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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1966, Mason City, Iowa Wounds fatal to gunman 23 4 u uTRichard Wishnetsky 23 lne rabbi of his congregation before 2 pisto1 on hlmsetf died of his wound Wednesday Wishnetsky brilliant honws student and onetime mental patient shot himself in the head baturday after twice shooting Rabbi Mor ris Adler 59 inter nationally known 1 Jewish leader as the rabbi conducted Sab bath services Satur day Rabbi Adler in the intensive care unit of Sinai Hospi tal remained in grave condition RABBI gery on the rabbi for the secomTtimeMonday said Tuesday they noted a few small gains which suggest an improving trend Wishnetsky a former Woodrow Wilson scholar at the University of Michigan before being committed to a Michigan mental institu tion had been receiving counseling from Rabbi Adler Wishnetskys parents Mr and Mrs Ed ward Wishnetsky remained by the young mans bedside until his death Boobytrap gift hurts girl BIRMINGHAM Ala CAP A 13yearold Birmingham high school girl was shot in the foot Wednesday by a boobytrapped valentine package intended for her older sister The girl Patricia Adams was admitted to West End Hos pital where she was reported not hurt seriously Investigators first said her leg had been torn PATRICIA NANCY away above the ankle but hos pital attendants said the shot gun blast grazed the top o her left foot and broke no bones Detectives said that a valen tine note attached to a black rectangular shaped brief case was addressed to Patricias 17 yearold sister Nancy But when Nancy saw the case the officers said she remem bered a boy had told Patricia he was going to give her a de layed valentine present Instead of reading the note and seeing her name Nancy called to her sister Patricia here is your valentine Then came the stroke of luck which probably saved the girls life The detectives said the girl opened the brief case on its side the movement triggering a sawedoff shotgun Had the case been opened standing on end the blast would have ripped through the head or chest of the person opening it the officer said Members of the family were quoted as saying that Nancy a cheer leader at West End High School had received threatening letters which had been turned over to postal authorities The detectives said that at tached to the case was a neatly written valentine message which read A Valentine to Nancy On the day of Valentine Bet ter late than never anyway To the nicest girl in Wes End goes the biggest valentine around Love you There was no immediate iden tification of Jimmy The blast shattered the val online and ripped away a large part of the girls leg Police said the shotgun wa triggered by a wire leadin from the handle to screws mounted to the trigger Detectives said Patricia and Nancy were at home alone when the incident occurred Up interest rates on savings bonds WASHINGTON Johnson announced Wednesday an increase of fourtenths of 1 per cent in the interest rate on Series E and H savings bonds and make it effective as of last Dec 1 Johnson said the new rate which will apply both to bonds already outstanding and new Issues will be 415 per cent The present rate is 375 per cent The President could have raised the rate as high as 425 per cent without additional con gressional action The increase is intended not only to make savings bonds a more attractive investment but by stimulating bond sales as the administration hopes it will help avert inflation In announcing the increase Johnson said the savings bond program strengthens the secur ity of the American family and Subzero cold is back again It was back to subzero weather again Wednesday morn ing in Mason City The Globe Gazette instruments southeast of Mason City recorded 2 at 8 a m with a 3 minimum for the night KGLOTVs Tending at 3 am in midtown was 2 with 2 for the minimum during the night The Mason City Mu nicipal Airport recorded 3 at 8 am with 3 the minimum for the night North Iowa Weather outlook Wednesday night fair rfrtd colder lows zero south 1o 10 below north Thursday partly cloudy and continued cold upper teens to low 20s Weather details Page 2 the economy of the nation sup ports the cause of freedom anc US fighting men in Viet Nam and helps preserve the buying powers of our dollars Johnson said he Vice Presi ient Hubert H Humphrey anc abinet members will enroll in the payroll savings plan The roster however does not in elude Secretary of the Treasurj Henry H Fowler who unde aw is ineligible to buy Sav ngs Bonds and other govern mcnt securities The President said he will in struct department and agency leads to begin a savings bone campaign so that all em ployes of the federal govern ment will set an example fo the rest of the nation to follow Not all of us are called upon lo fight for freedom in Vie Mam he said But we can iclp in that cause by strength ening our country and it economy here at home The effective date of the in crease is Dec l 1965 Bond purchased since then will earn he new rate and it will apply as to that date to bonds bough earlier On Scries E Bonds the in crease will be accomplishes the treasury department sail by reducing the maturity dat to seven years Under the 37 per cent interest rate Series Bonds matured in seven year line months Thus a Series E Bond pur chased today for will b worth when it matures i seven years The holder get all his money including in tcrest when he cashes i bonds On Series H bonds the in crease will be accomplished b raising the amount of the sem annual dividend sent by th treasury to the bond holder Sc rics H Bonds are sold at pa value and mature at the sam value after 10 years with inlc esl paid meanwhile The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY U Associated Press Full Lcaso Wirei VOL 104 No 7 Senate debates Viet A Manly man died about pm Tuesday in a Mason City hospital as the result of multiple injuries he suffered about 21A hours