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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Police gunfire riddles Muslim mosque LOS ANGELES AP lence broke out again Wednes day in the South Side riot zone as police stormed the head quarters of a Black Muslim group and arrested 52 Negroes Eight Negroes cut by flying glass were found inside the Back Muslim mosque None had been hit by a bullet but blood stained the floor The eight injured and 44 oth ers were booked on suspicion of assault to commit murder and on suspicion of conspiracy The Black Muslims is a mili tantNegro group advocating su premacy of black races About 100 police officers rushed to the mosque after an unidentified citizen reported weapons were being carried in side They opened fire when a bullet from the mosque hit a po lice car Police said no weapons were found in the building after ear lier reporting a number had been confiscated Officers said the weapon fired at police must have been carried out through the mosques back door where abandoned shoes and coats were found The gunfire broke an uneasy calm prevailing for two nights in the Negro district where riot ing erupted one week ago and cost 34 lives The police sweep on the mosque came little more than 12 hours after a curfew was lift ed The Black Muslims advocate total separation of white and black races and supremacy of the black Police said Muslims opened fire as officers approached Mu hammads mosque on Islam No 27 in the Watts district Patrol men returned the shots and stormed inside NEGROES ARRESTED IN NEW OUTBREAK Mishaps in Iowa fatal to 5 Girl struck in Waterloo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons including a 3 yearold girl who was struck by a car while walking with her mother were killed Tuesday in Iowa traffic accidents The dead Melinda Kauffman 3 daugh ter of Mrs Lidia Kauffman of near Fairbank fatally injured when struck by a car in Water loo Mrs Kauffman 47 was in poor condition at a Waterloo hospital Donald W Spiegler 46 Fair mont Minn truck driver and one of his two young com panions Harlan Smith about 14 of East Chain Minn Kevin Bruce Pierce 5 of ru ral Barnes City fatally injured while walking along a county road near his home Airman 1C John E Forte Jr 23 of Chicago killed when his car went out of control on In terstate 2fl a mile west of Ser geant Bluff Spiegler was hauling 19 steers in semitrailer to Spencer and in the cab were the Smith boy and lus 12 year old brother Stephen Near Fosloria a tire blew out the truck went out of control the trailer overturned and the tractor crashed through a fence into a field near Fostqria on Highway 71 Spiegler and the boys were thrown out of the cab Stephen was injured but was listed in satisfactory condition at a Spen cer hospital The youngsters were the sons of Mr and Mrs Lowell Smith of East Chain Minn Their father owned the cattle being transported and they had gone along for the ride authorities said The accident that killed the Pierce boy occurred on a rural road between Barnes City and Rose Hill in southeast Iowa He was the son of Mr and Mrs Francis Pierce In the Waterloo accident Eunice Skinner 58 of Waterloo was charged with failure to yield the right of way to a pedes trian T h e newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbor s Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 1965 UUc Consist ol Five One Associated Press Full Lease Wires No 161 Yanks in biggest battle Blast kills two at Sioux City SIOUX CITY UP An explosion and fire ripped through an ammunition reloading shop and four apart ments Wednesday killing two women A third woman was missing and a fourth was critically burned The women lived in apartments over the Shell Shop located in a twostory brick building one block ii rom the main fire station downtown Sioux City Build fitness of air group at Sioux City WASHINGTON AP The Air Force Wednesday named the 185th Tactical Fighter Group at Sioux City Iowa among 38 National Giflbd and Reserve units to be bought up to 100 per cent personnel strength under the readiness program Beefing up the 38 units will add 4569 men to the originally planned total strength of 15462 the Air Force said It added that unit vacancies will be filled by recruiting per sonnel in the immediate area of each unit Units will continue to train during 48 paid drill peri ods and two weeks of active duty About 200 will be added to each troop carrier group 180 t each tactical fighter group and 170 to each tactical reconnais sance group The Sioux City unit was the only Iowa group on the list NOVELIST DIES TOKYO AP Jun Takami 58 one of Japans foremos novelists died Tuesday of can ccr of the esophagus billion emergency Viet fund WASHINGTON AP A SI billion emergency fund to heir pay costs of the Viet Nam con flict was approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee This amount was asked by Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara on Aug 4 The Sen ate committee added it to a mill tibillion dollar annual defense money bill previously passed the House Sen John Stennis D Miss who will be floor manager of th bill said the new funds are small down payment upon Ih ever increasing cost of our op erations in Viet Nam He said he believes that o an annual basis at least bi lion to billion in additiona funds will be required to sup port our combat