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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Flood shifts south f THK ASSOCIATED PBESS Soggy dikes held back the powerful thrust of the swollen Mississippi River in the Hanni bal MoQuincy III area Mon day as residents of other com munities up and down the river waited for the worst spring flood in history to run its course The flood which began in Minnesota and Wisconsin during iMarch when snow began to melt has taken 14 lives and caused million damage in five slates In the area the river is on the rise again toward a predicted crest Tues day Only 23 families have been evacuated from lowlying areas in Hannibal About 100 persons have fled their homes in Quincy Hannibal has no levee protect ing its population of 20000 The water had begun falling in a 15 block industrial area which has been flooded for about a week and most of the streets are pas sable A broken levee Saturday night live miles south of Quincy a city of 45000 took some of the pressure off the Hannibal area After the levee break flood waters ran 15 feet deep across 7700 acres of farmland It in creased the amount of land un der water in Adams County 111 to 25000 acres More than 20000 acres were covered upstream in Henderson Bounty 70 miles to the north When the levee broke the riv er began receding The Mississippi dropped Sat urday night at Quincy from Wednesdays record high of 248 feet to 235 feet The high in Hannibal was 246 Friday but it fell to 236 early Sunday The river began rising again however and the US Weather Bureau predicted a crest Tues day of 247 feet in Quincy and 245 feet in Hannibal The Mississippi has been over flood stage which is 16 feet since April G In Iowa businessmen at Clin ton reopened their stores Mori day aflcr being closed for ten days to keep nonessentia traf fic from the floodendangered downtown area River front industries made plans to resume operations as the Mississippi continued to re cede AJlhough the big river was dropping in Iowa patrols were on constant alert for sandboils and dike breaks n v IM L I lUlilil NIC north side of the courthouse calling for 4G senators square in Clinton late Saturday than at present were blanketed with sandbags Slides developed in earthen dikes along the Mis sissippi south of Burlington in the Green Bay Levee District weclc to ihc scene to reinforce the woiw Prevent f cvec publicans from returnin The Rock Island and Milwau kee railroads continued to de tour trains at Muscatine where some 200 National Guardsmen were keeping a watch on dikes One Clinton industry the Clin ton Corn Processing Co mained open throughout that Moncla i t fi I year to keep buildings Doors and windows were bricked or cemented shut dents stricken by the flood tlit ntwspoper thot makes a II North lowons neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 3 IMS 10c m Piper Consisli of Two Preu Fun No 72 uild minican force SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic AP The Unit ed States1 began rushing another 4500 troops lo the Dominican Republic Monday after President Johnson said the rebel uprising been taken over by Commu nist conspirators directed from abroad The Presidents declaration that a military buildup was ncc essary for security on the Carib bean island came as rebel fighters made a new attack Sun sends 4500 more troops to Caribbean island r day night on US troops despite the declared ceasefire Rebels hurled grenades at American positions arid ham mered away with fire from auto matic weapons The outburst lasted about an hour US forces opened a supply corridor through Santo Domingo early Monday in a linkup oper ation amounting to an cncircle ment of rebel forces in the heart of this beleaguered capi tal One US Marine was killed and two wounded by sniper ac tion not related to the linkup This brings to a total of five the official count of US military men dead plus 38 wounded in four days of action involving US forces Addition of the 4500 fighling men ordered in by the President will bring the total of US Marines andArmy men to 14 000 Dominican Gen Jesus deIos Santos said his forces were pulled back because they were exhausted after a week of skir mishes The rebels charged the Amer ican troops actually were mov ing in on them slowly A US spokesman said Amer ican forces were maintaining a strictly impartial attitude He said they are safeguarding an international zone of refuge and in that sense they are in the front line US Marines held positions to the west of the rebel stronghold They moved into the strong points from their original posi tions at the seaside Embajador Hotel and a neighboring polo field which has been used for evacuating refugees US paratroopers are east of the rebels with a defense peri meter at San Isidro air base and defenses at the Duarte Bridge he only means of reaching Ihe air base from the capital The rebels are entrenched between the two American forces in a lowincome residen tial section called Ciudad Nucva in the southeast section of Santo Domingo This area was the center of insurgent movements against the Rafael L Trujillo regime and was a stronghold of extreme leftwing agitators The area of rebel operations Quake strikes San Sa SAN SALVADOR El Salvador OD A sharp earthquake killed told the Tucson Ariz Daily 43 persons and injured about Citizen by telephone that he un 300 in this Central American derstood 100 people were dead capital early Monday The earthquake at 4 am destroyed many dwellings and city as the quake leveled lowincome neighborhoods of the capital damaged at least 4000 govern ment officials said The quake hit the neighboring towns of San Marcos and Santo The quake struck about 4 am Castro said Tomas as well as San Salvador hine araesMic areas were in the areas of adobe homes about hree miles from the embassy ie said Castro r Tucson judge said no Americans on the embassy staff were reported hurt but two nationalswere in jured The new multimilliondollar airport terminalvJjuildiBgr was damaged but runwaysremained operational He said San Salvador is mak ing preparations for other quakes of lower intensity ex pected