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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1964, Mason City, Iowa w Someone mention unity What is GOP definition By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON AP Some body mention unity There are about a dozen dic tionary definitions of unity and this may explain the lack of it among Republicans who want their defeated party to unite Dean Burch says he wants unity although over the weekenc some Republican governors said they want him fired as chair man of the Republican Nationa Committee a job he got through Sen Barry Goldwater The governors in Denver is sued a statement calling for party unity and among other things suggesting the nationa committee take a good look al its leadership Some of them said this wasn1 aimed at Burch some said il definitely was i BACKGROUND p a Govs George R o m n e y o Michigan Nel son A Rocke feller of New York and Wil liam W Scran ton of Penn sylvania said they want Burch out Burch whether or not he was a good chairman was a terrible prophet for on election night Nov 3 with the roof falling in on Goldwater he cheerfully pre dieted This picture is going to brighten considerably as the sun moves toward the West The final news from the Wes was even worse Goldwater los1 every Western state except his own Arizona But Monday in a statemen which some interpreted as move to soothe his critics and keep his job Burch called for unity It now remains for all of us governors senators congress men state chairmen nationa committee members and work ers to demonstrate that the Re publican party seeks strengtl through unity not weaknes and even impotence througl needless quarreling and disuni ty At the same time his right hand man John Grenier ex ecutive director of the nationa committee quit with a state ment which could hardly b considered a unifier or a paci fier Grenier a fervent Goldwater ite had been under criticism too His sudden departure soon after the governors state ment could be considered an effort to cool off attacks Burch and the committee But Grenier didnt seem ob sessed by unity when he called in newsmen to announce he was leaving He said he will defend Burch and blamed a big part of Gold waters defeat on socalled Re Romney Rockefel ler and Scranton He said he was leaving to resume his law practice in Alabama The urge toward unity among Republicans is not new although it has taken strange turns It began right after the election Richard M Nixon former vice president who campaigned for Goldwater said the party needs unifiers not dividers and then attacked Rockefeller who didnt campaign for Goldwater as one of the principal dividers He callerf Rockefeller a Spoil sport and Rockefeller called him peevish Military baffle of belt buckle may never come to end By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Three years ago Tuesday the chief of the newly created Defense Sup ply Agency beamed at report ers and announced his first vic tory in a campaign to end waste ful buying practices by the armed services Folding his arms contentedly Lt Gen Andrew T McNamara said he had decreed that all the armed services should stand ardize on a single belt buckle design and that it would be made of black coated metal As it turned out McNamaras victory claim was a bit prema ture Since then the general has retired from the Army his place in DSA has been taken by a Navy admiral and the ail service belt buckle still isnt a reality There are those who believe it may never be The Defense Supply Agency was one of Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamaras earliest ideas for saving millions of doi lars He hopes o do this by com bining the purchasing of thou sands of items used by ali the services clothing foods auto parts and many others The aim To eliminate duplication of efforts sometimes even com the services for the same thing After creating DSA in late the secretary appointed Gen McNamara no relative to head the new agency The general was once the Armys chief quartermaster One of the first questions to confront the general was this one Why should the services use different kinds of belt buck les Army Navy and Air Force men wore gold or silver ones They were less expensive than the metal buckles favored by the Marines The Marine buckle was said to come in handy opening beer bottles but it wasnt this fea ture that made it more expen sive DSA said the relatively high cost of the Marine buckle was traceable o its heavy cop per content So Gen McNamara stepped in and handed down his unifi cation ruling The services and industry launched research and develop ment programs There were laboratory and field tests Indications from field tests conducted by the services are that industry has been unable to produce an acceptable black buckle within reasonable cost limits the supply agency told The AP Until this impasse is resolved if ever it appears that Army and Navy men will con tinue to wear the same buckle costing about 10A cents each airmen will support another va riety costing about 13 cents and the Marines a third type costing about 35 cents I The newspaper that Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 8 1964 lOc a Paper Consists ol Two Ona