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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 1, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Beli American casualties very light i eve 168 killed in delta fight The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors VUl T 7 in the Mekong Delta in months with 68 Viet and anoth er 100 guerrillas believed killed or wounded The spokesman said four cov battalons more than fought daylong battle Thursday with an esti mated 1000 Viet Cong about 20 miles west of My Tho UsArmY were with the government troops US casualties were described as very light The South Vietnamese suf fered light casualties in the fighting the spokesman said but took moderate losses when the Viet Cong ambushed a river boat bringing reinforcements In the air war B52 bombers from Guam staged their 36th raid of the war Their target was a suspected Viet Cong posi tion in Quang Ngai Province 320 miles northeast of Saigon Four Americans were killed in the crash of a US Army hel icopter from the 1st Cavalry Division at An Khe Enemy ac tion was not a factor Three oth er Americans were killed in North Viet Nam when the Com munists shot down two planes on a bombing mission 55 miles south of Hanoi US military authorities said one of the planes an F105 Thun Home Edition VOL IDS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 WS UOc Paper Cnnsisls nC Two One Associated Press Full Lesso Wfrei No rush Indonesian revolt derchief was apparently shot down by a surfacetoair mis sile Three other planes have been reported downed by mis siles in North Viet Nam this year Pekings New China News Agency in a dispatch from Ha noi claimed three US aircraft were shot down over North Viet Nam Thursday One American pilot was shot Viet Nam but Opposition to force merger By FRED S HOFFMAN AP Military Writer hi i WASHINGTON UP A key senator who helped block Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamaras plan to merge the Army Reserve into the National Guard fahj W approval of a new McNamara plan to loiCc cruelly 01 Ni al Guardsmen Sen John Stonnia DMiss chairman of the Sen Armed Services preparedness subcommittee said n interview I down in South was rescued spokesmen said unhurt US In Saigon five convicted mur See pictures of execution Page 3 derers and rapists were exe cutedbut a sixth m art report ed Cong agent was ly a Viet spared The execution took place be fore dawn in the market place The government refused to say whether the reprieve of the sixth man resulted from recent Communist threats to execute more American prisoners if the South Vietnamese killed more Viet Cong men Government sources had said earlier that six men would be executed and no Communist reprisal was expected because their activities had no connec tion with the Viet Cong But aft er the execution of one man was canceled it was learned he was a Viet Cong The Viet Cong has announced the execution of three Ameri cans two of them last Sunday in reprisal for previous gov ernment execution of Viet Cong agents or sympathizers A cordon of soldiers and police kept a crowd of a few hundred persons a block away from the execution scene The five condemned men ranging in age from 26 to 33 were tied to ate in an seen the plan and couldnt comment on it This came as something of surprise since McNamara had told a news conference Thurs day We have talked to leaders of the Senate in the Armed Services and Appropria tions Committees and they have received the plan favora bly Asked whether Deputy Secre tary of Defense Cyrus R Vance had briefed him as well as oth er House and Senate leaders before the McNamara an nouncement Stennis said He gave mie a little sheet But he indicated he hadnt read the material furnished by the De fense Department Two House members who played a major part in prevent ing the earlier merger proposa appeared to fall in line with the new plan Rep F D La and Rep William G Bray RInd joined in saying This plan in no way involved the five stakes before a sandbag wall A volley from a firing squad of 30 troops ended their lives Try to block school bus in Georgia CRAWFORDVILLE Ga AP police dragged Negro demonstrators from a street Fri day when the group lay down in an attempt to block school bus es carrying white children Eleven Negroes some of them with school books dropped to the wet pavement when three yellow school buses started to leave for nearby towns where the white pupils attend school A light rain fell When they refused to move the troopers dragged them out of the street None was hurt and the demonstrators quickly Iowa units inactivated WASHINGTON Army Reserve units to be inactivat ed in Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamaras plan to streamline reserve compo nents include two in Iowa to taling 174 men The Pentagon Friday identi fied the units as the 103rd Command Headquarters Di visional Des Moines and the 455th Military Intelligence Di visional Iowa City Revenues of at record NEW YORK Telephone Telegraph Co the nations largest corporation in terms of shareholders Friday reported record revenues and earnings for the 12 months end ed Aug 31 Earnings of 01 a share were reached for common stock shares They were produced by revenuesI The previous had been set in got up cars and returned to their There was only a small num ber of white spectators at the scene when Negroes tried for the fourth day to stop the buses or to board them to protest the white children transferring to other counties after the school here was scheduled to desegre gate Weather outlook