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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Yanks bag 2 MIGs SAIGON Viet Nam AP US Phantom jets bagged two Communist MIGs while other American planes flew their deepest bombing mission in North Viet Nam Saturday US military officiate reported The Phantoms downed the enemy planes identified as Korean War vintage 40 miles south of Hanoi while US Air Force planes destroyed two bridges and five buildings at an ammunition depot 85 miles northwest of Hanoi a US spokesman said It brought Hie number of MIC kills in the air war to five US Navy Phantom jets armed with heatseeking airto air missiles shot down two Communist MIGs near Thanh Hoa about 90 miles south of Ha noi on June 17 Three days later four propellerdriven US Navy Skyraiders shot down one of two attacking MIGs in a fivemin ute battle 60 miles south of Ha noi In announcing the new bags the US spokesman said the na tionality of the two MIG fight ers was notdetermined but they presumed to be North Viet namese The US spokesman said the Phantoms were on combat air patrol in support of the days air strikes on northern installa tions He said there were no other details of the air clash Four other US Air Force F105 jets dropped 750000 leaf lets over Nam Dinh 40 miles southwest of Hanoi informants said Government naval junk forces were active off the coast of South Viet Nam A US spokes man said a junk unit captured a Viet Cong junk loaded with three and onehalf tons of rice and Communist documents about 290 miles northeast of Sai gon The junk was spotted about 35 miles north of Qui Nhon in an area strongly controlled by the Viet Cong The junk reportedly headed for shore and tried to evade the coastal patrol boats Five men reportedly jumped out and began firing at the govern ment junk which fired back Cong were reported killed and two wounded American reported as 100 Vietnamese civiUims iwere k ii 1 e d when caught in the fire of battle of An Ho Island Friday This estimated toll far ex ceeded the official count of casualties among combatants The clash began early Friday when Viet Cong raiders overran a Vietnamese naval headquar ters on the island 345 miles northeast of Saigon The guer rillas killed 16 Vietnamese sail ors six militiamen and two US Navy advisers A US Marine rescue force the first American ground con tingent to be used in direct reaction against a Viet Cong attack retook the base Three Marines were killed and 13 wounded A halfdozen Viet Cong were reported killed and 51 prisoners were rounded up by the rescue force Military sources placed the toll of a Communist ambush 35 miles southwest of Saigon Thursday at 151 government soldiers dead 25 wounded and 59 missing including four US advisers The guerrillas sprang as a 365man battalion was en route to relieve the Xon Dua outpost from Viet Cong at tack Civil rights fight shifts to the court The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 10 IMS JOc Paper Conslsti ol Two Associated PTCM Full Leaw No 129 Medi to conference Voting rights measure given House approval WASHINGTON AP A tough voting rights bill aimed at clearing tHe way to the polls for Negroes in the South has won solid House approval but still faces obstacles The House after a stirring appeal by one of its Southern members for support of the bill passed it by an overwhelming 33385 vote Friday night setting up a clash with the Senate over poll taxes The differences in the two versions now must be reconciled in a SenateHouse conference Twentythree members from the states of the old Confeder acy voted for the bill which aims a heavy blow at Southern centers of resistance to Negro voting Under both the House and Senate versions literacy tests would be suspended in Ala bama Mississippi Louisiana Georgia South Carolina Virgin ia and parts of North Carolina and federal registrars could be used to sign up Negroes to vote It would apply to those states because less than 50 per cent of their adult populations voted or were registered in the 1964 elec lions The bills part company over poll taxes however The House bill would outlaw them a step the Senate refused to take with vlhe administration leading the fight against such a move Now the two versions will have to be reconciled before a bill can be enacted In nailing down a big victory for the administration the House snowed under a Republi can substitute backed by the House GOP leadership The vote was 248 to 171 against it with 21 Republicans joining 227 Demo crats to help defeat it Fiftysix Democrats and 115 Republicans voted for it The voting came after four days of debate and exhortation that reached an emotional cli max when Rep Hale Boggs of Louisiana the assistant Demo cratic leader pleaded for sup port of the administration bill over the milder GOP version Boggs said I love my state I love the South with every part of me and I love my country He said a belief in the funda mental right of every American to vote prompted him to call for passage of the bill drastic though it may be Boggs speech and his asser tion that Negroes are being de nied the vote in parts of the South won him praise from Northerners Another Southern voice was raised in support of the bill when Rep Charles L Wcltncr DGa said although the bill may be drastic the problem is drastic and the need is dras tic The House added a vote fraud amendment offered by Rep William C Cramer RFla that is also in the Senate bill Adopt ed by a vote of 253IG5 it would apply criminal penalties to per sons giving fraudulent registra tion information Two other amendments were approved during early consid eration of the bill but rejected on later roll call votes FOCUS on North loM Corn borer estimate cut by bad weather By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director It may sound like a pipe dream right now but the severe winter and miserable spring which kept North Iowa farmers from getting their