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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 19 1965 10c Paper Consists of Two Associated Full Wires No 112 Algerians oust Ha Bouemedienne takes power Exleaders whereabouts unknown ALGIERS AP President Ahmed Ben Bella was over thrown in a predawn coup detat Saturday and a revolu tionary council headed by Col Houari Bouemedienne chief of the armed forces assumed all power A statement read over the government radio Algiers said Ben Bella would meet the fate of all despots The radio did not give any in dication as to Ben Bellas whereabouts Boumedienno signed the ra dio announcement in the name of the revolutionary council The statement declared that all personal power had been taken from Ben Bella and that Algeria would continue to honor all previous agreements and commitments with other coun tries Troops and tanks stood guard at strategic points in Algiers several hours before the an nouncement and armed soldiers took up posts outside the resi dences of Ben Bella and other government officials The councils statement went on to denounce the reckless consequences of personal pow er and said that the Algerian internal situation is anguish ing This it said was a result of the exercise of personal pow er The power of state was in the hands of one man it said The announcement came after the French charge daffaires Louis Dauge reported that Ab del Aziz Bouteflika foreign minister under Ben Bella wel comed him in the name of the new government Bouteflika told him the new government would continue co operation with France and as sured him of personal security for all French citizens Dauge reported The sprawling port city was calm Algerians had been pre pared for something big Be fore dawn troops took up sta tions around strategic points in the city and around the resi dence of the presi dent Radio Algiers cautioned its listeners to await an important announcement Then the statement denounc ing Ben Bella and establishing a revolutionary council to di rect Algerias affairs was read Ben Bella had been in eco nomic trouble and accused by the Ber bers in the Kabylie Mountains of making dangerous use of personal power Ben Bella has fought per sistent economic ills and politi cal dissension since he took of fice as president in September 1963 He has oriented his country to the Communist bloc and main tains close relations with both Red China and the Soviet Union This week Ben Bella an nounced that the Berbers and the government had agreed to end hostilities In the recent past this has been confined to minor encounters Ben Bella commuted a death sentence imposed on Berber leader Hocine Ait Ahmed to life imprisonment Ait Ahmed was Ben Bellas cellmate when the two were im Flood toll 17 in Southwest DENVER UP With Colorado still bearing most of the brunt muddy cloudburstfed rivers and streams spread damage through vast portions of the Rocky Mountain States and part of the Southwest Saturday Seventeen persons throughout the ravaged area are known to have died in the flooding or for reasons directly attributable to floods Unconfirmed reports in Colorado indicate that at least 11 other persons are missing in flooded parts of the state One such report said five members of the Man ual Guajardo faiiiily were swept away when waters their car near I I amar Guajardo 36 re Nickels to play key role in next year WASHINGTON AP The lowly nickel may play a key role at the cash register nexl year during the transition to silverless coins Some administration officials are concerned about public ac ceptance of coins made ol cheaper metal regardless ol their shiny appearance al though they are reluctant to ad mit it There are bound to be rough spots in a change of this magnitude a Treasury officia said Saturday He quickly addec that he was optimistic about the publics attitude The silver was taken out of i years ago but hardheaded bus nessmen and thrifty housewive still have a full five cents wort of faith in it Congress is expected to ap prove the administrations pro gram for eliminating silve from dimes and quarters be cause of a potential worl shortage of the metal The onl major point in doubt is whethe the silver content of the hal dollar will be reduced from 90 t 40 per cent or to zero The value of the metal in quarter will be reduced frorr about 23 cents to 15 cents fo the clime the reduction will b from about 9 cents to half cent Coins