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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                CUBA DOMINICAN WHERE MARINES LANDED More Marines land in WASHINGTON er 100 US Marines were land ed in the strifetorn Dominican Republic Thursday to protect Americans as bloody fighting engulfed Santo Domingo None of the some 2000 US citizens remaining in the Carib bean country have been harmed according to the latest reports reaching Washington Evacuation was proceeding by helicopter and ship Meanwhile shooting among rival Dominican forces was re ported continuing in the capital city with at least 400 Domini can dead 1200 wounded and armed mobs up to several hun dred strong sacking and loot ing in residential areas President Johnson ordered the Marines ashore from a na val force late Wednesday after getting word of the breakdown of local governmental authority in the Caribbean country The Dominicans were unable to guarantee safety for the Ameri cans Johnson told the nation in an emergency radioTV appear ance About 400 Leathernecks land ed by helicopter on the outskirts of Santo Domingo under John sons order Another 100 from a US naval force were landed early this morning There has been no exchange of fire between the American See refugees story Page 2 8 A Marines and Dominican fac tions the US officials added As of the latest count 215 Americans had been evacuated since the Marines landed Another 1100 Americans were evacuated Tuesday In Washington the Council he Organization of American States OAS was summoned into emergency session at US request to get a report on the action and to consider possible peace making efforts to end the bloody civil war US officials said the United States was taking no sides in the political turmoil engulfing the republic They said the Marines will serve no cause except to protect Americans and will stay there until their mission is com pleted Johnsons order marked the first such use of Marines in Lai Dom in America in years US offi cials expected criticism from Latin Americans mindful of American gunboat diplomacy of a bygone era But under in ternational law they said a nation can senci its forces to an other land to protect its nation als when the local government breaks down Reports reaching the Presi dent told of gun battles in Santo Domingo looting Communist agitation the collapse of local authority and word from the Dominicans that they could not guarantee the safety of the Americans there i mean ac VOL 10S Australia joins war in Viet To provide a battalion CANBERRA Australia AP Prime Minister Sir Robert Mcnzics announced in the House f fleprcscnlalives Thursdaj Auslralia will provide an infan try ball a lion for service in South Viol Nam Robert said the decision hcicl been made on request of die South Vietnamese govern ment for further military as sistance Defense Minister Shane riflfle declined lo say when the battalion would leave and where It would be deployed in South Viol Government sources had re ported earlier thai Australia would provide up to 800 army troops for combat duty with US and South Vietnamese forc es An Australian contingent of 800 men would be Ihe second largest unit from any of Ameri cas allies in South Viet Nam South Korea has 2000 troops thnrc but they are primarily a work force to build and repair roads bridges and railways Government sources said the decision to send Australian combat forces is not a result of the visit to Canberra last week by US presidential envoy Hen ry Cabot Lodge The Australian Cabinet bad considered the idea of a more positive involvement in Viet Nam for some time be fore Lodges visit the sources Lodge is touring fnendly Far Eastern and Pacific nations lo drum up support for US policy in Viet Nam Australia already has in South Viet Nam about 100 jungle comearly Thursday in a Mason City a Alf hospital of injuries received in Italian Air 1orcc transport unit The jungle advisers like thciri3 onccar accidcnl Wedncsda US counterparts are nol clas US officials gave this count of the crisis action In attempts to return to mocracy after 34 years of Tru jilio dictatorship Santo Domin go has had 8 governments in last 4 years The country also has been in deep economic trou ble The American ambassador W TapJey Bennett was recalled to Washington last Friday to see what could be done about it On Saturday rebels favoring the return of former President Juan Bosch sought to oust the Donald Reid Cabral govern ment The newspaper th Home Edition MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 29 19iS 10c Taper Conslfils of Two Ono Associated PICKS Full Wirca No arthquake hits coast Quad Cities dikes weaken THK IKICSS Ihe churning Mississippi River swirled through the Quincy area in westcentral Illinois Thursday while 140 miles upriver weakened dikes were battered in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois The record flood burst dikes and spread debris littered water over thousands of acres from Dubuciue to Hannibal Mo Minnesota girl dies of injuries Colleen Marie Willsc 23 died sified as combat troops Bui they have1 beenIn combat areas for months and have suffered casualties in aclion including driven by Roberta Lynn Roscoe nno Vi II nil n I i i i one killed The US ambassador to