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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                T h e n e ws p a pe r t h a t makes all North lowans neighbors Viet Nam XT SAir Force B57Can Deira Bomber crippled and derelict crashed Explosive ly briday on a main street efNha Trang and a U spokesman said at least 12 Vietnamese civilians were Killed The spokesman said 4 Americans and 63 Vietnaniese were injured and the death toll was expected to rise because more bodies were believed to be in the smol dering debris Four of the jtts bombs exploded he said and demolition experts searched for 12 it had carried on an abortive mission against the Viet Cong The impact ignited the planes fuel Officials said they had re ceived reports from Nha Trang a major coastal city 200 miles northeast of Saigon that four buildings were destroyed and several others damaged The two crewmen had bailed out after setting the bombers automatic pilot on a course to ward the South China Sea They landed safely In a statement the deputy commander of the 2nd US Air Division Maj Gen Gilbert L Meyers called the crash an accident as a result of enemy action in a combat area The aircraft was purposely headed out to sea he said The air crew ejected over wa ter Unfortunately the aircraft made an unexpected turn and returned back over land Another military source gave these details Assigned to a bombing mis sion against the Viet Cong the B57 was hit by ground fire on its first pass found fuel leaking and landing gear damaged The crew set the automatic pilot to ditch the plane in the sea and took to their para chutes But after they bailed out the plane made a gliding turn apparently because of damage to one engine Another B57 was reported to have tried to shoot down the derelict craft but high winds pushed it out of range Photolax TIME FOR vivors Friday offer prayers for victims of the worlds first nuclear bomb on human be ings at Hiroshima Japan More than SOiOOO persons at tended a service at Peace Memorial Park there to mark the 20th anniversary of the explosion See story on Page 2 900000 Negroes to register WASHINGTON AP Dr Martin Luther King Jr predict ed Friday that his workers reinforced by the new voting rights bill would register more than 900000 Negroes by the end of the month going all out now to of Negroes Kingsaid in an exclusive tihter view Within he added well have 800 workers in the six states and 34 counties cov ered by the legislation He said passage of the bill wont stop all demonstrations in the South But he added if there is serious implementation of voting rights and correct en forcement demonstrations may very well decrease With that decrease however King said will be an increase DR MARTIN LUTHER KING Going All Out Now Navys role in Viet Nam expand SAIGON South Viet Nan AP An expanding role fo the US Navy is planned in th Vietnamese war About 32000 Navy personne now i are directly or indirectly connected with the war effor here approximately 30000 o them with the US 7th Fleet in the South China Sea Three months ago US de stroyers and cruisers openec fire for the first time on sus pected Viet Cong targets in sup port of the ground war Since then Navy guns have boomed on nearly 130 missions The Navy has gradually in creased its number of vessels on patrol along the coast search ing for Communist infiltration of men arms and equipment by sea Seventeen Coast Guard cut ters recently arrived to join in the sea surveillance program Plans arc under way to bring in 50 other smaller patrol boats Twentyfive ships are on patrol in outer waters Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 6 WS 10c copy This Paper Consists of Three Sections Section One AMOClated Full No 152 Viet enters war STRAINING FOR MOON A 44ton test model of the Saturn 5 booster rocket the work horse for the Apollo moon project struggles against its captive test stand in a flaming display Phototax of powerat the Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville Ala The boosters five engines roared without a hitch for Presideht signs bill assuring voting rights WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson signed his monu mental Negro voting rights bill Friday treading the centuryold path of Abraham Lincoln and declaring the new law is a tri umph for freedom asgreat as any won on the battlefield First in the vaulted rotunda of the Capitol Johnson said the measure will strike away the last major shackles of those fierce and ancient bonds which have bound American Negroes He spoke before senators and congressmen civil rights lead inWbrthcrn demonstrations as the against segregation there continues King met with President Johnson Thursday on the eve of the Presidents signing of the historic voting rights measure which won final congressional approval Wednesday The President assured me that they the federal voting examiners would move imme diately after signing the bill King reported Once in effect he said the new bill will eventually change the political x climate of the South The legislation affects Ala bama Georgia Louisiana Mis sissippi South Carolina Virgin ia and 34 counties in North Car olina among others About 900 000 Negroes those areas are registered in King said the 800 workers are summer employes of his South ern Christian Leadership Con ference The operation called SCOPE is scheduled to end Aug 28 SinatraFarrow marriage not planned now EDGARTtiWN Mass AP Actress squelched Rosalind Russell rumors Friday that Aim second offensive at Quang Ngai TRA SON Viet Nam US Marines and Vietnamese troops launched a second offen sive Friday aimed at destroying elusive Viet Cong units near Quang Ngai that have smashed government outposts and wiped out two battalions The Americans found their worst enemy of the day was the blistering sun Tempera tures soared past 