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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                that mokes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL 105 with MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 17 WS nl Two AuocUted Full Wlrw No S9 river continues EASTER PREPARATIONS Mrs Robert A Rirkholz M42 4th SE joins Mark 6 and Jay 5 in cnlnring eggs for Easter GlobeGazette photographer ElwiriMussertook the scene so typical of North Iowa families this season Wraps house in a large plastic bag HASTINGS Minn Wi Heres tip for homeowners in flood areas wrap your house in a plastic bnc Pelrr of Hastings did it and he sajs its working well With high water from the Mis sissippi River fore cast Milzuk bought a 400foot roll of polyethylene film 16 feet wide Starting at the eaves of his hnuse he tacked it all around overlap ping the edgns and weighting the bot tom with sandbags Theres four to five feet of water around the house now but Mit7uk says all but Hie basement remains dry and hes pumping out the basement seep age LBJ pictures fall on N Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Namjnaissance planes arrived Satur AP American fighters and day at Da Nang air base lor duty in that key northern area of South Viet Nam The planes carry a pilot and a naval avia tion observer A squadron of 14 Marine Corps F4B Phantom jet fighters arrived at the base Jast week end A US spokesman reported that Vietnamese soldiers fought 4 f to 4 v jj Viet Cong reading quotes from Johnson bombers hammered at North Vietnamese targets again Sat urday and two Vietnamese Sky raider bombers dropped 100000 psychological warfare leaflets over the city of Dong Hoi in North Viet Nam The leaflets had a picture of President Johnson and remarks by him on the Vietnamese warj They also included an endorse mcnt of the remarks by South Vietnamese Premier Phan Huy Quat Dong Hoi is about 50 miles northof the 17th Parallel The leaflets quoted from Johnsons April 7 address in Baltimore and outlined his pro posal to contribute billion for to develop an aid program Southeast Asia Last Wednesday the US Air Force dropped 3 million leaflets overDong Hoi and three other North Vietnamese cities in ef fect calling on the people to overthrow their government Communist Five Marine Corpsjet recon a major engagement Thursday and Friday near Phu My in Binh Dinh Province about 250 miles north of Saigon Reports said 81 Viet Cong were killed US sources in Saigon said last Thursdays huge bombing raid against a suspected Viet Cong stronghold near the Cam bodian frontier may have been a flop An armada of230 planes joined in the daylongattack the biggest USVietnamese air Protest action in Viet 10000 set march WASHINGTON AP A youth group critical of US in volvement in the Viet Nam war and calling for an immediate halt to the fighting expected more than 10000 persons to join a protest march in the capital Saturday The Students for a Demo cratic Society which calls it self a leftwing radical but non Communist organization plans to picket the White House and petition Congress to end not to extend the war in Viet Nam A spokesman for SDS said most of the participants would be college students from East ern colleges Scheduled speakers at an aft ernoon rally included Sen Er nest Gruening DAlaska an out spoken critic of the Johnson ad ministrations Southeast Asia policies In his speechprepared for the rally Gruening said The United Stales has fum bled and bumbled along in Viet Nam for over 10 years now dis regarding our international obli gations and commitments We stand today on the brink of a world war of cataclysmic proportions he declared Gruening commended Presi dent Johnson for suggesting ne raid of the war The forces sources probing said ground the tangled blackened jungle area since Fri day morning have found few results They did find 34 huts switchboard 1000 yards of communications wire some mines and grenades and 4000 pounds of rice indicating a Viet Cong communications training cenler had been operating in the A US Army spotter plane pilot was credited Saturday with saving the life of the pilot of an American Skyraider1 bomber which had crashlanded in a Mekong delta paddy65 miles south of Saigon A US spokesman said Capt Thadeus Welch Jr of Tampa Fla landed his singleengine plane and pulled the badly in jured pilot from the wreckage After administering first aid Welch called in a medical evac uation helicopter The injured pilot was riot identified gotiations without preconditions but said the ultimate control of the civil war in South Viet Nam rests with the Viet Cong and they must be brought to the con ference table Ha said United States should immediately announce a cessation of the bombings of North Viet Nam and should seek to