SouthjRoscoc at pm Wednesday Viet tVnm Maxwell D Taylorjosl control of the car on High told Italian newsmen earlier wav 9 6miles northeast of this month that aside from the United Slates the nationals of supporting nations in South Viet Nam number over 3000 He saitl 37 nations have provided support or arc about to give support to South Viet Nam in a Buffalo Center hospital in The Sydney Sun said New fair condition Floodwaters rolled over more than 5600 acres of land south of Quincy but most of the city of 45 000 residents is situated on bluffs and is safe More than 15 square blocks ol the business district were inun rlated in Hannibal a city of 20 000 The river burst a levee in the South Quincy drainage district and engulfed more than SSOO acres Some 150 persons were evacuated Illinois 57 south of Quincy was closed and most rail traffic was stopped Highway 36 Mark Twain Bridge danger of being closed Two National Guardsmen on Ihe South Quincy levee when it broke were rescued by boats About miles south of Quin cy Ihe 550 residents of Hull 111 were ready to leave Officials said the levees protecting the town would not hold In Hannibal 23 families were evacuated from low areas as the river reached ils highest level in history Hannibal has no night Miss Wiltse daughter of Mr and Mrs Jerome Wiltse of Blue Earth was a passenger in a car 19 also of Blue Earth Miss Bancroft The car went off the road onto the soft shoulder and rolled back onto the paving The car which was owned by Scot Jagcrson of Frost Minn was demolished Miss Roscoe is Zealand is reported also to have agreed lo provide further mill tary aid lo Soull1 Viet Nam Tho accident was in vest ipa led by Highway Patrolman Charles Bird Resignation of Fiala rejected The llirccmcmbcr Iowa Em ployment Security Commission voted unanimously Thursday in DCS Moincs to reject the resig nation of Frank F Fiala Jr wlm has been manager of its Mason City office Henry E Carter a commis sion member old the Globe Gaxcttc that Fiala then was of fered the position of methods and planning analyst in the un employment insurance divisions central office in Des Moincs said he has accepted the position and will report for work next Monday Kiala was removed as man ager of he Mason City office two weeks ago when he was giv en his choice of resigning or being dismissed by George W Moorn of Des Moines chief of the Iowa State Employment Service Moore had said the forced resignation resulted from com plaints abqul Fiala Fiala had this comment Thurs day I feel the unanimous ac tion by the commission inrefus ing lo accept my resignation is complete exoneration of any such complaints Rather than to return lo the Mason City office with its in ternal dissension f accepted the Des Moincs appointment Fiala said will maintain hit residence in Mason City for the action came after a weeklong investigation during which the commission received many communication from community and business leaders in Mason City that were highly compli mentary to Mr Fiala In another action Thursday the commission appointed Clyde Prier of Oskaloosa as manager of the Mason City office and the were in Some Seattle buildings fall SEATTLE A heavy earthquake struck tha Pacific Northwest at am Mason City time Thurs day Two men were killed in Seattle and scores of per sons were injured here and elsewhere Damage was widespread Three women died of heart attacks during tha iuake here one in Tacoma and one in Olympia Debris from a building on South King St in Seat Chinatown crushed Vocational school bill is okayed FOOD STUFFS SCATTERED IN QUAKE Grocery clerks clean up littered packages of food stuii at a Seattle Wash supermarket shortly after an earthquake measuring an intensity of seven on the Richter scale struck the Pacific Northwest Thurs day present time Carter said the commission Civil Defense workers used a lo patrol against looting in the flooded Hannibal business district The US Weather Bu reau predicted a 25Afoot crest Gunday Upriver the crested Missis sippi surged against soggy dikes n the Quad Cities of Moline Rock Island and East Moline til and Davenport The area las a population of more than 270000 The Mississippi crestcrl at 224 feet in Rock Island Wednesday nore than 7 feet above flood stage Thousands of volunteers con tinued an aroundtheclock sandbagging job This is the time you can get killed during a flood one US Corps of Engineers official said Theyre all out there piling sandbags while the rivers ris ing but the moment it starts to drop a tenth of a foot or two Carter said Pricr a nalive wanl lo home And these dikes the longer theyre up the soggier they get They can go just like that You dont even know what hap pened Huge areas of the Quad Cities and Bcttenclorf were under wa ter Estimates of the number of persons evacuated in Illinois and Iowa have been placed at 10000 Officials sandbagged sand boils at the vital Point Missis sippi Dike near Bettendorf when water began seeping behind homes A new flank levee was prepared in Muscaline a sec ondary defense line for 000 homes and million worth of factories The levee backs up primary dikes Upriver from the Quad Cities Fulton and Albany in Whiteside County 111 were surrounded by flood walera Up to 10 feel of water gushed The Globes lowo Line