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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 10S MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST S 1965 10c Paper Consists of Two rull Wlrei No 1S1 Fuel dump attack will not affect air strikes SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A Viet Cong attack on a big aviation fuel dump near the Da Nang Air Base will not seri ously affect US air strikes an American military spokesman said Thursday Military authorities said the hitandrun guerrillas destroyed two of the nine storage tanks in the complex early Thursday and heavily damaged two others with an estimated loss of one million gallons of fuel All fuel for jets and propeller driven planes operating from the big Da Nang base comes in by oceangoing tanker and is transferred to the harborside storage complex operated by Easso Standard East It is stored there until railroad cars transfer it to the base 10 miles to the southwest Large fuel dumps are located at the air base however The spokesman said it is believed they contain enough for imme diate fuel needs An eyewitness said Viet Cong commandos opened their attack about 1 am inflicting heavy casualties with mortar fire on a government outpost protecting the storage complex Overrunning the outpost the guerrillas blasted through the main gates of the dump and set the tanks afire with plastic charges and phosphorous rocket shells There was no report of Viet Cong casualties The complex lies about two miles from positions held by several hundred US Marines The Leathernecks were not sent to aid the post which lies out side outside their defense zone But US Marine artillery and gunfire from an American de stroyer off Da Nang harbor were called on to shell suspect ed Viet Cong positions military sources said An informant said fire from one destroyer feil short and hit a Vietnamese force sent to help the beleaguered post Vietnam ese casualties from this were described as moderate It was the boldest attack in the Da Nang area since Com munist squads hit the base itself a little more month ago and destroyed three planes US warships shelled the hills surrounding the storage com VIETNAM Please Turn to Page 2 Sets vote bill signing AP Photofax SNAKES An anonymous member of the Smoki People holds a handful of bull snakes which will be used Saturday night in the tribes annual ceremonials at Prescott Ariz The snakes are fed every 10 days and at the end of the dance are liberated so they may carry the prayers of the Indians back to the gods The Smoki People is an organization of nonIndians dedicated to the pre servation of authentic Indian Issue decision on gas prices WASHINGTON Acting in a key natural gas case the Power Commission adopted Thursday a pric ing system it expects to cut gas costs for consumers by millions of dollars and encourage location of new gas supplies The system sets a higher producer ceiling price f or gasfrom newly developed gas wells than for gas inci dental to oil production in the New MexicoTexas area known as the Basin A commission spokesman said it was estimated the decision would require refunds of some thing like million to mil lion by producers in the Permi an Basin counties in New Mexico and 55 counties in Texas Railroad Commission districts Nos 7C and 8 The commission said virtually all Permian Basin interstate production goes to three pipe line purchasers who would share the refunds These pipelines then would be required under current com mission procedures to pass on the refunds to their customers The pipelines and the percent age of the insterstate Permian production they purchase are Suggests billion for backward lands COPENHAGEN Denmark Reuther head of the United Auto Workers Union in the United States says the US should spend billion an nuallyto aid underdeveloped nations Addressing Danish students Wednesday Reuther said this would amount to only three per cent of the US gross national product Bomb blows near Chicago building CHICAGO AP A El Paso Natural Gas Co El Paso Tex 73 per cent Northslde exploded Wednesday night out Military pay bill advances WASHINGTON AP A billion annual pay increase for the 27 million persons now on duty in the nations fighting forces won unanimous approval Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee The Senate committee made a number of changes in a Houseapproved bill but kept virtually the same dollar total whichis more than twice the amount the administration hac asked Included in the broad meas ure which now moves to tli Senate for indicated approval was a a month increase in special combat pay from t for men and officers now i the Viet Nam fighting areas This is largely art enliste mans pay increase bill now Chairman Richard B Russell DGa told newsmen Russell said his committe revised a similar military pa increase approved by the Hous to apply acrosstheboard in creased in base pay for both of ficers and enlisted personnel All officers both commis sioned and warrant with mor than two years service woul get a 6per cent boost in bas pay All enlisted personnel wouli get an 11 per cent increase Construction bill okayed WASHINGTON A billion military construction