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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1964, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL m MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5 19W ClUc i copyJThis Paper Consists ot Associated Presi Full Low No 152 US bombs Viet bases 64 missions by U S Red oil depots destroyed 2 jets blown from air WASHINGTON airlslroyers in international watersand people of South Viet Nam Photofax AREA OF on map are the US Navy destroyers Matldox and Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of North Viet Nam US carriers Constellation right and Ticon are supplying air cover for the two destroy ers which were attacked by Red PT boats Under lined arc coastal cities of Ben Thuy and Haiphong craft splintered two dozen North Vietnamese PT boats Wednesday and made rubble of bases from which they had attacked US Naval vessels The retaliatory strike gave thundering empha sis to a promise from President Johnson No peace by aggression and no immunity from reply The President issued his stern warning in an address at Syra cuse NY on the heels of a Pentagon news conference in which Secretary of Defense Ilobcrt S McNamara reported the outcome of the explosive response to two attacks by lied torpedo boats on American de Photofax THIS IS THE TYPE BOAT USED BY NORTH VIET NAM 2 bodies identified as missing rights workers of the Gulf of Tonkin summary Two US aircraft downed by ground fire in Gl sorties from the carriers Ticondcroga and Constellation Twentyfive PT boats de stroyed or damaged Four shore bases heavily damaged and an oil depot wrecked Then the Washington govern ment apparently sat back to lei the lesson soak in if it wil soak this stern wore from McNamara Whether this will be all that is necessary is up to the North Vietnamese The account of the explosive US reaction and the warning were given by McNamara at a morning news conference with in hours of a somber announce ment by President Johnson of the decision to hit back hard in reply to the attacks In premidnight address to the nation Johnson said A reply to the boat attacks is being given as I speak Air action is now in execu lion against gunboats and cer tain supporting facilities in North Viet Nam which have been used in these hostile opera lions The determination of all Americans to carry out our full commitment to the government will be rage redoubled by this out Johnson referred to the US reaction as a positive reply to the aggression by North Viet namese PT boats against Ameri can naval vessels in interna ional waters But he stressed the United States longrange peaceful in Even before the strikes be gan McNamara disclosed sub stantial military forces were being moved into Southeast Asia as a precaution against a Rec counterthrust from North Vie Nam or Red China Johnson said Sundays PTItion by forces whose overall boat attacks on the destroyer vladdox were repeated Tuesday igainst two destroyers and we relieve at least two of the at acking boats were sunk There vere no US losses The President said he had di rected Ambassador Adlai E Stevenson to raise immediate y and urgently before the UN Security Council the torpe do boat assaults that the Unitet States charges were unprovokei and in international waters Johnson declared it is a sol strength is as vast and awesome as those of the United States of America But l is my consid ered conviction shared through out your government that firm ss in the right is indispensa e today for peace That firm ss will always be measured s mission is peace US officials said the air rikcs were decided upon unan lously by Johnson and his Na onal Security Council advisers tcr receiving word of the sec id attack on US destroyers etnn responsibility to have to order even limited military ac JACKSON Miss of the three badly bodies discovered decomposed near Phila delphia Miss were identified Wednesday as missing civil rights workers Andy Goodman and Mickey Schwcrncr The third body was believed to be that of James Chancy the Negro companion of Good man and Schwerncr The three mysteriously vanished six weeks ago in Philadelphia a small town in cast central Mississippi 80 miles northeast of here The FBI refused to confirm identification of the third corpse Apparently the delay was caused only by the lack of sufficienl scientific evidence on the iden tification of the Meridian Negro The FBI had such data on the two white youths A pathologist continued to study the bodies at the Univer ily of Mississippi Medical Cen cr here in an effort to deter mine the cause of death The corpses were found buried deep in a 20foot high levee indcr construction on a farm six miles southeast