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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Ind ian Pakistani bombers strike cities Conflict continues i to spread NEW DELHI India AP Indian and Pakistani bombers caried the war to large cities in both countries Tuesday as the conflict spread 1000 miles across the subcontinent to areas along the border between India and East Pakistan The Pakistani air force claimed destruction of 46 Indian planes including 24 Tuesday in an air battle over Sargodha 250 miles south of Rawalpindi and in raids on Indian air bases Official Pakistani in Rawalpindi said the Indian air force attacked early Tuesday at Rawalpindi and Karachi in West Pakistan and at Dacca Chittagong Kurmi Kurmitola Jessore and Lalmunirhat all in East Pakistan FewH details were available India said its bombers at tacked Chaklala airbase at Ra walpindi Pakistans capita but a Pakistani spokesman there said no bombs fell on military areas Pakistani radio broadcasts said the Indians also hit Kara chi the nations biggest city and the major seaport in West Pak istan and Dacca and Chitta gong on the other side of India in East Pakistan An official Indian announce ment said Pakistani planes hit civilian areas in Amritsar largest city in Punjab State and Kalaikunda airbase at Calcutta New Delhi claimed its fight ers beat Pakistans air force in air battles over wide areas of the subcontinent and destroyed nine American made planes flown by Pakistani pilots two F104 supersonic jet fighters six American Sabre Jets and one B57 bomber India said it lost eight planes but had turned back many Pak istani attacks In ground combat India ac knowledged it was meeting in creasing resistance Pakistan claimed it had halted Indias tankinfantry invasion of West Pakistan which crossed the in ternational frontier at dawn Monday Lahore second largest city 15 miles from the frontier appeared to be the tar get of the Indian invasion Pakistani paratroopers dropped deep behind the Indian lines in Punjab during the night and more followed them this morning Their mission ap peared to be destruction of roads and communication lines 100 miles or more behind the frontier perhaps in preparation for a massive conventional ground attack across the bor der In New York UN Secretary General U Thant made plans to fly to both warring countries on a peace mission The Security Accepts role as mediator NAIROBI Kenya The Pakistani high commissioner K Pani announced Tuesday President Mohammed Ayub Khan has accepted an offer by President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya to mediate the India Pakistan dispute over Kash mir Pani said offer was made eight days ago The high commissioner added it was not yet decided how would attempt to bring the two sides together The newspaper that makes all North I o wans neighbors Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 10c i Paper Consists of Four One Associated Press Full Lease Wires No 178 urglars grab OUK SOUTH VIET NAM MIIK Photofax WAR TUESDAY Map lo cates Batangan peninsula 20 miles south of Chu Lai 1 where Marines and Vietnam ese troops Tuesday made landing Government forces Monday suffered heavy losses in Viet Cong ambush in Ring Dinb province Observa tion pilots estimated 1000 uni formed Viet Cong troops con centrated in Vin Thanh area Yanks launch major assault SAIGON Viet Nam Marines launched a major assault Tuesday on a peninsula along the South China Sea but at days end reported no major contact with Communist guerrillas At the same time a US military spokesman in Saigon reported that a US Marine unit Sunday had used tear gas as the most harmless method to re move women and from tunnels where Viet Koin puts streams at bank level U S stops military aid shipments WASHINGTON AP The Jnited Stares was reported Tuesday to have suspended mili ary aid shipments to India and Pakistan Word of the move came out after a State Department spokesman told a news confer ence we are concerned that United States military equip ment is being used by both sides in their spreading war The economic as well as mil tary assistance programs to In dia and Pakistan were reported o be under review but inform ants said no decision had been made to suspend economic aid The State Department spokes man said earlier that no de iveries of US aid are pres ently under way to either side but he insisted this was acci dental and not a result of a poli cy decision State department press offi Cong suspects were believ ed hiding The civilians along with the Communist suspects were re moved from tunnels and caves near Qui Nhon 260 miles north east of Saigon the spokesman said He saidithey suffered noth ing more than crying from the effects of the tear gas Of Tuesdays big assault 20 miles south