130 degrees and about 40 Marines were hea casualties The Communists again eluded the allied egimentsize force which was poured into the area 60 miles south of Da Nang There were no known Vie Cong casualties due to Marini action Vietnamese results wen not immediately available One peasant girl was killec and a man was wounded durini the air strikes to secure a land ing zone for the helicopters tha brought in the Marines Viet Cong had been in th area only a few hours before Although the operation wa launched in response to intell gence information fixing a Com rnunist battalion near this vi lage a major reason for th singer Frank Sinatra and TV actress Mia Farrow planned to get married during their month long vacation cruise on New England waters Miss Russell told newsmen on Marthas Vineyard Island I can assure you they are not getting married here or on this voyage There is no suggestion of it plan apparently was to agai seek to smooth out joint US Vietnamese operations For the first time in thre such operations the America and Vietnamese command cen tefs were located in the sam tent But witnesses said ther appeared to be a good deal confusion and that neither sid was accepting any authority the other Editorials 1 4 Comics S Mason City news 47 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports 910 Picture page 11 Clear Lake news13 Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news 16 TV section 1718 North Iowa Weather outlook Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms affecting 30 per cent of the area Fri day night turning cooler lows in low to mid 60s Partly cloudy to fair Saturday cool er highs in low 80s Weather details on page 2 Malaysian battle kills two soldiers KUCHING Malaysia AP Two Gurkha soldiers were killed during an intense twohour firefight with two i Indonesian raiders Thursday in a remote mountainous area of Malaysias Borneo State of Sarawak a mil itary spokesman reported The spokesman said three other Gurkhas were wounded in the fighting with an estimated 50 to 60 guerrillas in the clash 350 miles northeast of Kuching the Sarawak capital The Gurkha patrol intercepted the raiding party near the Indo nesian border the spokesman said and an intense fight fol lowed It ended when the Indo nesians withdrew taking their dead and wounded with them ers Cabinet members and he microphones and television cameras which carried his mes sage to the nation Then he moved to the ornate Presidents Room off the Sen ate chamber to etch his signa ure with dozens of souvenir pens writing on the desk he used as Senate majority leader Johnson announced that the government will go to court Sat urday to challenge theconstitu ionality of the poll tax of Mississippi voters And he said additional poll ax suits will be filed in Texas Alabama and Virginia Tuesday Speaking specifically of the Mississippi suit he said This will begin the legal process which I confidently believe will very soon prohibit any state from requiring the payment of money in order to vote By next week he said federal officials will be at work in the South registering Negroes who have been kept from the polling place If any county anywhere in this nation does not want fed eral intervention he said it need only open its polling places to all of its people He was applauded then and JOHNSON Please Turn to Page 2 Organize for move to south Will fight to the end I Walks Out I of Kremlin t reception MOSCOW UP U S Ambas sador Foy D Kohler walked out of a Kremlin reception Friday because Premier Alexei N Ko sygin accused the United States of aggression in Viet Nam The aggression of US im perialism has created a situa tion fraught with the graves consequences for world peace said Kosygin This and his other remarks had been made often before by Soviet leaders On his way out of St George Hall of the Kremlin Palace Kohler told a reporter I dont find the remarks Mr Kosygin made are acceptable to me when I am a guest and dont have a chance to reply It was the first time the Amer ican ambassador had walked out of the Kremlin On May 17 Koh ler left a Bulgarian embassy re ception because of criticism of US policy in Viet Nam Mrs LBJ daughter see Broadway play NEW YORK Lyn don B Johnson and her eldest daughter Lynda Bird 21 saw The Subject was Roses Thursday night on Broadway How did she like it Both spent the day shopping TOKYO If The Viet ong has called on the peo ple of North Viet Nam to ictively assist the Com mimist guerrillas in Viet Nam Hanoi radio said Fri day Up to now Hanoi has disclaimed a direct involve ment in the war biit has said it would send volun eers it asked Hanoi said the Viet Cong statement was issued Tuesday and asked for regrouped conir patriots to organize for a re urn to the south to fight the Americans These are South Vi etnamese who went north at the time of partition in 1954 and ho according to Hanoi have been preparing to join the guer rilla movement in the south The Viet Cong has declared it will fight to the end to defend the fatherland Hanoi Radio said It also ruled out all negotia tions on Viet Nam unless the National Liberation Front Po litical arm of the Viet Cong is included among participants and has a decisive voice and role The Viet Cong statement was quoted as earnestlycall on the Morth Vietnamese people to ac ively assist the South Viet namese people in alljfields in order to increase pur forces and step up the resistance war 10 imes more vigorously with a view to winning back and pre serving the independence of the fatherland We call on our South Viet namese Compatriots and Army men who regrouped in the north to quickly organize their ranks and get ready to return to the south when they are ordered to in order to fight the US ag gressors and save the country and their families Photofax STRIKE map indicates areas of North Viet Nam