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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Mop up The newspaper that makes a f I North fowans neighbors in Viet Heavily armed copter cover By PETER ARNETT SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Bristling with machine guns and rocket pods 37 heli copters flew cover Friday as the government ordered two para troop battalions into embattled Binh Gia village Military sources said the mas sive New Years Day operation was the start of an apparent ef fort to mop up the Communists who have heavily infiltrated the jungle 40 miles east of Saigon An air search was way for two Americans aboard a spotter plane that vanished in mountainous terrain of central Viet Nam near the Laotian bor der while on a reconnaissance mission from Da Nang On the political front the wife of armed forces commander Lt Gen Nguyen Khanh visited wounded US servicemen in Saigons Navy Hospital in what appeared to be a further effort by Khanh to show he harbors no ill feeling toward the United States Talks continued between Viet namese civilian and military leaders and US Embassy offi cials on the US demand for a restoration of Viet Nams civil ian government purged by the military nearly two weeks ago The big effort to protect the troopcarrying helicopters or dered to Binh Gia followed the downing there of a US helicop tcr with four Americans aboard A marine battalion recovered the body of one crewman shot down Wednesday by Viet Cong fire Vietnamese troops hunted for the other three Americans Fri day as fighting continued around the Roman Catholic refugee town of Binh Gia for the sixth straight day Eleven Americans were wounded in the battle and two others were presumed captured by the Viet Cong Revised esti mates placed the number of dead Vietnamese at 44 with 94 wounded and 47 missing Military sources stressed that the figures are not final and do not take into account casualties suffered by other forces includ ing a marine detachment am bushed New Years Eve Red guerrillas hiding in the jungle shot up the 100man unit as the marines dug into the graves to check the identity of the dead believed to be four US helicopter crewmen The Viet Cong have done this before used graves of Ameri cans as bait a US adviser said They know we have to go in and get them Viet Reds fire at water skiers SAIGON Viet Nam AP Viet Cong snipers fired on some US servicemen waterskiing on the Saigon River Friday and then threw a grenade at an American officer sent to investi gate Police sources said none ol the water skiers was hit But a US commander in charge of the recreation facility reportedly drove to the spot on his motorcycle and as he ap proached a youth threw a gre nade at him Drunk painter or bad speller MINNEAPOLIS Minn AP the signpainter start cclc brating early Painted on th window of a service station was Open New Yeras INDONESIA THREAT JAKARTA Indonesia UP President Sukarno said Thurs day night he will withdraw In donesia from the United Nation if Malaysia takes its seat in thi Security Council Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 1 W5 UOe Paper ol Two Attoclated Presi Fun Wliwa No 2M riendly start of 196 Cutting stretching process New method of skin grafting is success ATLANTA Ga method of skin AP A grafting by which a surgeon can cover three square inches of body surface with one inch of skin has been announced by an Atlanta sur geon The method involves cutting a pattern of slits in Ihe skin and stretching it Dr J C Tanner Jr who de scribed development of the method said he began experi ments to improve skin grafting after prolonged treatment of a patient who had suffered burns over 60 per cent of his body Using the normal sheet of skin grafting in which a strip of skin is transferred from one part of the body to another Tanner and an associate performed 37 grafts on the patient The experience started Tan ner looking for a way to get more use of the skin available in each case He said he decided to try cut ting the skin and stretching it The result was development of an instrument that works like a washing machine ringer Skin to be grafted is placed in a plastic covering rolled through a bladed wringer taken out and stretched It acquires a meshlike appearance Tanner and Dr Jacques Van deput experimented for a full summer on animals and per formed the first mesh skin graft on a human in July 1963 The results were excellent Tanner said The mesh grafts in addi tion to covering triple the space allowed draining through the slits eliminating an accumula tion of fluids that often occur in sheet grafting Tanner said more than 100 patients have been treated with the mesh grafting method Doctors in Chicago the Univer sity of California Duke Univer sity and Laval University in Quebec are using the method he said A display of the technique at the American College of Sur geons in Chicago in October brought inquiries from doctors all around the country and abroad said Tanner Photofax PLEADS WITH PRESIDENT Mrs Theresa Butler Dodson whose husband Freddy D Dodson was killed in a helicopter crash in South Viet Nam sent a pleading letter to President Johnson to send what is needed to win the war so that her husbands death will not have been in vain She was assured by the White House that the US had no intention of pulling out of the Asian hot spot Mrs Dodson is looking at her husbands medals Discord in both political parties First victim of 1965 4 hours after year began THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa which had a record 827 motor vehicle deaths in 1964 waited only four hours to re cord its first fatality of the new year Friday The first victim of 1965 was Florcneus Bennett Hcmmestad 30 of Bode who was killed