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Des Moines, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 2, 1969
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ft, W , o, 1. Broken line shows path of plane through tree limbs, which sheared off wing (arrow) before craft (circled) crashed Sunday night near Newton, killing former heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marci- for r T$ht If 3ov V v- ft Atoi-m rr liWi : A record book, flight maps, a Kiwanis International pillow and a paisley pillow, background, are scattered in wreckage of plane. The plane was en route to Des Moines from Chicago, where Farrell and Jielz had flown to pick up Marciano, who would have been 46 Monday, CYCLE GANGS IN N.E. IOWA By Thomas Hyder (Register Stalft Writer) GUTTENBERG, IA. - Roving motorcycle gangs caused incidents in northeast Iowa and northwest Illinois over the Labor Day weekend. About 40 cyclists spent Sunday night at French Town Camping Grounds north of here and sevcnil campers moved out. Law enforcement officers instituted an all-night survcil-liince. Clnvton County Sheriff Gerald Block said the cyclists Scene of Plane wore denim clothing, had beards and long hair and "were filthy dirty." "The other campers didn't want to stay when the cyclists arrived and I don't blame them a bit," Block said, lie said it was potentially a dangerous situation and that he, highway patrolmen and Guttcnburg police maintained an all-night watch on the cyclists, both men and women, who slept on the ground. Block said the cyclists left town Monday morning, Some headed north and some south. The cycles bore Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, California and Minnesota license plates. In another incident, about 70 cyclists from the Chicago Crash Near ano and two Des Moines men, Frank Farrell, 22, and Glenn Belz, 37, the pilot. Flane, a single-engine Cessna 172, was headed northwest when it crashed on Henry Eilander farm, about two miles south of Newton. area were ordered by authorities to leave Galena, III., Sunday after a girl reported she was raped repeatedly while visiting their camp grounds. , One cyclist was held in the j Galena jail over night but was released Sunday when the girl was unable to identify him as an assailant, authorities said. Authorities also reported campers and citizens disturbed by about 30 cyclists in Backbone State Park, north of Man chester, and about 30 at Bixbyi State Park near Edgewood. Two young men and a woman from Minneapolis were arrested for littering a public highway in Backbone park and officers confiscated liquor. Newton REGISTER PHOTOS BY JERVAS BALDWIN Hunt 2 Bodies in DM. River Polk County sheriff deputies said they would resume dragging operations today for the bodies of two men believed drowned in separate incidents Sunday in the Des Moines River. The sheriff's office said it might take several days to locate the bodies of Alfred Pine-gar, 22, of 1913 E. Walnut st., and Barry Jeffries, 22, of 3414 N. Union st. Pinegar fell into the river southeast of Des Moines Sunday morning while getting into a rowboat, and Jeffries disappeared north of Des Moines Sunday evening while attempting to swim across the river. Steal $1,500 From DM. Restaurant Thieves broke in the Steak-O-Rama restaurant, 1816 Army Post road, sometime Sunday night and stole an estimated $1,500 in cash, police said. Entry was gained by prying open the rear door of the building after breaking a lock, police said. 9 DIE IN FLOODS DACCA, EAST PAKISTAN (REUTERS) At least nine persons were reported dead Monday and 300,000 homeless after some of the worst monsoon floods to hit the East Pakistan district of Faridpur for a decade. Use Your Heaven to 7 Charge-Plate or Lay-away Famous Brand Fall Fashions arriving daily More FAR All & MANN Jeans and Slacks Now in Stock Clothing in sizes for infants, toddlers, girls to 14, boys to 20. CLOTHING FURNITURE TOYS SHOES GIFTS Phone 276-4581 McNeal Center Merit Hay at Urbandale Ave. (a few blocks south el Marl Hay Plata) Optn Daily Saturday This