Thursday, June 17, 1965

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all N orth lowans neighbors group WASHINGTON AP Dis thirdparty plans Barry Goldwater announced Thursday the formation of a new organization to guide a crusade of political education in the tenets of conservatism The 1964 Republican presiden tial nominee announced he will be honorary chairman of the Free Society Association being formed by some of his closest political associates At the same Goldwater said he remains a foe of any thirdparty move I said I would not participate in any such efforts and would resist with all my strength their the former Arizona senator declared I repeat that position today with all the em phasis at my command Goldwater said the new group will provide a focal point for Hpme Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 17 1965 10c a Paper Consiiti of Two One I Associated Full Wires No 110 Goldwater Dont send troops Page 2 Down MIGs in dogfight Hundred homeless as flood strikes at Denver Americans who are determined to maintain and promote Amer icas basic principles He said the research writing and study which it will conduct is beyond the scope responsi bility or purpose of the Repub lican National Committee On the other hand Gofdwater said the association will con duct no political organization tasks and back no candidates I am a Republican and I in tend to remain one he said and in that capacity to assist the party wherever that assist ance is sought in consonance with my ability to do so Goldwater said the association will issue a scries called The New Feder alist Papers on the principles of the Constitution and the prob lems now facing the nation Later he said it will use ev cry means of mass communica tion including books and period icals radio and television to promote the cause of free dom A Goldwater associate said the society aims for 400000 to 500000 members and a lion to annual budg et at the outset He said membership will cost for individuals for fami lies Republican officials have in dicated that they fear the new organization will divert from the party funds which conserva tive Republicans might other wise send to the GOP itself DENVER AP The worst flood in more than 30 years pounded Denver and communi ties to the south Wednesday night and Thursday leaving hundreds homeless ripping out bridges and causing millions of dollars in damages Most of Denver was without power during the night and ear ly morning as a result of flood ing of the huge Public Service Cq power plant No loss in life has been re ported Floodwater roaring out of mountain cloudbursts raced down the South Platte River late Wednesday The floods struck after tornadoes ripped through Palmer Lake south of Denver and also pounced down in an area southeast of here At the Valley Country Club three golfers on the course were injured as terrific winds smashed flimsy shelter houses in which they had sought ref uge Hundreds of persons living close to the South Platte River had to leave their homes They were given shelter in schools and other buildings Water flowed into motels res taurants and other business houses at the south edge of Denver Water from the South Platte overflowed into the railroad yards at the lower end of 17th Street Union Pacific tracks at the north end of the yard were washed out Passengers were transferred to busses and driv en to a hotel The crest of the South Platte flood struck shortly before mid night Another crest three hours later flattened out before reaching the metropolitan area The second crest was reported by the Colorado Highway Patrol to be about 15 feet high roughly the size of the initial surge when it reached Water ton 16 miles above Denver Even as the second threat melted away the first crest was moving out onto the prairie lands northeast of Denver Evacuation warnings were sounded ahead of the rising waters and most residents of lowlying areas got out well ahead of the wave A power failure blacked out much of downtown Denver shortly before midnight Other sections of the city also were affected Many residents of the Globe ville area in North Denver were directed to evacuate their homes shortly before midnight The citys packing houses and stockyards are located in the vicinity although apparently high above the water line Gov John A Love made a personal inspection of some the flood area and called it ap palling and unbelievable Yank toll 23 in Dominican SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic toll of American dead in the Dominican Republic has risen to 23 with the announcement that three U S paratroopers were killed in shooting this week The rebel leader Col Francis Caamano Deno claimed Wednesday that 67 Dominicans were killed and 265 wounded in the heavy firing between US forces and rebel supporters on Tuesday The InterAmerican Peace Force announced that a US paratrooper was killed Wednesday morning and Arrested for threat to President other US soldiers died of wounds suffered in the fighting Tuesday Another 33 US soldiers were reported wounded hi shooting Tuesday and Wednes day between the peace force and the rebels in downtown San DAYTON Ohio Wl A former Air Force captain witha record of mental illness dating back to his retirement 20 years ago has seen charged with threatening to kill President Johnson Federal agents arrested Dor scy Lee Webster 54 of Rich mond Va Wednesday and charged