The rirluslvc telephone wire was ujtrt to ffttitr Ififormitlnn for hlji nrlfclc of Burlington has been local office manager for the Iowa Employment Security Commis sion in Oskaloosa for the last two years and previously had served four years in the Des Moincs local office Ht is a former school prin cipal in Ollic and is a past presi dent of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Oskaloosa Prior is a very capable and personable young man said Carter L E Shaw a field representa tive of the Iowa State Employ ment Service has been acting manager of the Mason City of fice in Fiaias absence ih Carries an aid increase DES MOINES AP Oppo nents of local property taxes for schools and colleges von a negotiated settlement in he area schools bill passed 45 2 by the Iowa Senate Wednes jday afternoon The bill retains the property tax provisions but carries a boost in state aid to the pro posed schools Sen Vern Lisle RClarinda said the aid hike he sponsored could make property taxes unnecessary for operation of the schools The Senate reconsidered its Tuesday action eliminating the property lax provisions from the bill and retained them by a 30 27 vole Then it adopted Lisles amend ment tn raise from SI50 to a day the amount of state aid to through deserted Gulfport III be allowed student per day for each EARTHQUAKE SHAKES BRICKS A sharp earthquake shook loose bricks from the tops of stores m the Seattle business district Thursday I he stores were located near the King Street railroad station Similar damage was reported over a wide area as a result of the quake Gov Harold Hughes has asked the legislature to appropriate million to help pay financing costs for four of the area schools with a committee to decide which ones get the mon ey Critics said this would dis criminate against other areas which would receive only the regular state aid i The bill would itlow two or more counties with approval of the Slate Department of Public Instruction to form an area lo set up a technical vocational school a twoyear college or a combination of the two i Each county in the area would jelcct one member to an area governing board which could levy one mill of property taxes to operate the school and with approval of 60 per cent of the areas voters one additional mill to finance construction kl FOCUS on North A blueprint of Hawkeye Naturama By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Director Although Iowas most amhi lious outdoor recreation proj ect is barely out of the embryo stage its scope staggers the imagination The Hawkeye Naturama was the brainchild of the Governors Committee on Conservation of Outdoor Re sources Called a master recreation outdooreducation development by the committee in a report made public in December the project has four major purposes They are To provide a wide choice of recreational activities for all ages from youth to senior citi zens To provide increased op portunity for outdoor education activities for all ages To provide training for good outdoor manners and to develop a sound conservation philosophy To attract tourists whose participation will help defray costs of the operation and whose expenditures will add to the economy of the state The size of the proposed proj ect is impressive The commit Ices report calls Jar an area covering between 5000 and 6000 acres This would make it more than twice as bigas the present largest state sauqua State Park in Van Buren County The cost of the project is estimated at million Although tHe Governors com mittee didnt offer a suggestion for the location of the project it FOCUS turn 2 and killed Aclolphus Lewis age undetermined A collapsing wall at the Fisher Flouring Mill fatally injured a warehouseman Ray Haughton 52 Three others in the mill including H state grain inspector were in jured Mrs James Johnson 56 died of a heart attack here while alking on the telephone when he quake hit In Tacoma Mrs Ethel Webb 75 under treatment for a heart ailment had a heart eizure and died At Olympia he heart attack victim was Senola Iorcnz a woman in her 0s who was found in her hotel m Steven Coughtry 21 was in serious condition in a Seattle hospital with a head injury aft a huge section of brick roof gable toppled on his car in the old part of the city His wife aulinc 27 suffered minor in juries Rescuers worked 15 min ites to free the trapped coupla rrom the flattened ear Coughtry said he had j u s t parked at the curb so his wife could apply for a job when Ins bricks came raining clown There were dozens of other injuries in Seatllc many in tha older sections near the water front where brick veneer walls peeled off and tumbled to the street The quake rated at an in tensity of more than 7 on tha Richler scale was felt from Coos Bay on the Oregon coast to southern British Columbia and east as far as Idaho The earthquake belt was at QUAKE turn to Page 2 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lakt news 47 Society news 1314 Cub Gazette 15 Mason City news U1722 Latest markets Comics 20 Classified pages 2223 North Iowa 24 North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and warmer Thursday igM lows in the Fair Friday highs 4775 Weathar Details 1 SAM I its OATI1H41U r   

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