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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1964, Mason City, Iowa U Battle of the Bullet Japan braces for Olympics By STUART GRIFFIN New York Herald Tribune News Service KYOTO Bullet Express hilled as the worlds faslest rain is a source of pride to most Japanese But if it zooms into this city on sched ule next October it will zoom out leaving Kyotans howling with rage The reason is that the Bul let with a top speed in ex cess of 150 miles an hour will be only a roaring blur to the 13 million citizens of Kyoto Japans fourth largest cily and a prime tourist attraction It wont even slow down much less slop H seems Ihe Japan National Railways Corp made a com mitment to the World Bank thai the Bullet would go into daily service between Tokyo and Osaka 320 miles to the south in lime for he Tokyo Olympic games and that Ihc run would bo made in three hours The commitment was in re turn for a loan by the bank to help finance the cosily new To kaido Line over which the Bullet will travel And Ihc railroad calculates that a stop of even one minute at Kyolo would bring their dream su perexpress inlo Osaka 10 min utes late This argument fails to pacify the proud Kyotans Their cily widely known as The Paris of the was Japans capr tal in feudaldays and is looked upon as the cradle of Japanese culture Kyolo never bombed during Ihc war contains hundreds of temples shrines gardens cas tlcs and imperial villas For generations it has drawn thou sands of foreign tourisls whose spending has done much lo bol sler the national economy It is anticipated thai more than 100 000 foreigners will visit moun taingirded Kyoto next fall su perexpress or not As matters now stand the Bullet will make only one stop at Nagoya the nations third largest city But the Na tional Railways policymakers are under a bombardment of demands from Kyoto to reverse their decision Railways presi dent Reisuke Ishida has ex pressed sympathy wilh the massive Kyoto appeal but his senlimenl is nol echoed by his lechnicians For one thing Ihe lechnicians argue a decision to slop at Kyoto would bring similar de mands from a halfdozen other important cities along the line The battles outcome is uncer tain at Ihis time Informed guesses arc Ihat Ihc National Railways will refuse total capitulation but will compro mise by allowing a limited number of GO second stops daily at old Kyotos new railway sta tion Postpone Ranger 7 blast off CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP An attempt to launch the cameracarrying Ranger spacecraft to Ihe moon was postponed Monday because of technical problems in ground support equipment The countdown on the Attas Agena booster rocket had prog rcsscd lo within 22 minutes of launching when the rouble de veloped The launch crew had only a twohour 10minutc peri od ending at pm EST in which to fire the rocket to place Ranger 7 on the proper course lo Ihc moon When it became apparent the difficulty could not be correcl cd in lime the effort was called off for the day at pm The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the trouble involved noise interfer ence in ground equipment asso ciated with the Atlas guidance system The flight plan called for 80t5pound spacecraft to execulc several intricate maneuvers and crashland on the moon Thurs day morning after a 230M2milc Irip Sixteen hours after launching a ground station is to send a ra dio signal to fire a payload mo tor and jockey the craft into a collision course with the moon If Ranger 7 succeeds it will break a string of 12 straight moon launching failures dating to 1958 The launching is the first American attempt since Ranger 6 failed to transmit pic tures last February although it hit the moon The record has seriously hin dered the gathering of data for locating possible astronaut land ing areas and for designing the Apollo spacecraft in which they will ride The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 77 1944 UUc a Paper Coiwtsli ol Two SectionsSection Prtts Convict No 144 CHICAGO jury out for three days found Teamsters Union President James It Ilof fa and six others guilty Sunday of a massive scheme to defraud a S280million union pension fund Hoffa a trustee of the pension fund was cunviclcd in US Dis tricl Courl on four counts of fraud and conspiracy and faces 20 years in prison and a fine Each codefendanl was found guilty of at leasl one fraud charge and one of conspiracy The indictment included 20 mail fraud charges and one