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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1965, Mason City, Iowa bits r The Iowa Legislature wallowed in a doldrums of indecision Friday over how to finance the million a year budget it has settled upon Its drive to end the longest regular session in history was bogged in disagreement over money measuresto producethe revenue needed to pay the bills in the next biennium The 1965 session was in its 145th day Friday The longest previous regular session was 125 days in 1963 i dlock The proposed budgetfor the coming biennium starting July 1 is to be financed largely through to make up the difference between the pres ent million a year budget and the million spending package that is The House however dealt a7 resounding defeat Thursday night to a compromise measure to provide one of the iwind falls estimated toj bring in more than million annually during the next biennium The bill would provide for monthly remission to the State Tax Commission or deposit in a bank designated by the com mission of salestax receipts of many merchants The House refused 6849 to accept compromise put to gether bya conference commit tee between the two vhouses The compromise1 measure have required retailers collect more fthan a month in sales tax to remit it to the state or to a bank monthly As the House passed the called for on Tinancing limiting the sales tax to be re ported monthly by industries million or more in gross salesunlessall the busi ness were done in cash For those businesses doing less than million in gross sales per year and collecting or more in sales tax a month it would have made monthly reporting of returns op tional if more than half of the business was done by charge ac counts or other credit means running more than 60 days The compromise plan knocked out of the bill these provisions and left it substantially as passed by the Senate in the first place The Senate approved the com promise but it ran into a storm of opposition in the House Rep C E Hutchins DBelle Plaine called it a potential political football because it made no requirement that the state must call in from the banks any of the money at any specific times He reminded the House that a few years ago the state was found to have millions of dollars resting in various banks over the state and earn ing no interest Rep Kenneth Robinson D Bayard calledthe bill harass ment of the businessman The House vote on the meas ure left uncertain the financing of the budget Another confer ence committee was to be ap pointed House Majority Floor Leader Elroy Maule DOnawa said the Ways and Means Committee had ready to go a bill to au thorize a threefactor formula li collection of the statecorpora tion income tax if other reve nue measures failed to produce enough to cover the budget Earlier the House had re fused to agree with the Senate on a measure to repeal the use tax exemption on goods not readily available in Iowa The measure which also wouid have subjected to the sales tax admissions to athletic contests plays and the like spon sored by religious charitable and educational institutions was amended by the Senate to knock out the repeal of the use tax ex emption The bill would have produced million a year in addi tional revenue its sponsors said Without the use tax exemption repealed its potential revenue would be reduced by about million annually Another bill to extend the sales tax to hotel and motel rentals barber and beauty shops and laundry and dry cleaning establishments also was a subject to disagreement Tollhits 239 in Reds spring 2 ambushes SAIGON South Viet Nam ground fighting continued across SouthViet Nam Friday and government casualties for Friday and Thurs day rose to at least 239 killed missing or wounded Vietnamese troops were caught in two more Communist ambushes one a Mlowup action by the Reds to an earlier am bush near Lao Thien about 150 miles northeast of Saigon Casualties in the first ambush of a sixvehicle convoy Thurs day totaled 15 government troops killed 15 wounded arid 15 missing Two armored cars were destroyed two trucks damaged and two machine guns lost Communist losses were nol known A relief force sent in a few hours later was hit about seven miles northeast of the first ac tion The government losses in this engagement were nine killed and 14 wounded Planes and artillery fire finally routed the guerrillas Another ambush occurred near Kontum about 285miles northeast of Saigon where a sixtruck convoy was on a food pickup mission A military spokesman said first reports listed 12 Vietnamese killed and nine missing There were no reports of Communist