about 4 am in a onecar acci dent at the west edge of Fort Dodge The last victim of 1964 appar ently was Ralph Wayne Rock well 29 of Maquoketa who was killed about pm Thurs day near Maquoketa Two other persons also were killed Thurs last day of 1964 Hemmestad was alone in his car when it left divided four lane Highway 169 traveled sev eral hundred feet and struck a steel highway sign post The force of the impact near ly tore the car in half Hemme stad was pinned partially un der the car Rockwell apparently lost con trol of bis car on icy Highway 61 at the community of Hurst ville north of Maquoketa and hit a power pole Other victims of Thursday accidents included MUMMERS STRUT The New Year arrives in Philadelphia with the carnival spirit and spectacle of the 65th Annual Mummers parade Some 15000 cos Photofax turned marchers competed for more than in prizes in several categories These are the Strutting Keystone Cops of the Landi Pa Comic Club By JACK BELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP unity politicians are always talking about and almost never achieve appeals likely to be elu sive for both Democrats and Republicans in 1965 Republican conservatives and progressives are on a collision course toward a Jan 2223 showdown within their partys National Committee over firing Chairman Dean Burch as a symbol of defeated Goldwater ism President Johnson is trying to move the great consensus he achieved in the election through the doorway of the great socie ty no mean feat if it can be accomplished without fragmen ation The Presidents difficulty in maintaining unity within his unwieldy party stems primarily from conflicting interests among its elements Americans for Action wants Democratic Clarence Berg 57 of Decorab Mrs Lucy Mann 79 of rural Adel Berg and two companions were in a car which authorities said skidded off a slippery coun ty road near Decorah and went into a ditch Everett Helwig 27 was hospitalized at Decorah with head and back injuries Oliver Hall 48 identified as the driver was not hurt State highway patrolmen said Mrs Mann was walking across Highway 90 to the mailbox at her home then saw atitos com from each direction and more spending started back across the road than Johnson will propose in his frugal budget They also want what they call majority rule in Congress meaning easier ways of killing off Senate filibusters and bypassing the conservatives haded Rulcfs Committee House Photofax NEW YEAR AT 102 Mrs Genevieve Olbrich observed her 102nd birthday and celebrated the New Year in Buffalo NY Mrs Olbrich a native of Ger many spent her first New Years Eve in the United States in 1902 Officers said she was struck by a car driven by Ronald D Gibboney 21 of Adel Gibboney was charged with failure to have his vehicle under control new year beginning for flood victims in West Peace notes traded Hopes high in new year The world welcomed 1965 Frl day with religious services rev elry and family high hopes for peace and pros perity World leaders issued mes sages of friendship and spoke of renewed efforts to achieve peace and a better life for all people In New Yorks Times Square traditional crossroads for Amer ican celebrations to start the New Year a huge throng cheered wildly at the stroke of midnight Police declined to estimate he crowd but past estimates of apacity ranged from 250000 to 00000 Many others took their merry making activities the whis les or horns and liquor toasts parties or celebrated at family reunions Still others marked the holi day with prayers in churches The years first day was filled with footballs in the United States Thousands went to the bowl games in Pasadena Calif Dallas New Orleans and Mi ami Television carried the ac tion across the nation President Johnson was at his Texas ranch working to com plete his budget message Blackeyed peas were on his menu in keeping with a South ern tradition that they bring good luck for the rest of the year Carefree celebrations were the order of the day throughout the world except in South Viet Nam and the Congo In the Soviet Union the new leaders sent messages to other world leaders but did not publi cize them They shunned the colorful style of deposed former Premier Khrushchev and dis pensed with the Kremlin Nevf Years reception Two Long Island sky divers Frederick Wild 33 and Dr Frank Guzzman had planned to pass abottle of champagne be tween them as they made a free fall from 12000 feet to 2000 feet before opening parachutes But winds of 25 to 30 miles an hour kept them on the ground for the champagne toast Labor wants the TaftHartley Act amended t o kill off state ighttowork laws Democratic conservatives and middle of the readers are any spending splurge hey oppose rules changes vhich would knock down the inal barriers to the passage of ocial welfare legislation they hink goes too far Business which gave a Demo cratic President the majority of ts votes for the first time in a ong time wont be happy about righttowork repeal Complicating all of these problems is the factor that Johnsons consensus had some negative aspects A great many voters and nobody knows just low many voted against Sen Barry Goldwater the GOP presidential nominee rather ban for Johnson North Iowa Weather outlook Warmer Friday snd Saturday with rain starting Friday niflht and lasting through Saturday Friday lows in 30s Weather Details on Page 2 Inside The Globe COMMUNITY Chest hires as secretary Page 6 Editorials Clear Lake news Mason City news Latest markets North Iowa news Sports news Society news Classified pages By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS It was no holiday Friday for thousands of flood victims or their rescuers in five weather weary Western states With one eye on the sullen threatening