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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Arctic air for Midwest Below zero in 10 states By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cold weather zeroed in on the areas from the eastern Rockies into the north central region Saturday adding discomfort to the massive job oi snow removal A mass of arctic air clear skies and the heavy snow cover ing combined to drop temper atures below xero across sec tions of at least 10 states The frigid belt covered areas of Min nesota the Dakotas Montana Colorado Wyoming Nebraska Wisconsin Michigan and Iowa plunged to 26 below at Hibbing in northern Minnesota Two heavy snow storms hi most of the cold belt in the las week The second was described as the worst in many years in some states The storm forced hundreds o schools to close stalled thou sands of cars and jammed traf fie The blanket of white in uppe Michigan and other Midwes areas hit by the storms aver aged about two feet with more than four feet in some parts o Marquette Mich beside Lak Superior The tail end of the storm whipped sections of the Grea Lakes during the night wit snow squalls and icy winds A cold front moving acros the eastern coast toward th Atlantic triggered rain from Maine to northern Florida More than three inches of rai drenched Tallahassee Fla in 12hour period Fog shrouded areas in th East Friday including New York City Newark NJ Bos ton Philadelphia and upstat New York curtailing air trave All operations at Kennedy Air port in New York and Intern tional Airport in Philadelphi were halted for several hours In the West it was cold i parts of Arizona and New Mex co The 16 below reading j Flagstaff Ariz was a recor low for Feb 12 At Phoenix th high of 50 was a low recor maximum for the date Friday low was 28 In other parts of the We temperatures were generall near seasonal levels Light ra fell in the Pacific Northwest Democrats irritated by Republican slowing By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DBS MOINES AP Irrita tion is growing among some members of the Democratic ma jority in the Iowa Legislature over what they consider Repub lican tactics to slow progress of the session Thy feel the Republican strategy is to impede Demo cratic objectives so that they can carry to the voters in 1966 a picture of inefficiency on the part of the Democratic con trolled General Assembly A number of House members also are irked over what they consider Republican needling about their performance in tha first five weeks of the session There has been no overt clash over the issue except for a few flurries during the heat of floor debate But a number of Democrats in both houses have privately ex pressed resentment at the Re publican tactics and threatened to fight back if the situation con tinues Senate Majority Floor Leader Andrew Frommelt DDubuque reportedly was miffed Friday because debate took too much time on a proposed constitution al amendment to give the gov ernor power to veto individual items in appropriations bills He had wanted to get out of the way also another proposed constitutional change to give cities and towns home rule But by the time the item veto meas ure was passed there wasnt time Some Democrats blamed the number of amendments filed by Republicans for the time consuming debate Frommelt brushed aside Re publican pleas to delay the item veto amendment for further study saying There have been suggestions that this ses sion will last through next sum mer As floor leader I will tell you its not going to And during a brief discussion of the home rule amendment when Sen David Stanley R Muscafine offered from the floor a clarifying amendment Frommelt snapped Lets cut down on the steaks and libations and do our home work His allusion was to the many lobbyists who virtually every night take various legislators out for dinner and drinks and therby cut into the lime they have to study pending legisla tion In the House the irritation of the Democrats has led to a couple of exchanges on the floor over what they regarded as Re publican needling One of the exchanges was sparked by a Democrat Rep Charles Uban of Cedar Falls when he moved to send back to committee for further study a bill to change the formula for paying unemployment compen sation and thereby increase benefits to the unemployed worker House Minority Floor Leader Floyd Edgington R Sheffield scolded the House where Dem ocrats hold a 10123 majority for poor committee work He noted that this was the eighth bill in less than five weeks of the session that has needed to go back to committee after it reached the floor He pointed out that among those that have been returned to committee was the explosive measure to repeal the Iowa righttowork law which labor wants repealed and Gov Har old Hughes wants only to amend to permit union shop and agency shop labor contracts If we are going to operate a good efficient legislature Edgington said the commit tees are going to have to study this legislation better before it reaches the floor This