him with threatening the Presidents life in a series of telephone calls to the White rlouse Tuesday The calls were taken by a Secret Service Agent Clark Fisher who reported Webster as saying Im going to kill Johnson Im going to kill that SOB Agents said the calls were traced to the bachelor officers quarters at WrightPatterson Air Force Base where Webster had rented a room Monday on his arrival here from Cincin nati Two other residents of t h e quarters reported they over heard Webster make the calls Webster is being held in the Montgomery County jail in lieu of bond A mental eval uation will be made by a federal Compromise tax cut bill is approved WASHINGTON WVThe House passed Thursday a compromise bill to repeal most federal ex cise taxes and lead the way for price cuts on a variety goods from automobiles to lip sticks The House whipped the bill through by voice vote after only a few minutes of discussion The Senate was set to consider it promptly in a double play designed to allow President he put the first reductions into effect by Saturday The bill as passed is the re sult of an agreement Wednes day night between House and Senate conferees The two houses had passed different ver sions Chairman Wilbur D Mills DArk of the House Ways and Means Committee told the House the revenue reduction during the year beginning July 1 will be about billion After all cuts become effective the annual loss is expected to feather problems Th u r s d a y psychiatrist before Webster prosecuted is to Domingo A Brazillian officer wounded Tuesday was taken off the critical list Firing was heavy for more than three hours Wednesday afternoon along the northern corridor of the international se curity zone US paratroopers fired 50califaer machine guns recoilless rifles and other auto matic weapons at buildings in the crowded slum area where snipers were believed hiding Caamano gave his report of casualties in the rebel sector at a news conference and accused US troops of committing an act of genocide without prec edent in our country The pre vious unofficial count of Domin ican casualties was 26 dead and more than 75 wounded The rebel leader charged that a Red Cross center in Ozama fortress was grotesquely bombed and women and chil dren were killed in the fortress on the west bank of the Ozama River It faces US positions on the east bank Rebel leaders claimed that the US objective was to force the rebels into a more flexible negotiating position Maiden flight of Titan 3C is postponed CAPE KENNEDY Fla combination of technical and House trailers are piled up in Denver in the wake of flood LBJ Space gap closed Presents Exceptional Service medals to spacemen WASHINGTON AP Stand ing amid flowers on a choice bit of terra firma Americas Gem ini spacemen heard President Johnson hail them Thursday as heroes who closed the manned space flight gap between the United States and Russia The President pinned Excep tional Service medals on astro nauts James A McDivitt and Edward H White II in a color ful ceremony in the White House rose garden Their brilliant performance he said together with the prog ress of our Apollo moon flight program clearly indicates that range somewhat above bil lion Sole survivor of crash that killed six is critical DUBUQUE AP A little girl sole survivor of a headon auto crash that took six lives remained in critical condition Then a hold was called and by Thursday e lme the last of the pressuri Christine Maags 3 was at i problems was solved a DubiKiuc hospital while plans cavy thunderstorm had moved went forward to bury her mothcvcr the Cape forced a postponement of an at tempt to launch the Titan 3C the most powerful rocket ever assembled on its maiden test flight The launching had been sched uled for 10 am CDT but a series of problems primarily involving pressurization of the fuel tanks caused one delay another At one time the countdown advanced to 30 sec onds of liftoff cr and father and their baby son and the three other persons killed Tuesday night The dead all of Dubuquc were Harold Maag 28 his wife Anna Mae 24 and their year old son Wallace W Jones 45 his wife Dorothy 43 and Robert Gieseman 38 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Fri day Lows Thursday night in upper 40s to low Friday In mid Weathtr en 2 When it appeared that bad weather would the re mainder of the afternoon the Air Force called the shot off for Thursday The Titan 3C is being devel oped to carry a number of manned and unmanned mili tary payloads into space during the next several years No new launching date was set immediately DIRECTOR AMARILLO Tex Larry C Grove of Dcs Moines was elected a director of the Mens Garden Clubs of America at the national convention Wednesday ic United States has closed the ap in manned space flight But the Gemini feat did more han that the President said it pened wider the doors for co peration among nations in con uering space for peaceful pur ioses The President continued Let us then here in this teacefiil garden of a house vhose occupants all have and till do work for peace through ut the again our eadiness to join hands and ninds and technologies with all men who seek the betterment of mankind on the way to the Many top Washington leaders ncluding Chief Justice Earl Warren and Secretary of De cnse Robert S McNamara v a t c h e d as the President awarded the astronauts the medals of the National Aero nautics