operations i Viet Nam and to replace cquij ment diverted there The Senate committee actio pushed the total of the annua defense money bill to 319000 House unit okays hike in wage law WASHINGTON AP A 50 ent increase in the present 125 minimum wage and exten sion of the wage law to 72 mil ion more workers was ap roved Wednesday by the House Education and Labor Commit ee on a voice vote Chairman Adam Clayton Powell DNY predicted the 1 would pass both the House and Senate before Congress ad journs The bill would extend federa wage legislation to farm work ers for the first time bringing 13 million of them under it The original law applied onl to production workers Reta and service employes were add ed three years ago Nearly 3 million workers are now cov ered The fire destroyed the build ng and caused extensive dam ge to an adjoining bicycle shop here 200 new bicycles were uined Cause of the explosion which receded the fire officials said vas not immediately learned Police Capt Joe Davidchick vas passing within half a block of the Shell Shop and saw the explosion The entire glass front f the building blew out into the street The explosion hit the front jack and basement of the build ng driving fire into every crevice Davidchick said It ook the plaster off the walls Some firemen awakened by he sound of the explosion which could be heard two miles away an to the building on foot When they opened the ground floor door leading to the up stairs apartments they found Mrs Vera Weaver 54 uncon scious She was taken to a hos pital and was in critical condi tion with second and third de ree burns cuts and bruises Firemen then found Mrs Ann Phclps in her 50s dead at the top of the stairs and Mrs Jose phine Alvarado 39 dead by the window of her apartment Missing and feared dead was Mrs Maxine De Mers Her apartment fell into the base ment of the building Firemen were excavating in search for a body The Shell Shop was operated y Boyd Robeson who had ccn located there since May Reef casualties total hundreds DA NANG South Viet Nam Marines and Ih Fleet gunners hammered Wednesday at a rein orced Viet Cong regiment on the Van Tuong penin ula about GO miles south of Da Nang in a battle they ailed the biggest American ground engagement of the ar Maj Gen Lewis W Walt the Marine commander aid Viet Corjg casualties vill v Viet Cong increasing brutality vill run into the hundreds Were not through counting Watt told newsmen Of American lescribed as general said 75 per cent of our casual tics were people who got shot in the back H is very very treacherous terrain The Leathernecks attacked in full regimental landing force GEMINI CORONA of the Gemini corona flashes by windows of Gemini V spacecraft upper right at instant of second stage ignition in this engineering concept by the engine maker Aerojet General At ignition the two stages are not moving in relation to one another Both Pholofnx are traveling at about 6000 mph following shut down of the first stage Corona results in the millisecond after second stage ignites and just be fore it starts to build its 100000 pound thrust to move spacecraft out of corona toward orbit Spacecraft trouble is resolved Flight go He said he did repair work in lie basement where gun pow Icr was stored Robeson said he doubted that the gun powder vas responsible for the explo ion The powder has to be con fined in a shell to explode he said It will burn but wont ex plode otherwise There was a little black pow der in the basement which will explode but just a little ic added Robeson also sold guns and gun supplies He estimated the loss to his stock at He said he had no insurance The building was owned by CAPE KENNEDY AP space agency official said Wednesday that all problems had been resolved and that all systems arc in a ready con dition for Thursdays schedul ed blastoff of the Gemini 5 spacecraft Astronauts L Gordon Cooper Jr and Charles Conrad Jr are to rocket aloft on mans longest attempted manned space flight an eightday weightless whirl Dr George E Mueller NASA associate administrator for manned space flight said that a spacecraft power supply prob lem had been resolved and al systems are in a ready condi tion and the crew is ready to go We do expect to carry ou Otto Albrecht who also operat ed a bicycle shop next door to the Shell Shop Albrecht could not immediate ly estimate his loss the flight on schedule The Titan 2 booster rocket i slated to lift off at 9 a m CD Thursday There have been the New tlareup on farm bill WASHINGTON floor fight over cotton may upset the plan of House Democratic lead ers to pass the administrations farm bill Wednesday and send it to the Senate This latest flareup over the controversial measure was set off by Agriculture Committee Chairman Harold D Cooleys announcement that four amend ments will be offered to the cot ton section The amendments seemed to lake some members of the com mittee by surprise and one Rep E C Galhings DArk asked in a speech Tuesday that they be put in the Congressional Rec ord so well know what went on in that secret meeting last night Gathings referred to a ses sion in House Speaker John W McCormacks office attended by top Democratic leaders Coolcy and other committee members Secretary of Agriculture Orville L Freeman and Lawrence F OBrien President Johnsons top liaison man with Congress The suggested change in