of Philadelphia ate Tuesday The Birmingham News in a copyrighted story from Phila delphia said a reward of 000 led the FBI to the bodies The News story also said the FBI was given the names of sev en persons who possibly were involved in the deaths of the trio Roy K Moore chief of the Jackson FBI office had a terse no comment when asked about the News story Were sticking by the an nounccment from Washington Moore repeatedly said U S strong Viet area in At Philadelphia Sheriff Law rence Rainey queried about the Birmingham News slory said its all new to me The FBI doesnt tell me anymore than hey tell anybody else Rainey said a coroners jury would be empaneled laler lo con sider Ihe case The announcement that Iwo of Ihc bodies had been identified as Schwerncr 24 and Good man 20 both of New York came in the predawn hours from FBI Director J Edgar Hoover in Washington The FBI bolh here and in Washington declined to say how thc idcnlificalions were made Olen Burrage 42 a truckline operator who owns the property BODIES Continued on Page 1 BULLETIN TOKYO Viet Nam reported Thursday that five U S aircraft had been shot down and three others dam aged by ground fire It said one American pilot was tak en prisoner The U S said two of our planes were miss ing To seek help for N Iowa MICKEY SCHWERNER By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director LAWLER Gov Harold Hughes announced Wednesday he will seek federal assistance for droughtstricken Mitchell and Howard Counlics Gov Hughes said he will cerlify Ihosc two counties emcr gcncy areas and request federal help through Ihe U S Depart ment of Agriculture Thc an notmcemcnt was made after Gov Hughes had taken a noli copter tour over Howard Mitchell and Chickasaw Coun ties Wednesday morning Howard and Mitchell Coun lies arc thc only ones whicl have officially asked to be des ignated emergency areas I thc emergency slalus is ap proved by thc USDA farm crs in those counties will h eligible for longterm lowinter est loans with which lo purchns seed and feed They could b allowed to graze livestock on diverted acres Several hundred farm crs grcclcd Hughes when he alight ed from thc helicopter on Ihe Don Biisla farm 4Vi miles northeast of Lawlcr Hughes DROUGHT Continued on Page 2 On the inside By ELTON C FAY WASHINGTON AP The military strength of the United Stales in the Pacific includes nearly a quarter of a million men thousands of planes and about 125 Navy ships in the 7th Fleet alone with other ships ready elsewhere Part of the substantial mili tary reinforcements to South east Asia which Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara announced were being moved up apparently come from units already located in the central and northwest Pacific regions First indications of the nature of the buildup came from Sai gon Wednesday with an an nouncement by a US spokes man that US Air Force F102 ct fighters were being rushed South Viet Nam Six of the supersonic Delta Dagger jets from the 16th Fight r Interceptor Squadron based n Okinawa flew to Saigon from Jlark Field in the Philippines he flight commander Lt Col arnclt D Page of Dccatur la said they carried no of ense weapons and only had ntiaircraft rockets for the dc cnsc of South Viet Nam Other F102 lets are stationed n Japan As the reinforcements head or the Southeast Asian zone he Defense Department will draw on planes ships and men now in the continental United States These will take up sta ions from which the becfedup Southeast Asia force has been taken Here is how the US military setup in the Pacific stood as the crisis intensified Manpower A total of about 229000 including 60000 Army 30000 Marines 70000 Air Force 60 000 Navy in the 7th Fleet dc ployed along the Asian coast line Ships The 125 ships of the 7th Fleet include three attack carriers the Ticondcroga Con stcllalion and Bon Hommi Richard plus an antisubmarin warfare carrier the Kcarsarge Air Force The Pacific Ai Force with headquarters i Hawaii operates 10 tactica squadrons of aircraft They ar and include many supc onic jet fighters The Marine Corps in addition i the approximate 20000 ground force personnel based in Okinawa has a Marine air wing if about 10000 men and 300 to 00 planes in the western Pacif n A battalion janding team of Marines men is ro aled on sea duty from Okinawa vith the 7th Fleets amphibious orce They said the aim of the ac ion was to remove the threat to S ships without widening the var The idea they said was to ry to stop the sea attacks be orc the situation ignited into a ullscale Asian war Also at stake was the US po ition in the struggle over the iiturc of Southeast Asia a struggle that has been going poorly for the United States US