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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that mokes all North lowons neighbors Edition VOL IK MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL M JHS 10c Paper Coiuitti of Two OM Praia Full 43 Downtown Dubuque mi i v i Ihis scene of the Dubuque business area presented itself as viewed from west approach to the US 20 highway bridge The city was bracing itself Thurs day for an expected 26 foot crest of floodwaters over this weekend Marines in first big ground action of war SAIGON Viet Nam AP US Marines skirmished with Viet Cong guerrillas Thursday in the Leathernecks first extended ground action of the war while American and Vietnamese planes ranged over North Viet Nam on at least nine separate raids Eighteen Navy jets from the carriers Midway and Hancock capped the day by blasting at six Communist boats in a river estuary just cast of Vinh mid way between the border and Hanoi with cannon fire and rockets Pilots said the strike was highly successful Planes also strafed and bombed Communist targets in South Viet Nam During an eighthour patrol into a valley outside the Da Nang Air Base the Marines tangled twice with the Commu nist guerrillas One American was wounded slightly and two others collapsed with heat pros tration The operation included the first helicopter assault landing To introduce faster ships WASHINGTON The United States is expected to give the South Vietnamese navy new and faster patrol type vessels to reinforce its junk fleet in the battle to stern Communist infiltration of men and arms by sea Sources also said Thursday that more US Navy men will be attached as advisers to the 550ship Viet namese armed junk fleet carrying burden of hunting down the gun and men smugglers among an estimated 72000 small ships sailing those wa ters of US Marines in Soulh Viet Nam Three quadrons of Viet namese propellerdriven fighter bombers the largest Viet namese air unit flown so far Scalise says Daylight time is mandatory DES MOINES Iff Iowas new daylight lime law leaves no option to local governments and needs no penalty clause for enforcement according to Atty Gen Lawrence Scalise The law puts daylight saving time into effect throughout the state this year from May 29 through the day after Labor Day Officials in some border cities have indicated they would make the time shift earlier to keep in step with neighboring states Scalise said the law is constitutional and munici pal and county officials have no power to act con trary to a constitutionally proper daylight savings act of the Iowa Legislature He said any local act contrary to the legislative act is void and has no effect The attorney general also noted that local offi cials when sworn into office take an oath to uphold the US and Iowa constitutions He said it is difficult to believe that an official who takes an oath as required under Section 6310 of the 1962 Codeof Iowa would not uphold a law of the state of Scalise also noted that fhVcbde provides for penalizing county supervisors if they refuse or neglect to perform duties required of him by law a member of the board of supervisors attacked a base in North Viet Nam and reported they de stroyed it The target was identified as a base near the My Due bridge 30 miles north of the 17th Parallel The bridge itself had been at tacked and destroyed in earlier raids One of the Vietnamese planes was downed but was believed lost as the result of bad weather ralhcr than enemy fire a Viet namese spokesman said US Navy fighterbombers made five raids during the night on road traffic in North Viet Nam No planes were Jost and groundfire was reported mini mal Pilots reported destroying nine trucks and damaging eight in strafing attacks on three sep arate convoys The attacks cen tered around Vinh midway be tween the border and Hanoi Navy fliers said the North Vietnamese turned off their headlights as the planes ap proached but that flares were dropped and strafing went ahead On the ground the Marine pa trol from Da Nang exchanged machinegun fire and hurled grenades across a rice field as the Communist guerrillas re treated It was the Marines first ex tended clash with the enemy since they landed in Viet Nam six weeks ago Previous contact had been limited to Communist sniping and grenades directed at Marine positions around Da Nang Air Base A reserve company of Marines was moved in by heli copter More reinforcements were standing by at Da Nang ready for airlift if the fighting broadened The Marines had the Commu nist guerrillas in retreat across the flat terrain Moving fast and aggressively throwing grenades into potential enemy positions as they advanced the Marines planned to keep pushing and maintain contact with the Reds as long as possible The Marines who had been hoping to get into a fight quick ly replied to the fire