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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                or is Johnson War will get worse President Johnson speaks Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic at a news conference Friday See story on Page 2 AP Presi ident Johnson said of the war in Viet Nam Friday we expect it will get worse before it gets be tcr Johnson told a news confer ence that US manpower needs are increasing in the southeast Asian struggle and will continue to increase He said requirements will go beyond the previously announced goal of 75000 men which will he said be reached shortly Whatever is required I am sure will be supplied Johnson said We dont plan to let up until the aggression ceases Johnson said that in his ap pointment of Henry Cabot Lodge to serve a second time as US ambassador in South Viet Nam he believes the American people have the best man available to do that job Lodge replaces Maxwell D Taylor The Johnson statements were a followup to word from the White House putting it on record that the assignment of Lodge means no change in US policy Lodge and Secretary of De fense Robert S McNamara will fly to Saigon next Wednesday for a weeklong round of confer ences with Taylor and Ameri can and Vietnamese officials This reassessment of the progress of the war could produce some new ideas bul officials here said the main pur TAYLOR pose was to make Lodge fully acquainted with all the prob lems and personalities involvet before he takes over The White House announced Thursday Taylors resignation and the Presidents selection o Lodge and released a Dear Max letter from Johnson to Taylor saying We shall miss you but no man has more fully earned the right to meet hi personal obligations Taylor 63 succeeded Lodge in June 1964 when Lodge res igncd as ambassador to return to the United States and work for the nomination of Gov Wil liam Scranton of Pennsylvania as Republican candidate fo president The nomination wen to Barry Goldwater Johnson drafted Gen Taylo from the position he then helc as chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff to succeed Lodge In hi letter accepting the resignation Johnson said he was bound tc honor the understanding we hac at the time of your initial ap pointment that Taylor woul serve in Saigon for about year In his letter of resignation Taylor referred to this agree mcnt It was understood that h felt an obligation to his wife t return to private life after 4 years of government service I shall depart Taylor wrot the President with the feelin that our policy is the right on and will lead to a successfu conclusion if we persist wit confidence and Gross appointment incredible WASHINGTON AP Th resignation of Gen Maxwe Taylor and his replacement b Henry Cabot Lodge as ambas sador to South Viet Nam dre mixed reaction from two low congressmen Thursday Rep II R Gross RIowa a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee called Lodges return incredible as serting Lodge had failed to ac complish anything as ambas sador before and during the in terim he was sent around the world to try to help us in Viet Nam and failed miserable in that enterprise Sen Bourke Hickenlooper R Iowa ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chairman of the Senate GOP policy committee expressed regret at Taylors res ignation but added SPORTS BULLETIN SOUTHPORT England Thomson of Australia out of virtual obscurity won his fifth British Open Golf Championship Fri The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY IMS 10o a copy ThU Paper ot Sections Section Associated Preu Full LeiM No 128 crime spree New health care plans rejected WASHINGTON AP The Senate rejected Friday a Re ublican attempt to knock the wo new plans for health care or the aged out of the Social security bill and substitute a iberalized program of aid to eedy old people Sen Jack Miller RIowa of ered the amendment It was eaten on a voice vote after irief debate Under the proposal the Kerr Mills program of federal grants o help the states with the medi al expenses of indigent old per ons would have been liberal zed substantially Miller said this would make mnecessary the two new broad ilans which are the heart of the ill One is a Social Securityfi nanced hospitalizalion plan the ther a voluntary supplemental irogram covering chiefly doc ors fees Senate leaders pushed for assage of the bill later Friday Democratic Leader Mike tfansfield Thursday got a de bate