corn planted on time could turn out to be a couple of dollarsaving devices How is that possible Well about two weeks ago Harold Gunderson extension entomologist at Iowa State with a release thai European corn borer infesta tions throughout Iowa this sum merwould higher than dur ing any recent year Just about the time North Cowa farmers were getting ready to check their corn plants for leaf feeding by the borers Gunderson appeared at a field day in the area and made an adjustment to his previous re lease This higher infestation Gun derson pointed out will be true for all parts of the North Central area BOGALUSA La tants on both sides poised in a tense lull in the civil rights fight Saturday while lawyers carried on a legal skirmish Demonstrations were suspend Saturday at in response to urgent pleas from Gov John J McKeithen and Bogalusa Mayor Jesse H Cut rer Jr The governor blamed the uproar on small minorities of both races which he said are determined to head into chaos and violence At New Orleans 65 miles to the south US Dist Judge Her bert W Christenberry scheduled a hearing Saturday on the city of Bogalusas petition for a court order forbidding demonstrations for an indefinite time The great majority of Bogalu sas 22000 residents seemed to welcome the respite The citys court petition filed Friday said racial tensions in this southeast Louisiana area a Ku Klax Klan stronghold are now so great that police cannot guard against major violence A Z Young president of the Bogalusa Civic and Voters League said the national direc tor of the Congress of Racial Equality James Farmer will be on hand Sunday Surrenders on charges of kidnaping KANSAS CITY B DePugh head of the Minute men surrendered Friday on state charges of kidnaping DePugh 42 is accused of ab ducting two young women and attempting to enlist them in his militant antiCommunist organ ization for the purpose of black mail He had been sought b police Before he surrendered search of DePughs office an home at Norborne Mo and an office at Independence Mo un covered arms ammunition submachine gun a mine am field equipment DePugh termed the charge against him an attempt to dis credit the Minutemen which h claims has a secret force of 25 000 members The reason The severe winter and late pring which kept farmers of lis area from getting their orn planting done on time also ept the first hatch of corn orers well below the antici ated rale Far example last week in vestern Iowa farmers were re lorting an average of 15 to 20 orn borers per plant in corn our to five feet tall Gunderson points out In North CentraMpwa it was difficult to find corn lour orfiv feet tali a week ago or even now in some areas and even more difficult to find a borer n fact Spencer Williams Cer ro Gordo County extension di rector reports that the firs flight of corn borer moths in hat county came last weekend his Williams says is about 10 days to two weeks behind sched ilc The further west a person oes the worse the reports be come In Wright County for example Aaron Bowman ex ension director says borer in cstation is lower lhan antici ated but there was 32 per cent eaf feeding on one field he becked this week It probably is worse than hat now Bowman continued But that is still below the percentage recommended by he college before treatment is advised The c o If e g e recommend Tcalment with chemicals in fields if 50 to 75 per cent of th slants show evidence of lea feeding and if a majority of th aorers havent bored into the stalks Some seed corn pro ducers in Wright County al ready are treating fields Bow man reported Both Bowman and William believe many farmers are las in their approach to the corn borer problem It seems that some farmer have to loss half their crop t borers before they become con cerned Williams points oul Generally these are the sam FOCUS Please turn to Page 2 Iowa corn prediction is increased WASHINGTON 1965 corn crop was estimated a 807840000 bushels Fridayb he US Department ol Agricu iufe which predicted aii ave age of 80 bushelsTan acre fo the nations leading producer The 1965 estimate is 50 million bushels higher tha the 1964 production of 75490800 bushels on an average of 7 Dushels per acre However the 1965 crop is no expected to approach the al time record of 868464000 bush elsproduced in 1963 when th record average of 815 bushel er acre was set The Department of Agricu ure said Iowa farmers hav planted 10009000 acres to corr his year compared with 9804 300 acres harvested last yea and 10656000 acres planted tc corn in 1963 There was no estimate of the soybean crop The departmen said the first soybean forecas ould be made in August Would equip 3 divisions in S Korea SEOUL Korea AP DC fense minister Kim SungEu said Saturday the United State has offered to equip three Sout Korean army reserve division if one combat division is sen to South Viet Nam Kim told newsmen the thrc reserve units would be mad combat ready to augment Sout Koreas defense posture again Communist North Korea one the combat division pulls out o Korea South Korea has 10 n serve divisions SO LONG end of many years association led to this almost tearful parting be tween El don M Curly Blocker foreman of the Roeding Park Zoo in Fresno Calif and Tehrana Photofax one of the zoos camels Curly has retired after al most 20 years as zookeeper and foreman of the big menagerie Aiken Lodge may be in line for Rusk job By JACK BELL WASHINGTON AP Sen leorge D Aiken suggested Sat urday that President Johnson may be grooming Henry Cabot Lodge as a successor to Dean Rusk as secretary of stale Aiken senior Senate Republi can in point of service and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee com mented on President Johnsons appointment of Lodge to suc ceed Gen Maxwell D Taylor as ambassador to South Viet Nam It looks to me like a refresh er course for Lodge before tak ing over as secretary of state The Vermont senators view ound