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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1964, Mason City, Iowa Whosint tragic message Voiceprint may tell us By JOSEPH R HIXSON New York Herald Tribune Newt Service been shot Ive been shot Oh my God help Hes been shot Im trying to helpOh my God Just what was saidas the twinengined airliner began its earthward plunge 40 miles from the San Francisco Airport The first version was filed by a re porter who listened to the tape recording made in the airport control tower Others reported different words The second version is new the one officially accepted by the Civil Aeronautics Board and me FBI r But nobody is clear on all of what transmitted in the final message from vthe cockpit of the plane in which 44 persons died May 7 And no body is sure who was speaking jFaced inthis crash with the strong possibility of murder and suicide in the air the Federal agencies now turn to a tall slender mustached man at Belj Laboratories in Murray Hill NJ i Lawrence G Kersta is a mas ter at looking at voices The sound spectrograph Kerstra used translates changes in voice pitch duration and intensity into inky a television tube changes electri cal impulses into visible dots 61 light j Kersta Mid he can be ever 99 per cent certain of identifying The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 10e Paper CouUti ot Two One Auoclated prate Full Ltu Ho H Void antiNAACP law Interest low as iowans cast ballots in primary Final split in Laotian coalition a person by comparing a sam ple of bis speech with one pre Ker sta says law enforcement agen cies may some turn voice prints as amore accurate substitute for fingerprints It is fairly certain then that Kersta will be able to tell the CAB just wbo spoke the final recorded words But he may also be able to add a few precious words to the message He says the eye can VIENTIANE Laos APTbe Communist Pathet Lao severed its last ties Monday with neu tralistPremier Souvanna Phou mas regime burying the fic tion a coalition government unitingallLaotian factions The Pathet Lao announced it iswithdrawing its remaining government officials from Vien tiane the rightistcontrolled ad ministrative capital discriminate more than the ear accurately Static and1 garbled words win of course show up on Kerstas smudges But Kersta says it is fairly easy for a spectrbgriph expert to separte the from the message fX Thii to discriminate visually rests on the anatomy of tHe brain Arelatively enormous volume of cerebral nerve cells is Commui devoted to sight in the human tralists being and a much smaller vol ume to hearing We can thus remember more visual exper ience than auditory ones Kersta was asked whether a person could conceal his identi ty by whispering or changing his voice The Bell expert said there was less likelihood of this than of a criminal changing his finger prints by surgery He said the shape of voice sounds is deter mined by the size and shapeof the cavities in the nose mouth throat and baby learns to talk he is really learn ing to manipulate the lips teeth tongue and soft palate so as to change the shape and air movement in all of those cav ities except the sinuses We learn to reise and lower our soft palates so early in life that we cannot control it vol untarily as adults The same is true of tongue muscles which we contract unconsciously as we speak Kersta says the pictures 61 An by the Pathet Lao radio said the Com munists no longer recognize Souvanna Pbouma as premier It said the two remaining Path et Lap Cabinet members Sec retaryof State for Public Works Soukvongsack and Secretaryof State for Economy Khampheu ane Tounalon would leave the capital Prince SouvawM Phou ma is now only a prisoner held by the United States and their lack the Pathet Lao said longer holds thetitle of premier of the legiti mate national union govern ment Observers in Tokyo believe the PathetLao which controls Photofax MISS TEENAGE TeenAge Americabecame Mrs George at Mt Pleas antj Mich Miss Judy Doll of Navarre Ohio who won that titlet last November is shown here at Mount Pleasants First Baptist Church with her husband a junior at Central Michigan University at Mt Pleas about twothirds of Laos may establish a rival government of Communists and dissident neu S road toll over 400 mark yous and Is taken by his machine cannot be changed without major surgery of the head wouldnt beenough to put marbles in your mouth or whisper he said To see if unskilled operators can t sort voice prints by re semblances Kersta has been working with a group of New Jersey high school girls He pot voice prints on cards shuffled the cards and asked the girlsto pick out two prints from the sameperson