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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 2 WS UOc CoojUU at Two SeettJM OM run Ml Sukarno rops President asks probe of steel prices Photofax STUNTMAN BACK ON GROUND Rod Pack left 26yearold movie stuntrnan gives Bob Allen a pat on the back after reaching ground safely follow ing a jump from an airplane at 14600 feet without a parachute Allen handed Pack a chute at 10600 feet Pack put it on and then drifted down to earth Pack claimed it was the first time the stunt ever had been performed Sky diver jumps minus a parachute JOHNSON CITY Tex AP Johnson has asked his Council of Economic Advis ers to take a hard look at re cent steel price increases lo see whether they are inflationary Press secretary George Reedy said Friday the President has asked Gardner Ackley chair man of the council to look into this matter and report back promptly Johnson was scheduled to end his twoweek vacation at his Texas ranch and fly back to Washington Saturday to put the finishing touches on his Stale of the Union message The message to be delivered Monday night to a joint session of Congress and TV viewers across the land wiJJ sketch in broad terms what Johnson hopes to accomplish in the next four years And it will list the legislation on which he wants eariy action such as aid for the depressed Appalachian area and a stepped up educational pro gram But Johnson has indicated many of the specifics of the Great Society he envisions will await special messages to Congress Even New Years Day was a work day for the President Reedy reported He said John son worked on the State of the Union message in his final full day at the LBJ Ranch On steel Reedy said it would be up to Ackley to decide wheth er to recommend action Since there are no price or controls any action pre sumably would have to be in the nature of persuasion Johnson is known to be con cerned over inflationary pres sures of the steel price in creases and to have urged the steelmakers to put the national interest first In a New Years message to hundreds of thousands of Amer icans stationed in more than 100 countries around the world Johnson said they serve their countrys interest and they serve the cause of peace I am proud of our military forces our diplomatic officers our Peace Corpsmen and all other Americans in our over seas services He said they are striving so unselfishly many at great personal risk and sacrifice to help create order and progress in a troubled world In his two weeks on the ranch Johnson received a steady stream of officials as he worked on the budget and conducted a worldwide review of the foreign situation with Secretary of State Dean Rusk At last report work on the budget was about 90 per cent completed The goal for the re mainder is a week or 10 days Of the big three messages to Congress in January only the time of the State of the Union message is definite at this time 9 pm EST Jan 4 The budget is due Jan 19 and the economic report Jan 20 But Johnson is considering asking Congress to extend these two deadlines because of the inaugu ration Jan 20 Pakistan polls are guarded Bloodshed is feared ARVIN Calif AP Sky diver Rod Pack says he leaped out of a plane at 14600 feet Fri day without a parachute He rode safely to earth he says on a parachute handed to him by a fellow sky diver who followed him out of the plane and caught up with him 4000 feet below Pack 26 a movie stuntman said it was a first in aerial dare deviltry and added They claimed it couldnt be done but we proved differently The pilot of the chartered plane confirmed Packs ac count So did twoskydiving photographers who said they followed Packs descent and took movies and still pictures of the feat Pack a blond excarpenter who took up sky diving because floating around in the air has a thrill of its own told how he thought up the stunt more than a year ago You always hear somebody joking about jumping out of a plane without a para chute Then I got to thinking why couldnt it be done He and his skydiving buddy North Hollywood carpenter Bob Allen 25 made a few practice jumps passing back and forth the lightweight reserve chute that saved Pack on Friday Friday they and the two pho tographers circled at 14600 fee over a plowed field a sky di vers drop zone about 80 mile northwest of Hollywood Then Pack said he jumped out wearing a parachute bar ness but no chute It was his 534th jump as a sky diver I flared out lying on m stomach with my feet and arms out grabbing as much air a possible to slow me down Alien followed him out of thi plane immediately wearing regulation back chute and a re chest chute Pack who weighs 167 pounds wore a skindiver belt with 3 pounds of weights to approxi mate t he weight of the par chuteladen Allen Otherwise h said Allen might have passe him up in the air Allen doubled up tight t cut air resistance and overtak Pack They maneuvered their ham and arms until they were sid by side 4000 feet below th plane Allen handed Pack th reserve chute He wouldnt let go of it unt I gave him the nod Pack said He got the parachute packag under him so that wind pres sure pushed it up against h horizontal body and fastenec the chutes hooks to the two rings at abdomen level on h arness This maneuver ate up nother 4000 feet he said Meanwhile freelance photog aphers Doyle Fields 30 and ob Buquor 29 foiling free rom the plane were taking pic ures with cameras strapped to icir helmets Pack whiteclad against the lue sky looked around to see everybody was I smiled p at them and pulled the pcord MANUFACTURER DIES LAKE FOREST 111 JTi John F Jelke 77 retired oleo margarine manufacturer diec Friday He retired in IMS a chairman of the John F Jelke Co when it was purchased b JUMPER IN FLIGHT RAWALPINDI Pakistan AP Pakistan was quiet but tense Saturday as troops guard ed the polls for the nations first presidential election amid fears of bloodshed Aides of both President Mo hammed Ayub Khan and riva candidate Miss Fatima Jinnah predicted violence would erup if the other wins the