limitation agreement con idered certain to bring a final vote by Friday night Under the agreement debate on all further amendments was imited to one hour each Two murs were allowed for a motion jy Sen Carl T Curtis RNeb o return the measure to the Finance Committee The Senate has disposed of amendments in two days of vot g so far but many importan ones remained Democratic leaders said the were confident of beating of any crippling changes and pass ng the bill with a heavy majori The bill would provide basi lospitalizatiori for 19 millior Americans who are 65 or older A voluntary supplemental plan covering doctors fees would be open to anyone 65 or over who vants to enroll and pay 3 a month premium The estimatec 568 billion yearly cost of the program would vbe financed mainly through increased Socia Security taxes Curtis led a verbal assault on the bill from the Republican ide Thursday denouncing the health provisions as brazen socialism Administration forces on Wednesday narrowly defeated 43 to 39 an amendment of Sen Abraham A Ribicoff DConn to cover full hospital stays arguing that this would overbur den the financing Hartke said he would reoffer this in a somewhat different form Friday The bill at present would provide a maximum of 120 days of hospital care for one illness Rod Bliss ill has 70 to lead Iowa Amateur With half the field finished in the first round of the Iowa Ama leur golf tournament at Mason City Country Club Friday Rod Bliss III of Des Moines led with a 2underpar 70 One stroke behind were Ralph Compiano of DCS Moines and J D Turner of Perry Two others were close behind with 72s Jim Rasley of DCS Moines and Dave Sergeant of Fort Dodge ARRESTED Louisiana state troopers hold these two unidentified Negroes against a car after they were arrested in connection with the shooting Plmtofax of a white man during a racial demonstration in Bogalusa in BOGALUSA La new racial crisis gripped Bogalusa Friday in the wake of violence inwhich a white man was shot when he attacked Negroes in a civil rights march Thomas D Burbank chief of tha state police said 200 troop ers had joined the 36man city police force in a special alert The wounded man Alton D Crowe Jr 25 of Pearl River La was in satisfactory con dition at a hospital in New Or leans some 65 miles to the south Two Negroes arrested after the shooting were held in an un disclosed jail for investigation of aggravated battery They are Henry Austin 21 and Milton Johnson 26 both of Bogalusa The president of theBogalusa Civic and Voters League A Z Young told a rally Thursday night that demonstrations will continue but that the league is nonviolent and is going to slay that way The heavily guarded Negro rally over flowed a small church Militant segregationists held an opposing raJly across town in an open field at the same hour A speaker JB Stoner of At lanta urged the white rally to consider all niggers as our en emy until the battle is won The cheering crowd which po lice estimated at 1200 to 1500 waved Confederate flags Rebel yells resounded The shooting was the most se rious incident in the area since nightriding terrorists shot and killed Washington Parishs first Negro deputy sheriff Oneal Moore June 2 A white man charged with murdering Moore is free on 000 bond Police Chief Claxton Knight said Austin admitted firing the bullets which felled Crowe He was hit in the chest with two other less serious wounds in the neck Held for murder kidnap Chased over three states TONOPAH Nev UP Two heavily armed Oregon m u r d e rkidnap suspects meekly surrendered to Cal ornia 1 a w m e n Friday tiding a crime spree which olice say included a bank obbery the slaying of a eputy sheriff and the kkl apinjr of nine parsons The dramatic threeday chase rom Oregon through Northern alifornia and into Nevada end d at two alifornia highway patrolmen lotted the fugitives near the cnton agricultural inspection ation on the CaliforniaNevada late line Still holding their guns ex onvicts Wilbur Marion Grey 0 a native of Brunswick Ga nd Carl Cletcs Bowles 24 ot marillo Tex surrendered ilhout resistance Their arrests came little more lan an hour after they had re eased the last two of their host gcs Mrs Marie Champion and icr 19monlhold daughter Mrs Champion wile of Cal fornia Finance Director Hale Champion described the two gunmen as pathetic and real y equrlcous all the time Champion wounded slightly in he hip by a bullet fired by a To lopah had been re eased earlier The Federal Bureau of