losses In the Mekong River delta Vietnamese forces fought a day long battle Thursday trying to bottle up strong guerrilla units at Cai Lay about 50 miles southwest of Saigon The Viet Cong blasting back with 50caliber machine guns broke out of the envelopmenl but suffered heavy losses a spokesman said Government losses were listed as 18 killed and 52 wounded but the figure was expected to go higher when a fuller report is received Twenty Viet Cong bodies were found and trails ol blood indicated the enemy casu alties were much higher US Marines beat off an at tack by an estimated 50 guerril las in a 15minute skirmish near Le My a Communistinfested string of hamlets about six miles northeast of the Da Nan air base Two Marines were wounded and three guerrillas were known killed The battle was described a the hottest the 2nd Marine Bat talion has taken part in since it arrived in Viet Nam April 10 t Mason City man indicted for robbery Cecil D Jensen 53 1014 N Delaware indicted by a federal grand juryat For Dodge in robbery ol the American State Bank al Rock Falls The three count indictmeni charges Jensen with intent to Tob robbery and threatening the life of Frieda Rcthamel Greg crson bank manager Jensen was arrested shortly after the April 30 holdup and charged with violation of state laws on car theft and bank rob bery He is being held in the Ccrro Gordo County jail having failed to post in bonds for his release under the state charges Jensen could be held to an swer all charges or authorities could decide to try him on either federal or state charges Ffe would not be arraigned on federal charges until he comes into custody of federal authori ties North Iowa news Clear Lake news Editorials Comics Mascn City news 6712 Latest 910 Classified pages121 Society hews Television section 15U Th e n ewspa pe r th a t makes all Northlowons neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 4 1965 10e copy This Paper Consists of Three Sections Section One Associated Press Full Wires No 99 Astronauts Marines pull out of Dominican SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic AP The US Marines said goodby to Santo Domingo Friday as President Johnson ordered the rest of them out Helicopters were airlifting the 2100 leathernecks to the car rier Boxer offshore There was no indication whether the carrier and her es cort would sailfor other waters once the Marines were aboard Johnson announced in Chicago Thursday night that Brazilian Gen Hugo Panasco Alvim commander of the InterAmeri can Force in theDominican Re public had advised him that conditions in the Dominican Re public now permit further re duction of our military person nel Departure of the Marines leaves 14200 US paratroopers serving with 1500 LatinAmeri can troops in the InterAmeri can Force End session says Hughes DES MOINES Dejno cratic Gov Harold Hughes em phatically told legislative lead ers Friday that he wants an im mediate windup of the legisla tive the long est in history and in its 145th day Hughes met privately with Democratic leaders in his office and later told newsmen that he was doing everything possible to end the session I want this session to end Friday the governor said He said the legislators with whom he conferred privately agreed to try to bring the session to a close Friday Legislature ataglance By THE ASSOCIATE PRESS Senate Debated but did not reach a vote on whether to extend the two per cent use tax to certain items now exemptnot readily obtainable in Iowa and bought elsewhere House Named Reps Keith Dunton DThornburg Maurice Hausheer DAmes Charles Uban DCedar Falls and William Reichardt DDes Moines as members of a second Conference Committee on a bill to require many tailers to deposit sales tax re ceipts monthly instead of quar terly Reduced by a year the appropriation previously passed by the Senate for oper ating the State Board of Control institutions passed the bill and sent it back to the Senate The measure now would provide 335950 in operating funds for the institutions Concurred in a Senate amend mcnt andsent to the governor a bill to make certain that Iowa receives its prorated share of federal estate tax credit where the descendant is a nonresident or where property is located outside the state and not sub ject to jurisdiction of Iowa courts Daddy is away on a business trip high White relays walk details HOUSTON Tex Iff Astronauts James Mc Divitt and Edward White whirled into the second day of their marathon space mission Friday their spirits iigh and their flight plan back on schedule after some hectic early hours during which White strolled in space The Mission Control Center saideverything