attacked by U S and South Viet namese planes in continuous strikes beginning Feb 7 through July 31 Officials believe all mili tary and strategic targets in the 150 miles from Vinh southward to the South Viet Nam border have been destroyed Bombing runs missing EDITORS six months U S planes have been striking against targets in North Viet Nam What is the result This appraisal is by an ex perienced correspondent in Viet Nam who has talked to many fliers and officials connected With the at tack An AP News Analysis By PETERARNETT SAIGON South Viet Nam UFKThe U S air strikes against North Viet Nam are still far from achieving their aims after six months of virtual roundtheclock for clothes and Mrs visited an art gallery Johnson girl raid fails SAN DIEGO Calif Feeneys first guerrilla raid was a failure but she vowed to return with more troops bows arrows and stronger string The object under attack A bikiniclad statue Tamzon 16 and her teenage followers are waging a the wee hours of the morn have the statue removed or covered up Problem is however that the statue is a 17 foottall advertisement for anightclub featur ing barebosomed dancing girls Her band of partisans armed with bows arrows string and a plastic sheet made their first raid on the statue in predawn hours Thursday For more than two hours the 10 boys and girls shot arrows over the statue We trie dto shootarrows over the statue with string attached so we could pull a dropcloth over it but the string kept breaking Tamzon GOGO Turn to Page 2 AIMS AT STATUE The Hanoi broadcast heard here said the statement was issued by the central committee of the South Viet Nam National Front for Liberation and broad cast over the Fronts Libera tion radio Thursday night Viet Cong in month of July SAIGON SouthViet Nam U S military spokesman claimed Friday that the Viet Cong in July suffered their heaviest cas ualties for a onemonth period of the war and may well have lost a division of troops The Communist lost 3050 killed and 500 taken prisoner the spokesman said compared with 2750 casualties in June Vietnamese government casual ties for the month were put at 3 850 including 1335 killed in ac tion No American casualty figures were given The spokesman said total Viet ong losses in July may have been as high as 14000 including defectors and wounded figures on a basis of two guerrillas wounded for each one killed It generally is admitted however that estimates based on such ratios are highly speculative Defectors from the Viet Cong during the month totaled 4130 the spokesman said including 775 government troops who had previously gone over to the Viet Cong The spokesman said that the Viet Cong kill figure was con firmed by body count He said enemy casualties from air strikes were included but that they too were confirmed by body counts 6n the ground ei ther by the Vietnamese or by Message on Viet sent to President WASHINGTON AP For eign Minister Alex Quaison Sackey of Ghana arrived in Washington on what he de scribed as a peace mission with a special message on Viet Nam from President Kwame Nkru mah to President Johnson But QuaisonSackey was close mouthed about his mission say ing repeatedly that I am here only as a messenger He said he wouldnt now whether there was say any Nam is peaceful the body Americans counts often Vietnamese run higher than those by US personnel sign that North Viet willing to negotiate a settlement of the war He said however that he be lieves that the Nkrumah mes sage to Johnson should ad vance peace QuaisonSackey was to meel with Secretary of State Dean Rusk at a State Departmenl luncheon Reports from Accra said that promptly after the return Thursday of a Ghanian emis sary who had met with North Vietnamese chief Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi Nkrumah dispatchec his foreign minister Alex Quai sonSackey with a special mes sage from Nkrumah to Johnson QuaisonSackey president o the UN General Assembly was due in New York Friday US sources said they expected Johnson would receive him in Washington While the specifics of Nkru mans message were not availa ble here in advance informec sources doubted it would lead a breakthrough inthe impassi over negotiations to end thi Vietmamese war Johnson has offered to ente into unconditional discussion with any government Hanoi ha put forward a fourpoint propos al including withdrawalof forces from South VietNam an a settlement there in acc6r with the Communist politica program action according to the lest available assessments Well need to drop a lot ombs and well have to lose ncreasing numbers of aircraft o get anywhere one highly ualified source said US Air Force and Navy lanes have dropped an esti mated 10000 tons of bombs on orth Vietnamese targets bout 50 US aircraft have been ost The continuous strikes began eb 7 US planes first began ham mering Communist installations vith two goals in mind One was to cut the supply ines to Viet Cong troops in outh Viet Nam This included ombing of supply lines in east ern Laos with the permission of he Laotian government The second goal was to force he North Vietnamese regime to he conference table Qualified sources doubt that Viet Cong supply lines have been hurt badly We have smashed their bridges clogged their roads and sunk their barges but none of us seriously believe that the supply effort has been hurt a US officer said They have proved very resourceful Supplies still come through Laos Trail down the and we Ho Chi Minh do nothing can about it short of bombing acres jungle And the come in along the through Cambodia molested Viet Cong coast and almost un There is also no sign that goal of bringing the Commu nists to the conference table is any closer to achievement The Communists have spurned US BOMBING Please Turn to Page 2 SAME 1   

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