of Chu Lai on the Batangan peninsula a Marine spokesman said We tiave not located any of the Viet Cong units reported in the area Indications are right now they may have gone A Vietnamese unit operating south of the Marines was re ported earlier in contact with the Viet Cong Helicopters were ferrying Vietnamese woundec to the Da Nang military hospi tal The spokesman in Saigon meanwhile described the tea gas as CN just oldfashionec tear gas that affects the eye and makes people cry He said 48 cannisters one of them a dud were used The spokesman said the com mander of the Marine battalion involved was said to have called for the use of tear gas on his own authority The spokesman said he did not know why the commander had taken the ac tion adding that he may not have been aware of a policy against the use of tear gas or any other gas in Viet Nam Controversy arose here las March when it was disclosec that US and Vietnamese mili tary forces had been experi menting with various nonletha gases These involved gases that produced nausea and vom iting Only a few of these ex periments were carried out anc from information available they were not too successful It is be Council repeated a ceasefin appeal and asked Thant to help end the war Pakistani Foreign Minister Z A Bhutto announced he wa calling on Pakistans allies i the Central Treaty Organizatio to fulfill their treaty pledge o help against an aggressor Britain Turkey and Iran are the other full members of the alliance and the United States is closely associated with it and has bilateral defense agree ments with the members The alliance was organized as a de fense against communism and some British officials doubted that their government would go to Pakistans aid since both Pakistan and India are mem bers of the British Common wealth Neither India nor Pakistan had formally declared war but their leaders told their people a war was on Inside The Globe Sport City Latest Society North Iowa Farm Clear Lake news I lft1 ccr Robert J McCloskey also old a news conference that the United States has not yet re ceived any appeal from Pakis tan for assistance under central treaty organization terms against what the Pakistanis call Indian aggression Officials indicated that the re quest announced in Pakistan to day would be turned down by the United States on the ground that the CENTO alliance was made only against aggression from a Communist power McCloskeys remarks about fS military and other aid came s calls were sounded at the for the use of American ssistance as a lever to stop the ighting House Republican Leader Ger Id R Ford of Michigan said n a statement that President fohnson should call on the lead rs of the two counties to halt he fighting or lose economic aid which has amounted to almost 110 billion since World War II Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana sug gested the United States might offer economic aid as an induce ment to end the fighting At a news conference Mans field noted that no aid now is moving to either country But said provision for such as sistance is included in the for eign aid bill signed Monday by Johnson The Johnson administration undoubtedly will have to review US aid programs to the two countries if the conflict is pro longed officials said privately These programs represent the chief source of leverage avail able to President Johnson in pushing a peace policy on the warring governments l lieved they were abandoned aft er it was reported that such ex periments had been made am it was officially stated that us of gas of any type would b against US policy here The spokesman said Ameri can troops are issued tear ga as part of their basic equip ment but that permission t use it is supposed to come from highest authority The assault on the Batanga peninsula was launched wit support of gunfire from ships o the US Navys 7th Fleet The spokesman said the mas sive offensive was comparabl in size to the US Marine as sault last month in which 60f Viet Cong were killed on th Van Tuong peninsula It was th biggest AmericanViet Con battle of the war with an est mated 5000 Marines takin part Operation Piranha name after the man eating Sout American fish was launche after intelligence reports o strong Viet Cong positions in th area south of the US base a VIETNAM Turn to Page 2 3 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Streams in much of Iowa pushing at their banks uesday after the Labor Day eekend wound up with a nighty display of thunder tor ms Several families were evacu ted from lowlying areas of Council Bluffs after465 inches of rain sent Indian Creek out o ts banks Basements were flooded in he western part of Counci 31uffs but the city escaped the leavy flooding in Omaha jus across the Missouri River which followed