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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 20 IMS 10e Paper Consists of Two Out Associated Press Full Wires NO War brings out romance in draftage youths NEW YORK AP Is there something about the thought of serving in Viet Nam thut brings out the romance in draftage youths Not the kind of romance that sends young men down to enlist but the kind that sends them into the arms of their beloved and draftfree status No mar ried man living with his wife has been drafted since 1963 An Associated Press survey shows marriages by young per sons on the increase in many major cities since the American commitment in Viet Nam was stepped up last month Some of the people who man the marriage license bureaus say the Viet Nam crisis is the main factor behind the in creased marriages I think that influenced it said R K Thomas clerk of the Salt Lake County marriage bu reau in Salt Lake City Utah In New York City men be tween 20 and 21 applying for marriage licenses were asked pointblank by the clerks if avoiding the draft had anything to do with their decisions to marry None of your business was a typical first reaction said City Clerk Herman Katz Yes but what of it was a typical following remark after the young man thought it over Katz said He said his twoweek survey led him to conclude however that Viet Nam and the draft were not the major cause of the increase in marriages Marriage license applications in Detroit jumped 3 per cent after the Michigan Selective Service Board announced mar ried men would not be drafted Applications always go up during the heaviest draft calls said Ralph Donahue of the Phil adelphia marriage license bu reau In Denver a clerk said Weve heard we have been get ting some draft dodgers but I dont know about that August always is a good month for marriage licenses in Denver and there has been no great in crease over August last year Boost poverty funds Phototax President Eisenhower relaxes in a prayerfulappearing pose during press conference in Gettysburg Pa after Republicans staged a picnic on his farm for top contributors to the GOP campaign chest Nixon expects of LBJ To shoot Gemini 5 Saturday Troubles cleared up By JACK BELL AP Political Writer GETTYSBURG Pa Richard M Nixon predicts that in 1968 President Johnson is going to be defeated by wlmt happens domestically and not what happens in Viet Nam The former vice president was one oC the top GOP leaders at a Republican National Finance Com mittee rally on President Dwight D Eisen howers farm here Thurs day Nixon said in an interview he is confident Jphnson can be beaten by a Republican three years from now The very things Johnson is Senate OKs money for construction being praised so highly for now am going to become his failures in time Nixon said These programs he is pushing hold out a lot of promises But when they are not fulfilled and a great many of them wont be the reaction will set in He was asked specifically if Republicans were depending upon any disastrous develop ments in Viet Nam to under mine Johnsons political base Not at all Nixon said He is going to be defeated by what happens domestically and not by what happens in Viet Nam Nixon joined Eisenhower in support of Johnsons course of restrained escalation of the Viet Nam conflict But he said that to WASHINGTON AP The CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP officials swept away Friday most of the troubles tha stymied Thursdays attempt to send two Americans on mans longest space voyage They nov hope to blast off Saturday Engineers and scientists working much of the night dealt with three electrical prob lems that combined with a thun derstorm to first delay and the to halt Thursdays countdown 1 minutes before launch time They interrogated mnd found unharmed the taped memory o a spacecraft computer A ligh ninggenerated power surge ha forced it to cut off Thursda the last trouble before the fligh was postponed A programmer had been re placed in the telemetry system and it was undergoing checks as the flight officials moved into an abbreviated countdown integrating the rocket and the spacecraft A cable fire caused by an in dustrial accident would not hin der Saturdays planned flight and was under repair All other aspects of the flight plans were satisfactory space agency officials reported The weather was generally billion bill approved WASHINGTON The Senate has passed a bill providing sharply increased funds for the second year of what President Johnson calls his war on pov erty After 1pur clays of debate the Senate cleared the ijUGSbillion measure Thursday night on a 6129 vote Republicans put up a fiercer fight against it than had this year against Attempt to halt crisis in Greece ATHENS Eli as Tsirimokos and his Cabinc my other legislation bear ng Johnsons Great So ciety label The measure was sent to con ference with the House which passed a bigger authorization Sl9 billion by a 245158 vote July 22 Sponsors of the legislation said they anticipate no problem in reaching an agreement some Senate Friday passed a 504000 appropriations bill con taining funds for military con struction projects in the United States and overseas he opposes any concessions the Communists in efforts to end the war which would neu tralizc South Viet Nams gov eminent involve a coalition re gimc which might