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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Holid THE ASSOCIATED Belated reports of traffic deaths during the threeday Fourth of July weekend raised the nationaltoll Tuesday to 542 a record for a threeday observ ance of the holiday Final figures wereexpected to raise the total killed during the t death toll breaks weekend even higher The previous record toll for a threeday Independence Day holiday was 504 set last year The count of traffic fatalities this year came close to the rec ord for a fourday Independence observance 557 in 1963 The tally of traffic deaths be gan at6 pm Local time Fri day and continued to midnight Monday This years toll brought a stern warning from Howard Pyle president of the National Safety Council Never has driver improve ment been more badly needed Pyle attitudes and skills of too niany drivers are failing to meet the exacting de toll hits 18 Page 2 of billions of miles of high pressure travel Every driver Pyle said should begin at once to sharp en old skills and develop new ones through available driver improvement programs Another safety council spokes man estimated that the final toll would be about 550 traffic deaths More traffic fatalities may be counted during the final hours of the weekend he said Motorists who delayed their start home a re tired in a rush he added Theyre driving fast er than conditionspermit and they make mistakes Traffic accidents in five states California Missouri New York Ohio and Texas ac counted for more than onethird of the deaths Fifty persons were killed on California roads 31 in Missouri 33 in New York 36 in Ohio and 27 in Texas No traffic were ported in three states Rhoda Island and Alaska The District of Columbia also reported ho traffic fatalities Boating accidents across nation took 35 lives and sons drowned in accidents not involving boats during tha Crash fatal to 41 LONDON Royal Air Force transport plane on a training mission blew up in the air and crashed in a field Tues day killing 41 British service men Firemen and the RAF report ed no survivors aboard the plane which came down in a ball of fire in an Oxfordshire farmers field Most of those on board were RAF airmen in training a de fense Ministry spokesman said The plane disintegrated said a spokesman for the Ox fordshire Fire Brigade The fourengine plane of the RAF Transport Command came down near Dorchester about 40 miles west of London A woman saw the plane come down and reported I was out in the garden with my children when I saw this big ball of or ange fire She added Then we saw a cloud of black smoke rising from it where it came down The RAF reported that the plane was on a training exercise bound for the RAF Airdrome at Benson also in the Oxford dis trict Most of those on board were RAF men a spokesman added and the rest army per sonnel Governor is critical of rioters DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes sharply criti cized Tuesday the young per sons who took part in weekend riots at Arnolds Park Iowa Adj Gen Junior Miller is making a study of all that took place and will turn his find ings over to Hughes the gover nor told newsmen More than 500 persons rioted at Arnolds Park Saturday night causing heavy damage About 250 took part Sunday night in a disturbance in which the arm of a special officer was broken These arent kids they are adults and ought to start acting like adults Hughes said Many of the almost 100 persons ar rested were in their early 20s Socalled kids this same age defending the peace in Viet WASHINGTON The Senate opened debate Tuesday on the historic bill which would establish broad health programs for 19 million Americans 65 or older and increase all present Social Security benefits The plan would cost an estimated 68 billion a year It would be financed primarily by an increase in Social Security taxes both to the employer and em ploye Sponsors said they would push for passage by the end of this week and forecast as many as 80 favorable votes out of the 100man Senate Last year the Senate narrow ly adopted 4944 an amend ment to a Housepassed bill add ng health care for the aged to Social Security The measure died in conference between the wp branches This year however the passed a health curity bilLThe GOVERNOR HUGHES Critical of rioters Nam and other parts of the world the governor said Hughes said he feels there is something queer about the whole thing when one of the ringleaders is a married guy carrying a yellow cape and with his hair bleached Hughes ordered the National Guard to provide all the assist ance needed during the holiday after reports came in that there was trouble at the resort area He said he also ordered extra Slate Conservation Commission officers to camping grounds in the areas in case mobs started to run through the thousands of people in tents at the Okoboji and Clear Lake areas At Arnolds Park Mayor Ben Saunders said the resort town was quiet Monday night He said he doubtedthere would be any more trouble Saunders said he handled ap proximately 100 cases in may ors court as a result of the weekend disturbances He add ed that in a normal holiday weekend he would dispose of 10 or 15 cases The Arnolds Park City Coun cil ordered all bars and taverns closed Monday in a move to dampen the riotous spirits Bui nearby towns sold liquor and beer Monday Three Algona men were given 30day jail sentences on charges of failing to obey an officers order Stephen Lee Miller Dav id Skogstrom and Randy Marines were involved in the in cident in which a special of ficer Ralph Gregerson of Am olds Park received a broken arm Th e newspaper that Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 6 1965 10c This Paper Consists ol Two Associated Preii Full Wire No 125 Red missile sites ready Start debate on medicare careSocial Se inargin inthe April 8 vote was a solid 313115 TheSenate Finance Commit ee made numerous changes in he