back to Boston from vith physicians after little Bouvier Kennedys ondition was reported to him Fifteen minutes after the grim aced President had gone to the rifth floor of the Childrens Medi cal Center here to see the child and the doctors White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger issued this statement The Presidents new son is encountering increasing new difficulties There are going to become tests taken in the next hour which will give us addi tional information Meanwhile the President is going to his ho to wait for results of the ests Salinger said these were blood tests associated with the oxygen problem of the infant Whose difficulty in breathing be came apparentwithin an hour after he was born five and onc lalf weeks prematurely to Mrs Kennedy at the Otis Air Force Base Hospital at Falmouth Mass Asked whether the baby was in serious danger Salinger said The condition of the child is worse than this morning Salinger said no operation had seen contemplated and none had seen performed Richard Cardinal Gushing of Boston a close friend of the President issued a call for prayers when he learned the child had taken worse a turn for the Gaye 2 pints of blood for First Lady OTIS AIR FORCE BASE Mass Jersey City airman gave two pints of blood type Al RH positive to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Wed nesday during the Cacsarean de livery of her third child Pat rick Bouvier Kennedy An Otis base spokesman said Airman 2C John M Bolgcr 21 was one of three volunteer air men who stood by at the hos pital as volunteer blood donors when the Presidents wife was for emergency rushed there surgery Inside The Globe JACKIE Jackie in remarkably1 good shape OTIS AIR FORCE BASE Mass UPI First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was in re markably good condition fol lowing the premature birth of her third child Patrick Bou vier Kennedy President Kennedys beauti ful 34yearold wife was de scribed as in good spirits while waiting word at the quiet hospital on this base about the health of her son born Wed nesday The President was reported to have telephoned his wife twice during the night from Boston after seeing their new child in its special incubator at the childrens hospital The President assured Mrs Kennedy that everything was all right and according to sources here the First Lady was very comfortable very happy and sleeping very well Mrs Kennedys last caller late last night was her mother Mrs Hugh D Auchincloss who said she found her daughter awfully happy that everything was going well and in re markably good condition LONG SESSION WASHINGTON ate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield has predicted a 12 month long congressional ses sion Mansfield said Wednesday he expected Congress to be on irkivAxro L thc in January when ths lOWAISb SIDE with South second session of the 88th Con gress is scheduled to get under in attack on race ruling Page 2 SAY NI K IT A lacked druzhba in Ryan 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