brought a rejoinder from Rep Minnette Doderer DIowa City I am tired she said of being lectured about the wonderful things we are not do ing She said that during the spe cial session on reapportionment last spring I spent many many hours in committee dis cussing many reapportionment plans Then the majority party had a caucus and in only 10 minutes the committee in exec utive session approved a reap portionment plan which was re ported out to the floor Her allusion to an executive session touched upon the issue of legislative secrecy which the Democrats have pledged to end They have done so by opening all meetings of House commit Senate committee ses sions already were the press and public Republicans contend however that because so many decisions are made in Democratic caucuses there real ly now is more legislative secre cy than under Republicancon trolled past sessions Edgington at one point sought to bring up on the floor a Sen atepassed bill to eliminate a re quirement in the Jaw that the Senate be in executive session when it considered appointees to state jobs He said there had been a plea from the Democratic leadership in the Senate for Republican help in passing the bill and he was offering that aid House Majority Floor Leader Elroy Maule DOnawa rejected the move at that time but a couple of days later the House passed the measure and sent it to the governor As Rep John Duffy DDubuque put it a matter of hours didnt make any difference in passage of bill In justice to the Republicans it must be said that many of their efforts are helpful how ever galling to the Democratic majority The version of the item veto amendment that was adopted by the Senate was offered by Sen David Stanley RMuscatine as an amendment to the measure proposed by the Governmental Affairs Committee Even From mlt conceded it was an im provement And in the House at weeks end there were indications of a more cautious approach of com mittees toward recommending for passage the measure aimed DEMOCRATS Continued on 2 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 1965 UOc a Paper Consists oi Two One Associated Press Full Lease Wires No 5 Silence over Viet talks United States is riot target in three areas Airplane crashes in Florida MIAMI A cargo plane crashed into an automo bile junkyard and exploded Sat urday narrowly missing a resi dential area in northwest Mi ami Flames quickly consumed the cabin and fuselage of the plane Both occupants apparently were killed They were identified by the planes owner as Geronimo Diaz Granados the pilot and Jose Ravel the copilot Two minutes after takeoff from Miami International Air port on a flight to Latin Ameri ca the twoengine C46 plunged from 300 feet clipped the edge of an auto body shop and plowed into the yard Several cars were destroyed The plane property of Aesa Aerolineas of El Salvador fell one block from the nearest homes Sheriffs deputy Robert James said trouble obviously developed immediately after takeoff and the plane had swung completely around in an effort to return to the airport when it dived into the ground Yanks safe in Cuba after boat trouble MIAMI Fla AP Three American awaited Saturday for arrangements to return to the United States after their 57fool shrimp boat apparently went of course and grounded near Cuba Wednesday The men were taken to a Ha vana hotel and are well accord ing to a message from the Swiss embassy which handles US matters in Cuba The three John Perryer 20 Ernest Welch Bishop 52 and Dale Alan West 28 sailed from Key West last Saturday They reportedly were not familiar with Florida waters and their boat had no charts When the three were taken b a Cuban vessel a message was sent saying they had been cap tured North Iowa Weather outlook Increasing Sun with temper KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia AP Riot police reinforced by heavily armed soldiers and helicopter support battled lefl sts whp stormed the downtown ection Saturday demanding overthrow of the Malaysia fed eration One mob of about 200 youths the US Itiforma library smashing marched on ion Service vindows with poles rocks and y hurling a bicycle into the juilding Tear gas barrages pushed back the demonstrators and police erected barbed wire bar ricades at key intersections ioldiers with fixed bayonets and automatic weapons manned barricades Downtown streets the were cleared after several hours and an emergency curfew was clamped on the heart of the cap ital Major thoroughfares were deserted The government radio broad cast warnings for all persons to stay indoors The cabinet Prime Minister Abdul Rahman met in emergency session Police helicopters buzzed the city as troops fanned out through the main downtown streets setting up additional barbed wire barricades Police paddy wagons carted demonstrators to jail by the dozens The chief federal police spokesman said he had no im mediate figure on the number of arrests He said he had heard of no casualties Government officials said the rioting was touched off by the Socialist Front a leftwing polit