ap peared favorable for the Gemini 4 spacecraft to com plete its full 97hour 50minute mission If there are no hitches Americas longest manned space flight will end at pm CDT Monday with parachute splashdown in While their fathers are whirling through space children of James McDtvitt and Edward White are keeping themselves occupied At left Bonnie Lynn White 9 swings on a tree in the backyard of her El Lago Tex home Michael McDivitfc Photofax 8 drops the batand heads for first after getting a base on balls in the Dixie Cup League At right Ann LynnMcDivitt 6 is en gaged in backyard play Photofax HAPPY WIFE Mrs Pat McDivitt wife of Astronaut James McDivitt reflects a gay happy mood as she chatted with newsmen in front of their home in Nassau Bay on her way to the Manned Spacecraft Center to visit the control center N Wives talk to Gemini Women sound bright happy selfconscious HOUSTON fan Mrs James McD i v i t t and Mrs Edward White told their husbands to be good and to have a good time Friday in the first space conversation between astronauts and their wives The women sounded bright a little selfcon scious as their voices traveled more than 100 miles into space to the Gemini 4 perhaps as you would sound if you were talking to your husband on a long party lire The wives were at mission control here and their husbands were crossing California in their 18th orbit Here is an Associated Press transcript of their conversa tion To examine bones of US spacemen HOUSTON Tex AP The little fingers and heel bones of1 astronauts James A McDivitt and Edward H White II may help answer a question thathas puzzled scientists Soviet cosmonauts reportedly suffered severely from bone demineralization loss of den long periods of ex posure to weightlessness and inactivity Bone demineralization has been observed also during peri ods of long bed rest due to inad equate calcium intake To determine if the condition could become a dangerous prob lem for US spacemen on ex tended space journeys the Manned Spacecraft Center awarded a contract to Texas Womens University to investigate Xrays were made of the righl little finger and a heel bone on both spacemen before they soared into space One set of imasuramcnts was made 10 days before launch another two days and a third four hours be fore takeoff As soon as possible after Mc Divitt and White reach the re covery ship technicians will take comparison Xrays using a special technique called bone densitomelry Other tests will be made 2 days and 10 days la ter By comparing measurement doctors can determine how much if any damage occurred to the bones Mrs McDivitt Jim Jim McDivitt Huh Mrs McDivitt Do you hear me McDivitt Roger I can hear you loud and clear Mrs McDivitt Well youre doing great McDivitt Yeah we seem to be covering a lot of territory up iiere How are you Mrs McDivitt For me McDivitt I say how are you Mrs McDivitt Im fine Are you McDivitt Pretty good Im over California right now Mrs McDivitt Get yourself over Texas McDivitt Well be in Texas in about three minutes Mrs McDivitt Hurry it up McDivitt How are the kids making out Mrs MtDivilt Fine They think youre at the Cape McDivitt Still think were at Tocoa Beach huh Mrs McDivitt Thats where they think McDivitt Is everything go ing okay McMcDivitt Y c s beauti fully MeDivitt Behaving your self Mrs McDivitt Im always good Are you being good McDivitt I dont have much space About all I can do is look out the window Mrs McDivitt No room to move around McDivitt What Mrs McDivift No rooA to move around McDivitt Not too much Kids cluttering up the place Mrs McDivitt Turn the computer ori McDivitt Turn the com puter on Yes Maam Mrs McDivitt Okay sir McDivitt Computers on Mission Control Roger Mrs McDivitt Roger Mission Control Is Ed awake McDivitt Yeah hes here Mrs McDivitt Be a good boy now kid Mrs White Gooci morning White Gotta push the but ton honey Mrs White Good White Howya doing Mrs White with a loud voice Fine White Youve got to push the button when you talk and let it go so I can talk Mrs White Youre really looking good White It looks pretty good from up here Were passing over were coming up on the West Texas area Well be TALK Please Turn to Page 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers and thun derstorms ever 40 to SO per cent of area Friday night and 30 to 50 per cent Saturday Lows Thursday night in upper Highs Saturday in mid 70s BULLETIN BIG SPRINGS Iff Three persons were shot to death and a fourth wounded in a holdup al Farmers State Bank of Big Springs about PM Fri day Sheriff Harry Shaw said the dead all bank employes in eluded two men and a woman Wounded was a male employe Big Springs