open theway to Communis control or cause the loss to Saigon of one foot o territory Nixon the I960 GOP prcsiden tial nominee turned aside ques tions as to whether he is com peting for the 1968 nomination t oppose Johnsons expected bi for reelection But there wa not much doubt in the minds o Republicans who watched hi handshaking progress amon their ranks that he is available Sen John Stennis DMiss floor manager for the bill said it contained no money for con ruction in southeast Asia where ic Vietnamese war is raging The bill was sent to the House hich included in ts version of the legislation Stennis noted that the Senate neasure was million under ie budget estimates submitted iy President Johnson He said that the size of these military construction bills had seen growing year by year and commented that he believed fohnson would find it fertile ground for some economies Biggest allotment in the bill million is for family hous ng for military personnel North Iowa Weather outlook Considerable cloudiness Fri day night and Saturday with scattered showers and thun derstorms over 30 per cent of the area Slightly warmer Fri day night lows in upper 50s to low 60s Highs Saturday around 80 was moderate for the launch time There are afternoon thunder showers predicted for the launch area well after the 9 am CDT flight time It was stormy weather Thurs ay that forced the scrub of the emini 5 mission and sent the wo waiting astronauts back to ic suiting up trailer to strip way their silver flight suits 3oth were smiling but disap Ointed They turned Friday to the ireflight routine they had tepped through so hopefully nly two days re view meetings more flight re icarsal and earlytobed to night After postponement Thursday of their eightday Gemini 5 space stint astronauts L Cordon Cooper Jr and Charles Conrad Jr got a short recess We gave them the afternoon off and I dont know what theyre doing said astronaut coordinator Donald K Slayton The astronauts were fairly disappointed he said but they didnt get clanked up about it or anything like that Indeed after more than two hours of futile waiting in the cramped cabin both emergec smiling and sharing the kind jokes of technicians and space flight comrades STOPPED SHORT OF GOAL A Houston Tex policeman halts a screaming Beatle fan as she tried to get on the stage with the longhaired Pholnfiix British quartet during their show in the Texas city Thursday The unidentified girl was removed from the coliseum by the officers Yanks in cleanup after bloody battle SAIGON South Viet Nam Marines drew Viet Cong fire from tunnels and for tifications Friday as they swept back across the Van Tuong Pe ninsula after the biggest Amer ican battle of the Vietnamese A US military spokesman said Communist guerrillas opened up on the Marines with sporadic small arms fire as the Americans continued mopup operations on the peninsula 1 miles south of Chu Lai The area was the stronghold of the 1st Viet Cong regiment one of the toughest the spokesman said The spokesman said 563 Vie Cong bodies had been counted The Marines estimated tha more than 600 of the enenv were killed and more than 100 wounded in the battle that be gan with an amphibious anc elicoptcr assault Wednesday The spokesman said 52 guer rillas were captured and 64 sus pects were held One Marine intelligence offi cer estimated that 1200 Viet ong had been in the combat zone and another 800 in the gen eral area Casualties among the several housand Americans involved Editorials 4 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports Clear Lake news 10 TV section 1112 Comics Classified pages 1415 North Iowa news 16 Guardsmen at opening of Fair DBS MOINES AP The 107th Iowa State Fair opened Friday with a Boy Scout bugle call three planned aerial bombs and armed National Guardsmen called out by the governor to assure a peaceful exposition Gov Harold Hughes said he ordered guardsmen to the Fair grounds here because of per sistent rumors that every thing from civil demonstrations to riots might occur during the 10day Fair No inbidents have taken place The governor after a confer ence Thursday night with law enforcement officers and state officials told a news conference the rumors had it that a small group of people would preate some civil strife at the Fair He refused to identify the peo ple Hughes said state officials have been hearing the rumors for about a week Private citi zens also mentioned them in conversations No one knew or would say where the rumors originated The governor declined for what he called security reasons to give the size of disposition or Guard or other forces to be used About 50 guardsmen were seen entering the Fairgrounds in Na tional Guard vehicles Friday morning Armed highway pa trolmen were at some gates Kenneth Fulk fair secretary said the exposition opened with out incident at 8 am Hughes did not hold his usual press conference Friday His office said he was in Chicago on personal business but could be contacted at a moments notice Those attending the governors evening conference included Lt FAIR Please Turn to 2 were light Marine officials said But a US military spokesman in Saigon said the Americans had suffered their icaviest losses of any single engagement of the war Sccuri y rules forbid disclosure of US casualties in specific battles The Viet Cong who survivec pushed out to sea