have been in short sup ply for several years and th situation could be aggravated speculators decided to hoard th silver coins ortedly the sole survivor a beet worker At La Junta in the southeast art of Colorado where the Ar ansas River has made a vir ual lake of the town for the ast two days 1500 persons ave received emergency vac inations Officials in Las Animas hich lies in the conflux of the rkansas and the Purgatoire ivers are prepared for the orst The Arkansas has al eady inundated Pueblo Lamar nd Holly and the Purgatoire vas reported to be moving at 070 second feet toward the uncture A secondfoot is a cubic foot if water moving past a given loint in one second Gov John A Love issued an appeal from Lamar to all per ons in the Arkansas Valley to BEN BELLA evacuate the civil defense lowlands officials State said wo emergency air deliveries dropped food for some 1000 per sons in shelters at Lamar Two hundred miles to the north the South Platte Rivers lood which had swirled hrough Denver 48 hours ear ier poured into Sterling near he northeast corner of the state early Saturday flooding he eastern part of town and Knocking out all power Just across the state line in Sidney some 60 miles from Sterling the Nebraska State Patrol reported it did not expect serious floodin Along the Arkansas in Kan sas however water had risen to 15 feet five feet above flood stage at Garden City An car then dam was ordered thrown across Main Street to keep Chinese drop trip to Algiers CAIRO plane carrying part of Communist Chinas delegation to the AfricanAsian conference in Algiers turned back to Cairo Saturday because of the coup in Algeria The IL18 transport carried 10 Chinese passengers Cairo air port reported including three deputy foreign ministers The airport said the plane took off from here but 75 min utes later it was ordered by Algiers airport to return to Cairo The delegation aboard the plane was believed tobe head ed by the chairman of the Chinese Economic Commission identified as Vanyi Chinese Premier Chou En Lai was in Karachi Pakistan en route to the Algiers confer ence scheduled to begin June 29 Presumably his travel plans Ky new premier of Viet 8th government in 20 months Saigon South Viet Nam AP Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky flamboyant air force command er became South Viet Nams youngest premier Saturday heading the eighth governmenl in 20 months Ky 34 took over from Phan Huy Quat who quit last week after a dispute with Chief o State Phan Khac Suu and oppo sition from religious elements Suu also resigned The armed forces assumed al power in the new governrhen although 14 of the 16 Cabine posts are held by civilians The highest authority is thi Congress of the Armed Force of Viet Nam made up of somi 20 top military officers Under i is a 10man military directory which in turn is over an exect water trict from the business dis had to be changed There was no word from Karachi East German girl crosses Iron Curtain BERLIN AP Undetected by Communist East German guards a 22yearold girl slipped through rows of barbed wire Friday night and swam a canal to freedom in West Berlin a police spokesman said Saturday tive committee of generals K is chairman of the executiv committee The directory is headed b Maj Gen Nguyen Van Thieu whose job corresponds to that o chief of state The new government is th eighth in Saigon since the over throw and assassination o President Ngo Dinh Diem o Nov 1 1963 Ky has been air force com mander since a month after the coup against Diem He has frequently flown mis sions against the Communists and participated in one of the first raids against North Viet Mam in February In his acceptance speech at ASSUMES POWER Algeria armed forces chief CoK Houari Boumedienne right headed a revolutionary council which overthrew President Pholofax Ahmed Ben Bella left in a predawn coup detat Saturday Col Boumedienne assumed all power They are shown in Algiers in October 1962 Church news Mason City news 67 Society news 8 Sports Editorials 12 Comics 13 Clear Lake news Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news 16 Dense jungle in Viet swallows 652 bombs prisoned by the French for rebel activity But the Berber chief charged that Ben Bella had be trayed the revolution and was imposing oneman rule The Berbers staged an abor tive revolt and Ait Ahmed was captured not far from the town of Tizi Ouzou Berber capital in the Kabylies In Washington