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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Q Heavy losses in 1 attack Win an SAIGON South Viet Nam AP South Vietnamese forces fought off one Viet Cong attack early Tuesday but suf ercd heavy losses in another attack on an outpost manned by six militiamen a US military spokesman announced Nine Communist guerrillas were reported killed in an at tack on the district town of Phuoc Binh 75 miles northeast of Saigon Vietnamese casual ties were termed very light The six militiamen were man ning the Phuoc Jfuyen outpost 65 miles west of Saigon The US spokesman gave this report of other action in the war Guerrillas shelled US helicopter base at Soc TraTig in the Mekong Delta Monday night with eight mortar rounds but no aircraft were damaged and casualties were very light As soon as the 20mimite at tack started the helicopters were flown out They returned to the base shortly after mid night Aircraft at Soc Trang 100 miles southwest of Saigon were similarly evacuated July 24 aft er several explosions that were believed caused by two or three mortar rounds A regional force company suf fered moderate casualties and five civilians were wounded when two hand grenades ex ploded in the market place of Phuoc Toa a district town 40 miles north of Saigon in D zone The terrorists escaped Viet Cong casualties rose to 22 killed in a government opera tion 330 miles northeast of Sai gon near Quang Ngai City Fif teen suspects were detained and one guerrilla captured Viet namese casualties were very light In the ah war in South Viet Nam US and Vietnamese fighter bombers continued heavy strikes against suspected Viet Cong positions The spokes man said an estimated 157 guer rillas were reported killed but the figure was not confirmed by body count The planes flew more than 250 sorties in the last 24 hours A sortie is one flight by one plane Two US Air Force smashed a Viet Cong encamp ment 70 miles southeast of Da Nang the spokesman said Ten Viet Cong were reported killed there We left almost the entire encampment burning said 1st Lt Harold R Alston 29 of Salt Lake City Utah Briefing officers said US Air Force and Navy planes contin ued strikes against targets in North Viet Nam with one again going deep into an area north west of Hanoi That mission was carried out by four Air Force F105 Thun derchiefs they said which1 first hit a group of about 15 miles northwest of Yea Bay and later attacked three more in a yard 30 miles north west of Yen Bay The boxcari were reported damaged Three Thunderchiefs de stroyed one railroad bridge and VIETNAM turn to 2 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 3 1965 10c ft Paper Consists of Two Ona Auociatod PKM Full No millage rate cut AP WAITING FOR American wound ed lie on stretchers beneath planes fuselage in pelting rain at Saigon airport Tuesday as they await flight to the Philippines on immigration WASHINGTON House Judiciary Commit tee Tuesday approved a bill calling for major reforms in immigration policy including elimination of the con troversial national origins quota system The 264 bipartisan vote for the administration backed measure indicated it would have strong support when it comes to the floor A companion bill is before a Senate subcom mittee Besides scrapping the 40year old system of assigning quotas to individual nations the bill would set up a new order of preferences for immigrants chiefly benefiting close relatives of US citizens Us major change in present policy however would be in its abolition of the quota system devised to mirror the US pop ulation makeup iriV 1920 Under it northern and western Euro pean nations gel most of the available US entry permits but use only a fraction of them The bill would do away with the quota system on July 1 1968 and until then the quotas unused by any nation would be pooled to reduce the backlog of applicants from low quota coun tries Starting July 1 1968 a ceil Vote bill approved by House Now goes to Senate ing of 170000 would be placed on immigration from the pres ent fiuota countries under which cacli country would be treated equally A maximum limit of 20000 would be placed on ad missions from any one nation Western Hemisphere nations which are now allowed unre stricted immigration outside the quota would not be affected by the proposed new law Also outside the ceiling would be the parents spouses and chil dren of US citizens The effect of the bill would be to authorize total annual immi gration of about under the ceiling 120000 from the Western Hemisphere and 50000 parents spouses and chil dren KILLED IN CRASH OSKALOOSA AP Oliver Earl Brown Jr 40 of Sioux City was killed when his truck ran off Highway 63 and into the elitch about 2Xi miles southeast of here Tuesday Weather outlook Partly cloudy and warmer through Wednesday with scat tered showers and thunder storms over 20 per cent of the area early Tuesday night Lows Tuesday night around 60 Highs WedrMsdy in low Minimum wage bill gets okay WASHINGTON AP A House Labor subcommittee ap proved Tuesday a bill that would increase the minimum wage to an hour by 1968 and expand coverage to 61 mil lion more workers including 700000 farm workers This goes beyond the ad ministrations recommendations President Johnson had request ed that an additional 46 million workers