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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Pakistan India in new fight Troppsin border clash NEW DELHI India AP India alerted its armed forces Monday and recalled all person nel on leave as Defense Minister Y B Chavan declared that large Pakistani forces were at tacking along Indias western border Chavan told Parliament a bri gade about 5000 men of Pakistani infantry supported by tanks was attacking Biarbet about six miles inside territory claimed by India in the disputed Rann of Kutch area Ht said Pakistan at tacked Biarbet Sunday night but were beaten off This mornings news said Chavan states that Pakistan is again attacking Biarbet with a brigade of infantry and a siza ble force of armor The Indians charged that Pakistan had for the first time thrown tanks into the area and that three of them were de stroyed Pakistan said the fighting re sulted from an outbreak of fir ing by Indian troops Pakistan had to take swift retaliatory action last night in the Chad Bet area of the Rann of Kutch following repeated fir ing on its positions by the Indian army a government spokes man said He said Indian guns were silenced with heavy In dian casualties The United States was report ed pressing for an immediate ceasefire and resumption of talks on he lerritorial dispute British India was partitioned into sovereign India and Pakis tan in 1917 but the frontier along the Rann of Kutch was never marked It is a barren salt waste flooded during the monsoon season Reports of oil deposits under the wasteland have given it new importance The Rann of Kulch is approxi mately 120 miles southeast of Karachi Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shaslri told newsmen Sunday Pakistan is creating a very serious situation and the gov ernment of India will meet it India must resist and must stop these moves We may have to face a difficult situation but we cannot afford to sit quiet and not defend our frontiers with all the strength at our command Chavan repeated Indias ear lier charge that Pakistan is mo bilizing its entire armed forces following a series of heavy clashes which broke out Friday A Pakistani Defense Ministry spokesman said in Karachi that a report broadcast by AllIndia Radio that Pakistan had or ilercd mobilization was base less and mere fabrication Judge who handled rights case succumbs GULrTOKT Miss AP US Disl Judge Sidney Mize who handled the James Mered ithUniversity of Mississippi suits and handed down Missis sippis first public school dcseg rogation order lied in a hospi tal here Monday He was 77 was admitted to the hos pilal late Sunday for ohserva lion and treatment attendants said He collapsed in a courtroon in Meridian last month and was rushed to a hospital where he was administered oxygen A spokesman Jatcr said th collapse resulted from a recur ring back injury Tk ntwspoper thot makes oil North I owans nei ghbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 24 IMS UOc Paper ContUli ni Two AuoeUted rufl McNamara reports on war Red aggression mounts Weak dike threatens Rock Island residences By ART SRB Associated Press Writer Muddy flood water rolled through an industrial area of Rock Island Monday as volunteers labored to keep the swirling Mississippi River from rushing into a residential sec tion City officials feared a three mile earthen dike would break sending the water into a 300 home housing project of 1200 residents The flood waters which have driven more than 60000 persons from their homes in three states were fed by heavy rains over the weekend The US Weather Bureau said the worst is still to come The flood crest of the Missis sippi moving downstream from Dubuque will combine with the flow from tributaries to pro duce more floods by next week end the Weather Bureau said The floods will occur from Kcokuk through Hannibal Mo the bureau said This will be a critical flood situation for the entire area and local officials and the public should take steps to prepare for the rises The Quad Cities area in Illi nois and Iowa with a combined population of 250000 was the prime danger spot The area is composed of Moline Rock Is land and East Moline 111 and Davenport Iowa In Rock Island workers la bored around the clock to rein force the earthen dam the only protection for housing com plex Most residents had been evacuated after a warning from Mayor Forrest Muhleman that water was seeping through the dike More than 1000 volunteers worked with Army engineers to reinforce the levee Another dike broke in Rock Island Sunday covering the equivalent of a 54block in dustrial area with six feet o water The 400 residents had been evacuated The latest reading of the waters in Rock Island a city of 51000 in the northwestern corner of Illinois near the Iowa border was 21 feet Flood stage is 15 feet A crest of feet is expected Tuesday or Wednes day Onethird of East Molines 2 000 residents have been evacu ated More than 20 blocks of the citys Watertown area areunder water An official said that 166 of 188 houses in an East Moline housing authority were inundat ed Volunteers reinforced an emergency dike to hold the flood waters from Molines water plant Officials feared the quartermile dike might break knocking out the water supply for the citys 48000 residents Mayor James Arndt of Moline urged residents to store enough water for a week In Bettendorf across the river from East Moline offi cials said the towns only levee covering one side of the commu nity would not hold Many of the towns 11500 persons vorked on reinforcing the levee In Davenport workmen waded through waistdeep wa ter to remove mechanisms from parking meters so they would not rust when the crest hits The river apparently leveled in Dubuque The