con spiracy charge The men specifically were convicted of fraudulently ar ranging more than million in loans from the pension fund and diverting more than million lo lltcir own use AUy den Robert F Kennedy hailed the decision and compli mented the jury and prosecu tors in a statement from his summer home in Hyannis Port Mass Iloffa faces a maximum sen tence of fine and five years on each of the fraud counts and 510000 and five of fraud years on the jonspiracy count It was Hoffas fifth federal prosecution since his second loss in six months In February he was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined at Chattanooga Tenn for atlcmpling lo bribe a jury He has appealed Ihat convic tion The stocky union leader ner vously paced the courtroom floor while waiting for the jury lo return its vcrdicl but showed little outward emotion after wards The case lo Hie jury Fri day after 13 weeks of teslimony and sparring between prosecu tion and defense H took two weeks for opposing attorneys to agree on the eight man fourwoman jury During the trial me jurors were kept under lock and key at the Great Lakes Naval Base 30 miles north of Chicago and permitlcd only one monitored telephone call per day The jury returned separate findings on 147 charges 21 naming each defendant They had deliberated 17Xhours re luming to Great Lakes Friday and Saturday nights Judge Richard B Auslin set Aug 17 for rulings on molions made immediately by defense attorneys for arrest of judg ment a directed verdict of ac quittal despite the jurys find ings or a new trial He ruled the defendants could remain free under present bond ar rangements until Ihe hearings Walsh said he planned lo ap peal Hoffas conviclion One defendant Benjamin Dranow 56 a former Minneapo lis businessman now serving a prison term for tax fraud was returned lo jail 85 killed train wra The governments conspiracy conviction resulted from Us charge that Hoffa and the oth ers schemed to rescue Hoffa from a failing investment in a real estate project near Orlan do Fla Besides Hoffa and Dranow the defendants arc Smuel Hy man Calvin Kovens and Abe I Weinblatt of Miami Beach Sachard Strate Jr of New Or leans and S George Burris of New York Herbert Burris of New York son of George was freed on a directed verdict during the trial JAMES HOFFA OPORTO Portugal speeding railway car packed with holidayers on the way home from Ihc beach came un coupled Sunday night richo cheled back and forth on walls beside Ihe track and overturned down an embankment Hospital sources said 85 pas sengers were killed and more Iban 100 injured It was the worst disaster in Ihe history of Ihc privalely owned Portuguese Railway Co The company ordered a com mission of three engineers to in vestigale Cusloias 6 die in one accident Worst Iowa wreck in 64 BOONE Iowa Stale architectural sludenl was only survivor of a Iwo the car a rural intersection six lives in accident of the Ihe crash at that claimed worst traffic year Reported in crilical condition in a Boonc hospital Monday was Raymond L Bruntmyer 32 of Ames driver of one of the cars thai collided with lerrific force six miles north of here Sunday afternoon His wife and their three chil dren were killed as were Iwo young people in the other car The deaths boosled Iowas weekend traffic toll to nine and sent the 1961 death list to 422 which is more lhan GO above the the derailing aboul three near mile from Oporlo A company spokesman said the rear unit of the twocar die sel train snapped its couplings jumped the track and ca reened down a section of track flanked by walls slamming back and forth between them It dropped from the em bankment and turned over where the walls came lo an end he added The impact destroyed one side of the steel and wood car crushing passengers as it cavec m Witnesses said the rear unii appeared to fishtail as it left j curve just ahead of the walled in stretch of track Passengen in thn front car were not hurt The normal capacity of each unit was 68 passenger but wit nesses said the car was over crowded A passenger in the forward toll for the ago The accident same date a year occurred at an corn vision interseclion where tall parlially obscured the alv Sheriff Jack H Camclin said However he said he could sec no reason for the accident be cause the corn was not tall enough to completely block the view of approaching traffic Killed in the collision were Mrs Ruth Bruntmyer 28 her CRASH Continued on Page 2 SAME Latin states car Jose newsmen Ferreira Suddenly 43 lold I