earlier in a onevehicle accident Dead is Henry Weitzel 22 an employe of Midwestern Con struction Co in Mason City While doctors said the direct cause of death was due to loss of a large amount of blood other injuries included fractured skull ribs right arm and right leg punctured lung internal in juries and severe head lacera tions The accident occurred at the Chicago North Western Rail way crossing just north of 25th North on Federal The driver of t h e truck in which Weitzel was riding Frank A LaMar Jr 33 Manly was atlmilled to Park Hospital Tues day night for a possible leg in jury and for observation A Po lice Court hearing on a charge of failure to control a vehicle has been set for Feb 21 for La Mar The other occupant of the truck John L Fistlcr 17 Manly had been riding between the two men and escaped with minor head and elbow abra sions Police continued the investi gation into the circumstances surrounding the accident until Tuesday and resumed ques tioning of witnesses on Wednes day Witnesses said LaMar started to pass a car driven north by B H Bennett 1633 N Dela ware and an unidentified semi truck just south of the Federal 25th North intersection Fistler told police that when LaMar started to pull back into the line of traffic the truck started to skid sideways After LaMar straightened the truck Fistler said it started to skid again and began to rock Police said the pavement was muddy and the truck went over the curb on the north side of the intersection The truck then continued north for about 42 feet police said crossing the railroad tracks It then struck railroad signals on the north side of the track knocking them an estimated GO feet Investigating officers said they believe the truck actually was traveling almost sideways with the front facing southwest as it crossed the tracks and struck the signal After hitting the signals po lice said Weitzel was thrown from the truck for about 48 feet What actually happened next is not completely clear police said One witness said he be lieves the truck rolled complete ly over coming back up on its wheels Another witness said the truck appeared to roll onto its right side and partly onto its top The momentum then twisted the truck around onto its wheels as it bounced back onto the pave ment headed south near whore Weitzel was lying that witness reported Fistler said he climbed out the broken windshield and La Mar got out through the door on the drivers side Material used in application of aluminum sid ing was strewn around the area from the back of the truck Fistler told police that the three had come to Mason City about am to check wheth er any siding jobs were avail able The other two men dropped Fistler off in the down town area and he actually had started to hitchhike home about 5 pm when he saw La Mars truck at Federal arid 15th North LaMar had tried to pass the Bennett car a few blocks south of Federal25th North but was unsuccessful Fisller reported Investigating officers said hey do not believe that the truck was traveling at an ex CRASH Please turn to Page 2 Three GIs injured in Domingo SANTO DOMINGO Domini can Republic AP Three American paratroopers were wounded one critically Tues day night as terrorists backing general strike mounted one of heir most violent attacks on US troops in the heart of San to Domingo The Americans wounded in he explosion of a homemade Jomb hurled at them were on Jeep patrol A total of 14 separate sniping Incidents one of them intensive enough to require the call of American reinforcements was reported by a US military spokesman Nightly terrorism the worst since President Hector Garcia odoy took office six months ago has been raging since po lice fired on a Communistled student demonstration last Wednesday A general strike called after the police firing spread to the interior amid reports that food supplies were in the capital nearly depleted 25 MiU Como ITALY MILAN GAS KILLS Pointer locates Locarno Switzerland where 17 work men were killed Tuesday night by a cloud of poisonous gas at a remote mountain power station Poisonous gas fatal to 17 men Charles City club picks leading ham CHARLES CITY AP The boys were hamming it up Tuesinel north of Locarno where a LOCARNO Switzerland AP Seventeen workmen were suffocated Tuesday night by a cloud of poisonous gas at are mote Swiss mountain power sta tion An official at the power plant said the gase was of carbonic origin Fifteen of the workmen were Italian An Italian investigation commission arrived Wednesday and details of the inquiry were withheld until its completion Police said the dense cloud of yellow gas swept through a tun day at the weekly Kiwanis club luncheon Dayne Boyd of the Floyd County Pork Producers Associ ation presented the Ham of the Year to John Loftus of Charles City Loftus got even by giving each Kiwanian a pound of lard power station has been under construction for several years shortly before 15 Italian work ers were to end the evening shift The foremen sounded the alarm and slowly withdrew into the tunnel ahead of the gas He was killed Two Swiss fire guards who rushed in after him also were overcome and died The other 14 workers suffocat ed when an air current drove the gas through the tunnel from south to north The tunnel runs under Basodi no Mountain where the Robbici power station is being built It links the two small Alpine val leys of Di Maggio and Bedretto The power station is in a re mote area south of the Saint Gothard Mountain group in cen tral Switzerland The entire area is deep in snow and almost inaccessible at this time of year The tragedy occurred in a tun nel at the Robiei hydroelectric station being built in a barren uninhabited mountain area north of this scenic resort in central Switzerland The tunnel was one of several waterways built to feed the stations artifi cial lake Churches Cease bombing GENEVA AP The World Council of Churches urged the United States Wednesday to stop bombing North