The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1966 · Page 13
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Algdrta, (la.) Upper Des Moinet Tuesday, January 18, 1966 •'"L1LL1 -_ J_L —^— J-^^a. ^.._-^.... .. | f 1ri - ;; --J_- '_ - __f '- . ^"ji-V "" If-- -'-j --ir— *--• _L-!Lll_LLM Mtrry-Co-Round By Prow Pearson WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's crimebusters will open a grand jury investigation later this month into organized crime in Miami. They hope not only to trap some of the underworld's big birds who fly south for the winter but to determine whether Cuban Dictator Fidel" Castro obtains precious U. S. dollars by rigging the largest quarter-and-dime lottery now operating in this country. William G. Hundley, the modern Elliott Ness who heads the Justice Department's special unit on organized crime, will go to Miami personally to kick off the investigation. He is disturbed over the fact that Castro has absolute control over the 57-year-old Cuban National Lottery, long a favorite source of numbers for the numbers racket in this country. This puts him in a position to pick the pockets of hundreds of thousands of American citizens, who wager their small change on the fall of the numbers each week in Havana. The drawing is broadcast, supposedly live from Havana, at 1 p. m. on Saturdays. Persistent reports have reached federal authorities, however, that Castro "fixes" the lottery and relays the winning numbers in advance to his agents in the United States. By scattering their bets discreetly from Key West to Boston, they could clean up an estimated $500,000 a week - enough to finance communist revolution throughout the Western Hemisphere. - o - --CASTRO'S LOTTERY-- Internal Revenue agents, who have tried to track down evidence that Castro is rigging the lottery, have uncovered enough to arouse their suspicions, but no positive proof. The federal grand jury will attempt to dig deeper. Hundley's crimebusters are also eager to break up the crime syndicate which controls the numbers racket in southern Florida. They have evidence that it is run by the old Cleveland mob. One of the bosses, Morris Kleinman, now owns a home on • fashionable Bay Harbor Island outside Miami. The day-to-day operations are directed by Hyman Martin, who in his leaner days was known as "Pittsburgh Hymie" but is now more appropriately called "Fat Hymie." He has an arrest record dating back to the roaring Zffs when he was once picked up for highway robbery. He was convicted in 1931 of killing Cleveland Councilman William Potter. But lawyers wangled a new trial, several witnesses changed their stories, and Hymie went free. Only a minor racketeer, Solly Hart, ever served a sentence in the famous murder case. Caught with a pistol, be went to jail for carrying a concealed weapon. He is now in Miami, too, working with his old pal, "Fat Hymie." Meanwhile, the Miami Herald's crack crime reporter, Hank Messick, has turned over acorn- post pile of gangland-political connections, which will also keep the federal grand jury busy. - o - -PEACE STATISTICS- President Johnson is keeping a careful count of every conversation held and every overture made in his present peace drive. He is preparing to quote these statistics to anyone who calls on him in the future, crying peace. The President wants to give the peacemakers their chance. He is sincerely exploring every path, knocking on every door that might possibly lead to peace. Yet he is known to have little faith in the outcome. The most he hopes to accomplish is to convince the world that it is the communists who are obstructing peace in Viet Nam. The President plans to lay the story of his peace drive before Congressional leaders. He will plead that nothing short of military defeat will compel Hanoi to accept a meaningful peace. Therefore, he will ask for a vote of confidence in the form of a congressional resolution authorizing him to take whatever military action he considers necessary to continue the war. Of course, the pressure for peace from the people of the world may force both sides to the truce table. But the North Vietnamese response to the peace feelers has indicated little interest in settling the Viet Nam war except on their own harsh terms. The leaders in Hanoi are the same men who directed the North Vietnamese war against the Japanese and the French. They have always managed to triumph, almost miraculously, against overwhelming odds. They see in the opposition to the war by many Americans the same indecisiveness and division that weakened France and led to the French defeat a decade ago. Thus the peace demonstrations in this country, by strengthening the North Vietnamese resolve to continue the war, may be helping to achieve exactly the opposite of their declared purpose. - o - -RACING SCANDAL-J. Edgar Hoover came up to Newton Brewer at the Laurel Race Track outside Washington recently arid congratulated him on becoming the new Maryland Racing Commissioner. "I knew your mother and father," said the G-Man boss. "They knew the difference between right and wrong, and so do you." Brewer was appointed after it was revealed that Gov.Millard Tawes' son had written insurance for the Bowie Race Track and that the former racing com- missioner was getting racing dates OK*d by one of the gover* nor's chief henchmen. One of the first things the new commissioner did was to stop the chaining of horses, a practice of beating horses with a chain so the rattle of the chain falling in the starting chute will start them off fast. - o - -SHIPPING SNAFU-A gigantic shipping snafu is holding up vital supplies for American forces in Viet Nam, seriously hampering the war effort. Navy and merchant ships, unable to meet their schedules, piled up a 65,000-ton backlog last month. The bottleneck: ships must wait interminably in South Viet Nam waters to get their cargoes unloaded. Some ships have waited at anchor more than 30 days until they have run short of food and water. Forced to sail to Manila or Bangkok for fresh stocks, they have been obliged opon their return to take up positions at the end of the line and wait another 30 days. All the time these ships lie idle in the war zone, it should be added, the crews draw extra com" bat pay. The Air Force, whose cargo planes have been breaking all records for keeping on the move, still wound up last month with a 16,000-ton backlog. There simply aren't enough planes to handle all the airlift. In desperation, the Air Force is now sounding out foreign airlines about chartering more planes. Replacements also haven't been arriving fast enough to suit Gen. William Westmoreland, the American commander in Viet Nam, who keeps badgering Washington for more men and material. PRINTING flLyr PULLS and f*e» jBstic* to your buslneo, Mr priced. Upper Dei Motes NOTICE! THE KOSSUTH COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD A MEETING AT 8 P.M. TUESDAY, JAN. 18, AT THE COURTHOUSE. STAFF MEMBERS FROM THE NORTH IOWA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AT MASON CITY, WITH WHOM KOSSUTH COUNTY IS AFFILIATED, WILL BE PRESENT TO DESCRIBE FACILITIES & SERVICES AVAILABLE. EVERYONE INTERESTED IS URGED TO ATTEND. (4) (•I HURRY! LIMITED TIME ONLY! 15-INCH 4-PLY TIRES V LIFETIME GUARANTEE SAVE! NEW 1,000 TIRE SHIPMENT COMING IN- MUST MAKE ROOM! SAVE! LIST PRICE 8 - 710/815 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe. $39.10 2 - 710/815 x 15 Plycron Tubeless black $32.35 10 - 710/815 x 15 Grip-Safe black $24.85 13 - 670/775 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe $35.65 2 - 670/775 x 15 Plycron Tubeless black $30 35 2 - 670/775 x 15 Grip-Safe Tubeless black __ $24.15 5 — 670/775 x 15 Grip-Safe with stripe $22 25 1 - 820/885 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe— $4^70 2 - 650/735 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe $33.75 2 - 560 x 15 Plycron Tubeless black _ $25.85 2 - 560 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe . $30.35 2 - 600/685 x 15 Plycron Tubeless with stripe ,. $32.00 There hasn't been a tire sale like since our last one. SAVE! CHUCK BEHR'S STANDARD SERVICE ONE OF KOSSUTH COUNTY'S LARGEST TIRE DEALERS State & Jones St, ALGONA Phone 29*3372 ***************mmm*mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm*mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmwmmm SALE PRICE $23.70 $20.45 $16.36 $21.59 $18.66 $16.38 $15.20 $30.81 $19.35 $16.34 $19.28 $19.28 this

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