presidency In the dusty streets and ba zaars people reflected the ten sioh of a politically awakenin country about to choose a leade for the next five years Grizzled old men puffin water pipes crouched in the su expounding their views to an who would listen People stooc in small groups discussing th election and in the dimly li coffee houses the topic was the same No disturbances were report ed on election eve In recen weeks informed sources say about 50 people have been slain in political riots in West Pakis an and uncounted others hav died in East Pakistan one thou sand miles away across India West Pakistan schools hav been closed indefinitely becaus of widespread student demon strations against Ayubs regim and the army has been place on alert Soldiers were ordere posted today at 417 polling sta tions around the country The outlook is for a close rac between Ayub 61 the handsom field marshal who seized powe PAKISTAN Continued on Page 2 SELMA Ala Mar in Luther King Jr planned to ppear in Selma Saturday after noon to keynote a massive Ne ro voter registration drive cross the state The Negro integration lead King plans voter drive in Alabama The Justice Department suit asked that the injunction be dis and a threejudge feder al panel which heard the case las not yet ruled on that re quest ers appearance also is a test of state court injunction issued st summer banning mass meetings by both prosegrega ion and prointegration groups in Selma But in the opinion of the man whose job it is to enforce tha injunction it is unenforceable In the wake of speculation that King might be arrested for violating the court order city Safety Director Wilson Baker said Friday that local author ities are powerless to enforce the measure Baker said the injunction is sued July 9 by Circuit Judge James A Hare was taken ou of the hands of the state anc placed in federal court by a Jus tice Department suit against the City of Selma and four Dallas County officials With the legal situation pre vailing said Baker state an city officers have no authority anything that might be Inside The Globe Church news 4 Society news 6 Sporti 910 Clear Lake news 10 North Iowa news 11 Mason City news 1213 Litest markets 12 Editorials 15 Classified pages 1617 under which they can act on con strued as a violation of this in junction When it was in the state court The injunction was issued fol lowing an outbreak of racial violence in Selma in the wake of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 The injunction was aimed at the strongly prdsegregation National States Rights party and the Ku Klux Klan as well as prointegration groups active in Selma The Atlanta headquarters of the Southern Christian Leader ship Conference which King heads said Saturdays rally will mark the start of a new drive in Alabama to increase Negro vot er registration A half dozen Alabama coun ties already are under federal court injunctions prohibiting them from discriminating against Negro wouldbe voters An SCLC spokesman said that in Alabama as a whole 35 per cent of the votingage popula tion is Negro but only 10 per cent of the adult Negro popula tion is eligible to vote This newest voter registration drive will last an estimated six months said the SCLC PhotoUx MASSACHUSETTS MOUNTAIN CLIMBER RESCUED Rescue workers guide basket carrying critically injured Gary Sylvester 22yearold Water town Mass mountain climber down the ice covered slopes of Mt Monadnock early Saturday Sylvester a college stiylent and father of two was critically in jured in an 80foot fall on the mountain while on an expedition Friday with two companions He was brought to a Boston hospital where he is listed in critical condition See story Page 2 Strange gift Donufs are 20 years old elf By GEORGE T KRUSE Newton Daily News Written for THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWTON not very edible said Mrs H V Shepherd of Newton as she held up one of two brown raised donuts It was no wonder The hard dry porous donuts were 20 years old They given to her son Jim 34 a dramatics coach in a Kansas City Kan high school for Christmas this year A strange present Yes But not an unusual one for Mrs Shepherds family We have always put a silly gift under the tree for some body she said For the last 20 years the two donuts have been that silly gift It all started out as a joke in 1944 when Mrs Shepherds sis ter Mrs Percy Brown bought the donuts during the Christmas season and sent them to another sister Cela Croy Miss Croy continued the joke by sending them to a niece Mrs Donald Canaday Mrs Canaday hi him wrapped the then fairly fresh donuts and placed them under the Ckcistmas tree for Mrs hepherd to open come Christ mas Eve and the annual family lathering The idea of giving the donuts o a different member of the amily at its annual Christmas Sve gathering has continued Now Christmas wouldnt be the same without them Only once have the donuts been out of Newton They were sent to Jim at Yale University years ago when he was a stu dent Weve tried to keep them in Newton Mrs Shepherd said because we were afraid they might get lost Each year the recipients of the donuts also receive a verse or saying written by the giver Here are some of them Gosh hew these get around Dont lose track of them antiques are valuable Jim The same oid two back again as you can plainly see a little bit older but so Is me Mrs H V Shepherd1949 I started these delicious lit tle fellows find them back with me again I would hate to de prive any of my relations of the privilege of enjoying them this coming year Mrs Donald I nwjp did fer V so I might as well give them to someone who likes them H V Two little donuts went on a spree this turned out to their 20th anniversary Mrs Donald Who will get the donuts Christmas Only Jim Shepherd knows that US plane downed by Red China TOKYO AP Communist China claimed Saturday it shot down an unmanned American reconnaissance plane flying over central southern China Radio Peking monitored here US sance said The broadcast gave no further