Associated Presi Full No 259 NATO shakeup Ionia couple killed Truck car in collision NEW HAMPTON Leonard Dale Gronwoldt 36 and his wife Marlene Joann 27 rural Ionia were killed Monday in the collision of their car and a truck The accident occurred eight miles west of here at the intersection of Highway 18 and a county road about 2 pm Their sons Lynsey 2 and Leon 3 were taken to St Jo seph Hospital here Leon later was transferred to a Waterloo critical condition reported in fair hospital in Lynsey was condition Tuesday According to Highway Patrol man Lamont Olson New Hamp ton Gronwoldt entered the in tersection from the north into the path of a produce truck driven by Clarence F Widner 61 Des Moines The car was struck almost Broadside The impact carried both vehicles across the high way and into the opposite ditch The westbound truck was owned by Brown Truck Leasing Com pany Des Moines Widner was not injured Funeral arrangements for Mr and Mrs Gronwoldt are incom lete at the Chisholm Funeral Home in Riceville They were ormer Riceville residents and lad been visiting there Monday They were on the way home o Ionia when the accident hap jened About the same time former President Dwight D Eisen hower was saying he thought Nixon would play a great role in unifying the party But Robert E Smylie Republican governor of Idaho was just then calling for Burchs ouster Goldwater after the election suggested it might be a good idea to realign the Democratic and Republican parties into two new teams under liber al and conservative ban ners But Henry Cabot Lodge who had been a senator and ambas sador to South Viet Nam thought this was such a bad idea he called it totally abhor rent to the American twoparty system While Goldwater said he in tends to retain the party leader ship he also said the real source of the leadership is in Sen Everett M Dirksen of Illi nois Republican Senate leader and Indianas Charles A Hal Icck Republican House leader But Dirksen apparently doesnt want to get into any fights He said I intend to stand still I intend to do a lot of thinking and get a new perspec tive North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Wednesday with slowly rising tenvpera tures Low Tuesday night low er 20s Highs Wednesday in the mid 30s Wtather Details on Page 2 Photo fax TRAGIC WINTER WONDERLAND two day ice storm that left thousands of homes in the Schenectady NY area cold and dark because of broken power lines also created scenes like this No heat school over the icy East SARATOGA SPRINGS NY AP New Yorks savage ice storm meant no school for de lighted children no heat for their parents cold homes no rest for weary work crews Tuesday it also meant hopes that winds would not snap more the Oliver Corporation in harles City The New Hampton accident occurred just over 48 hours after another North Iowa crash which claimed three lives The other wreck which hap Dened near Bclmond Saturday resulted in the death of Mr and Mrs Nysco Boelman of Bel mohd and Mrs Robert G Bet ty Wcnzcl of Alexander 46 million Yule trees for US WASHINGTON AP About 46 million Christmas trees will add glitter to the American holi day season this year the Agri culture Department predicts power lines or topple more trees bowed under tons of ice in east central New York and parts of Vermont and Massachusetts The ice accumulated during a weekend of freezing rain and snow Effects of the storm and belowzero temperatures early this week have forced hundreds of families to live in emergency centers such as the Lake Avenue Armory here The armory atmosphere is one of good spirits and helpful ness Families share belongings and talents as they shared hard ships in an ice storm that at its peak took electricity and heat from 75000 homes and business es in eastern upstate New York About 4000 homes in the Pitts field Mass area also lost pow er Monday night officials of th NiagaraMohawk Power Corp said the number of customer without electric power wa down to 27000 representing more than 50000 persons More than 900 men coming from power companies as far away as Philadelphia are work ing 16hour days to free an area of more than 1000 square miles of downed power lines and to restore service There was no estimate of damages except that they would be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars One com pany official said the storm in his section was the most de structive Ive seen We arent repairing in many areas Were rebuilding Cold weather clung to wide areas in New England and up state New York and northern sections of the Midwest The wintry air also dipped into the Southeast with freezing weather covering areas southward into northern Florida Baker involved in banks Friend hired Charter OKd WASHINGTON AP Wayne L Bromley chubby lob byist pal of Bobby Baker swore Tuesday he is innocent of any legal or moral wrongdoing but refused to answer Senate prob ers questions on the ground that answers might tend to in criminate him Bromley told the Senate Rules Committee he would give hi name and address but nothing more He challenged the com mittees authority to explore hi role in helping a California banl obtain a federal charter in 1962 The bank business is an oH shoot of the committees inquiry