House bill but preserved all of its essential provisipns Its vote was 125 with Chairman Harry F Byrd DVa among he dissenters The provisions include a 7 per cent increase in Social Security retirement survivor and disa bility benefits retroactive to ast Jan 1 and these two new icalth programs A basic plan financed under Social Security covering hospi alization posthospital nursing home care outpatient hospital diagnostic services and posthos pital home health visits A voluntary supplemental plan covering doctors fees and some additional health services The bill also revises and beefs up the KerrMills program of aid for old personstoo poor to aay heavy medical expenses increases federal grants for the needy old blind and disabled and authorizes new US funds for child health programs It makes numerous changes in the Social Security law in ad dition to the increased benefits and the plan new hospitalization Wage hikes for workers at Lehigh Workers for Lehigh Portland Cement Co at Mason City and in five other plants will get wage increases and improved fringe benefits under a new labor agreement LR Liphart company man ager of employe relations said at his home in Allentown Pa Monday that the new twoyear contract announced Sunday calls for a 15ccntanhour pay boost across the board the first year He said wages have aver aged an hour Also included are improved vacations group insurance and pension plans and an additional holiday Liphart said Other plants affected are in Alsen NY Buffalo NY Fogelsville Pa Unionbridge Md and Mitchell Ind North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness with oc casional showers and thunder storms over 40 to 60 per cent of the area Tuesday night warmer lows in low 60s Partly cloudy Wednesday highs in low 80s Weather details on Page 2 Passage of disability bill near WASHINGTON AP ate leaders hope tp complete congressiphalactipn Tuesday on a proposed cbnstitutiohai amend ment covering presidential disa bility and the filling of any vice presidential vacancy Two hours were set aside for debate The proposed constitutional change a compromise of differ ing versions previously ap proved by each branch whisked ihrough the House last Thurs day The Senate had been expected to act quickly too but a sna developed when Sen Albert re DTenn and others con ended language empowering a vice president to contest a pres idents ability to carry on was ambiguous However Republican Leader Everett M Dirksen said Friday saw no reason why the amendmentshould not be ap proved as it stands Sen Birch Bayh DInd floor manager of the measure predicted its ap proval After Congress acts a consti utional amendment must be ratified by threefourths of the state legislatures before becom ing effective The Presidents signature is not required One section of the proposed amendment provides that if the office of vice president becomes vacant the president shall nom inate a successor who would take office upon confirmation by majority vote of both houses of Congress Other sections designed to plug a worrisome gap in the Constitution provide that when a president is incapacitated or otherwise unable to discharge the powers of his office the vice president shall become acting president If a president notified Con gress of his disability the vice presidentwould take over until the president sent word that he was able to resume his powers In case a president was una ble or unwilling to declare his disability the vice presidenl would become acting president if he and a majority of the Cabi net or a majority of such other body as Congress might later provide for by law sent a writ ten declaration to Congress that the president was unable to dis charge his duties A president could regain his powers by advising Congress that his inability no longer ex istcd unless this were chal lenged within four days by the vice president and a majority 01 the Cabinet or such other body as Congress provided Such a dispute then would be settled by Congress It would be required to assemble within 48 hours if it were not in session If Congress determined within 21 days by a twothirds vote in boththe Senate and the House that the president was unable to discharge his duties the vice president would continue to ac as president SANTA TAKES A DIP Heres a sight that sometimes causes a double by visitors at Santa Glaus Land an amusement park in Santa Glaus Santa busy in July too TIIIII Ind Bobbing in thelake nearpark is Jim Yellig 72 who has played the part of Santa for nearly 46years SANTA GLAUS Ind UP Glaus do in the summer What does Santa Mainly he talks to youngsters He asks them if they have been saying their prayers and sharing the toys and happiness he brought them last year From Easter to Christmas Eve this tiny south ern Indiana hamlet is Santa Glaus Land An estimated 500000 persons this year will visit the town which traces its history to a group of set tlers in the mid19th century and now enjoys one of the nations most famous postmarks Those who come here adults and children alike will be greeted with a hearty Ho ho ho by Jim Yelligwho has played Santa Glaus for nearly 46 years Yellig 72 refuses to step out of character This is my life he says with a twinkle topping his snowy beard Since 1930 Yellig has been a fulltime Santa The 120 employes who man the 200acre Santa Glaus Land know him by no other name Lots of kiddies ask me why Im not at the North Pole he says Well I tell them I used to be but no one ever came to visit me there In winter when snow drapes the amusement park the pioneer and Indian villages and the toy museum the visitors thin out The Santa Glaus post office annually handles four million pieces of mail with help from the local American Legion The towns population is only 38 Years ago a small group of settlers migrated to the gentle rolling hills here to build their log cabins On Christmas Eve in 1852 the settlers met in the Salem Methodist Church to choose a name