ical opposition group Indonesian mobs protest attacks Negotiations are not out JAKARTA Indonesia AP A Communistled mob shouting crush America marched on he US embassy in Jakarta Saturday as protests against U air strikes in North Viet Nam spread to other parts of the world including Paris and San Francisco About 500 members of the Communist party youth wing marched in front of the embas sy in Jakarta for about a half hour They dispersed after five of them presented a petition to a staff member The embassy was closed for the weekend and only a few diplomats were on duty Riot police armed with rifles and wearing steel helmets sur rounded the embassy building There was no violence and no damage was done The AllIndonesian Oil Work ers Federation asked the gov ernment lo expropriate foreign oil companies in a protest against the American reprisal air raids Paris police got rough with about 800 youths who heeded a Communist call to demonstrate in front of the US Embassy there They drove the demon strators away from the embassy building then grappled with some of them in a running fight along the Seine The youths chanted Johnson assassin and Peace in Viet Nam Witnesses said at least 10 policemen suffered cuts and bruises when struck by stones beer bottles and other missiles Several demonstrators were roughed up by police In San Francisco demonstra tors hoisted the Communist Viet Cong flag atop the citys new federal building Guards quickly lowered the red and blue ban ner About 500 persons marched in front of the building State Asranged semblyman John Burton DSan British Francisco told them We want the war in South Viei Nam stopped and we want it stopped BIG PUNCH IN VIET NAM Huge 750pound bombs are piled up by US airmen at strategic mili tary air base at Da Nang in northern South Viet Nam The bombs are minus fins in this pile which Photofax is being set up with use of a crane Bombs like these were heaviest used in latest air strike against North Viet Nam it British minister may act as gobetween on Viet MOSCOW AP A British Britain and the Soviet Union cabinet minister will meet with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko here Monday and dip lomats speculate he may act as a gobetween for UN Secre taryGeneral U Thants call for peace talks on Viet Nam A British embassy spokesman said Saturday an appointment with Gromyko has been ar for George minister of Thomson state for now foreign affairs He will fly back to London after the meeting Thomson the No 2 man in The group then downtown Budapest students march on legation BUDAPEST AP Nearly 1000 Communist led students Saturday staged a violent anti American demonstration and some of them broke into the building of the US legation here Slogan shouting Hungarian African and Asian students pro testing US attacks on North Viet Nam smashed front win dows of the legation building in Budapests Freedom Square Some broke into the basement and caused damage to the snack bar and movie a lega tion spokesman said Legation officials guarded the locked entrance to the building while the crowd outside yelled down with American aggres sors and hurled itonei the legation British Foreign Office came Moscow Friday to sign a cul tural agreement Diplomats at the United Na tions speculated the British minister may discuss Thants proposal that both sides in the Vietnamese conflict get together over a conference table The UN secretarygeneral said in a statement Friday the main parties in the dispute should arrange for talks before the crisis explodes into a major war But he played down pros pects of the United Nations tak ing any direct role Thant repeated a statement he made in Paris last July that the only way to solve the Viet Nam probierrt was to reconvene the 1954 Geneva conference on the partitioning of French Indo china were cochairmen of the confer nce Thant said there would be too many snags to a solution involv ng the United Nations directly because North Viet Nam and Jommunist China are not mem aers of the world body Britain which has diplomatic relations with Peking was con sidered the logical power to act as liaison in any effort to get a Viet Nam conference under vay Both Charles French de Gaulle President and Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri ofl India have called for another Geneva conference India is a member of the International Truce Commission on Indo china charged with preserving the statutes of the 1954 confer ence The British ambassador lo the United States said Friday night in a speech in Williams burg Va that his country may play a larger and more active role in support of the US commitment to South Viet Nam But he added military force could play only a limited role in the great struggle for the hearts and minds of men in which we are now The Johnson Administration was officially silent about posals for a negotiated settle ment on Viet Nam But officials in Washington said privately the United States had never ruled out peace talks and that it was up to North Viet Nam and Com munist China to halt guerrilla