and called for the reserve company They arrived in 30 minutes rumbling dike worries Dubuque Bus bill hangs on to life Amendments are defeated DES MOINES mise amendments to a bill to provide public bus transporta tion for private school pupils failed in the Iowa Senate Thurs day But Democratic leaders sought new ways to salvage at least part of the controversial Housepassed bill second day of Senate de bate was delayed about two hours Thursday as Democratic Gov Harold Hughes called some Democrats opposed to the bill to his office The governor has urged in the past two sessions of the legisla ture passage of such a measure Sen John Ely DCedar Rap ids who opposes the bill said that if it were hot surrounded by religious overtones it would have overwhelming support Ely said I do oppose the bill although I do so with a heavy heart He said there are 414 private schools in Iowa nearly 75 per cent of them Catholic and at tended by 91 per cent of all the private school pupils He said it iiunfair to taxpay ers and improper for the state to use public money to provide transportation to churchrelated schools Democratic leaders huddled with Sen David Shaff RClin ton in the Senate cloakroom and there were reports that they were considering adopting la farreaching amendment by Shaff as a last ditch compro mise to save the bill The Shaff amendment would relieve public school districts of any obligation to transport pri vate school students but would provide state money to private schools for transportation just as state aid for transportation is given to public schools now The Shaff amendment was de feated 4117 Wednesday but it easily could be reconsidered if Democratic leaders got behind it Sen Denman DDes Moines proposed that the state pay districts half the extra costs they incur the first year and 25 BUS BILL turn to Pagn 2 ABANDONING THE ARK Noah McNamer takes leave of his one that promises to more likely weather the f loodwaters of t h e Mississippi River which are now invading the low end of Dubuques downtown area 7000 families ignore danger DUBUQUE UP A crack in a massive dike in northeast Dubuque threatened Thursday to send a six foot wall of water into a residential area But city of ficials were hopeful the crack could be sealed About 40 Loias College students from Dubuqua were hurried to the dike to join earlier workers who were piling tons of dirt into the crack An earthmoving machine and numerous trucks dumped a huge mound of dirt on the dike which was holding back the flood wa Federal funds are offered Declare Iowa disaster area to consider strike PITTSBURGH years were peaceful il workers Union vowed Thursdayjnot cordial to strike the basic industry A shutdown of the nations to bark 1 ia I sleelmaking facilities an hour contract demands At the conclusion of executive jboard meeting Director Paul Gilbert said No contract no work omy either in fact or psy chologically In the past especially in strike years the union used the wage policy committees doesnt necessarily mean there will be a strike unions idea is to show the companies it isnt kidding Steelmakers say that all they would get for an 18centanhour boost would be assurance that the union would not strike for 3Vi months A focal point of the argument f i i o n iocai pome ot me argument The unions wage policy com strike mandates as weapons js the governments 32 per cent il nil if PntliinillrltT I i i mittce was scheduled to meet later in the day to give final strike authorization Negotiators for both sides said Wednesday that after weeks of bargaining they have gotten nowhere in attempts to write a new national steel pact They rejected each others proposals Steelmakers are bracing for a strike Preliminary shutdown instructions have gone out to mill superintendents Negotiators are separated by a 13ccntanhour gap The 11 major producers offered five cents The union demanded 18 cents The hardandfast positions have plunged steel labor rela tions to the lowest point since 1959s 116day strike The inter in continuing negotiations For that reason a strike vote Midwest tornadoes take 132nd victim ELKHART Ind Palm Sunday tornadoes that devastated part of northern and central Indiana took their 132nd victim early Thursday Anna Dillman 80 died of injuries in an Elkhart hospital Her home where 29 were killed fo DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD Singer Tommy Sands 28 and Nancy Sinatra 24 have announced plans to end their marriage of years productivity figure The govern ment surveyed all US industry and concluded generally speak ing that annual 32 per cent wage hikes would not be infla tionary The union says it received less than 32 per cent in the last two contracts The companies on this point The unioi it has some catch up money coming The USW figures it should get 14 cents an hour based on 32 in r cent of siceuvorkers cur