Inves igation took Grey and Bowles nlo custody and were to return hem to Sacramento Calif for a icaring before a US commis ioner Nevada Highway Patrol offi ers and deputies had trailed the day with MS 72hole score of PULITZER WINNER DIES FLORENCE Ala Stribling 84 whose book The Store won the 1933 Pulitzer Prize for literature died Thurs day in a rest home Marines cut off Viet Cong force SAIGON Viet Nam U US Marines made an amphibious landing on an island off their Chu Lai beachhead Friday and cut off a Viet Cong force that overran a Vietnamese naval headquarters a U S spokesman announced A US Navy destroyer rushed to An Hoa island 345 miles northeast of Sai gon to cut off the Reds if they tried to escape by sea TAKE a leaf from a sum mer boutique with Mrs Glenn Houlahan Paere 11 I WOULD improve image of downtown area Page 7 Clear Lake news 5 Mason City news A7 Three US Navy advisers to the Vietnamese junk fleets divi sion headquarters were on the island when the Communist as sault began Their fate was not known The spokesman said the head quarters was overrun at 5 am by a Surprise attack but that some of the government force escaped in their junks He said the Viet Cong force was less than a battalion in size The Leathernecks called out for the first time to rescue a1 government force under attack launched an amphibious assault in tracked landing vehicles which they brought with them when they landed in Viet Nam 7 children die in fire at their home Society news Sports North Iowa news 16 Tama County to defy Saturday opening law TOLEDO Coun ty officials have voted unani mously to defy a legislative di rective that county offices open on Saturdays The 1965 legislature adopted a policy statement on keeping county offices open on Satur days The attorney generals of fice has ruled that the directive has the effect of law At a meeting Thursday the Tama County officers voted to keep their offices closed on Sat urdays The offices are open from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays County Auditor Alvin Ohrt said We want to bring this issue before the public and just find out who sets the the legislature or the county officers three months ago They reportedly sliced across a corner of the islands south east peninsula cutting off the red attackers The spokesman refused to say how many Marines were rushed to An Hoa The spokesman also reported that four US Army advisers were missing following the am bush of a Vietnamese army bat talion 37 miles northwest of Sai gon Thursday Other sources said nearly two thirds of the 365man govern ment force were casualties VIET NAM turn to 2 JERSEYVILLE III AP Seven sleeping oldest 10 years Friday in a fire at their home The parents Mr and Mrs Paul J Taul were the only survivors Jersey County Coroner Rod ney Jacoby said six of the chil dren were trapped upstairs in the twostory hrick house and and died of suffocation The seventh Paul Jerome Jr 1 was on the first floor His death was caused by suffocation anc severe burns The other children were Susan Valerie 10 Joyce Marie 8 twins Patricia Ellen and Mich ael John 6 Jeffrey Allen 3 and Clara Elizabeth 2 Taul 33 who was burned tried to break down a door to get to the baby but was forcee back by flames He said he ran outside the house and was attempting to en ter from the rear when an ex plosion knocked him uncon scious His wife Gloria 29 escaped by jumping out a first floor win dow Police said the fire started in the basement but the cause was not yet known The family moved Into the house outside the business dis Photofax ORDERED Lee Arthur Messier Jr of Pawtuckct RI ac cused of threatening to kill President Johnson led from US District Court Thursday after judge ordered him com mitted to a hospital His car broke down Wednesday in West Haven and he told a state trooper he was going to Washington to kill the Presi dent trict about three weeks from Bunker Hill III I ago Goof ball bill to President WASHINGTON AP Prcs dent Johnson has on his des Friday a bill that cracks dow on illegal traffic in goof bal and pep pills Johnson asked for the icgisla lion saying illicit use of the drugs was a factor in a trend t ward lawlessness in the Unite States Kansas City girl hunted Page 2 ugitivcs and hostages but ept a safe distance for fear the voman and child would be dlled After surprising two Nevada fficers who had stopped to heck a car near Tonopah Jowlcs and Grey commandeered he officers car They talked rcqucntly with officers via the