negotiate an immediate ceasefire Sympathy protests are sched uled in several cities the spokesman said including San Francisco and Portland Ore A group of students from the University of Texas at Austin plans to stage a protest vigil at the entrance to President John sons ranch at Johnson City Tex 65 miles from Austin the spokesman said Besides SDS sponsoring groups include the Student Non violent Coordinating Committee the Young Peoples Socialist League and the Christian Peace Concerns Committee of the Na tional Student Christian Com mittee HAS A WEIGHTY PROBLEM HappyHumphrey of cant buy an ordinary ice creanrcone in an ordinary drugstore jHe needs one this size to keep in shape for his job as a carnival ffat weighs2 pounds and hasan 86inch and a 26inch neck He used to be a professional wrestler bar tender Hiafour daughters dont him theyre all normal weight 9 Korean riots hurt policemen youths SEOUL South Korea AP ScoresOf policemen and demon strators were injured Saturday as riots continued for the fifth straight day in opposition to es tablishing diplomatic relations with Japan More than 200 youths were arrested A series of street bat tles began after 10000 persons poured into thestreets denounc ing President Chung Hee Parks alleged concessions in his ef forts to establish normal diplo maticlies with Japan At point thomob a policepost smashing windows and burning fyriniture President Park met with top security aides Growing concern was felt in government circles over the worsening bloody demonstra SAMf ions in which hundreds of notice and students have been njured The death of one stu dent served to intensify the vio lence More than 2000 high school students clashed with police riot squads in two separate incidents Saturday Fifty or more were arrested adding to the more ban 500 detained on previous days Police used clubs to disperse one group of about 500 black uniformed students who staged a sitdown in front of the capi tol where Park has his office Tear gas was used to break up an attempt by another group of 1500 boys to march down town The street between the capitol and the USEmbassy com pound was guarded by army soldiers It leads to Parks offi cial mansion Blue House National police announced that 280 policemen were injured in Fridays rioting by more than 6000 university students Police said 49 of the injured were in serious condition Scores oC students have been hurt since the demonstrations began Tuesday Accurate counts were impossible At least a dozen vehi cles been damaged WHERE DID SPRING GO A robin perches on a clothesline reeled looks at a world covered with snow Friday the robins were enjoying the spring weather together with the humans in North Iowa Saturday morning they all awoke to renewed winter with the temperature just above the freezing mark Easter bonnets turn white in North Iowa Onehalf inch of snow on area all the snow upon if Those arent the actual words to that old favorite Easter Parade but somehow they seemed to fit better around North Iowa Saturday In fact some disgruntled North Jowans were heard to mutter Merry Christmas in stead of the more timely Hap py Easter as they cleared off their car windshields before heading to work Saturday morn ing The mistake however was understandable That while stuff they were cleaning off those windshields was snow not fur from the Easter bunny The latest snowfall of the avoid saying the last after checking past perform about Miinch of wet snow on an already water logged North Jowa during Sat urdays early morning hours Although tempera lures which had soared into the low 30s by to make relatively work of the fluffy stuff the damage already was done to the sag Outbreaks of plague occur in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US Ijealth sources said several outbreaks of bubonic plague have been reported in South Viet Nam in recent weeks but the disease seems to have reached its tapering off period A total of 25 cases were re ported in March with four deaths These cases were spread through six different ar eas the US sources said There also have been out breaks of cholera with 25 cases reported in Long An Province south of Saigon Some of these cases were reportedly fatal North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy and coltkr Saturday night Sunday with occasional light rain tnow moral of the areas citi By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Newt Director zens In her Easter bonnet with Plohahy hardest hit segment 1 the snow unon it of the population were the golf ers of Mason City Brightened announcement that Ihe Highland Park golf course would be open to play Saturday mtold numbers of hackers had spent Friday night polishing heir cleated shoes and getting asl Novembers mud off the faces of their 9irons Upon getting