sensec Ihe front car was rolling faster lighter as it left the curve He said he leaned out a door looked back and saw the rear car was rolling free Balloonist dies as he drifts into power lines PITTSBURGH Calif AP A champion balloonist was killed Sunday when his gondola drifted into hightension wires and exploded in a white flash of fire Richard Pollard 19 of Den ver was competing in a four balloon benefit race to raise funds for a recreation center for the handicapped at nearby Clayton He was the national hot air balloon champion The race had been scheduled originally for last Saturday in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park but it was canceled by Police Chief Thomas Cahil as too hazardous North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday night and mostly in southeast Tuesday Lows Mon day night M72 Highs Toes day Weather details Page 2 Shaky t ON GUARD IN ROCHESTER National Guardsmen work out with bayonets in Rochester NY where they have been assigned to help keep PHotbfax the peace The Guard was called in after three consecutive days of racial strife that plagued the city on 13 city traffic charges A Wascca JMinn man Monl He was lay was fined a tola of in cluding costs in Mason City Po ice Court for 13 driving charges he accumulated during a high speed attempt to escape from police Saturday night Charged was Norman Lee Al ison 32 Police said he is a ormer resident of Mason City way on a oneway street on each charge Ihrce charges of failure lo yield the rightofway Mason City didnt win guard award CAMP RIPLEY Minn charges of fined for driving the Two wron shot by police apparently punc tured a tire Selenda Josephine Thompson reported to police that a car had just struck her car in front in 5 are dead in rioting ROCHESTER NY This riotscarred city emerged Monday from a bloody weekend of racial violence with live dead hundreds of injured anc massive property danvage An uneasy peace was backed by a combatready force of Nationa Guardsmen Gov Nelson A Rockefeller activated 1000 guardsmen and them into Rochester to stand by for antiriol duty i needed Law and order will be main tained in the ciiy of Rochester1 the governor declared A detachment of 12 open trucks with IS guardsmen each oured the citys trouble areas in a show of force shortly after the arrival of the guard Sunday night The men carried rifles with bayonets fixed bul had no r at a yield intersection S20 and of 1632 N Federal and left the cosls on each charge four scene charges of stop sign violation and cosls on each charge one charge of traffic signal vio lation and costs leaving the scene of a property damage accident and costs reckless driving and cosls and no drivers license and costs Allison who posted the entire in bond at 4 pm Sunday did not appear in Police Court Monday His fines and forfei tures were made on a written plea of guilty Police said Allison then start ed driving cast toward S Fed eral on oneway westbound 5th SW At Federal R Duane Umbarg Calvin Anderson Kenneth On f he inside The chase Officials of the Iowa National southern part luard said Saturday Ihe Jfjo Eisenhower Trophy awarded loj he outstanding unit in the stale las been svon this year by Com pany A of Ihc 3rd Ballalion 133rd Infanlry headquartered at Dubuquc The guard had announced Thursday that the award would go to Company A of the Jst Bat talion at Mason City but of icials said Saturday changes in company designations during he year had brought he mixtip and the award would go lo the Dubuqtie unit led across the of the city at 10 miles an hour ammunition Three persons were killed and county official was injured critically Sunday when a heli copter surveying a potential trouble spot smashed into a ry house and set it afire A man was killed by an auto mobile when he was struck dur ing wild rioting Saturday night 80 miles an hour by some volved It continued east on 5th SE south on northbound oneway Massachusetts SE east on 6th SE across Carolina SE and to the dead end about a block from the intersection Officer Umbarger said that he onfircd lhrcc shots at the Allison 6th SE near Carolina SE after and lhc right rcar tirc ap parently was punctured by one of them The Allison car came to a stop in front of 639 6th SE The officers said Allison had been drinking prior to the inci dent and had to be handcuffed Editor Sports news Comics Latest markets 13 More than 600 persons nearly all Negroes were arrested More than 300 other persons were injured police officers and several firemen Thousands