Fair threufh Saturday Con tinued cool PrkUy niftit kwt around 40 Warmer SotvroWy highs in mM to Weather details on However there were tant similarities and merger as contemplated by the Department of Defense last De cember Hebert and Bray agreed with McNamaras statement that the new move is within the Penta gons statutory authority and under the law does not require further congressional action McNamara too called it a different plan from the one he had suggested last winter The chief difference is that it omits any attempt to merge Guard and Reserve units into a single highpriority organization totaling about 575OCO men all in the Guard impor McNa mara evidently achieves under the new plan his basic objective of a highly equipped fully manned organization which has small place for Army Reserve units The HSOOftman force will be made up of 982 units The overwhelming bulk of the men are National Guardsmen 130000 guardsmen in 831 units The Reserve gets only 15000 men of this force in 160 units Whats morethe three divi sions and six brigades which form the core of the select force are all in the National Guard Charles City mayor heads Iowa League DBS MOINES AP Mayor Lee Alba ugh of Charles City was elected president of the League of Iowa Municipalities He was vice president Burlington Finance Commis sioner Milton Schoell was elect ed the new vice president SEOUL Korea AP Last week Sgt lC William F Hays arrived here for duty with the US Army advisory group in Korea Thursday night he left aboard a US military plane accompanying the body of his son home His son Sp 4 John M Hays 20 drowned last weekend in In chon harbor 15 miles west of Seoul while trying to help a stranded boat a US Army spokesman said The soldiers body was found Monday on a mud flat after a search by boats and helicopters record level the 12month period ended last May 31 The improvement came despite a rate reduction in the California Bell System equal to about 2 cents a share Revenues ana earnings dur ng the threemonth period end ed Aug 31 also set records Rev enues of produced earnings for common shares of or 86 cents a share Both the 12month and three month records easily outpaced he yearbefore levels of earn ngs and income The company reported it had 1279 million shares outstanding luring the threemonth period Bell system operate ibout 80 per cent of the nations elephone service The company as some 26 million stock lolders Leaves Korea with body of his son 20 V N V KARACHI Pakistan AP ladio Pakistan reported fresh ighling Friday between Indian and Pakistani forces on the Kashmir ceasefire line north of Chhamb Quoting oCficial sources the radio said Indian troops at THATS IT FOLKS The shining object at upper right is the slowing ball of hot gases about 865000 miles from North Iowa and rarel seen here in the last month j L L Here it begins October chill see by lighting up Highland Park Golf Course For a scene more typical of the month just ended and a report on Septembers recordbreaking rain and tre 6 iside i i ip The Gtobe Testifies in favor of subdistricting DILL1NGER returns First National Bank and in color Editorials Mason City news Society news Sports Clear Lake news North Iowa news Page 8 67 910 14 18 Wouldbe CIA man nabbed in Albert Lea ST PAUL Minn AP A truck driver was held Friday on a federal charge of posing as an agent of the Central Intelli gence Agency He is Ralph J Davis 36 of St Paul arrested Thursday in Albert Lea by an FBI agent and Albert Lea police DES MOINES A Uni versity of Iowa political science professor said Friday he be lieves counties electing more than one senator or representa tive should be subdistricted Furthermore said Dr Russell Ross a great many of the writers in the field of political science agree with him He said he believes atlarge elections of legislators in multi member districts are inconsist ent with the philosophy of one man one vote which the US Supreme Court said must gov ern apportionment of stale leg islatures I believe one man one vote means exactly what it says It does not mean voting 11 times for Ross said one person members of the legislature I believe it means one person vot ing for one candidate in an in dividual district Ross testified as an expert witness in a Polk County Dis trict Court suit brought by Mrs of the 1965 legislatures tempo rary reapportioiiment plan Most of Ross testimony was given subject to objections from Asst Atty Gen Tim McCarthy Ross said that in his opinion atlarge elections of legislators in multimember districts dis criminate against rural areas and cancel out the voting strength of political minorities He quotedfrom political science reference books in support of his view Arguments were to be com pleted Friday after two days of testimony McCarthy and David Belin Des Moines attorney rep resenting the plaintiffs were ex pected to submit the case to District Judge Harry Perkins The opposing attorneys said that however Judge Perkins rules the case will be appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court And there is a possibility that the ap peal will go all the way to the US Supreme Court Belin is attorney for a group a fai Elizabeth Kruidenier of Iowans headcd by Mrs Ejza Momcs and three other lowans beth Kruidenier of DCS Moine who have asked the courts t I challenging tne constitutionality Iowa units on priority list DES MOINES About one third of Iowas National Guard units or an estimated 2 600 men are slated for special emergency training under a high priority program an nounced by Secretary of De fense Robert S