rainsoaked Dubuque dikes held as the river reached its apparent crest near ly 10 feet above flood stage I am confident we have this thing licked said Mayor Rob ert Morgan of Dubuque We are going to win Damage in Illinois was esti mated by Gov Otto Kerner at 530 million i Ptiotofjix TORNADO ALLEY Oklahoma sometimes is called Tornado Alley be cause of the great number of twisters that swirl across the state during the spring and summer months Because of the violent weather the National Se vere Storms Laboratory makes Oklahoma its home The laboratory located at Norman studies thunderstorms to learn why some produce tornadoes This par ticular tornado was one of 1256 which records show hit Oklahoma in the years from 1916 through 1964 It hit in western Oklahoma near Cheyenne in 1961 See Cambodian talks leading to Viet parley WASHINGTON AP Theiconference is called we will United Slates has notified Brit ain and several other countries that it will gladly participate in a proposed ninenation con ference on Cambodia Such a gathering could lead to informal talks on ending the Vietnamese war The decision to participate in a Cambodian conference if one is called was made last week by President Johnson He al ready has decided that he would name Ambassador W Averell Harriman as US delegate to such a meeting The US readiness to attend was announced Sunday night by Secretary of State Dean Rusk who said It has been proposed that an international conference com ladly participate The President would appoint Ambassador Avcroil Harriman as our representative to the discussions The British gove r n m e n t which with the Soviet Union was cochairman of the 1954 Ge neva conference on Southeast Asia has been working with the Soviet Union and other coun tries for several weeks to see whether it would be possible to arrange a meeting on Cambo dia The original proposal for the W overly girls flee from burning house WAVERLY which posed of the governments of the started in a kitchen routed six i itiVi nli r in t KA nr JM CfHt vrtunn niTlt fVrtrvt I KAI x countries which took part in the Geneva conference of 1954 be called to consider the question of the neutrality and territorial integrity of Cambodia After reviewing this proposal with the President last week and at his direction we have informed a number of interest ed governments that if such or eight young girls from their beds Sunday night at the Luth eran Childrens Home a schoo official said He said the fire was minor but smoke filled the cottag where the youngsters were housed They spent the night la an other dormitory Inside The Globe Old fort symbol of flood fight Surrounded by high water By RON SPEFR CLINTON flag was till waving Monday over Fort ohannsen an outpost in the Mississippi River which has be come a symbol of hope in the ight against the worst flood in Iowa history Well be out here until the river goes down said 2nd Lt Stanley Johannsen of the Nation al Guard who is commander of the fort named for him when he volunteered to direct its con struction Johannsen 29 and his 14 bearded men have been in the fort since it was surrounded by flood waters last Wednesday The fort is a 50 by 100 foot rectangle of sandbags eight feet high protecting one of the citys main pumping stations City officials say that if the pump is flooded waters would hack up in sewers and inundate the downtown area If it wasnt for that fort out there keeping the pump dry wed all be set downtown Mrs Maynard Benson a Clinton housewife said Were all proud of everybody out there Johannsen and his crew live in a tiny shed inside the forl that normally houses only the big pump Seven bunks are in the build ing and volunteers not sleepingistrafcd barracks and positions can watch a portable army rcbcls seeking to return set donated to them A bathexPresident Juan D Bosch toDetails also were lacking in re room has been erected and the shed has a telephone and The Plancs look off in support of Brig Gen Eluas Wessin whose tank force is bottled up at the San Isidro airbase out side this capital Wessin is op sosed to Boschs return although iie apparently had now consent ed to the removal of the civilian junta headed by Donald Reid Cabral McNAMARA DISPLAYS CAPTURED GUN Photofax Defense Secretary Robert McNamara displays a Chinese Communist machine gun during a news confer ence at the Pentagon where he discussed the situation in Viet Nam He said the gun was captured in South Viet Nam and pointed out what he called the Chi nese arsenal mark on the weapon Dominican rebels seize government SANTO DOMINGO Dominl Rebel troops blocked off ican Republic AP Dominproaches to the capital from ican air force planes Monday San Isidro There was no report whether the air strikes were successful Most of the time we play cards or Johannsen watch television said The pump meeting came from Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk as an evident move to secure the in dependence of his country which is a neighbor of South Vie i Nam Britains major interest in the roposcd conference however bviously has been that it would ring together representatives f many governments directly or indirectly involved in the war n South Viet Nam and would bus afford an opportunity for Vietnamese peace talks The nine nations which could be included in the meeting are Editorials 4 runs itself Were out here to North Iowa news 5 keep the dike from leaking Clear Lake news 4 A leak pumped about two feet Society news water mlo tne fort Sunday be 1314forc guardsmen scaled it with Latest markets rushed 200 yards from Mason City news by boat When it leaks it really conies in said Johannsen who normally works in the Clinton County engineers office But were ready to hold out until Johnson sets news conference WASHINGTON AP