up Saturday morning these hearty golfers must have fell like Irading hose clealeri shoes for snow ihoes and using a couple of those golf sticks for ski poles It probably isnt any consola tion to these anyone lse for that weve lad it worse Although Saturdays snowfall was the latest recorded in Ma son City since a trace fell April 10 1956 April snowfalls scrm to be the rule rather than the inception for North Jowa For example in 1956 aside from the trace which fell on the 30th there also was snow re ported on the 7th 8lh Ifith 17th and 23rd The snow on the 7th measured inch Going hack a little further we find that a Irace of snow fell April 26 1953 That same year other snowfalls were re orded for the 16lh 19th 20th and 24th To get to real dandy April nowfalls however you have lo go back lo 1949 On April 15 hat year Mason City was hit by six inches of snow lust to make it more miserable hail and sleet accompanied that storm April 1928 also must be re membered by the oldtimers During that month five sep arate storms dumped 14 inches of snow on Mason City This in cluded five inches on the 6th four inches on the 14th and two inches on the 16th Before you get feeling too fortunate however it also should be pointed out that there have been pleasant Aprils in the area In fact last year on April 16 the thermometer rose to 89 de record high for thai date By the following day how ever the temperature bar plunged 1o degrees Thats ohly twice as warm it WM morning Inside The Globe j j Church news 4 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports 910 North Iowa news n Editorials 12 Comics 13 Clear Lake news 14 Classified pages 1415 Newman Surveyor 16 Melting slowed by cold Use added time on dikes RV THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Thousands of volunteer loorl workers braced io attle the highest Missis sippi River waters on rec ord were given Saturday a few days of reprieve hy cold weather that slowed he melting of snow and ice along the rivers north ern reaches The river which flooded scores of water front communities from Minneapolis St Paul to south of Hannibal Mo had been expected to crest at 27 feet late Friday or Sat urday The Weather Bu reau said the freezing weather could delay the peak waters as much as an other week Workers were expected to the added time to bulwRtk dikes Flood waters have streamptl from the Mississippi Min nesota Red and Croix rivers driving an estimated 35000 per sons from homes killing 12 and causing millions of dollars in damage from North Dakota to Illinois In Davenport some 150 families took up residence in animal stalls at the county grounds Red Cross units in Minnesota Wisconsin Iowa and Illinois sat up aroundtheclock facilities to feed house and clothe refugees Hardest hit was St Paul Minn a city of 350000 that has as much as six feet of water inundating lowland sections Some industries a city airport and railroad station have been forced to close The Mississippi was at 26 feet 14 feet abova floodstage Downstream Wabasha Minn 2500 population was onethird under water At Wino na population 25000 city offi cials have constructed a 25foot high sandbag and earth wall nine miles long Across the Mississippi in Wis consin hundreds of families have been evacuated in Crosse and Prairie du Chien Red Cross officials estimated the eventual number of evacu FLOODS Please Turn to 2 fc Floods ataglance j TUB ASSOCIATED PRFSS Following is a brief summary of the midwest flood situation by states Minnesota Cool weather slowed melting nf ice and snow delaying cresting of the Mississippi River at St Paul until Tuesday St Paul remained the most serious area but overflows continue to narass downstream communities Wisconsin Floods from the Mississippi and its tributaries threaten all along the western edge nf the stale Ihe Mississippi headed for the highest Hood stage in history at La Crosse Iowa More than 250 National Guardsmen aided in raising levees in Clinton and other towns in the path of the Mississippi Army engineers said tin ess a milelong dike along the railroad tracks hnlris the downtown district of Clinton a town of mnra than 33000 would be flooded Illinois Extensive overflows by the Mis sissippi appeared likely in the quad cities Rork Island Moime and East Moline 111 and Davenport forecasts of higher crests by April 26 Missouri A state of emergency was de clared by Gov Warren Heamea for northeastern Missouri including Hannibal where the Mississippi was expected to crest Saturday at 235 feet North Dakota The Red River of the North which separates Grand Forks ND and East Granrl Horks ND headed toward a crest of 455 feet at the two cities About 100 familieshave been evacu ated afd thousands of acres tf farm land are flooded   

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