into the affairs of Baker wh resigned under fire as secretary to the Senates Democratic ma jority Baker also has refused t answer committee questions Bromley also a former Sen ate employe was called jus after the committee heard testi mony by Maurice Hughett Falls Church Va businessman that the Redwood National Bank of San Rafael Calif obtained its federal charter very short ly after hiring Bromley for a fee on Hughetts rccom mendation Hughett said he recommendec the employment of Bromley be cause of his friendship witi Baker then secretary to th I Senate Democratic majority H said he regarded Baker as an influential man Hughett also said he delivered the check to Bakers of fice at Bromleys request Myron C Ehrlich Bromleys lawyer told the committee he had advised Bromley not to an swer questions because his client was under investigation by the committee a federal No Empty Stocking here grand jury and the Internal Revenue Service and he had figured out what questions would be asked by the senators The committee ranging often in a wide politically Suggests approval of betting at Iowa fairs DES MOINES spec ial research committee pro posed Tuesday that pari mutuel betting be permitted on horse races at Iowas county and district fairs and at the State Fair The suggestion was made to the Iowa Fair Managers Asso ciation which was to act on it later Tuesday The association is expected to reaffirm its sup port of parimutuel betting Jean K 1 e v c of Humboldt chairman of the associations committee on research for pari mutuel betting released a 12 point suggested policy at a news conference Tuesday morn ing He said Iowa based on aver ages compiled from parimutuel wagering in 27 states would take in million in tax reve nue per year from legalized betting within six to 10 years The committee recommended that parimutuel betting be lim ited to horse racing only that privately owned tracks be ex cluded that no betting be per mitted on Sunday that wager ing be done at a time other than during the fair itself and that the number of racing days be limited in proportion to the population of the area A Horse Racing Board would be appointed to supervise all race meetings In addition tht research com mittee called for a permanent legislative committee to be known as the Fairs Allocation and Classification Committee It would investigate study and analyze any and all facts and matters relating to the operat ing and financing of fairs and allocate the tax income from parimutuel wagering to t he fairs of Iowa The committee recommended that four per cent of the mon eys wagered be earmarked for the various fairs The committee found that the 27 states where parimutuel bet ting is legal realized total reve nue of million last year or an average of million per state It said anticipated tax reve nue in Iowa would average BETTING Continued on Page 2 flavored investigation is explor ing Bakers business dealings and his role in an alleged payoff to the 1960 Democratic presidential campaign fund There may be fresh fireworks at a closed committeesession tentatively set for later Tuesday or Wednesday on the question of how much longer to keep the study going Cuban official on the carpet Shoots himself HAVANA Labor Minister Augusto Martinez Sanchez shot himself in the head Tuesday and is near death after being noti fied he was being dismissed a communique said The former defense minister was notified Monday of his dis missal because of serious ad ministrative mistakes but which in no way affected his personal moral and revolutionary honor and unquestionable loyalty to our cause the communique said The communique was signed by Prime Minister Fidel Castro and President Cswaldo Dorticos It said This morning at Comrade Augusto Martinez San chez tried to take his life with a gunshot that has him at the ibrink of death This is a picture of something that mustnever happen The touching oldfashioned painting by F S Manning of a little girl weeping over her empty stocking on Christmas morning is the traditional announcement of the opening of the Christmas Cheer Fund solicitation Since 1925 the Christmas Cheer Fund has been making sure to your Mason City young ster will be forgotten on Christmas Everybody will have an opportunity to join in this worthwhile project of sharing with the less which despite general good times we have many This is the 40th consecutive year of the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer Fund Family Service Inc will verify the need and distribute the food and toys as it has in past years In the next issue he gonl of this years solicitations and other details will be Riven The gifts will he announced each day thereafter Send your fiifl to CHRISTMAS CHEER In care of GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa 50402 Three GIs die as Viet guerrillas take outpost SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Viet Cong guerrillas overran a small outpost at the southern tip of Viet Nam Tues day killing three American sol diers and nine South Vietnam ese Ten Vietnamese soldiers were wounded in the surprise attack yy about 50 Communists The casualties brought the otal of Americans killed in ac tion in South Viet Nam to 229 since December 1961 