a press aide at the Algerian Embassy said he had received no word from Igiers of any change in gov rnment Algeria has limped along ever nee independence in an effort obtain economic stability ormer French owned farms rhich were nationalized wera ot successes There was increasing talk of neman rule but Ben Bella eemed to have the country rmly in hand In large meas re he could thank Houari loumedienne commander of ic armed forces Boumedienne omething of a man of mystery s rumored to have been trained n either Moscow or Peking It vas he who crushed the Berber evolt Boumedienne had assured Ben Bella of the military poten ial to put down any attempt at a rising Some oldtimers in the revolu ionary party the FLN Front of National Liberation broke vith Ben Bella long ago de claring he was trying to run a oneman show and abandoning the principles for which a seven year war was waged Barry not harming the GOP WASHINGTON AP The Pentagon looked for further signs Saturday of just how the Dien Hong conference hallj on the banks of the Saigon Riv er Ky said I am just a pilot a pilot I dont like politics But the gen erals have picked me because they have confidence in me They picked me more to risk my life than as an honor Ky has sowed controversy among Vietnamese political fac tions and high US officials had urged the new military regime against naming him premier Mason City retail sales up State has 44 gain Retail sales in Mason City showed a 15 per cent gain in 19G4 over 1963 This compares with a statewide gain of 44 per cent as shown by sales tax collections of the Iowa State Tax Commission Inflation accounted for 13 per cent of any gain according to the Bureau of Business and Dubuque 67 Council Bluffs 31 ttumwa 55 Clinton 58 Iowa ity 66 Burlington 42 Mason ity 15 Fort Dodge 75 Ames 7 Marshailtown 47 Musca ine 32 Twelfth in population among owa cities Mason City for many years was cither seventh The Globes Iowa Line The GiftheGazeUes exclusive lone dlstanct telephone wire wai vied to father for Ihts article Economic Research of the Unl Vfirsity of Iowa Mason City showed the lowes1 percentage of gain in sales be tween 1963 and 1964 of any city in Iowa above the 20000 popu mark Here are the fig ures with cities listed in popu lation order DCS Moincs 66 per cent Cedar Rapids 69 Sioux City 31 Davenport 52 Waterloo 5 or eighth in retail sales It now has dropped to ninth behind Fort Dodge which gaine 874900 in 1964 sales compared with 1963 auto sales not in cluded Mason Citys gain was 5962100 Retail sales in Mason City dur ing 1964 totaled the states retail sales tax collec tions show This compared with Retail sales comparison CITY POPULA TION 63 SALES 64 SALES GAIN Waterloo 71755 50 Dubuque 56606 Council Bluffs 54361 Ottumwa 33871 Clinton 33589 Iowa City 33443 Burlington 32430 Mason City 30642 Fort Dodge 28399 Ames 27003 Marsha I Itown 22521 Muscatine 20997 95252200 70206400 55062950 55480550 57868850 61602850 65280750 65399700 40980900 50223000 34102000 J Agent 007 is a big baboon By BEN THOMAS NEW ORLEANS La AP Agent 007 took a drag on the cigarette glared through bars at the whitecoated man in haled and let the smoke drift out his nostrils He coughed The white coated man laughed gleefully He turned to an assistant and said Weve got him now Hes hooked Agent 007 looked unconcerned He puffed away on the ciga rette Excerpt from a James Bone thriller Not on your life Its actually happening at the Louisiana Stale University Medical School in New Orleans This Agent 007 or James This particular area infested with caves and rugged terrain has been heretofore virtually immune from ground invasion by South Vietnamese troops On the minus side two lion Strategic Air Command B52 heavy Asian jungle i jets were getting to effective the massive B52 raid was in bombing South Viet Nam The which provides a dense camou flage for the Communist Viet Cong may hide the evidence for days An Associated Press re porter after an inspection of the area wrote that the jungle ap arently had swallowed up the ombs and the only signs visi ble from the air were a few plumes of smoke The Defense Department lowevcr said Friday the raid on a Viet Cong concentration 25 miles north of Saigon showed one prominent plus sign the Red forces have no sanctuary from effective air attack during the monsoon season the combat scene apparently n an air refueling operation during a storm At least one Only candidate on he lost