to follow Monday nightCastro said his family and staff will have to sleep out of doors on cots Temporary remap plan is offered DBS MOINES AT The Senate Republican minority Monday offered a temporary i wo large boils discovered on legislative reapportionment plan nitllll fl fj n t It n II 13 less The GOP plan was in answer 0 to one voted out by the Demo craticcontrolled Senate Govern mental Affairs last The commitler proposal nm uivcu xuy jevce uisirici Some 200 workers were rushed nceasmS Senate membership to Ihc in rMnfnrrp fil would prevent foui Re to the Senate after their present terms Neither plan would make any change inthe 21scat House Republicans who complained lat thc committee plan was un fair to GOP senators released their own plan aflcr a caucus citys flood emergency although Undcr Ulc plan parts of the firms waterfronthom countics of t hrce G plant were eight feet below the woid be attached to level of the river at times districts representedby Demo A dike constructed around the scnalors would serve jjanl aflcr a big 1052 flood was Two othcr rcinforccd with sandbags this ns would be put into the same i i v district so that only one could return The GOP plan would keep members of both parlies from The Red Cross opened disascoming back in 1966 and would tcr headquarters in Dubuque mean that some senators who over the weekend for area resiwere elected to fouryear terms in 1964 would have lo run again the Mississippis Republicans in five races Dem ocrats against Democrats in five shelters remained and Republicans against Demo Red Cross reports indicated after only two years the organization had commit By combining districts mcnts of as of April 30 Republican plan would pit in for flood victims in six states cumbcnt Republicans against affected by rampage T we Ivc f open housing some 791 persons crats in four Its official Flood worst on record ST LOUIS how bad have Ihc Missis sippi River floods been The US Interior Department has partially an swered that question saying a flood of this magni tude is calculated to occur only once in 100 years In a report on the flood the department said the record flood discharge at St Paul Minn ex ceeded the previous maximum flood in 1952 by 38 per cent The report confirmed what veteran rivermen al ready knew the flood was the worst on record For example said David B Anderson engi neerhyclrogist at the geological surveys St Paul of fice during the April 1221 period at St Paul the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers discharged more than 800 billion gallons of water enough to supply the needs of two cities the size of New York for about a year The flood has claimed 12 lives and clone million in damage The crest is expected at Quincy ill and Hrinnibal Mo Tuesday Then the flood wa ter is expected lo level out in the wider lower Mis sissippi support units US Ambassador Raul Castro The hardesthit areas were in Casualties heaviest in and damage San Marcos were and Santo Tomas southeast of here where the quake apparently centered The government ordered the two towns evacuated as further shocks were felt later in the day One strong tremor shook the region at 902 am and an other at noon In Pasadena Calif Dr Clrarlcs Richler of the Califor nia Institute of Technology said his instruments recorded the quake at and again at Richtcr said the quake regis tcred magnitude of 64 here He said quakes of this magni tude are potentially destructive in populated areas Airborne units to Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Thc advance unit for 3 500 American paratroopers ar CIVILIANS FLEE Santo Domingo family witha white flag on a stick from the side of their car flee to safety as U S Marines give themprotective cover In the revolt AP Pholofax torn city A man breaks for a House while his wife and others wait in the car The rived in Saigon Monday balance of the three battalions was expected within a few days The paratroopers are the first US Army combat ground unit assigned lo Viet Nam US and Vietnamese officials said they would increase security at key installations and press the war more effectively Sixty men were in thc ad vance unit US officials de clined on security grounds lo say when the main force would arrive But they said they would be stationed at Bicn Hoa a big air base 12 miles northeast o Saigon and at Vuntay a coastj al city 40 miles southeast of Saigon The new arrivals comprise most of thc 173rd Airborne Bri gade stationed on Okinawa US officials said Ihe air borne contingent would bring the total US strength in South Viet Nam to around 36000 men There already arc 8500 US combat Marines in South Viet Nam Commanded by Brig Gen AS REVOLUTION RAGED AROUND young baby outside Santo Domingo as she and other United States citizens wait to be evacuated from the revolttorn city Marines and other troops watch on guard U S ties cut by Cambodia PHNOM PENH Cambpdia AP The national radio an nounced Monday Cambodia has decided to break diplomatic re lations with the United States The radio said Prince Noro dom Sihanouk the chief of state reported his decision to the Cambodian people in an offi cial message Contents of the message were not immediately available Foreign Minister Koun Wick received the US charge daff aires to announce the decision the broadcast said It was add ed however that a consulate general could be established at Prhnom Penh if the US gov ernment so desires No reasons were announced for the break However rela tions between Cambodia and the United States long have been tenuous chiefly because raids along thc border with South Viet Nam Cambodia e and at his mother who if said to be moneymad and re portedly runs a number of con cessions in town plus a string of bordellos at the edge of the city The US Embassy in Plmon Penh attacked twice in the pas year lias maintained only i skeleton staff since 1963 In a speech last September Sihanouk said he hat rejected suggestions from Cambodian leftists that he sever relations with the United States Sihanouk said Cambodia sells a lot of rubber lo the Unit ed Stales which pays in strong currency He added that if the leftists