Two of the Americans killed Tuesday were infantry officers and the third was an enlisted man Their outpost 125 miles from Saigon apparently was be ing used as the command post in an operation The Viet Cong force small by usual standards probably infiltrated the post be fore opening fire a US source said In the An Lao mountain val ley 30 miles northeast of Sai gon Viet Cong guerrillas were making a determined attempt to overrun a district headquarters The battle wasstill going on tonight a US spokesman said American helicopter pilots reported the Viet Cong moving openly across the valley We have been shooting at them in the open and running across roads and at automatic Twin visits brother in the hospital Both have attacks LYLE brothers from Lyle suffered simultane ous heart attacks while one was visiting the other in an Osage hospital Willis Sherman 68 died of a heart attack Sunday night in the lobby of the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital where he had been visiting his brother Walter Walter has been a patient at the hospital about two weeks At the same time Sherman hid the fatal attack Walter also had an attack in his room Walter who survives still has not been told of his brothers death Funeral services will he Wed nesday at pm at Worliens Funeral Home in Austin The Rev M K Avcrhcck of the Bethel Alliance Church in Lyle will officiate Burial will be in Woodhury Cemetery west of Lyle Besides Walter surviving arc two brothers Edward and Stan ton both of Wibaux Mont weapons positions in the trees said Maj Clement A Wyllie o Chattanooga Term command cr of an armed helicopter unit The Viet Cong blew up th only bridge leading to Ihc tin valley Military sources report ed three armored personnel car riers moving to the battle arc were hit and were in flames Vehicles around the barbed wire fort at the district head quarters were burning Wylli reported He said there wer many dead and wounded Viet namcse inside tho fort A relentless fire from Com munist heavy weapons pourc into the fort and helicopter were being continually fired on One helicopter piloted b Capt Peter R Coggins of Man Chester NH made a hazar dous flight into the fort to pic up nine wounded It was hit b mortar fragments on the wa out Troops airlifted into the are were being dropped on a 200C foot mountain because all othe areas were under heavy fire Wyllie said In Saigon US Ambassado Maxwell D Taylor continue highlevel discussions followin his trip to Washington la week Taylor met Tuesday with Chi of Stale Phan Khac Suu an members of the High Nationa Council South Viet Nams legi lature Changes asked by Wilson In meeting with Johnson WASHINGTON AP Brit sh Prime Minister Harold on reportedly urged President ohnson Tuesday to join in vorking for broad rcorgamza ion of the North Atlantic Trca y Organization to provide a new nuclear weapons command and council on high strategy A White House conference starting in late morning opened the second and final day of poli cy discussions between Johnson and Wilson Their discussion of what to do about the nuclear weapons force within NATO was one of two major military topics reportedly being talked out be tween them The other topic posed by Johnson was whether Britain would make a much larger con tribution to the antiCommunist war in South Viet Nam Johnson planned to urge Wil son to do everything possible in his respect Associates say the is strongly committed o the policy of getting as many other countries as possible to ake part in the struggle Britain with military com mitments of its own in nearby Vlafaysia has only a small raining mission with the South Vietnamese government now ohnson reportedly would like he British to put in a regular mission At the moment apart rom the United Slates and Brit ain there arc 14 nations con ributing to t he war effort in Viet Nam most of them with nonmilitary assistance The problem of future hand ing of nuclear weapons in the alliance is one of the most complicated matters be ore Wilson and Johnson Johnson according to infor mants is quite ready to under ake radical revisions of the proposed US plan for a 25ship 200missilc fleet to be jointly iwned and manned by all tho VATO countries willing to par icipate French President Charles de Gaulle is adamantly opposed West German Chancel or Ludwig Erhard just as de erminedly supports it Wilson having committed Britain to abandon atomic weapons now is seeking to turn over the present British nuclear bomber force and a projected small group of nuclear missile submarines to NATO To do this he feels NATO needs a new nu clear weapons arm which could nclude a thinned down version of the US surface fleet propos al One of the major issues raised n this connection in the talk between Johnson and Wilson was the extent to which Britain would actually participate in the jointly owned mixed crew force The British arc not en thusiastic about this and Wilson is trying to cut costs because of his countrys international fi nancial plight Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Comics 6 Clear Lake ntws 7 Society news 101112 Sports news Farm news 1 Latest markets 20 Mason City 2021 Norlh Iowa news 21
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