be given minimum wage protection He made no recommendation for an increase in the present an hour minimum wage Another administration pro posai that double pay be re quired for overtime work on the theory this would spread em ployment was rejected by the subcommittee BULLETIN WASHINGTON Iff The original September draft quota of 17000 was nearly doubled Tuesday and a still higher call for October was announced in Pentgon action to carry out President John sons military manpower ex pansion order The new figures September 27400 all for the Army October 33600 including 4 MO for Navy WASHINGTON AP The House quickly passed and sen to the Senate Tuesday a com promise bill to protect registra tion and voting rights of Ne groes The vote was 328 to 74 Prior to passage the House rejectee 284 to 118 an effort to send the bill back to committee The Senate scheduled a vott Thursday to send the landmarl measure to President Johnson The bill is a compromise o separate measures passed ear lier by the House and the Sen ate The major aim of the bill is to provide for the suspension o literacy tests and other tests used to keep Negroes from vot ing To accomplish this specia federal examiners would be ap pointed in states and voting dis tricts where less than 50 per cent of otherwise eligible voters arc registered And where examiners are ap pointed poll watchers could be designated by the attorney gen eral in subsequent elections Public officials or private indi viduals who interfere with the voting process could face crimi nal charges Under terms of bill litera cy tests would be suspended in Alabama Alaska Georgia Louisiana Mississippi Soutl Carolina Virginia in 34 conn ties in North Carolina and in one county each in Arizona Ida ho and Maine An important provision call for an early Supreme Court tes of state and local poll taxes Poll taxes already are outlawei in federal elections by constitu tionai amendment The House bill would hav outlawed outright all state an local poll taxes But the admin istration claimed this approac was of doubtful constitutionalit and induced the Senate to in elude instead direction to th attorney general to bring imme cliate court action to have th poll tax declared unconstitution al Attempting to free destroyer from reef MANILA AP Efforts ar continuing to free the rada picket destroyer Frank Knox aground on a coral reef in th South China Sea since July the US Navy said Tuesday A spokesman said there wer no casualties among the crew o the 2400ton ship The Knox i aground near Pratas Island 16 miles southeast of HongKong mpp3 v MVv DEMONSTRATOR ATTACKED An unidentified white man shoves a white civil rights picket John Watts Duke NJ into the street as a group of civil rights workers picketed a local Photofax grocery store in Americans Ga as local police looked on There were no arrests in the incident Chicago rights march results in 65 arrests CHICAGO AP Sixtyfive civil rights demonstrators most of them Negroes chanted and sang around the South Side block where Mayor Richard J Daley lives and were arrested Monday night Residents of the allwhite middleclass neighborhood were out in force to watch as police hauled the marchers away police vans The marchers led by Negro comedian Dick Gregory were protesting the retention of Schools Supt Benjamin C Wil lis They contend he has main tained de facto segregation in the citys public schools They Minnesota car crash fatal to 3 LANESBORO Minn AP Three persons were killed Mon day night in a threecar crash on a Fillmore County road about eight miles south of here Dr J P Nehring a coroner for more than 20 years de scribed it as one of the worst wrecks he had ever seen The victims were Thomas Haugen 19 driver of one car his companion Laurel Culbert son 18 and Paul Olson 19 an other driver all from Lancs boro Sheriff Neil Haugerud said Haugens car collided headon with Olsons car and then a third car piled into the rear of the Olson vehicle Clear Lake news 3 Editorials 4 Society news 1011 Sports 1314 North lows news 15 Mason City news 1617 Latest markets 16 Farm news 21 Classified pages 2223 Shots heard along the Berlin Wall BERLIN AP Shots were heard along the Berlin Wall dur ing the night and West Berlin police reported that two escape attempts probably were stopped by Communist patrols Shots were also heard in the direction of the East German airport at Schocnfeld but West Berlin were unable to deter mine their meaning in have made Daley a target be cause he has refused to ask the Board of Education to fire Wil lis The marchers a segment oi the Coordinating Council ol Community Organizations walked more than four milef from downtown Chicago to Dal eys neighborhood They made the same march Sunday night but there were no incidents After they had walked arounc the block a few times Police Capt Howard Pierson steppec forward and three times askec them to disperse Some 15 marchers left and the remaining 65 led by Gregory were herded into vans and hauled away Police said they would be charged with disorderly con duct Do not go limp Do not give the police any trouble We have not broken the law Gregory told his followers As the vans pulled away some 500 white persons who hac been watching threw objects a the vehicles Inside the vans demonstrators chanted We want our freedom Pierson said he had not con tactcd the