TALBOTTON Ga AP Rep William B Steis was the only candidate on the ballot for the Georgia House in his districl and lost Returns from Wednesdays election showed that Robert II McRae the winner in a writeir vote 145100 Both are Demo crats US airman died seven other were missing Defense Department sources iaid the major objective in wringing the bombers 2000 miles from their Guam base to make the strike was to counter a new Viet Cong tactic More and more the Red guer rillas have begun to group un der jungle cover some trees owcr 100 feet to launch sur prise attacks on South Viet Nam owns and ambush South Viet namese troops Twentysix B52s soaring at high altitude spilled 1000pound and 750pound high explosive bombs over the Ben Cat area a Red stronghold 25 miles from Saigon to break up one such Communist assemblage That objective was accom VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 WASHINGTON AP Barry Goldwater said Saturday that GOP National Chairman Ray Bliss is just mistaken if ha believes the fledgling Free So ciety Association will be harm ful to the Republican Party Goldwater the 1964 GOP presidential nominee said the lew society of which he will ba lonorary head will have no po litical relationship to the nation al party will not seek out can in 1963 Auto salesBoncl is a baboon named aft arc included in both figures aler the fictional superspy though the sales tax is Baboon 007 is making a hu scparately by the state Here are sales tax collections by quarters for the two years in Mason City 1964 W3 1st 2nd 320665 3rd 335432 4th 368769 Sales tax on automobiles by quarters for the two years were 1963 1964 101681850 67 72429950 31 ist 58127950 55 58718850 58 2nd 34611 3rd 36929 33538 33091 46253 Clear Lake retail sales dropped from in 1963 to in 1964 Here arc the sales tax collections by quar ters as reported by the state Above figures based on sales tax collections by the Iowa State Tax Commission but do not include automobile sales 61691500 664th 37700 64202250 42 66242850 15 70274600 75 44542650 87 52585350 47 35201300 32 1963 1964 1st 39401 43794 2nd 56854 55432 3rd 62971 61192 4th 55708 53581 f iman out of himself with the to bacco habit Dr Jack P Strong LSU pathology professor said the simian is believed to be the first of his species to be trained to Uikc cigarettes Dr Strong hopes to track down the between smoking and such dis eases as lung cancer and hard cning of the arteries Dr Strong and two animal caretakers James Leslie and Charles Watts spent two months teaching Baboon 007 to smoke When first offered a he began chewing it They began rewarding the baboon with a bit of banana He still didnt get the idea until Watts rigged up a contraption similar to a and attached cigarette holder it to the spout used to water the primate x SAM ON ANOTHER Sam Cohen playing his lefthanded Sousaphone with a circus that went through Reading Pa recently Whenever a circus gets into the Reading area Sam a stock room Photofax manager drops everything and heads for the sawdust trail A lefthanded Sousaphone He picked it up about 10 years ago from a musician who had lost the fingers of his right hand and had the horn built specially h BARRY GOLDWATER Defends Move dates for office or determine olicy The societys aim will be lean up all of the fuzziness bout the word conservative said in an interview It will try to tell the peopla going on today with tha ohnson administration in pow r Goldwater took direct issue vith a statement of BJiss at the ews conference Friday that as splinter group the Free So iety Association would ba harmful to the Republican arty The conference was ailed to announce the appoint ment of Gen Lucius D Clay as lew GOP finance chairman Whenever you have splinter groups they do not assist in uniting us Bliss said We hould present a united front to he opposition If you believe in a free society what better way o maintain it than through a itrong twoparty system Bliss who noted that Gold water was one of those who asked htm to take on the na ional chairmanship said he has to take Goldwaters word hat the new organization will not point toward a third party FIc added that he was hopeful will continue to support the Republican Goldwatar hat specifically disclaimed any idea of forming a third party North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy Sun day with chance of irormi Cootor by Sunday
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