With 15 minutes training the girls scored over 97 per cent correct tions Before millions of such could ever be used the way the FBrriow uses fingerprints a method would have to be fpimc for sorting voiceprints into one hundred or so categories Ker sta said that computers are helping to solve that problem In I960 Bell researchers de veloped a new spectrograph for sound that prints out a contour mapof intensities Such voiceprints can be su perimposed over one hundred oddnumbered squares so that a computer can be told mathe matically what the print looks like It should be possible Ker sta said for a computer to file Open secret conference on Asia crisis HONOLULU US strategists opened secret talks on Communistplagued Southeast Asia Monday as the shaky coali tion government of Laos ap peared to be falling apart The virtual puflout of the pro Communist Pathet Laofrom a patchedup coalition with Lao tian neutralists and rightists deepened the crisis atmosphere surrounding the talks v V Just about every key Ameri can official concerned with Southeast Asiawas present for the twoday conference behind closed doors at Pacific Com mand headquarters overlooking Pearl Harbor Secretary of State Dean Rusk ASSOCIATE D PRESS The deaths the Memorial Day week than a rec ord mgh for a threeday observ ance Nrfthe tollon the high ways from 6 pm local lime Thursday to midnight Sunday was 29 Belated reports Jwere expected to boost the final fig ure and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge flew in from Saigon Sun dayand Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara arrived from Washington twelve hours Uter The final decision President in Washington for recommenda tians that could lead to military record toll for Jthe first holiday yeekencTof the spring topped the previous high mark of 371 set over the Memorial Day period in1958The Nation at Safety Council had made a preholiday estimate that be tween 410 and might be killed in traffic accidents during the period i The heaviest toll was Sunday as millions of motorists jammed highways headed for home aft er outings Reports indicate nearly 150 persons were killed in traffic accidents in the final 24 hours of the Traffic during the holiday period compared to 418 traffic deaths during a nonholi day weekend of 78hours from 6 pm Thursday May 14 to midnight Sunday May 17 The Associated Press survey for the nonholiday period also showed 23 deaths in boating accidents iday periodwas 462 in a four day observance in 1961 Last Memorial Day was a one day observance arid there were 159 deaths on the highways Iowa holiday weekend toll Local vote below 1962 2 p m count Predictions of z light voter turnout in Mason City appeared valid Monday By 2 p m only 712 ballots had been cast as compared with 1030 at the same stage in the 1962 primary In the 1960 presidentialelec tionyear there were 1631 bal lots marked by 2 pm The rec ord was in 1938 when 3514 votes were cast One man a lack of a bearing on the low afternoon total Be cause of daylight saving time polls Opened at 8 instead of 7 a m as in previous years Electionjudges said the later opening kept many from voting before going to work There are three races in Mason City to stir some voter Marion Olson How ard Benn and Al de Buhr are seeking the GOP nomination for two state representative posts Clayton Wornson and Thomas Senneff are bidding for the county attorney nomination Frederick B Shaffer C R Servison Cecil Calkins and Leon G Hayes are after two justice of the peace nomina tions v i f Onthe Democratic ticket J CDickinson Hanson are seeking the nomination as first district supervisor Voting places in the city are First ward first precinct School Administration Building first ward second precinct Wa terworks second ward second precinct McKmley School sec ond ward first precinct Court house third ward first precinct Pritchards garage third ward second precinct Roosevelt Ele mentary fourth ward firstipre court WASHINGTON OB Su preme Court struck down Monv day an Alabama court order barring the National Associa tion i for the ot Colored People from operating in that state Justice John M Haran de livered the unanimous decision I v In litigation that began in 19S6 the Montgomery County Ala Circuit Court on Dec 29 1961 permanently enjoined NAACP from conducting business in the state The ban was on the ground the NAACP had failed to register as a foreign outof Alabamas Supreme Court on iFeb 28 1963 affirmed the Cir cuit Court order without con sidering the merits of the case The State Supreme Court said this was necessary because the NAACP had failed to satisfy rules as to the manner in which llaw briefs should raise assign ments of error The NAACP