au thorization bill was sent by Con gress to the White House Thurs day The Senate passed a coinpr mise bill aimed at giving Co gress a stronger hand in bloc ing future shutdowns of mililar installations The measure wa passed by the House Wedne day The compromise workedout by Senate and House conferees is not as strong as a bill ap proved by the House earlier The Senate refused to accept a House provision that would have given either the House or Senate veto over cutbacks Senate gives 7918 okay WASHINGTON Johnson will go to the Capitol Friday to sign into law his Negro voting rights bill White House Press Secretary Bill D Moyers an nounced Thursday that Johnson will sign the bill at noon with his cabinet on hand He said details of the have yet to be Spot UFOs at seven Iowa cities AFTER BOMB Rev Martin Lu ther King holds a news conference after arrival for series of civil rights sessions in the NationsCapi tal King head of the Southern Christian Leader ship Conference arrived Thursday behind sche Pliolofax dule because of a bomb scare that held up his de parture from Philadelphia With King are Ralph Abernethy left and the Rev Walter Pauntleroy right both officials of the SCLC Chickasaw attorney favors Viet session crn Natural Gas Co Omaha Neb 18 per cent and Trans western Pipeline Co Houston 9 per cent The commission said about 85 per cent of interstate sales of gas from the Permian Basin goes to California and that there are sales also in these oth er states Arizona Colorado New Mexico Texas Illinois Iowa Kansas Minnesota Ne braska Oklahoma South Dakota and Wisconsin The decision requires reduc tion by Sept 1 of any rates in excess of those stipulated and also imposes a moratorium un til Jan 1 1968 on any price in creases above the ceilings es tablished Under the twoprice system prescribed the highest ceiling price for the area is 165 cents per thousand cubic feet of gas The major producers involved hadsought a oneprice ceiling for all gas of about 20 cents North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with scattered showers and over 40 per cent of area Thursday night end Friday continued warm Thurs day night in mid Higtu Friday in upper north to low south 4 lousing a glass company break ing some 40 windows No one was injured Police did not connect the bombing to a series of explo sions in downtown Chicago last month a threestory building ACTORS MOTHER DIES LOS ANGELES AP Male ta Annette MacMurray 84 mother of actor Fred MacMurl ray died Tuesday She was born in Beaver Dam Wis NEW H A M P TON The Chickasaw County attorney urged Thursday that a hearing on the Viet Nam situation be set up before the United Nations Security Council In a letter to Arthur Goldberg new US ambassador to the United Nations Michael Keani ey said that nonmember parti cipants in the dispute Red China and North and South Viet Nam should be invited to participate without vole in the Security Council hearing Kearney said the Viet Nam situation appears to be just the kind of dispute contemplated un der Article 32 of the United Na tions charter The dispute has disturbed in ternational peace and security Kearney said The United Na tions would seem required un der Article 32 to take jurisdic tion of the dispute hear all the contentions of the parties and then proceed to resolve the dis pute even though the principal parties to the dispute are not yet members of the United Na tions Article 32 reads Anv mem ber of the United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council or any state which is COOL has been so hot in Van couver this year that even the cats have been driven to the drink Allan Young 16 enjoys a dip with pets Perky and Pickles The two cats go for a A A Photofax swim whenever the day is hot but avoid the water on cool days How do they swimDogpaddle of course A not a member of the United Na tions if it is a party to a dis pute under consideration by the Security Council shall be in vited to participate without vote in the discussion relating to the dispute The Security Council shall lay down such conditions as it deems just for the participa tion of a state which is not a member of the United Nations Kearney said UN Secretary general U Thant apparently is the person who should bring any matter that threatens in ternational peace to the at tention of the Security Council In the event the invited tates would decline the invita ion Kearneys letter said the ecord would be clear and their default could justly be consid 3red a refusal by them to main ain peace in that area The United Nations would then be required it would seem under its purposes and princi ples to maintain peace in that area and if need be by force of arms of all the member na tions Employment hits record WASHINGTON Ml The na tions totai employment hit an alltime high of nearly 75 mil lion in July and the unemploy ment rate dropped to an eight year low of 45 per cent the La bor Department said Thursday Total employment at 749 mil lion was up 11 million from June the Bureau of Labor Sta tistics said and the jobless to tal dropped 700000 to 36 mil lion Editorials 4 Society news 67 Clear Lake news 8 Sports 910 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 