skies they kept on with the business of restoring some order to the disaster areas of Washington Oregon Califor nia Nevada and Idaho i missed a New Years party said Jim Jones Civil Defense spokesman in Yrcka Calif 1 had forgotten all about it Bui weve got a steak on the fire and a bottle of wine and thats going to be our New Years Flood waters were down along with temperatures but count less communities remained iso lated preventing rescuers from letting up for even a brief ele bration The Weather Bureau offered no relief with its forecast of an math National Forest for the irst time Thursday They car food medicine clothing and blankets to some 300 to 500 persons trapped by 10foot snowdrifts left by what was de scribed as the worst snowstorm in eight years The choppers had brought out 60 persons to Yreka where they were reunited with anxious rcla other 7more rain Alaska storm and snow tivcs or housed by the Red Cross in local motels The local people have been bringing in clothes blankets everything we need said Jones Nice things not junk either carrying into the g 910 1314 beleaguered areas Friday In northern California a doz en civilian helicopters fanned We had a Santa Claus come in today Milt Mayer a hard ware salesman It was really something seeing those little 3 and 4yearold Indian kids we flew here today he said Thursday was the first clear day at Yreka after four succes sive days of snow and temper atures in the low teens If the weather continued to hold em ployes of United Air Lines 1617 out over remote valleys of Kla On the coast 36 Army and Vlarine helicopters got a break rom the weather and resumed airlifts of food and clothing to loodravaged towns still iso lated after 12 days The first refugees from Gar bcrville Covelo and Eureka 30 college students returning to school arrived by helicopter in Ukiah late Thursday after noon Humboldt Countys Board of Supervisors asked that further donations of clothing food and other items be halted the Red Cross reported Because of the tremendous response the sup ply was greater t ban needed and local business was in jeo pardy the supervisors were re ported as saying In the mountains a 20hour snowstorm left hundreds of mo torists stranded Wednesday night in their cars and in res taurants along the new multi milliondollar Interstate 80 Nine feet ot snow covered the Don ner summit area nearby Tahoe City said 50 to 60 cars were buried or abandoned on side roads Two hundred families were isolated by drifts along Lake Tahocs west shore Heavy snow also blanketed Idaho and slowed a survey of planned to fly 20000 pounds of canned foods into Yrcka for dis tribution by the skiclad helicop tcrs Fivefoot banks lined the one lane route into Squaw Valley site of the 1960 winter Olympics and a sheriffs dispatcher a flood damage ordered by Gov Robert E Smylie Present esti mates indicate the total will reach million and Smylie Thursday asked President John son to declare 26 stricken coun ies disaster areas A New Years Eve snowfall brought reports of deer foraging or food in many Idaho towns Warm Springs residents were feeding 215 deer elsewhere deer were seen wandering around homes peering into win dows In Oregon helicopters were again on the go Friday after hauling 20 tons of hay and pro tein block to 2400 head of cattle stranded in snow north of Lake view Thursday Ranchers re ported many cattle had already Five victims of plane crash in Tennessee PELHAM Tenn AP Five persons died in the wreckage of a light plane found on an East Tennessee mountain Thursday The Highway Patrol identified the victims as Dr and Mrs Wayne Barrel both 25 and their daughters Ann 2 and Lois 1 and Mrs Harrells cous in Billy Riley 17 All were from Calvert City Ky but the Har rell family had been living ia Rome Ga during Dr Kartells internship perished in the storm was believed the new would be sufficient for days but it supply 4 to 6 SAME Cattle sales down Prices of farm products are By OVID A MARTIN Associated Press Farm Writer WASHINGTON AP Farm product prices wound up 1964 down one per cent from a year earlier In addition prices lost some ground in the measurement against the parity price goal of federal farm programs They averaged 75 por cent of parity in midDecember compared with 76 per cent a year ago An Agriculture Department farm price survey showed Wednesday that prices paid by fanners for goods and services used in production and in fam ily living increased twothirds of one per cent during the year Commodities which ended the year at a lower level than at the end of 1963 included wheat hay beef cattle calves tur keys and eggs Those winding up higher in cluded corn oats barley sor ghum grain soybeans potatoes apples hogs lambs butterfat milk chickens and wool On an overall basis farm prices did not change between midNovember and midDecem ber Increases in potatoes hogs and corn were offset by de clines for milk cattle and cot ton The Agriculture Department also reported cattle sales have dipped rather sharply in recent days from the very high levels that have prevailed for most of the year It said in a livestock market review that several factors were involved including the de sire of some producers to hold animals until the new year for income tax purposes Slaughter cattle continued to go to market at slightly small er average weights than a year earlier a development which helps hold down total tonnage t at a time when prices were un der pressure Last weeks slaughter cattle averaged 1129 pounds compared with 1155 ia the like period a year ago Imports of beef and veal dur ing the first 10 months of this year totaled 682 million pounds down 28 per cent from tboM of the like period last year
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