rent income of an hour It wants four cents an hour catch up money The companies on the other hand argue that the productivi ty guideline might fit all indus stee industry in particular SAME SPACECRAFT LANDS ON SIDETechnicians measure crater left by SasS Gemini dummy spacecraft during landing test at Ft TW was the f a soft land landing for the vehicle The spacecraft an airplane beneath a Parasail was termed a par tial malfunction of a turn motor caused the spacecraft to misa target by 500 yards and land on its side Y I WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson acting at the re quest of GovHarold E Hughes Thursday declared Iowa to be a major disaster area Press Secretary George E Reedy said the amount of fed eral disaster funds and the counties eligible for aid will not be determined until flood wa ters recede and surveys can be made Reedy said the governor had stimated damage to private property at million and to public property at million The governor in his recom mendation to Johnson asked hat 87 of the states 99 counties DC declared disaster areas be ers of the rampaging Mis sissippi River Gov Harold Hughes said in Des Moines Thursday he will order residents to leave their lood threatened homes only if ie believes lives are in danger He said he has no plans at his time to force persons to leave He said more than 1000 per sons including several hundred n Davenport are refusing to leave houses that are or are likely to be flooded He said he would base a de cision on whether lives were threatened from reports of local officials supplemented if neces sary by his own inspection Atty Gen Lawrence Scalise advised Hughes Wednesday that tries in general but not the cause of spring floods The 12 counties not included by Hughes were in the central and south central sections of the state Hughes damage estimate was based on flooding on interior rivers and did not include the lood now moving down the Mississippi He estimated that damage probably would total more than 50 million by the time all riv ers were back in their banks North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with little temperature change through Friday Lows Thursday night in the mid 40s Highs Friday 7075 Weather on 2 the governor has authority to order persons from homes threatened to be flooded Hughes said he plans to fly over the flood areaMonday aft ernoon Dubuque a city of 57000 per sons has numerous dikes hrown up in strategic areas to protect homes The remainder of the dikes are holding However dirty flood waters continued their invasion of a wide strip of the Dubuque busi ness district and also lapped at other Iowa cities and towns along the 300mile shoreline of he river forming Iowas eastern jorder I didnt see how they could ver stop the leak on this dike one homeowner said as the bat le along Hawthorne Street here continued But it looks like theyre going to make it Employment office manager removed Frank F Fiala Jr has beenimy 20 years with the commis removed as manager of the I have never done it any son City office of the Iowa Eminarm As manager of the of ployment Security Commissionffice I tried to conduct it for the George W Moore of interests of the community Moines chief of the Iowa State Employment Service told the GlobeGazette Thur s d a y that Fiala resigned about two weeks ago after being given his choice of resigning or being dis missed Moore said this occurred after we had received complaints about Fiala from the commun ity Moore said the complaints go back a year or more and came from inside and outside the Mason City office Fialas resignation has not been com p 1 e t e 1 y accepted though Moore added We are trying to work out some other r L My resignation was not voluntary but forced Fiala told the GlobeGazette I will have no comment until the commission completes its in vestigation and makes a deci sion However I will say tfait in and the commission Henry Carter a member of the threeman commission in DCS Moines told the Globe Gazctte that the commission has not accepted Fialas resigna tion rThe resignation cant be ef fective until the commissfon does accept it said Carter As of now the commission has FIALA Turn to seeping through cut down to a The water the dike was trickle by 9 am There are more than a dozen homes di rectly below the threatened area In the business district there was no stopping the water that poured over the tops of parking meters and into scores of busi ness places and plants Several feet of water were in restaurants taverns offices FLOODS Please Turn to Paoe 2 Inside The Globe STORYHOUR candle bright and gay Grant this wish we wish today Editorials Clear Lake news North Iowa news Society CubGazette ftUMn City news Latest Comics Classified nu 13 H1J 14 U WSSBOKi See the colorful of the Turn to Pagt 3 ar
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