and Space Administra ion Titan 3C staging rockets as they jettison spent booster cases Okay funds for forces WASHINGTON AP A 188244000 appropriation to fi nance American armed forces in the coming fiscal year was approved Thursday by the House Appropriations Committee The measure provides for 2 653000 uniformed personnel 899 active ships 29571 active air craft and a million paid reserv ists Those forces the committee said in a formal report are for the fiscal year starting July and are in addition to 2700 nu clear warheads for use of stra tcgic forces The amount recommende subject to House review nex week is billion less than th Defense Department was give this year and million les than President Johnson reques cd The same medal went to one T the top brains of NASA harlcs W Mathews manager f the Gemini program office of ic Manned Space Center at Houston Tex The President even had me allions for the astronauts chil his likeness and he seal of the presidential of ce He invited the youngsters nd their parents to come to upper and stay all night The astronauts had a gift for he President They gave him n American flag they had car icd through space When we flew our flight we vcre proud to be Americans IcDivitt told the President After the flower garden cere nony Johnson escorted the as ronauts and their families to he north portico of the White louse where he supervised the tart of their motorcade to the Capitol The astronauts arrived Thurs lay morning for a day crammed vith honors Whites citation said that as the first man to engage in self propelled extravehicular activi y he expanded the knowledge of space environment McDivitts His performance as command pilot significantly extended our knowledge of mans capabilities Mathews was honored for his resolve the most com plex technological and manag erial problems Wednesday the astronauts old home towns poured out trib utes to them North Iowa news3 Clear Lake news S Society news 67 Sports 910 Mason City news 1213 Latest markets 12 Comics 14 Classified pages 1617 f Viet Nam strength figures By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Ml The De fense Department has provided these figures on relative Com munist and non Communist strength in South Viet Nam plus forces contributed by coun tries other than the United States 2 Navy jets hit 2 Reds Air battle near Hanoi SAIGON South Viet Nam UH Two US Navy Phantom jets shot down two Communist MIG 17 fighters in flames Thurs day in a dogfight 50 miles south of Hanoi a US mili tary spokesman announced The clash occurred while the Phantoms were flying escort for other US war planes bombing targets about 20 miles north of Thanh Hoa The spokesman said four Communist jets appeared and turned toward the American planes as if they were going to attack But apparently they were hit before they had a chance to open fire he said One parachute was seen open ing but it was not known what happened to the Communist pi lot The other two MIGs es caped One plane was shot down by Cmdr Louis C Page of San Di ego Calif who told newsmen in Saigon This was the first enemy aircraft I have shot down Other than that we wera just doing a job The pilot the second Phan tom Lt jg E D Batson Jr of Buffalo NY said Im tickled to death The spokesman said the dog fight lasted only 29 seconds and that the Phantoms hit the ene my with airtoair missiles It was presumed that tha MIGs were North Vietnamese although Navy planes have had one brush with Communist Chinese MIGs off Hainan Is land in the Gulf of Tonkin The Phantoms were flying at an altitude between 10000 and 20000 feet when they spotted the hostile aircraft Page was asked how they knew the MIGs were about to attack If hes in your general area and headed toward you you have to assume hes up to no good the pilot replied The MIG17 is of Korean War vintage armed with one 37mm cannon and two 23mm cannon The Phantom one of the fastest and most heavily armed fight ers in the American arsenal is equipped with heatseeking Side winder missiles which home in on the exhaust trail of enemy jets The two pilots flew with their radio intercept officers to Sai gon for a news conference Pages officer was Lt John C Smith Jr of Belleview 111 whose wife and children live in Powan Calif Batsons officer was Lt Cmdr Robert B Dore Current US 000 Projected 75000 SAME DATE1W4J27 Hard core regular Com munist forces about 65000 up 18000 from recently publish ed estimates Parttime Viet Cong guer Communist politicalpropa ganda South Vietnamese regular paramilitary and police about 574000 Projected in Contributions of other coun ties in manpower engineers mobile hospital karate instruc Another 460 ex pectcd men in com bat battalion plus 200 adviser medics technicians etc Nationalist me n psycholpgical warfare agr cultural and electric pow systems men in medic aid and other purposes New men ex pected in howitzer battery and tank troop Total of 32 Army cngincrs surgical team mus of Montclair NJ whoso wife and children live in Wil mington Del Page who served as spokes man for the group declined to discuss the tactics used in shooting down the MIGs Page also declined to s a y whether the missiles used wera Sidewinders or Sparrows The Phantom carries both He said he assumed the MIGs were North Vietnamese Tha VIET NAM Turn to 2 Photoftx DOGFIGHT Map locates area about 40 mites south of Hanoi where two US Navy Phantom downed two Communist MIC