appealed to the U S Supreme Court contending it had been deprived of constitu tional of association and due process and equal pro tection or law The state in reply said the NAACP had been given full op portunity to be heard in Ala bama courts and now presented nothing of a federal nature for action by the US Supreme Court In upholding the cok tentions Harlan said judgment must be reversed VOTER FllOM THE is as an audience when they pull the cmct S R Chevrolet fourth how youlook from above the votinghandles The photographer received was By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS traffic iressures against Communist Viet Nam source of much of the trouble in Laos and South Viet Nam r and 73 persons drowned a total of 514Boating deaths during the holiday period totaled 18 while 41 persons drowned The record high traffic death toll for any Memorial Day hoi in Iowa claimed four lives a grim enoughtollbut no worse than many nonholiday week ends Mrs Carl Warren Spletzer 19 was killed Sunday when the car in which she was riding was in a collision with atruck on High way 30 near Clarence Mrs Spletzer and her husband were en route from California to Indi ana The truck driver Ronald Lee McConnell 18 of Botna was uninjured Gerald Richardson 20 of near Jefferson perished in a twocar collision Sunday near Jefferson just two miles from the junction of Highways 30 and 17 where a collision Saturday killed Edwin Crist 72 of Stanwood ward second precinct National Guard Armory The vote by precincts at 2 pm I960 1M2 1964 1W1P 141 107 63 1W2P 222 118 2W1P 258 201 137 2W2P i 106 82 75 3W1P 284 165 126 3W2P 134 113 81 4W1P 252 187 118 4W2P 234 57 34 L when you cast your ballot inpermission fiom the unidentified man lowasprimaryelection1 Of coursefew in the booth before the shutter was persons will have a Globe photographer snapped Other nations may help US in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam Johnsons call for more flags to support the war effort in South Viet Nam has brought favorable responses from more than 18 nations but the United States will continue shouldering the biggest propor tion of the burden The United States provides 97 per cent of the foreign aid re ceived by the government of MAITLAND DIES DENVER Colo AP James D Maitland 82 a Rocky Mountain area industrialist died Sunday John A Wieland 70 of near Plainfield was killed in an acci dent near Plainfield late Friday Linus Edward Meierotlo 41 of near West Point died Sunday in a Fort Madison hospital of in juries suffered May 25 when the truck he was driving went off a Lee County road His death was not counted among the holiday weekend fatalities Light vote is expected over the state DES MOINES AP lowans were nominating candidates Monday for Congress the State Legislature and state and mos local elective offices but no con test stirred much statewide in terest Veteran observers predicted a turnout of 340000 Although reg istration is not required in every PRIMARY Continued on Pace 2 SEES INDUSTRY TARGET NEW YORK MVThe Rev Dr Martin Luther King says se lective buying might be a goot weapon to gain better jobs fo Negroes and the auto industr might be a good place to start in Waterloo murder of young woman WATERLOO tfi The fwice tabbed body of a 19yearold aughter of a prominent oo man was found in her par ents home Monday and 90min utes later an open charge of murder was filed against the eenage son of a Waterloo bank ng official Killedwas Diane Kay Gable whose body was found in the living room of her home She was stabbed twice in the chesl and her clothing was in disar r a y said Dr Eugene Smith deputy county medical examin er Police arrested John Thomas Kyle 16 He was arraigned in Municipal Court and bond was set at Kyles father is John Kyle president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association and president of the Black Hawk Hockey Club County Attorney WilliamBal declined to comment on wha ed to the youths arrest It was not immediately de termined Gable had been raped Miss Gables parents Mr anc Mrs Mack Gable were fishing in the Harpers Ferry area aloni the Mississippi River when he body was found by an employe of the real estate firm Larry D McGreevy found body after going to the Gabl house when Miss Gable failed t show for work at her father office McGreevy called the parent after he found the house lockec Gable told McGreevy to brea down the door and find out wha was the matter Inside r The Globe graduates 76 Pages515 1ERCY nursing s c h o o 1 graduates 22 Page 17 EditoriiU4 Society newt Loyalty oath laws stricken Clear Lake rviws North Iowa news 11 12 Latest li Mason City news 1617 Comics 18 Classified pages 2021 Negro Methodists approve