Presi the river goes down if we have dent Johnsons news conference to stay here two more weeks Tuesday will be held in the White House at 2 pm CST Press secretary George EJ Reedy in announcing this Mon day said it will be open to live coverage of television and radio networks Johnson said more than a month ago he would have about The fort is just out of hailing distance from an eightfoot wall of sandbags holding back sev oral feet of river water from the spect to casualties The provisional government set up by the rebel military commanders after their take over Sunday announced that Wessin had been ordered dis charged as ccmmanaer of the armed forces Rebel leaders said they in tended to restore BuEch to pow cr He was ousted in September 1963 In San Juan Puerto Rico where Bosch has been in exile he was reported wailing in his apartment for clarification of the situation in his homeland HAYNEVILLE Ala AP The air force and old guard Three Ku Klux Klansmen pleadifnlitary elements demanded cd innocent in Stale Court Monthat small Caribbean republic which day to the nightrider slaying of dividcs the island of Hispaniola a civil rights worker The trial witn Haiti Klansmen enter pleas North Iowa Weather outlook Fair and continued quite cool Monday night lows 3035 Generally fair and a little cooler Tuesday highs in up per 40s Weather Details on Page 7 Rule out nuclear weapons Viet raids are reviewed WASHINGTON retary of Defense Robert S McNamara said Monday Communist aggr e s s i o n against South Viet Nam has become more flagrant and unconstrained but added there is no military requirement for the use of nuclear weapons A regular North Vietnamese battalion of 400 to 500 men is now in the South he said ad ding that some 39000 Commu nists in all have crossed the bor der to join the fighting These forces plus other Viet Cong guerrillas already there have lost 89000 men killed the secretary said McNamara reporting on the Viet Nam fighting in a news conference carried nationally by radio and television said the is costing the United States about SL5 billion a year S800 million of it for US land sea and air forces directly involved in the fighting He opened with a 16minute statement and then answered questions Among other things he said There is clear evidence that the nearly three months of bombings of highways bridges railroads and other infiltration facilities in the North had caused the Communists morale problems and have made them extend their limited resources There are indications of a substantial buildup of Commu nists in the highland area west of the Da Nang airbase a key US position in South Viet Nam over the past 12 months He did not know whether the Communists would attempt an assault against the base but that it is not possible for the Communists to inflict a Dien Bien Phu type defeat on this country a reference to the disaster suffered by the French at the hands of the Communist Vietminh in 1954 The air strikes in the North have impeded infiltration but have not stopped it We have added US naval vessels and aircnft to help the South Vietnamese junk fleet in apprehending infiltrators com ing down by sea from the North To the best of my knowledge there are no opera tional antiaircraft missile sites in Communist North Viet Nam but the United States assumes VIET NAM Turn to Page 2 of the first defendant was set for he United Slates Britain the Soviet Union France Commuione news conference a month nist China North Viet Nam louth Viet Nam Laos and Cam bodia Rusk did not refer to the Viet namese conflict or to the possi bility of peace talks in announc ing US willingness to attend the proposed Cambodian confer ence Cambodia desires independ ence and neutrality he said Here as elsewhere in Asia the United States wholeheartedly supports the right of each nation to shape its own course 1 with advance notice This is the248 fcct is first such conference since then SAME downtown area The river inched slowly through the night past the 24 foot level three feet higher than ever before The crest of about Tuesday So far only about 200 persons iavc been forced from their tomes Clinton businessmen have1 voted to remain closed through Wednesday to facilitate the de livery of sandbags by truck to dike leaks Schools also have been closed Hundreds of families turned FLOOD turn to 2 inext Monday One by one the three Collie Lcroy Wilkins Jr 21 of Fair Confusion prevailed in the interim Air Force Pol Mustangs strafed the presidential palace field Ala and William OrvilleiSuhday and the 16th of August Eaton 41 and Eugene Thomasjarmy camp headquarters of 42 both of Bessemer Ala rebel officers outside the pleaded innocent to firstdegrcecity murder indictments j Circuit Solicitor Arthur EI ehw Gamble Jr said Wilkins wouldjthe ousted civilian junta and be called to trial first on theJRamon Caccres Troncoso the charge which under state lawjother junta member apparently could bring the death penalty or life imprisonment The three will be tried sepa rately for the slaying March 25 of Viola Gregg Liuzzo 39 of Detroit No date was set immediately for trial of Thomas or Eaton V were being detained in the palace They issued statements of resignation saying they would return to private business life The Dominicans pocketsized navy was reported at anchor offshore AP NORTH VIET NAM RAIL BRIDGE KNOCKED OUT Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara dis played this photograph of the wrecked Qui Virih rail road bridge in North Viet Nam at a Washington news conference Monday He said the twospan steel truss bridge 330 feet in length was bombed by UA planes on April 9 One span was dropped Into the river Approaches to the destroyed span were wiped OUt
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