found another market for Cambodian rubber he would break tics with Washington Dependents of US Embassy reportedly covers about 15 blocks a zone which constitutes the entire commercial section of the capital Among the most frequently mentioned known Dominican Communists said lo be opera ting with the rebels arc Fidelio Dcspradcl a leading figure in the old 14th of June Movement a Caslroile organization and Asdrubal Domingucz former president of thc University of Santo Domingo body President Johnson said in a adio address Sunday night the ebellion took a tragic turn lommunist leaders many of hem trained in Cuba seeing a ihance to increase disorder to ain a foothold joined the revo ution They took increasing ontrol and what began as a popular democratic revolution ommitted to democracy and ocial justice very shortly moved and was taken over and really seized and placed into the lands of a band of Communist onspirators The army leaders of the re jellion said the were fighting 0 return ousted President Juan 3osch to pover But former US Ambassador John Bartlow Martin in Santo Domingo in semiofficial capacity told newsmen that he was convinced he uprising had been complete ly taken over by Castroite Com munists Martin said Bosch neartbroken to see what the rev jellion had turned into In a television interview taped Saturday CBSFace the Na tion 7 Bosch said the revbltuion was won untiltheUnited States intervened He said it is now Americas responsibility to bring democracy to his country and that he had abandoned any hope of a military victory for his supporters Bosch said the uprising was democratic and was not in any way under Com munist control Bosch the only freely elected president the Dominican Repub lic has had in more than three decades is an exile in Puerto Rico President Johnson empha sized that other factors were involved in the dispatch of more forces He said food must be distributed to people who havent eaten for days sick and wounded must be given medical attention and steps must be taken lo avoid an epidemic be cause hundreds of dead have lain in the streets for days Anthony M Solomon assist ant secretary for economic af fairs left Washington Sunday to coordinate US emergency re lief and economic efforts here President Johnson also sent roving ambassador W Averell Harriman on a tour of Latin America as part of a diplomatic drive to win support for his move to prevent the Dominican Republic from turning into a second Cuba Harriman met Sunday night in Lima with Peruvian Frcsl blames the attacks on USViet namese forces Saigon charges Viet Cong guerrillas use Cam bodia as a refuge Hostile feelings also were aroused in Phnom Penh by a reference in the magazine Newsweek to the Queen of Cam bodia Cambodia objections centered on this portion of a twopage article on the country in the April 5 issue Still there ij an undercur rent of criticism leveled by young intellectuals at Prince Norodom Sihanouks private ofipcrsonncl were removed lastjdent Fernando Belaiinde Terry November because of dctcrioraand Foreign Minister Fernando relations Most of them enScllwa11 Earlier he met in Bo tcred neighboring Thailand North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness showers nd thunderstorms affecting 3050 per cent of area Monday night and Tuesday forenoon Cooler Monday night lows in upper 40s Cooler east Tues day highs around 70 Weather Detaili on Page 2 On the inside Ellis W Williamson the airborne contingent includes two infantry battalions one ar tillery battalion and the equiva lent of one battalion of various Editorials v 4 Comics 6 Clear Lake news 7 Mason City news 19 Latest markets 1011 North Iowa news 12 Society 13 M151M7 ROSTOW IN KOREA SEOUL Korea lTt Wait W Rostow chairman of thc US State Departments policy planning council arrived Sun day for a threeday visit with Korean govcr n m c n t officials and economists gota with Colombian President Guillermo Leon Valencia He goes Monday to Rio rie Janeiro Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro told a cheering May Day crowd in Havana thai the dis patch of American forces was a slap in the face to LatinAmeri can members of the Organiza tion of American States Castro said US Marines are dying in the Dominican Republic tike miserable and traitorous dogs Americas intervention in the Dominican Republic was up for debate Monday in the United Na tions Security Council in New York First for state approval To expand J C job training State approval has jiisl been given for establishment of he fourth and fifth Mason CityJun ior College programs in thc field of vocationaltechnical educa tion With courses in five vocation al areas the college would fit fcdcraldcfinition of an area vo cational education school a major step toward state desig nation as an area school for oc cupational training So far as is known here this is thc first junior college in the state which has stale approval for five vocational technical course programs The new courses approved for establishment here arc in auto mechanics and in refrigeration and air conditioning William McKcown director of vocation V altechnical education for the school system said both are ex pected to start training students in the next school years al though not necessarily when the regular school year starts in September Each program is planned as a twoyear course Thc Ihrce courses already of fered are the oneyear practical nursing training program and twoyear technical courses in electronics technology and draft ing technology Approval of the new programs was by the Stale Board of Pub lic Instruction which at the same time gave approval for rental of space to house them With the state approval he Mason City school district will qualify for federalaid that would pay 50 per cent of instructional costs of the program building rea lal instructors salaries equip ment and most supplies McKeown has estimated first year expense of the two grams at Besides tho federal reimbursement ah esti mated in income would be expected in student tuition and in state aid The firstyear TRAINING Turn 2
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