up to seven inch es of rain there Little letup in the rain wa expected Tuesday Showers am hunderstorms were forecast for all ofthe state through Tues lay night and in southern anc entral counties Wednesday Red Oak had 35 inches of ain Monday night Denison nches and Storm Lake 257 nches There was two inches or more n Steamboat Rock Villisca larroll Gray Audubon and efferson and close to two nches in Buckeye New Hamp on Griswold Rockwell City iVaterloo Kanawha Grinnell Atlantic Garwin and Marshall own Iowa communities with aboul an inch and a half of rain includ d Fayette Jewell Mason City Dubuque Cedar Rapids and At antic Storms dumped more than an nch of precipitation on Clar ence Bedford Clarinda Vail Newton North English and Pis ah Afternoon temperatures Tues day were to range from the 60s north to around 80 south com pared to highs Monday between 59 at Waterloo and 81 at Coun cil Bluffs Lows from the 40s northwest the lower 60s southeastwere in the offing Tuesday night aft er readings Monday night va ried from 56 at Spencer to 69 at Des Moines and Lamoni Clearing was expected to start Wednesday with partly cloudy skies and little tempera Lure change in the offing for Thursday Born on birthday of father grandfather LANCING England AP Stephen Cowlcy Jr was born Tuesday on the birthday of his father and one of his grand fathers Im delighted said Mrs Cowley and so is everyone in the family fri Bank entered in Mason City An estimated in silver was taken during a weekend burglary at the main American State Bank office in the South Federal Shopping Center Bank officials refused to confirm the fig ure and said the amount of loss had not yet been de termined If the amount stolen reaches it would be the largest theft from a breakin at a Mason City business in many years Last December was stolen from a safe at Damons Inc 107 N Federal Mason City police joined by the FBI state Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the county sheriffs de Tuesday were k A continuing an intensive in Minnesota The robbery was discovered 8 pmSunday by a Jrl flUlllljS Janitor The building last was 1 K chcckcd at pm Saturday when the bank closed for the Ion8 Labor Day weekend ac VJVJYVrfl IIVJI cording to Boyd L Hook vice president of the bank ST PAUL Minn Entry into the building was tarl Rolvaag of Minnesota islgained by prying open a metal aced with an effort by his ownldopr about three feet square on 3emocratic party to dump hiinUhe second floor oE the building after one term whieh beganVThe door opens onto a root with a 91vote victory in The bank tias no burglar 1962 election system The attemptto sack RoVvaagl came to light last weekend in tteena the report of a party executive Ulf buildln burglars committee meeting at a mto an unlocked second woods resort late in July uscd to store records savings bonds papers and other Results of that meeting rebank items ported to the governor at the A hole then was made in the time but not to the public onefoot thick concrete floor boiled down to one fact The Police believe some type of ex party likes the governor but it plosive was used does not think he can win again AItc r owermg lhcrnSelves Rolvaag 52 has not said he into the main bank vault im will seek another four year mediately below the second erm but he talks like a man floor safe the burglars forced vho does not intend to be put open about 50 safe deposit peacefully out to pasture boxes Rolvaag has been in a jaunty it was here Jhat the estimated mood at public appearances in silver was taken Hook BURGLARY Max Stephens checks through debris left in the main vault of American State Banks main office on S Fed by Musscr Entry into the main vault was rmtde through the hole in the ceiling An estimated in silver was stolen from the bank funds Holiday death tol sets new record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The number of deaths on the nations highways during the extended Labor Day holiday set a record Hours after the 78hour peri od had ended at midnight Mon day belated reports sent the fig ure to 558 The previous record was 557 set in 1963 Last year 531 died in traffic accidents dur ing the same holiday The National Safety Council had estimated that 500 to 600 persons might lose their lives in traffic accidents during the holi day period which started at 6 pm local time Friday A spokesman said the heavy toll Monday and late reports of deaths could set a record toll In other accidents over the weekend 25 persons lost their lives in boating mishaps and 41 persons drowned for an overall total of 604 The nations worst accident during the holiday period killed seven persons all under 21 near Madison Wis Sunday Four persons also under 21 died in a twocar crash near Lake Geneva Wis Monday foi a total of 