attacks on South Viet Nam Senate Republican leader Ev erett Dirksen predicted in Chi cago that military action in Viet Nam may be increased soon WASHINGTON AP The Johnson Administration was officially silent Saturday about proposals for a negotiated settle ment of the Viet Nam war The limate appeared chilly Officials said privately the United States has never ruled peace talks and that it is up o North Viet Nam and Commu nist China to halt guerrilla at acks on South Viet Nam Besides there is no optimism here that the oneday lull in ter rorist attacks in South Viet Nam ivill have any lasting signifi cance Still there is hope that the will come to re ardtheir attacks on South Viet Nam as too expensive an undertaking to run the risk of urther reprisals and will decide to coexist peacefully with their neighbors Officials maintain the United States could not discuss terms hat would amount to surrender of South Viet Nam to the Reds As one high source put it If hey want us out of South Viet a good way would be to call off their guerrillas and eave the country alone Secretary of State Dean Rusk las expressed a similar view repeatedly White House press secretary George E Reedy refused to comment on a proposal by UN SecretaryGeneral U Thant Fri day that both sides in the Viet Nam conflict begin talks preparatory to negotiations State Department officials said they found Thants propos al vague and viewed it as public statement rather than as a formal proposal to govern ments that would be involved Senate support for negotiation came from several sources in eluding Sen J W Fulbrjght D Ark chairman of the Senati Foreign Relations Committee He called Thants proposal t good suggestion and added Personally I think it is al ways wiser to talk than to fight when you can get the parties together In Chicago Senate Republi can leader Everett Dirksen Illinois predicted military action n Viet Nam may be increased soon Dirksen spoke on a taped ra dio broadcast and said nothing about negotation The United States should meet ncreased Viet Cong attacks oa US military posts with equal f not greater intensity and with more weapons and greater fire power Dirksen said Warehouse in Saigon blows up SAIGON AP A South Viet Nam military warehouse used for storing oxygen tanks DCW up this evening casting a pall of smoke over Saigon Most of Saigons fire brigade was called out to stem the flames because of fears the firo might engulf several other oxy gen sheds The explosion was inside one of Saigons main Vietnamese military compounds in a one story concrete warehouse declined to say thought sabotage Authorities whether they was involved On toe inside Business news 3 Church news 45 Society news 67 Clear Lake newi 7 Sports news910 Newman Surveyor 11 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Editorials 15 North Iowa news 16 Classified pages 1617 There were no reports of seri ous casualties Only one Ameri can adviser worked in the com pound and he was not hurt Tens of thousands of specta tors on foot and on bicycles jammed streets leading to the compound blocking movement of emergency vehicles All of Saigon is jumpy with expectation of new Viet Cong error bombings particularly n view of this weeks air raids m Communist North Viet Nam Earlier Saturday planes dumped tons of leaflets over the ity giving details of the air aids and explaining to the eople why they were carried ut M For son in Viet Nam lowans keep on hoping MAPLETON no matter how slim was kept alive Saturday at the farm home of Iowa soldier Delmer Ferris 22 one of the missing in the Red terrorist bombing of a US Army billet in South Viet Nam Mr and Mrs Howard D Fer ris were notified by wire at their farm seven miles south of here Thursday night Defense Department It said Delmer in the Army less than a year was among the 19 un accounted for in the ruins of the hotel billet at Qui Nhon Only two weeks ago the par ents had received other word from Viet Nam It was a letter from their cheerful one Mrs Ferris recalled All of his letters were cheerful The telegram came from thej He was very happy Mrs Ferris said He had been workl ing real hard the past month be cause there was to have been a big inspection in March Young Ferris private first class had been in Viet Nam only a short time He took his basic training at Ft Leonard Wood Mo went to typing school at Ft Dix NJ left there in August and arrived in Saigon last Sept 19 The youth took the first two years of high school at Maple ton was a junior and senior a Winfield Kan spent two years at Winfield Junior College am a and a half at Concordia Stale Teachers College Seward Neb Members of the family includ a sister Mrs Ardith Vinnel o Denison K Along with the jitters over ossible return strikes from North Viet Nam a twinengine airplane that failed to file a flight plan put the newly in stalled US Hawk antiaircraft missile battery to a test at Da Nang air base north of here Fri day The plane proved to friendly but not before causing combat alert SAM I   

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