merger ST LOUIS AP to a conference of the Central Negro Jurisdiction of the Meth odist Church voted Sunday to accept invitations to merge with the General Conference of the Methodist Church The Negro churches in the district would merge into five geographical sections under the terms of an invitation offered by the churchs General Confer ence during May WASHINGTON W The preme Court struck down Mon day two Washington state laws requiring that allstate em ployes take loyalty Justice Byron R White dei livering the decision said thelaws were unconstitur tionally vague Justice Tom C Clark wrote dissenting opinion in whicn Justice John M Harlan joined The courts vote thus was 72 About 54 personsemployedby he University of Washington in teaching and nonteaching jobs had challenged validityof the state laws They appealed from a aeci sion by a special threejudge US District Court in Seattle Wash that upheld the state re quirement One law enacted in 1955 re quires state employes to swear they are not subversive per Explosive windup in California primary millions of such voice charts North Iowa Weather outlook cloudy with widely Mender nieM f artly cloudy end cool Twetday Mfht in Malta en Pate 2 South Viet Nam The aid expect ed from other countries is not likely to reduce this percentage Officials say responses re ceived so far from other nations range from to enthusiastic But most have been in general terms and dis cussions are still in the initial stage Most of the aid is expected to be economic technical and med ical V SAN FRANCISCO Barry Goldwater and Gov Nel son A Rockefeller directed fi nal appeals to the voters Mon day in an explosive windup to Californias presidential pri mary Bitter charges of smear and irresponsibility between the rival camps sharpened the vital race for the states 86 Re publican national convention delegates in Tuesdays ballot ing Both sides in traditional fash ion expressed confidence in the outcome of a battle which Rock efeller says will shape the fu ture course of the Republican ty Thfe polls have lifted Rockefel ler to frontrunner from the un derdog rating he had before his surprise victory in Oregon But the pulseTakers cushioned their figures with enough undecided voters to swing the election ei ther way That was true too in the tor rid clash between Pierre Salin ger former White House press secretary and State Controller Atan Cranston in a wholesale Democratic contest for the US Senate nomination The primary which started out as a hohum affair is ex pected to bring out65 per cent of the 7122724 registered vot ers The total includes 4022302 Democrats 2895448 Republi H cans The feverish tempo of the closing weeks matched the in fighting over who is going to control the two parties in the state Rockefeller who flew to New York just in time for the birth of a son Saturday returned for a 12thhour series of airport ral lies at 14 cities Goldwater flew to Washington for the graduation of his daugh ter Peggy 19 from ML Vernon Junior College arid to deliver the commencement address He flew back for an electioneve rally in Los Angeles Sen Thomas H Kuchcl and former Sen William F Knoyv land state managers for Knovv Rocfc efeller and Goldwater broke the Sunday calm however in a na tionally televised setto on NBCs Meet the Press Knowland charged smear against Rockefellers assertions that the Arizona senator speaks only for the extremist ele ment in the Republican party Goldwater in a statement is sued by his Los Angeles head quarters said that if he wins the nomination hell summon par ty leaders including Rockefel ler to a summit meeting to map campaign strategy Rockefeller has attracted the support of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodges but he has said repeatedly hfeis not involved in any stop Goldwa ter movement or acting as a front man for other possible contenders The Republican presidential and Democratic senatorial bat tles have almost obscured the fact that Democrats will decide a squabble for control of their 154vote delegation to the Dem ocratic National Convention in August Mayor Samuel W Yorty of Los Angeles entered a rival slate to compete with the dele gation headed by Gov Brown Both are uncommitted but their chaiimen have pledged to sup port President Johnson at the Atlantic City gatwring sons as defined in the law Ths other law enacted in 1931 re quires that another oath be taken by teachers Overrules Florida Bible reading decision WASHINGTON W The Su preme Court overturned Monday i Florida court decision that up Bible reading and rectta ion of The Lords Prayer ia Uiami public schools The high tribunal cites its 1963 decision in a similar case from Abington Township in Pencsyl vania VA ;