police radio in the car and hreatencd to harm Mrs Cham pion and the infant There was actual gunplay only Dnce after Grey and Bowles vere found in Nevada It was n that exchange of fire that hampion was hurl At am Ralph Marks a card dealer at the Club Tono pah heard angry shouting out ide the club If you dont bring sandwich es in six minutes a voice shout ed were coming in shooting When no one moved inside the club the man opened fire Marks ired three shots at the gunmen One of the slugs nicked Cham pion in the hip Being trailed by officers Bowles and Grey drove to Coal dale Junction on US 95 There they bought two bottles of liq uor cigarettes and some food and paid 250 for it Then the gunmen drove north reversed their course and cross ed the Nevada state line to Ben Ion There they notified the Nevada Highway Patrol they were releasing Mrs Champion and the child Bowles and Grey left the wom an and child in the stolen police car and fled on foot About an hour later officers Howard Hoffman and Bill Rich spotted the fugitives walking near the Benton station We ordered them to halt and they did Hoffman said They made no attempt to use their guns Their release of Mrs Cham pion and the girl followed the pattern set by Bowles and Grey on Tuesday when they released CRIME turn to Page 2 3inch rainfall on North Iowa The largest general rainfall of the year dumped up to three inches of precipitation on North Iowa Thursday night The storm which hit the area about 9 covered an area from Kossuth County on the west to Howard County on the east The storm also hit as far Photofax LAST STUNT FLIGHT Two motion picture cameras on location near Yuma Ariz Thursday produced these pictures of the final flight of ace stunt flier Paul Mantz Top Plane digs into the desert and starts to break up Center Breakup continues as the engine and prop dig into the sand Bottom End of the the specia built plane used in the movie Flight of the Phoenix Search for salesman at Charles City CHARLES CITY Sheriff L L Lane and volunteers Thurs day night conducted a search for a Moline 111 salesman said to be missing from a motel ncrc According to Sheriff Lane the Illinois man checked in at the Cedar Crest Court Motel a mile west of Highway 218 Tues day afternoon It was reported to the sheriff Thursday evening that he had not been seen at the motel since Wednesday night The company car that he was driving his clothes and other belongings arc still at the motel Sheriff Lane said volunteers dragged the small pond back of the motel and searched the area on foot but found no evi dence of foul play Sheriff Lane refused to give the identity of the man until further investigation has been made North Iowa Weather outlook Generally fair and cooler Friday night lows 4065 Sat urday fair highs in the 80s Weather Details on Page 2 south as Hardin County ind carried into Minnesota on the north Largest rainfall total recorded was 301 inches at Osage An other 275 inches fell at Riceville on the MitchellHoward county ine To the west the rainfall total SAME Bltck Mom Traffic Dttth 21 ranged from 271 inches at Clear Lake to 5inch at Algona Gar ner recorded 2G9 inches in the Thursday night storm but an ad ditional 32inch had fallen ear icr in the day making a total of 301 inches for the 24hour period In Mason City 188 inches fell n about an hour and a half At the Mason City Airport the offi cial rainfall total was 220 inches Some gusty winds accompan ed the storm throughout parts of North Iowa but no major damage was reported A four block area in northwest Mason City was without electricity for about hours when the storm knocked out a power line The official wind velocity at the Mason City Airport during the storm ranged from 20 to 24 miles per hour The 188 inches which fell in Mason City was the largest rain fall in the city since 413 inches were recorded on Sept 8 1964 The previous high total for 1965 was 147 inches on May 6 Other rainfall totals in North Iowa included 232 at Northwood 236 at Forest City 117 at Iowa Fails 10 at Clarion and 23 at Greene Some heavy rains also wera reported in eastern Iowa Wa terloo recorded 238 inches North English had 225 inches and Montezuma recorded 182 inches High temperatures in the state Thursday ranged from 83 at Burlington to 32 at Sioux City Mason City recorded a high ot 88 WRITER DIES WASHINGTON AP Ned Carothcrs 80 retired economist and writer died Thursday ia suburban Annandale Va   

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