Sunday 1-S RITES SET FOR D,M. VICTIMS CRASH- Continued jmm I'aye One airport and about 2 miles south of the city of Newton. Ili-I. Wus Pilot Officials said that Belz, the pilot of the four-passcnger plane, had spoken by radio to the Dos Moines approach control about 9 p.m. and advised the controller ho was going to land at the Newton airport. The pilot did not mention any trouble, officials said. The plane apparently crashed about five minutes later the plane's clock stopped at 9:05 p.m. The plane was en route from Chicago, III., to Des Moines. Belz had flown the plane to Chicago Sunday afternoon as a favor to his friends, Farrell and Marciano, whom he picked up there for the return trip, Mrs. Belz said. The plane left Midway Airport shortly after 6 p.m. and reported in to the Joilet, III., and Des Moines airway radio stations be- lore it crashed. There was no hint of trouble in the reports. An official said the plane was heading west at the time of the crash and "could have been circling for a landing" when the left wing lip broke off several small tree branches. The left wing then hit a branch about 8 inches in diameter and the wing was severed from the fuselage. The rest of the plane skipped across the ground and came to rest in a small creek bed after the right wing was peeled back after impact with a large tree. The plane traveled about 300 feet after initial impact and lost a wheel and a door when it hit a small ridge before coming to rest in the creek bed. There was no fire. Deputy sheriffs at the scene said the plane still had some gasoline in its tanks. One veteran investigator speculated the plane may have been "scud running" dodging low clouds and somehow lost contact with the ground while keeping the airport in sight until it was too late. The weather was misty and drizzly with a ceiling estimated at 500 feet. Sputtering Sound Mrs. Colleen Swarts, 30, who lives across the road from the Eilander farm, said she heard the plane sputtering overhead. "It sort of stopped right over our house and I was scared to death it would fall on us," Mrs. Swarts said. "I could see the lights on the plane. It sort of drifted away and I heard an awful thud. I knew what had happened." Mrs. Swarts' husband, Newton, ran across the road and into the valley where the plane crashed but couldn't find it in the darkness. Mrs. Swarts notified Newton police. Sheriff's deputies arrived shortly and found the plane. All three men were dead and the wreckage was strewn over a wide area. Marciano was under the fuselage; the other two were thrown clear. The 1966 model plane, valued at $10,000, was owned by Executive Flyers, Inc., a flying club to which Belz belonged. Alan L. Crawford of Kansas City, Mo., chief of the field of fice of the National Transporta ! You'll be flying when you wear this j I (J VJT X j natural Emba glacial mink jacket j I ($1995). Your head will be in the j ! clouds for years of luxurious wearing j "TS ywK I knowing you're traveling first class. J fiff , ff ,1 I Make your trip to Cownie's today. B ! Vf U T.M. Emba Minlc Breeders Association 'j 4 11 cownie fur salon L.1."!. f JW M I 200 S. W. Fifth Park tree at our aoor ' il .11. jj Optn Monday's 'til 9 XvT, tl Many other mink Si; ; -IhA jackets from $699 f J? . )'p ' it FW products labeled to show j? hj. f tkj ' ' L 3 country of origin of imported furs. ja P; D. I y j iW!!S!SWl!WTO vy' j J I O if V I III I colorful : r I : s b (rendiv I ; I ? 1 l For campus or careor, what could be better than these jT VVJ. ' full-fashioned pullovers. 100 Antron nylon Ban-Ion-, 'jf C? 5 I I t' f comP'e'e'y wasr,able, doesn't wrinkle, couldn't be f. j I ' v easier lo care for. Zip backs and hemmed cuffs and but- 5 k x J lns- Tne turtlo-neck (A) and the mock-turtle (B) comes fit j in Ihe following colors: Tropic red, nugget gold, brown 1 . 