Viet Nam to help bring peace to Southeast Asia The organization of 214 Prot estant Orthodox Anglican and Old Catholic churches also ap pealed to North Viet Nam to halt its infiltration of the South A 10point appeal urged a wide range of measures includ ing admission of Communist China to the United Nations and the inclusion of Communist Viet Cong guerrillas in any South Viet Nam negotiations The appeal particularly stressed the futility of mili tary effort in Viet Nam The World Council said it is hopeful for joinl aclion for peace in Viet Nam with Roman Catholic authorities and the Vat ican It called on the United States to modify its poiicy of contain ment of communism and ap pealed to the Communist na tions to stop supporting revo lutionary movements The councils resolution hthlighting a 10day meeting in its world headquarters here un derlined concern about the turn of events ij Viet Nam To would be be silent at this irresponsible time said the councils policymaking cen tral committee The committee groups representatives of churches throughout the world including in Communist nations The primary objective must be to stop the fighting as the most effective step to starting discussion and the council said Police said the rrom the southern gas spread part of the tunnel after three workers opened a ventilation shaft that lad been closed for the winter Except for the small crew working in the tunnels northern part only nccrs and station site a handful workers was of engi at the Full construction work was to e resumed in the next few weeks with the return of sea sonal workers from Italy who make up part of Switzerlands labor force but spend the win Idmonths at home Police said the three men who opened the ventilation Lwo Swiss fire guards and an Italian equipped with gas masks when they set out through the tunnel more than four miles long crew of A smal workers found them dead hours later a few hundred yards from the shaft Two were lying on the ground and the third was lean ing against the rock All three were without gas masks The other 14 Italian worker apparently suffocated when an air current drove the gas through the tunnel Becomes father for the 23rd time TUCSON Ariz ty Sheriff Albert Pina says like children And he must Pina 48 became a father for the 23rd lime Tuesday His present wife Rita now has 10 girls iand 6 boys Inside The Globe ACCIDENT SCENE WHERE ONE MAN WAS KILLED TUESDAY RAILROAD CROSSING SIGNALS ARE IN FOREGROUND Crash kills Manly man Trucker tagged LETTERS FROM soldiers in Viet Nam give stu at Holy Family Ask OK on money measure Russell Dont shillyshally WASHINGTON AP Sen Richard B Russell DGa chal lenged senatorial critics Wed nesday to offer an alternative to President Johnsons policies that will bring an honorable end to the Viet Nam war Russel chairman of the Sen ate Armed Services Committee formally opening a debate ou Viet Nam urged his colleagues not to shillyshally in passing a pending billion military authorization bill Before Russell could get tht floor acting Democratic leader Russell B Long of Louisiana told his colleagues that US troops will win in Viet Nam un less those who counsel retreat pull the rug out from under them Long said he favors attaching a rider to the bill affirming Johnsons Asiatic policies Russell promptly opposed at tachment of any policy rider to a measure he said authorizes the purchase of helicopters aircraft missiles tracked combat vehi cles medicines and supplies for the fighting men in Viet Nam Russell saidany attempt to brush aside the misgivings and reservations that many senators and members of the public hold about events in Southeast Asia would be futile But he added Like many of my colleagues I have had an opportunity to sug gest alternative courses of ac tion and I have been unable to suggest one likely to lead to an honorable termination of the con flict there other than the course now being followed by the Presi dent Sen Vance Hartke DInd spokesman for a group of sena tors who opposed resumption of North Viet Nam bombing said in a separate interview that a rider opposing escalation of the war may be offered He said however that critics oC the presidents poiicy dont want to delay action on a meas ure that provides equipment for US fighting men In a House speech mean while Rep Samuel S Stratton DNY called on members Congress to exercise some re straint in constantly attacking and harrassing the established decision of our country in the Viet Nam war Stratton criticized a report made earlier this week by an informal conference sponsored by eight House Democrats The report disagreed with some pol icies being followed in Viet Nam Long rejected a request by Sen Wayne Morse DOre to delay Senate consideration of the authorization bill until next week Frankly he said the funds to support our men who are fighting in Viet Nam are a critical matter and I very much doubt the wisdom of further de lay Morse in a telegram Tuesday to Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield recuperating in Flor ida from a respiratory illness said that debate should be de layed until after the appearance of administration witnesses be fore the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee Gen Maxwell D Taylor former ambassador to Saigon and a presidential adviser dents School firsthand knowl edge of the war Page 27 Society news 678 scheduled Secretary s to of appear Thursday State Dean Rusk will be Fridays witness Editorials 14 Comics 15 Sports 1718 Bowlingnews 19 Clear Lake news 2223 Mason City news 2627 Hampton man heads farm retail group DBS MOINES AP R A Krciner of Hampton was elected president of the Iowa Retail Sen Richard B Ga chairman of Armed Services Russell D the Senate Committee asked for speedy action He said it is vital that this bill clear the Congress by the latter part of this month Farm and Association nth annuai Moins Power Equipment Wednesday at Us convention in DCS 4 V SAME DATE1945 ;