13 Woman named to position with VA WASHINGTON The White House announced Thurs day the appointment of Irene Parsons as assistant admini strator for personnel of the Vet erans Administration and saic she will assume the highesl government personnel post hck by a woman Press secretary Bill D Moy crs said Miss Parsons was cho sen by Veterans Administrator William S Driver in response to President Johnsons call for the appointment of qualified women to top government positions IOWA CITY res idents of seven cities in Iowa came reports Thursday of sight ings of unidentified flying ob jccts The word came from Iowa City Coralville Washington Mount Pleasant Oskaloosa Grinnell and Corwith Dr James Van Allennoted space scientist at the University of Iowa was advised of the cit ngs at Iowa City and Coralville early Thursday but the objects lad disappeared by the time he got outdoors However Van Allen saw two tationary objects on the hori on and expressed belief thai he objects were stars He said tmospheric conditions might account for the unusual colora ion described by the viewers t was foggy in the Iowa City area early Thursday Dallas Kinney a photograph1 er for the Washington Journal made a run for pictures of the citings But he said that by the ime he got to a vantage point his equipment the objects lad disappeared Johnson County Deputy Sher ff Francis Sueppel brother b State Safety Commissioner Will am Suppel reported seeing an object Wednesday night flying n a circular pattern at abou 20000 feet over the Coralville Reservoir area north of Iowa ity Francis Sueppel said the ob ject changed color repeatedly from white to red to green The deputys citings were con firmed by Coralville and low City police Sueppel said he also sighted another object moving from east to west about an hour am half after midnight It als was observed by police in Iowa City Coralville Washington am Mount Pleasant A similar sighting was re ported a few minutes later ove the Oskaloosa and Grinnei areas worked out The signing will come on the 104th anniversary of a ceremony in which President Abraham Lincoln signed at the Capitol a bill giving freedom to slaves employed by confederates in irrying out the civil war Moyers said Fridays cere mony will be open to live cov rage by radio and television Johnson says the bills bring within our immediate vision he day when every American can enter a polling booth with mt fear or hindrance if See flying object in Corwith vicinity brightly shining star which turned color led three Corwith boys westward to Algona Wednesday evening Ken Robinson 16 reported Thursday morning that about Wednesday evening before it was quite dark he was riding with Jim Jurgenson 17 and Jim Wagner 17 afl of Corwith We sawa bright star above a then it moved Robinson said So we went out into the open country to see it better We lined it up with a telephone pole to see if it was really moving After the bright object bobbed up and down a couple of times and then turned red it moved off to the boys followed it for about 45 min utes Just before it got down to the horizon it seemed to fade out and disappear young Robinson said The Senate suddenly speed rigup its procedures gave the inal congressional approval to the bill Wednesday night 79 to and the President went to he Capitol to extend congratu ations in person Johnspn in a formal state nent thanked on behalf of the ountry the members of Con gress of both parties who voted or the measure Their action honors them as nuch as it perfects our coun ry He said and later he add d special commendations for he work on behalf of the meas ure by the two Senate leaders Democrat Mike Mansfield and Republican Everett M Dirksen ohnson said they will be long emembered for what they have done on this bill The bill will suspend the ust literacy tests said to be used o discriminate against Ne groes in much of the South and icrmit the federal government inder specified conditions to ake over the registration of oters It also calls for the at orney general to bring a court est on the constitutionality of poll taxes still used in state and ocal elections in Alabama Mis issippi Texas and Virginia Two civil rights leaders ex pressed less than aliout approv al of the measure But Dr Martin Luther King Jr president of the Southern Christian Leadership Confer nce had called the bill a good one because it goes a long way inally to redeem the pledge of he 15th Amendment by assur ing the right to vote of all cit izens regardless of race or col or He said I am confident hat the poll tax provision of the Dill with vigorous action by the attorney general will op erate finally to bury this iniqui tous device James Farmer national director of the Congress of Ra cial Equality said the measure is too weak does not meet the problem of intimidation and vio lence to wouldbe registrants and voters and should contain an outright ban on the poll tax in state and local elections However Farmer said I think it is sufficiently strong so it can have impact in the South if it is enforced And we intend to see that it is vigorously en forced SAME
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