mayor who reported ly was inside his redbrick bun galow before making the ar rests PICKET GOES DOWN Claims lost crown because of color NEW YORK AP Gloria Jon charges her title as Miss New York State in the Miss Uni verse contest was taken away because she is a Negro But the contest director says she broke her contract and race was not a factor The argument broke out Mon day night and about the only thing the disputants agreed on is that there will be no Miss New York State for this year Miss Jon 24 who Ifves in Manhattan won the state con test May 20 She was the first Negro to win the title She was among 15 finalists in the Miss USA competition to Official posts bond tor demonstrators ALLENDALE SC AP federal government representa tive posted bond Tuesday for 37 civil rights demonstrators who were arrested in the Allcndale County courthouse while protest ing voter registration practices The Rev CA Webster Jr a Baptist minister who works with the federal community relations program initialed blanket bonds of each for 36 demonstra tors and bonds totaling for one white youth arrested Mon day following a scuffle with state troopers Webster told newsmen this was a relatively new procedure for the federal government About 75 state troopers pa trolled Allendale and Gov Rob ert McNair said order would be preserved in South Carolina Chief JP Strom of the State Law Enforcement Division said an additional 50 troopers were ordered to Allendale Monday night as a preventive meas ure In Columbia US Dist Atty Terrell Glenn said FBI agents were in Allendale investigating complaints by civil rights work pick a winner for the Miss Uni verse title last month at Miam Beach Ted Marshall contest director who owns the New York fran chisc in the Miss USA anc Miss Universe contests said theres nothing racial here a all He confirmed Ihc title ha been taken from Miss Jon bu said its strictly contractual In a letter to the 5foot5 beau ty he told her You have not fulfilled no seemed to have the spirit to ful fill the obligations you took on when you personally signed th official entry form of Miss Un verse and the official contrac of theNew York State Beaut Pageant Marshall said Miss Jon ha failed to show up for persona appearances he had arrangec He also said she violated he contract by appearing in adver crs that voter registrars delib erately slowed the process while Negroes waited to register Gov McNair who was reared in this farming town of about 5000 said No one will be al lowed unlawfully to demonstrate or disrupt activities in any courthouse in this state Those jailed Monday included t Roman Catholic priest and baptist minister who said they were chaplains at Wayne State University in Detroit Mich Most of those jailed said they represented the Rev Dr Martin Luther Kings Southern Chris tian Leadership Conference in a drive to register Negroes during the only day this month the vot er registration books were to be opened liscments for lion a hair prcpara In a news conference Monda night in the offices of her altor ncy Alfred J Hemlock Mis Jon said she had publicized th hair product but she did not us the title Miss New York State in her appearances She never refused to appea anywhere Hemlock said Spending to go up in 1966 New budget By DAVE McMILLEN Increases each year in aa essed valuation of property in lason City is saving money or most taxpayers despite creased spending in city govern nent says Francis C DeSart city auditor The City Council adopted a 1966 city budget of Monday night following a public learing which no objectors wera present Next years has been estimated at 27561 mills by DeSart Last year council adopted a budget of that re sulted in a tax levy of 28574 mills Of last years amount 46032 was to be raised by taxa ion Of the 1966budget DeSart estimates that must be aised through the tax levy Although the amount to ba aised both this year and next ear through taxation is nearly he same the millage rate is down 1013 mills This decrease s attributed to an assessment ncrease of approximately 87837 says DeSart The city has provided in reased facilities and added ervices in recent years but the ncrease each year in assessed aluations has saved most tax payers money DeSart said Ha cited the new airport terminal now under construction and park expansions as examples of in creased spending The 1964 assessed property aluation in Mason City was 553363338 If this had not in creased this year the millaga rate of 1966 would have in creased onetenth of a mill in tead of decreasing 1013 mill DeSart figured The trend in levies in mills has remained relatively steady vcr the last five years his igurcs show The actual levies tarting with J961 has been 8013 25902 26719 28052 and 8574 The five year average in ac ual mills has been 27452 com pared to next years estimated 7561 The actual levies in dol ars has actually increased hough each year with the ex ception of 1962 Red gunners down U S jet SAIGON Viet Nam AP Vietnamese gunners shot down a US Air Force F105 Thunderchief on a mission 30 miles north of Vinh Tuesday and the pilot was presumed to be dead A US spokesman said the pl ot seen ejecting from his crippled craft over the sea 20 miles northeast of Vinh but res cue personnel found only parachute SAME Mcui Trffl   

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