officials calculate that he next few days will be the time of crisis as Communist Chinas leaders try to decide what to do about the US ac tion Sources said Johnson under stood the of a Red Chinese counteraction when he made his decision for the air strikes Both China and the Soviet Un ion have defense treaties with North Viet Nam US officials said they believe Moscow has been trying to disengage itself from Southeast Asia where its influence has been receding PJialohx BRIEFING of Defense Robert S McNamara explains US actions in North Viet Nam to newsmen as he stands in front of a giant map of the clanger area THIS IS THE TYPE F102 RUSHED TO VIET NAM Crowds near White House Night of crisis in capital GRIM DUTY Ncshoba Deputy Cecil Price right helps unload A Photofax in Jackson Miss one of three bodies found near Philadelphia Editorials 4 Society 9101112 strike support and air ticfens Must halt aggression promptly SYRACUSE NY dent Johnson declared Wednes day that aggression unchal North Iowa news 15 Mason City news 1819 Latest markets 19 Sports news 212 Comics V Clear Lake news 272f Classified pages 31 on recounted thc attacks onjmonics dedicating a journalism Johnson listed a long string WOODWARD DIES US destroyers in the Gulf ofibniklinfi as the first unit of a of promises broken and said BOSTON Wi Harold C onkin and the counteraction communications conthe government of North ViolWoodward 01 a member of lhi rJcred against thc hostilejloi at Syracuse University iNain is engaged in asgrcssioivKodcral Power Commission and shore bases HC it was fining to dcdiagainst South Viet Nam thcdjcd of n heart allnck Tuesday lenged is aggression un leashed and said Ihc United States has met deliberate ag grcssion with deliberate action against thc North Vietnamese In an address aimed to the peoples of all nalions as wcl as of the United Slates John WASHINGTON AP It was a night of crisis and crowds gathered at the White House gates under a starless sky A flash from Tonkin Bay had ignited Tuesdays tensions North Vietnamese PT boats were attacking two American destroyers An air of emergency spread quickly through the capital blanketing Lhn White House the Pentagon hc Stale Department and Capitol Hill In its initial hours only those in the top echelons of govern ment were aware that a new sin wclown was brewing Across the Potomac at the Pentagon Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara was in formed by phone as soon as the first flash was received from the fled With his lop civilian and mili lary slratcgisls and advisers he hurried into Ihe national com mand posl Thats the heavily guarded lockcddoor secret room called the tank There McNamara remained through much of the day study ing a flow of reports talking tersely with aides On Capitol Hill it was busi ness as usual When rumors began circulat ing of a naval engagement many congressmen expressed disbelief and shock Apparently only four members of the House received prompt official notifi cation Down at I ho State Depart ment Secretary of Stale Dean Htisk and lop officials con cerned with Southeast Asian af fairs were in deep conference There was an urgent secretive nir about them that comes when something big is in the works At the White J louse a stream of official cars flowed through tho southwest gate after the President summoned members of the National Security Council the Cabinet and Ihc Joinl Chiefs of Staff for emergency meet ings At dusk crowds began gath ering on Pennsylvania avcnuo at the gates of the excculivo mansion Many of them were tourists Some came out of curiosity Some came out of concern Some said they hoped for a glimpse of the President The makeup nf the crowd iit the While House was much liko that which had gathered Ihcrn on an October nighl in 10fi2 as President Kennedy reported lo llr nation on the Cuban missile showdown Hut Tuesday night it was n new crisis and a new president said We welcome and we in catc the center to heller of liins aml now standing among all men for aainsl Slnlcs on thc vile Ihe scrutiny of all men o seek peace for peace is Ihc only purpose of Ihc course we pursvc And he declared lhal no friendly counlry need fear andj no foe hope that this is a na tion divided in this election vokcd year Thc President spoke at cereswerod that was his purpose in speak ing now When he turned to Ihc allacks on US destroyers he said The attacks were deliber Thc attacks were impro Thc attacks have been an North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly fair and warmer Wednesday night lows in up per Ms Thursday partly cloudy with scattered ihow ers or thunderstorms highs 8994 SAME
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