17 killed in four acci dents in Wisconsin over the weekend Five persons lost their lives in a twocar crash in Philadelphia of West Omaha floods OMAHA of Omahans tumbled out of their homes in the early morning hours Tuesday and fled for safe ty as rains of up to seven inches sent creeks over their banks and flooded lowlandsin a large residential section of West Omaha More than a dozen evacuation centers were set up within hours to care for the displaced householders and law enforce ment agencies mobilized volun teers to help route traffic and rescue stranded persons There were no immediate re ports of flood deaths At am the Weather Bureau advised the Douglas Countysheriffs office to cvacu ate residents of the Big and Lit tle Papio Creek basins The sirens sounded the evac uation warning shortly after ward There was a constant threat to eastwest traffic through Omaha as the creeks swirled up to and sometimes over bridges and viaducts Monday the fourth multiple fatality accident in Pennsylva nia during the holiday period Eleven persons died in two crashes in Texas including a father and his four children in a cartrain crash near Raymond ville Iowa road death toll hiked by 3 By THK ASSOCIATED IKKSS Eleven persons were killed in traffic accidents on Iowa high ways during the 78hour Labor Day weekend and three more died Tuesday The latest victims were killed early Tuesday in a twocar col lision on wet Highway 30 three miles east of Vail in Crawford County They were Keith Bauer 25 of West Chester a student at Iowa State University and Donald J Golsch 28 of Lidderdale who was on his way to work at the Iowa Beef Packers plant in Den ison They were alone in their cars ince his lack of parly support became known He won ap plause at a Duluth Labor Day picnic by reiterating his long time pitch We are not going to have a sales tax as long as I am governor And at the State Fair he called the executive commit tees stand an observation but not an irrevocable decision Rolvaag slogged in the politi cal infantry for years after World War II when the states Democratic Farmer Labor combination began to spread under Hubert II Humphrey now vice president and Orville L Freeman now secretary of agriculture Rolvaag ran for Congress three times without winning then served eight years as lieutenant governor be fore being nominated for gov ernor in 1962 Rolvaag did not take office until March 25 1963 four months after the months that included a state wide recount of votes and a lengthy court trial before he was declared the winner over Republican Gov Elmer L And ersen Why drop him Because polls public and private show Rol vaag failing to win much pub lic support says State Demo cratic Chairman George Farr Farr said party leaders had declared admiration for Rol vaags work as governor But the reports consistently indicated this had not resulted in winning public approval which in turn would mean votes in sufficient number to win in 1966 he said The why of the polls is more difficult to pin down Al though confronted with a Re publican legislature Rolvaags administration has not been marked by major controversy It may be that Rolvaag has failed to stamp his own person ality on his office as Humphrey and his successor in the Senate Democratic Walter F Mondale have on theirs The 1966 nominee wont be named until next summer but it already appears that Rol vaags rival will be 37yearold Lt Gov A M Keith once legal counsel for the Mayo Clinic said the cash chest in which the currency is kept was not broken open He declined to name the amount in the cash chest Bank officials Tuesday were checking records to determine the exact amount lost Hook said no statement of the loss has been verified Renters of safe deposit boxes are being contacted by bank officials in an effort to deter mine the extent of the loss Hook said no checks or other items either in the vault or safe deposit boxes appear to be missing Bonds checks and other personal papers from the boxes were scattered in the safe and vault An accurate determination of the papers could not be imme diately made Hook added al though no bank records were missing and office equipment had not been damaged After reentering the second floor safe the burglars went down to the first floor where one of four tellers safes was forced open Hook said no money normally is kept in these safes Police believe that the bur BANK Turn to Page 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy with occa sional showers and thunder storms through Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night lows in upper 40s to mid north to low 60s south Highs Wednes day in mid Ms north to upper 70s extreme south Weather details on page 2 SAME DATE1H4S40   

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