details Tokyo monitors said Peking claimed on Nov If that it downed an unmanned highaltitude reconnais craft over southcentra China Peking said that incident occurred Nov 15 There was no identification or description of the planes The new announcement by Peking noted that Communist China has previously shot down a similar type of plane Nov 15 so this is the second time this type of plane was downed The announcement added tba Red China has shot downl USbuilt Chinese Nationalis planes since February 1958 I said they included three U planes After the November incident there was speculation that som sort of pilotless drone craf might have been involved bu later this tinued was largely discon AP PhotoUx OLD DONUTS Mrs H V Shepherd of New ton holds two donuts which have been given to a dif ferent member of her family as a Christmas present for 20 years The now stale donuts were originally purchased by Mrs Shepherds sistej as a joke North Iowa Weather outlook Clearing and coktor Satur day with highs in the 9H Fair Saturday night with teJJ above Large Viet battle ends BINH GIA South Viet Nam AP battle for Binh Gia illage apparently ended Satur ay in a fruitless search for the Communists who wounded or tilled nearly 500 government roops during the nearly week ong fight It was the biggest loss in a ingle action suffered by the government in the fouryear uerrilla war against the Viet Cong Two government battalions ecovered the casualties half of whom were marines In one bat lefield alone the bodies of 67 marmes were stacked in a pad dyfield Dozens more dead were carried out from a rubber plan tation Less than 10 Viet Cong bodies were found but US advisers elieved many more enemy casualties were suffered Some estimates placed the number of enemy dead at more then 100 New intelligence reports of a major Communist buildup SO miles north of Saigon coupled with the heavy fighting at Binh Git led some sources to predicl that largescale battles might become more common La the war The military reports said the buildup was taking place in a densely wooded area used for years as a base of operation by the Viet Cong White seemingly shifting conventional military warfare involving troop coocentra tions at Binh Gia the Commu nists kept up a campaign of tertration ror and sabotage in Saigon Snipers fired three shots at US servicemen who were water skiing on the Saigon Riv er and then lobbed a grenade at an investigating US officer slightly wounding him A terror ist grenade also exploded in front of the home of a US Em bassy employe but no one was hurt Latest reports said five Amer cans died at Binh Gia two oth rs were captured by the Viet Cong and at least 11 were wounded The Americans eluded four killed in a helicopter crash Wednesday and another tilled Thursday in the ambush of a Marine contingent trying to check fresh graves believed to contain the helicopter crewmen The contingent recovered the sody of one of the crewmen The number of South Viet namese troops either dead wounded or missing mounted to more than 400 and more casual ties were expected Viet Cong losses were unknown but gov ernment officials estimated the enemy dead at more than 100 A fleet of US helicopters fer ried the two fresh battalions about 800 men to Binh Gia Fri N Due to Malaysia seating First nation to pull out UNITED NATIONS NY AP The deputy chief of In donesias UN delegation said Saturday his government has told the United Nations ii in tends to pull out of the world or ganization If Indonesia withdrew it would become the first member nation to do so in the UNs 20 year history The sudden move came during a grave crisis for the United Nations caught in a deadlock over peacekeeping dues The Soviet Union has threatened to quit if it loses its General Assembly vote because of failure to pay its share of the assessments Indonesian President Sukarno said Thursday night his country would quit the world body if Malaysia were seated in a Secu ity Council spot vacated by Czechoslovakia Malaysia was elected for the seat bythe Gen eral Assembly on Wednesday There was no vote because of the truce agreed on to forestall showdown between the US and Russia There was no official an nouncement from Jakarta Satur day but Indone sian Herald which usually re flects the viewpoint of the For eign Office said Sukarno had decided to make good his threat Sumarjo Sosrowardojo minis ter counselor of the Indonesian UN delegation said Ambassa dor Lambertus N Palar has communicated orally Indone sias intention to withdraw to General Assembly president Alex QuaisonSackey of Ghana and to the office of Secretary General U Thant The Indonesian delegation will meet later Saturday to figure put the next step for quitting the organization the Indones ian diplomat said The UN Charter makes no provision for the resignation of a member Sukarno refuses to recognize Malaysia a federation of for mer British colonies that bor ders on Indonesia and has threatened to crush it The Herald said the seating of Malaysia in the Security Council was not the whole picture of Sukarnos decision Withdrawal from the UN would free Indonesia from the obligation to hold a plebiscite in West Irian a former Dutch col ony the newspaper said The plebiscite to decide whether West Irian is to become an independent state or remain a province of Indonesia was part of a UNmediated settle ment of a dispute between In donesia and the Netherlands West Irian formerly Dutch New Guinea became a province of Indonesia in 1963 after a sev enmonth interim UN adminis Rockford man shoots wife self ROCKFORD Alton Sadler 33 and his wife Sharon 30 are in critical condition at the Cedar Valley Hospital Charles City following a shooting at their home in Rockford According to Floyd County Sheriff L U Lane the shooting occurred about am Friday during a family argument couple has three children Sheriff Lane said Sadler shot his wife in the chest with a 22 caliber rifle then shot himself day to beef up VI IT government 3 SAM   

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