little support however among his colleagues Sens Ja cob K Javits RNY and Vance Hartke DInd said in separate interviews they doubt he President has any such fu ture course in mind State Department sources said they believe the secretarys relations with Johnson and Mc Gcorge Bundy presidential ad viser on security matters are extremely good at this time When Rusk was asked at elec tion time last year to stay on as secretary of state he reportedly agreed with the stipulation that he would not remain indefinite CARL BOWLES Exconvicts charged in crime spree SACRAMENTO Calif AP hostages were home safe and the gunmen behind bars Sat urday as a modern wildWest suspense drama that had ranged over three states moved into the calm of a California courtroom Two exconvicts accused of a crime spree that began in Ore gon and ended in a moonlit Sier ra Nevada pass in California were to appear before a federal grand jury on the charge of kid naping the California fnance director Hale Champion and his wife and baby daughter Bail for the accused pair Wil ford Marion Gray 30 and Carl Cletus Bowles 24 was put at by US Dist1 CRIME Please Turn to 2 WILFRED GRAY y But he has given no sign re ently that he intends to quit If lusk should bow out Bundy nee a Republican is regarded s his most likely successor The shuttling of Lodge the 960 GOP vicepresidential nom nec back into the Saigon job he icld before Taylor replaced him ast year seemed unlikely to quiet Republican blasts on the Presidents course in Viet Nam Aiken observed that he heard no wild cheering among Re publicans about Lodges ap Senate Democratic Leader Vlike Mansfield of Montana said he does not believe the Lodge nomination will make any dif lercncc in what congressiona Republicans say about the Prcs dents actions in Viet Nam Mansfield predicted Lodges confirmation by the Senate without great difficulty later his month But he conceded lhat it may provide the forum or extended debate on Vie Mam policies In a forerunner of this Hartke sided with Sen Robert F Ken nedy DNY in calling for greater emphasis on politica rather than military efforts in Viet Nam Hartke applaudcc the selection of Lodge because he said it puts a civilian in stead of a military man in charge in Saigon Kennedy said in a speech Fri day to the graduating class o the International Police Acad emy that political skill is mor important than military force in winning any guerrilla war BROKEN DISHES KNOXVILLE Tenn AP Police said a drunken driver drove a car through a dish dis play at a service station here Saturday broke all the dishes then sped away EDERAL aid possible for downtown renewal Page J Clear Lake news 3 Church news 4 Mason City news 67 Society news 8 Sports910 Editorials 13 North Iowa Weather outlook Possible thunderstorms late Saturday or Sunday Highs Saturday 80 to 85 Weather Details on Page 2 Senate gives its approval Must adjust differences WASHINGTON The Senate and House now have approved a historic program of broad protec tion against medical costs for 19 million older Ameri cans and boosting all Social Security checks The Senate passage by a 6821 vote late Friday sent the legis lation to conference with the House That branch approved its version 313 to 115 April 8 Now the differences must be adjusted Democratic leaders said Sat urday they hoped the conference could begin next Wednesday and that final agreement could be reached on the measure by ic end of the week But the long battle to enact a edicare bill as it is often ailed ended in effect with the cnate vote since both versions ontain the same essential fea ures These include 1 A basic health plan fi nanced under Social Security overing hospital stays posthos lital nursing home care outpa ient hospital diagnostic serv ices and home health visits for persons 65 or over 2 A voluntary supplemental insurance plan covering doc tors fees fojiservices at home in the office or the hospital as well as other services not in cluded in the basic plan Tha premium would be a month 3 A seven per cent increase retroactive to Jan 1 in all present Social Security benefits for retired persons families and disabled persons The estimated billion ap proximate yearly cost of the programs would be largely fi nanced through increased Social Security taxes on both employ ers and employes The pro grams would start next year The higher Social Security payments will go to 20 million beneficiaries now on the rolls About 19 million Americans are 65 or over and qualify for the health plan At his Texas ranch President Johnson said This is a great day for older Americans And its a great day for America 31der citizens will no longer have to fear that illness will wipe out their savings eat up heir income and destroy life long hope of dignity and inde pendence He said it was an other stone in an enduring mon ument of the greatness of the late President John F Kennedy who also pushed for its passage Many senators said they re garded the bill as the most im HEALTH Please turn to Page 2 Payment schedule WASHINGTON UP The Social Security bill passed by the Senate Friday night will bring substan tial future increases in monthly retirement payments under Social Security The reason is that both the Senate and House versions would increase the wage tax base on which the benefits are figured The base now a year would rise to next and in 1971 under the House measure The Senate bill would make it starting next year The present maximum payment for an individual is a month The following table shows the monthly retire ment paynients under the two versions for a person with maximum creditable earnings for all years up to the time he becomes 65 Year of attainment of 65 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 3971 198L 1991 2004 2009 HOUSE BILL SENATE BILL For a married couple the payment would be one and onehalf times the rate for the individual   

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