1 i fi car'30ni navy, bone, black or while. U ; J Sues 34 to 40. each $11 l sjk Rocky Marciano, left, and Frank Farrell Pictured Toyether Mar. 8, J.'8 .4, fi' Glenn Belz Dies in Marciano Crash tion Safety Board, was at the site Monday sifting through wreckage and trying to pinpoint the cause of the crash. Two men from the Des Moines office of the Federal Aviation Administration were at the scene early Monday. At the Farrell home at 3600 Flcur drive, about 15 relatives and friends had gathered Sunday night for a surprise birthday party for Marciano, who would have been 46 Monday. Afterwards he was going to fly to his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to celebrate his birthday Monday. Members of the gathering became anxious when the plane obviously was overdue and the 10 p.m. television news reported a light plane crash with three fatalities near Newton. Dr. John F. Maughn, Jasper County medical examiner, released the names of the victims about 12:15 a.m. Monday. ' Marciano, once described as the world's most dangerous unarmed man, was heavy weight champion from 1952 un til he retired undefeated in 1956 j after six successful title de-I tenses. A native of Brockton, Mass., Marciano in recent years had made his home at Fort Lauder dale, Fla., with his wife, Bar bara, and two . children, Mary Ann. 16. and Rockv Kevin, 17 months. A funeral mass is planned for Marciano at St. Coleman's Catholic church at Brockton. The body will then be shipped to Fort Lauderdale for a funeral mass at St. Pius Church there. Recent Activities Since his retirement in 1956, Marciano had spent much ot his time doing public relations work and making public ap pearances. Often a visitor to Des Moines, he served as one of the referees during the 1968 Golden Gloves tournament here. Fan-ell's father, Lew, a for- . i j: mer Des ivioines ueer ui-tributor who died Nov. 24, 1967, had been a friend of Mar- ciano lor some time, as had Frank Farrell, since his boyhood. Frank Farrell was an insurance salesman for Mauro Insurance agency. He was a 1965 graduate of Howling High School, where he had starred in baseball and basketball. He went to Arizona State University and the University of Iowa before drop ping out of school to become head of the family after his father died. He is survived by his mother, C a r m e 1 1 a ; three brothers, Thomas, John and William, and a sister, Carmie Lou. Services for Farrell will in- ! elude a rosary at 8 p.m. ; Wednesday at Dunn's Funeral Home and a funeral mass at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Glendale cemetery. Services for Belz will be at ! pm. Thursday at Dunn's Fu- at neral Home with burial Highland Memory Gardens. Belz a Contractor Belz, president of Glenn Construction Co., here, was born in 8te & I Open tonight A v 9 (" Jiu 1 Fall ! '""z' TP j KayWindsor The Trimly seamed and gently A'd polyester and wool double knit . . , brightly accented with it's own multicolor neck tie and golden chain tie Sizes 1 0 to 1 8. Glad to fill mail orders, add ft Des Moines Register Paqc3 I Tu.s., Spt. 2, 1969 J Worth County and was gradu-ated from Carpenter High School. He had lived in Des Moines 13 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. His wife said Belz had been flying for 12 years and had "quite a bit of pilot time" and an instrument rating, qualifying him to fly in certain weather conditions. "I don't know what happened unless something went wrong with the plane," Mrs. Belz said. Besides his wife, Belz is survived by three sons, Kevin, Kendall and Kelly; a daughter, Kristi; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Belz of Annan- dale, Minn.; a brother, Carl of St. Ansgar and two sisters, Mrs. Clayton Olson and Mrs. Maiden Olson, both of New Brighton, Minn. Founded In IKt publijhid very weekday morning by DBS MOINES REGISTER AND TRIBUNE COMPANY 715 Locust St. Des Moines, la. 5030 Vol. 121, No. 70 Sent. I, lft PEGISTFR SUBSCRIPTION PATES By carrier in th Des Moines city area, 50c wk, By mail or carrier in other Iowa towns where either Register or Tribune carrier service is available, 40c a week; $76 00 year. By daily motor route outside City of Des Moines, or by mail where motor route service is maintained, &c a week. 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