of Negroes partici pated in rioting throughout the weekend but police had no es timate of the exact number Looters ran wild pillaging and smashing especially Satur day nighl Liquor stores were a favorite targel Many rioters were all fired up on stolen booze a police of ficial said State and local police work ing with litlle rest were targets ui in Mason City news 14islagcd It was Classified pages The rear of the Thompson carof bricks rocks bottles full was damaged The right frontbccr cans ire bombs and of the Allison car was dam Continued on Page 2 BY THE EARS AGAIN PiesidenFjohnson with the First Lady at his side pulls the ears of one of his two pet beagles Her after walking the clogs around the White House grounds The President sparked a bipartisan cry of protest several weeks ago when hepicked up the dogs in this manner at that time before newsmen Pet lovers claimed Johnsons act brought severe pain to the beagles Five drown on weekend BT THE ASSOCIATED CRESS iSunday and Five persons drowned in Iowa over lhc weekend including a 15monlhold boy who lost his life in a bathtub in his mothers home The baby was Carl Hecka thorn son of Mrs Karen Heck alhron of Des Moines Officers quoted the mother as saying cft she was giving the baby a bath Cut trade with Cuba OK antiCastro arms M TU ir WASHINGTON AP The American republics have slapped strong diplomatic and economic sancUonson Cuba and Fidel Castro has brushed off the actions as impudent and unjust A conference of the American foreign ministers Sunday ap proved a diplomatic break and trade embargo against Cuba and cleared the way for the use of armed force against the Cas tro regime if it continues sub versions againsi other oyhe hemisphere Within hours after the action was taken there were these reactions Thomas C Mann assistant secretary of state for inter American affairs said the ac tion proved oicc again the ability of the Organization of American Stales to defend itself againsi aggression Castro said the OAS is gar bage and the prime minister declared the people of Cuba reject as impudent and unjust Ihc sanctions imposed He is sued a Declaration of Santiago dc Cuba as a reply to the Declaration of the Americas of the OAS Tass Ihe official Soviet news agency charged that the aclion set a dangerous prec edent and it accused the United States of openly putting pres sure on Ihc OAS to take the his toric step Several Cuban exile leaders In Miami disagreed on the im pad of Ihe OAS sanctions bul in general looked upon them as a forward step The sanction were approved by a 154 author of the resolution Venezuela could not vote Mexico Chile Bolivia and only LalinAmeri can republics maintaining rela tions with no The foreign ministers confer ence was called at Venezuelas request It invoked Ihc Inter American Treaty of Mutual As sistance bee 3 afier uncovering Ihrcelon cache of smugcjcd arms with Cuban markings on a lonely beach in Ihe state of Fal con where mosl of the oilrich Venezuelas refineries are lo cated The sanctions became official when representatives of 20 na tions signed the final act of the ninth conference of foreign min isters of the Americas Bolivia announced immediate ly il would respect the majority decision and Uruguay is expect ed to follow suit Chile may da so if a Social Christian govern ment is chosen in the September presidential elections Mexico denounced the censure to the Casto regime in speech es to the conference In addition the foreign min isters issued a warning that if the Castro regime in carrying out acts of aggression and intervention against one or more OAS members they may singly or as a group use armed force againsi Cuba room to tend to her olhcr chil dren When she returned Ihe baby was face down in the water and atlempts to revive him were not successful The other victims included three teenagers and a Mis souri Valley man Donald F Baldwin 59 of Missouri Valley drowned Sun day in the waters of DcSoln Bend along the Missouri River while he was swimming durinjj a picnic Morris Armstrong 17 of Council Bluffs drowned Sunday while swimming in a pond near Glcnwoodr The body was re covered Vernon Schurr 17 of near Bettcndorf sank in Crystal Lake Sunday at DeWitt while on an outing wilh his family His body was recovered within 10 minutes but rescue workrrs were unable lo revive him Shirley Birkfy Itj of Manson drowned Saturday in North Twin Lake norlh of Hockwcll Cily Authorities said she dovo inlo Ihc Inkc from a hoard ami did not como up The body rccoviyrcd by divers ;