the wheat section seemed to squeeze much of the fight out of the bread tax issue However a Washington Republican Rep Catherine May complained this switcheroo was worked out without consulting Congress members from wheat states and al a secret behindthescenes meeting of Democratic leaders Rep Albert H Quie RMinn and other critics of the original wheat plan had complained that without treasury payments the cost of more expensive certifi cates millers must buy with each bushel of domestic wheat would have been passed to the con sumer r of last minute Gemini 5 craft Batteries wcigh roblems Mueller said and m pleased to report we have icen able to resolve them This included the power sys em which had kept engineers up all night in an effort to resolve t Gemini Project Director Charles Mathews said the fuel cell system was thoroughly test ed and it did not misbehave The problem developed late Tuesday night at a time when everything seemed to be prog ressing smoothly toward a scheduled 9 am CDT launch ing Thursday The National Aeronautics and Space Administration empha sized it was still shooting for that time but said the power problem would have to be re solved to keep the date The difficulty first arose at the McDonnell Aircraft Co plant in St Louis during a fuel cell test McDonnell makes the Gemini spacecraft Engineers noted an excessive venting of gaseous hydrogen from the sys tem They calculated that the same boiloff rate in the Gemini 5 spacecraft would exhaust the supply in four or five days and force early termination of the mission So tests began Tuesday night on the fuel cell system on the Gemini 5 spacecraft at Cape Kennedy Officials reported evi dence of a similar problem A fuel cell system has never before been used on a US man inspacc flight It replaces con vcntional storage batteries which arc heavier and bulkier Two 68pound cells arc in the ng 12 times that much would be needed to support an eightday mission The cramped capsule cannot afford that weight luxu The boxlike fuel cells mix iquid hydrogen and liquid oxy gen to form water and in the orocess create electrical pow er Society news 678 Editorials 12 North Iowa news 18 Sports 2122 Clear Lake news 2627 Mason City news 3011 WASHINGTON AP Gen Maxwell D Taylor said Wedncs day the increasing brutality of the terror tactics of the Viet Cong has helped produce a sharp rise in the flight of ref ugees into territory controlled by the government of South Viet Nam The former ambassador to Saigon added that there have been recent reports of incidents of Viet Cong terrorism with no apparent reason than to force the people from their hamlets and villages to swamp South Vietnamese relief agencies In testimony prepared for a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Taylor said there is no conclu sive evidence that the Viet Cong iave adopted this tactic on any systematic nationwide basis but we will continue to be alert to any development of this kind Generally speaking the Viet Cong need the peasants to pro vide food stuffs and recruits to sustain their guerrilla units and hence they try to prevent the population from escaping to government control Taylor some from landing craft and others from helicopters and quickly established heavy con tact with the Red enemy Offi cers said the Viet Cong force welldug in may number up to 2000 men The battle site is on the South China Sea about 10 miles south of the Marines Chu Lai beach head 52 miles south of Da Nang and 330 miles northeast of Sai gon The biggest thing weve ever had a briefing officer said Unofficial sources said two Marine tank corps tanks and one antitank weapons carrier were knocked out in the initial assault The action raged on into the night I predict well have some tough fighting tomorrow Walt said The Marine assault forces in cluded a special landing detach ment from 7th fleet warships standing off shore These in cluded the amphibious assault ship Jima which is a heli copter transport a cruiser an VIETNAM Please turn to Page 2 Each fuel cell contains three sections Hydrogen is piped into one chamber under pressure oxygen into another As they filter into a third section they are broken down into charged particles which produce elec tricity When the minute parti cles of each gas meet water is formed To maintain the gases in a liquid form hydrogen must be kept at 423 degrees below zero and oxygen at 297 degrees below For some reason not enough pressure was being produced in he tests to push the proper amount of hydrogen into tfje third chamber Without the proper pressure some of the hydrogen escaped as gas Cooper and Conrad mean while prepared to make final preparations for the flight the longest ever attempted by man North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers and thun derstorms affecting 30 per cent of the area Wednesday night and 20 per cent Thurs day Not so warm Wednesday night in upper to low 60s Highs Thursday in low to mid Ms VICTIM OF tra ditional mourning white a young ster cries as he accompanies remains of his father aboard plane at Pleikti airport in South Viet Nam last vyeek The boys father was killed in fight Photofax ing in the nearby Due Co area where government forces last Thursday lifted Viet Cong siege of the town A Vietnamese flag ia draped over the coffin   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