is in Nebraska Photofax HAVING A BALL Mrs Pat White wife of Astronaut Edward White is a happy lady as she tells newsmen how much she is enjoying following progress of her husband as he travels through space along with Astronaut James Divitt in Gemini 4 Me No razors on spacecraft HOUSTON Tex AP Space pioneers Edward H White II and James A McDivitt could come back from their fourday space journey looking like a pair of Western pioneers There are no razors aboard the Gemini 4 and when the two spacemen splash down in the Atlantic Ocean Monday they may have a bad case of five oclock shadow Hair is no problem Dr W W Kcmmercr Jr head of the Manned Spacecraft Centers microbiology division said We cant see the added weight a razor would place on the space craft To keep hands and face clean small wet tabs placed in spccia plastic containers arc available for use after each meal Europeans laud walk in space LONDON AP The Gemini space flight was the top news in West European newspapers Fri day Millions followed the American astronauts progress on television and radio London papers pointed out that astronaut Edward H White II had walked in space longer than Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov The space walk champ said a headline in the Sun Britains top space tracker Sir Bernard Lovell of the Jo drell Bank Observatory said The American achievement coming quickly after the Rus sians demonstrates how closely matched they are for a mannec lunar landing iThe Gemini flight was front page news in Moscow also bvtt most papers carried an early Tass dispatch from New York stressing the failure to rendez vous with the booster rocket Pravda the Soviet1 Commu nist party organ published a brief dispatch from a Western news agency reporting that White was in space for 20 minutes Apparently the other morning newspapers went to press before news of Whites feat arrived The Soviet people sincerely congratulate the two cosmo nauts and the American scien ists on this achievement said Moscow radio after broadcast ng word of the Gemini launch ng The live television transmis sions of the takeoff relayed to Europe by the Early Bird satel ite were a huge success Tourists packed the lounges of Norwegian hotels to watch the ransmission The Brussels newspaper Het uaatste Niews noted that the Gemini men had failed in their attempt to rendezvous with their booster rocket but com mented What is in favor o the American scientists is tha they undertake their space flight totally in the open so tha the whole world can live succes or failure with them in the very instant it takes place Yes they will be up there at night too ALBANY NY AP Thi Albany TimesUnion received a telephone call Thursday nigh from a man vho asked if astro nauts James A McDivitt ant Edward H White II were to re main aloft for four days Assured that this was correct the anonymous caller asked well what I want t know is arc they going to sta up there at night too he Atlantic Ocean 400 ailes southwest of Ber During a pass over the Hous on Control Center on the 14th irbit Friday White told capsule ommunicator Virgil Grissom a ew more details about his 20 minute excursion into space dur ng orbit No 3 Thursday White described as vivid ilue the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean He aid he clearly saw Houston ind Galveston Bay as he floated in the end of a golden lifeline more than 100 miles above the larth He said he even saw Clear about 3 miles long and niles wide near the Houston lomes of both astronauts White said the jetgun maneu vering unit he used made it WHITE McDIVITT much easier to move about out side the capsule When ha wasnt using it he said he had difficulty getting around White also said he had walked on the equipment section of the Gemini 4during his excursion It looked like I was right on top of it he said Its kinda hard to get traction Then Grissom passed on some news from home He reported bat the Hawks a Pee Wee League baseball team for which McDivitts 8yearold son Mike plays defeated the Falcons 32 VIcDivitt was asleep at the ime the word was relayed John Hodge the overnight light director told newsmen Friday that during the night Mc Divitt and White managed to get back on the original flight plan The plan had been disrupted during the first three orbits when McDivitt made a futile at tempt to catch and rendezvous with another satellite the Hirnedout third stage of the Titan 2 rocket that boosted them into orbit After expending about 40 per cent of his fuel McDivitt aban doned the effort The chase con ASTRONAUTS Please Turn to Page 2 254 SAME DATE1H42W
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