or infiltratec around and through positions in the rear said Marine Maj E W Snyder of Oceanside Calif Meanwhile Henry Cabot Lodge arrived in Saigon to start his second tour of duty as US ambassador He told newsmen the United States is both unit cd and persistent in confirming its belief that the curren aggression against Viet Nam must and will be warded off The fight which our military men Vietnamese American and allied alike are making to this end gives us all the op portunity to help bring about a true revolution which will make possible a new and better life for the Vietnamese people the ambassador said Lodge first served as ambas sador to South Viet Nam for nine months in 196364 He was succeeded in June 1964 by Gen Maxwell D Taylor who re signed last month and left Vie Nam July 30 Two terrorists on a motorbike threw a grenade and fired one shot Friday at a police station in Cholon Saigons Chinese sec tion Three police officers and a passerby were wounded terrorists escaped PholofRx INJURED LEATHERNECK compress around his neck covers face wound of Marine Cpl Frank T Guilford of Philadelphia as he walks to evacuation helicopter on Van Tuong peninsula were sworn in Friday in a new attempt to end Greeces grave political crisis Ten of the 14 members of the new Cabinet had bolted from former Premier George Papan drcous Center Union party ear lier Friday But Tsirimokos a former leftwing Socialist was believed to be still slightly short of a majority in Parliament The Cabinet was not com plete Reliable sources said the 58yearold premier would com plete it if he receives a vote ol confidence from the 300mem bcr Parliament next week He was expected to go before Par liament Monday or Tuesday The swearingin ceremony be fore King Constantino had been postponed twice in the last 24 hours The delay coming after a renewal Thursday night of rioting in Athens heightened tension in the crisisridden NATO nation Several thousand of Papan clreous youthful supporters bat tled police during a demonstra tion against Tsirimokos and the king It was the first major out break of violence since July 21 Papandreou whom the 25 yearold king fired July 15 in a dispute over control of the armed forces said he would be gin a tour of the provinces Sat urday to enlighten the people on the attempts of the royal pal ace to set up a moribund gov ernment against the peoples will Hardly had the sweuringin ceremony been completed how ever when Tsirimokos made changes and additions In addi tion to the premiership and for eign ministry he took over the ministry of the premiers office Reliable sources said Tsirimo kos appeared to be using the va cant or temporarily filled cabi net the foreign tempt other Center Union dissidents to come over to his side He appeared stili short of the required majority in Parliament Counting the 99member Nation al Radical Union Tsiri mokos apparently could count on 136 votes 15 less than needed where between the two figures Once a tinal decision on the authorization is reached Con gress will have to provide cash for the second year of the pro gram in a separate money bill which may not exceed the au thorized figure In 1964 Con gress voted million for the initial year Democrats conceded that there had been some mistakes in the program in its tryout pe riod But they insisted it already is improving opportunities for a significant number of 35million underprivileged Americans However Senate Republican leader Everett M Dirksen de clared in winding up the debate that the program was the acme of waste extravagance and disorganization Twenty Republicans joined nine Democrats to vote against passage Fiftytwo Democrats and nine Republicans supported the bill Despite their efforts the Re publicans failed in four days of debate to cut back or make any important changes in the bill Ask reserve officers to ask for duty WASHINGTON AP The Navy and Marine Corps faced with personnel shortages be cause of increased needs of the Viet Nam war has invited in active reserve officers to volun teer for at least one year of ac tive duty Several categories including medical were included in the Navys invitation Thursday The Marines merely specified that volunteers must have been com missioned after June 4 1955 Volunteers will be considered and selected on an individual basis the announcement said and none will be ordered to ac tive duty in less than 30 days unless he so requests Highway fatality Klan lawyer killed BIRMINGHAM Ala AP Ku Klux Klan attorney Matt H Murphy Jr of Birmingham was killed Friday in a cartruck collision near Tuscaloosa Cor oner Rufus Strickland of Tus caloosa County said Strickland confirmed the death on arrival in Birmingham where he had driven to inform Murphys relatives Troopers said that the acci dent occurred about 4 am 6 miles north of Cottondale a Tuscaloosa suburb on US 11 They said that a car contain ing the victim alone smashed into a tankers truck Murphy 51 gained national prominence last spring when he defended a Klansman charged with murdering Mrs Viola Luz zio white Detroit civii rights worker The trial of Collie Leroy Wfl kins Jr of Fairfield a Bir mingham suburb ended in a mistrial and had been resched uled for next month in Hayne ville Ala Murphy also was attorney for two other Klansmen indicted in Mrs Luzzios death   

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