for their village They were irked because the govern ment had rejected a request that the community be named Santa Fe There already was a town by that name Washington pointed out As they deliberated the jingle of bells was heard outside Santa Glaus shouted the village children Its Santa Glaus One of the settlers portraying St Nick had arrived with his bag of presents The townspeople quickly voted the name for their village In the 114 years since Santa Glaus land has grown to a S750000ayear business Children tugging attheir parents hands come to meet Santa Glaus and get in an early word on what they hope to find beneath the Christmas tree I never promise therh anything says Yellig But I tell them all I will do the best I can Photofax HO HO summer but in Santa Glaus Ind Santa Glaus clad in his most familiar red suit and white beard takes roller coaster ride with a group of visiting children Santa in this case is Jim Yellig who has played the part for nearly 46 years World War submarine is found SEOUL Korea AP The US Navy is investigating a miniature submarine found grounded at low tide on a mud flat a mile south of the juncture of the Imjin and Han rivers The submarine believed to be a twoman Japanese craft left over from World War II was found Monday by a Korean army patrol Inside This Globe Editorials Clear Lake news Society news 74 North Iowa news 101 Sports 1314 Mason City news 1417 Comics 20 Classified pages 2223 2 others are in final stage WASHINGTON State Department spokes ian said Tuesday work on two missile sites in North Nam is virtually complete and two other missile ites have reached an advanced stage Press officer Robert J McCloskey said that there no evidence that missiles ave been installed in the vo completed sites But bviously he added this is question of time He said the sites are designed i firing of surface to air 1AM missiles The department reviously had reported on work ndcr way on two sites but this as the first official report on ur sites Viet US in joint operation SAIGON South Viet Nam than 1000 Ameri can troops joined and Australian forcesTuesda for their second combined OJ eration against the Viet1 Cong first such operation there was no significant contac with the enemy a US spoke man reported Fighting was bloodier else where A US spokesman sai two Americans and 26 Vietnan ese mountain troops were miss ing and four Vietnamese wer killed in mountainous Pleik Province 215 miles northeast o Saigon About 2500 troops were in volved in the combined opera ion including two battalions o JS paratroopers from the 73rd Airborne Brigade one bat alion of the Royal Australian Regiment and two Vietnamese army battalions The operation was preceded by artillery and air bombard ment of a stretch of jungle about 30 miles northeast of Sai gon Then about 100 helicopters icgan shuttling the troops in They were landed in D Zone in the same general vi inity as the last joint opera ion Helicopters reported ground ire on the way but a US pokcsman reported no casual ies damage or enemy contact hroughout the day B52 bombers of the Strategic Air Command dropped 500 ons of bombs into the Viet Congcontrolled D Zone Mon lay The planes flew from Guam 2200 miles away American spokesman said the Viet Cong in Pleiku attacked a patrol of Vietnamese mountain roops accompanied by two American advisers about a mile rom the Due Co special forces camp Monday night Military sources reported that one American was killed three were wounded and two were missing after the bloody fight ng Monday around the jungle oitpost of Ba Gia 330 miles northeast of Saigon The sourc es said South Vietnamese losses were 29 dead 39 wounded and 107 missing High winds hit Tampa TAMPA Fla Tprren ial rains hail and hurricane force winds swept through sub irban Tampa Monday night downing power lines uprooting trees and shrubs and flooding streets We were completely bom warded by lightning for two solid lours It was one of the wors hunderstorms Ive ever seen in my life said Robert Hill fore caster with the Tampa Weathc Bureau who lives six mile southeast of Tampa Hill said three to four inche of rain fell within two hours ant winds hit 60 and 75 miles hour All the work on missile instaU aliens is being done in the Ha oi and port of Haiphong areas 10 said Sovletrtvissiles suited v toVhe sites have arange about 40 miles and are effective at high altitudes Newsmen asked McCloskey for comment on reports that So viet ships with big cargo hatch es arrived at Haiphong over the weekend and this may have in dicated thatlarger types of So viet equipment for North Viet Nam had arrived McCloskey said he had no confirming information but ha could not discount that possibili y of deliveries being made in he future The Soviet Union has an nounced that it is stepping up ts assistance to North Viet Vam as a result of US support or South Viet Nam The missile sites around Ha oi and Haiphong have been losely observed over the last ight weeks McCloskey said the last in ormation we had is that work n two missile sites has been esr entially completed and work may be in an advanced state of iadiness on other sites Methodists rejoin Church of England LONDON Meth dists voted Monday to rejoin he Church of England The Methodists voted by 488 37 in favor of a twostage plan there will be intercom munion between the two church s later full organic union The nglicans have already backed imilar draft proposals British Methodists broke away rom the state established hurdi in the mid18th century bjecting to some aspects of nglican tradition practice and icological principles The decision to rejoin the An licans was taken by the Meth dist annual conference novr meeting in Plymouth which has ull powers Minor surgery for King of Morocco RABAT Morocco fassan II of Morocco under vent a minor operation in Ra at Monday for what was de cribed as a benign inflamma ory lesion SAME   

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