McNamara The 67th Infantry Brigade of Iowa and Nebraska is one of six to be brought to the highest possible state of combat readi ness McNamara said along with other National Guard and Reserve units Some Iowa Reservists also will be affected according to Maj Gen Junior F Miller Iowa adjutant general who with his assistant Col Joseph May is in Miami Fla for the annual meeting of the US Na tional Guard Association They will learn more about the increased training program when details are announced by the Defense Department in Washington Oct 11 Until then the Iowa units affected will not be known McNamaras a n nouncement in Washington Thursday said that 130000 National Guards men and 15000 Army Reserv ists will constitute the force se lected for highest priority in training equipment and mainte nance Drills for the 982 units select ed will be increased from 48 to 72 a year and McNamara indi cated more time may be re for the annual meeting of the quirerl for annual field training which normally is held in the summer The 67th Brigade of Iowa and Nebraska with headquarters in Omaha was created in 1963 normally with about 4500 men A brigade usually has about five combat battalions and a base support and headquarters battalion In the 67th three battalions arc made up of lowans Col May said He said units selected for in tensive training will not be picked on any geographic basis in Iowa Present strength of the Iowa Army National Guard is about 7800 men May said declare the temporary appor tionment plan invalid Belin contends the plan is un constitutional on these three grounds 1 It does not provide for sub districting of counties electing more than one senator or repre sentative thus forcing a num ber of legislative candidates in Polk and other counties to run atlarge while voters in other counties cast their ballot for on ly one senator and representa live He says this violates thi equal operation of the laws clause of the Iowa Constitution 2 It does not conform will the one man one vote prin biple laid down by the US Sit preme Court He contends there is loo much discrepancy be twcen the number of person represented by individual mem bcrs of the House 3 The plan calls for 61 sena tors Belin argues that the Iowa Constitution limits the Senate to no more than 50 Belin spent most of Thursday ircscnting testimony designec to establish that the lack of sub districting in the temporary plan makes it difficult for Polk County voters to know their leg islative candidates and for the candidates to explain their plat forms to the people Under he temporary plan Polk County elects 11 reprcscn Sukarno safe as coup fails TOKYO Indonesian Defense Minister Gen Abdul Haris Nasution has crushed an uprising against resident Sukarno and both he and Sukarno are safe mcl wdl Radio Jakarta reported Friday night The broadcast announcement came a few hours ifter a revolutionary council led by Lt Col TJntung a battalion commander in Su New battles on line of ceasefire ackcd Thursday night with ar and mortars The Paki fought back the radio karnos bodyguard an nounced it had seized power and proclaimed itself the source of all authority The Malaysian government radio in Kuala Lumpur which has been monitoring Jakarta broadcasts said army vmits un der Gen Suharto loyal to Su karno and Nasution were in strumental in smashing Un tungs power move The Jakarta Radio said those responsible for the coup have been arrested Malaysian officials reported Untungs revolutionary coun cil during its bid for suprema Pakistani governmen tillery stanis said The o charged in a letter to UN Sec retaryGeneral U Thant that on WednesdayIndia had give Pakistan 24 hours to withdraw its troops from the sector An Indian government spokes man in New Delhi denied the charge He said Indian troops lad strict orders to observe the ceasefire scrupulously and herefore the question of any ul i ma cum did not arise Meanwhile Indian Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri lescribed the UN ceasefire in he IndiaPakistan war as pre arious When we signed the cease ire we were hoping for a com lete cessation of hostilities But nfortunately there have been aily violations by Pakistan vith the result that the cease ire can only be described as recarious Shastri said cy had declared that Sukarno 64 was under protection of the council This led to specula tion that the strongman had been removed There was no immediate re port of Sukarnos whereabouts Untung in a broadcast before the governments countermove NASUTION SUKARNO tatives on an atlarge basis It lad three senators in the 1965 session but would elect five next year The legislature gave Polk County two more senators to make the Senate reflect more accurately the population distri bution of the state Three persons who ran unsuc cessfully for the legislature in 964 two Republicans and a oftheir troubles n trying to gain contacts with he voters Mrs Kate Goldrfian who led he Republicans seeking House seats said there were so many candidates that organizations such as the Chamber of Com merce and League of Women Voters who normally invite can didates to appear couldnt do it and speak Quadruplets are born in New York MANHASSET NY AP Four healthy babies were born Friday to Mrs Shicla Sklar 25 who had known for weeks would have quadruplets she ad said he took the action be cause a number of generals and the US Central Intelligence Agency had planned an anti Sukarno coup Radio Jakarta at that time appeared to have been under his control An earlier broadcast by Ra dio Jakarta announced forma tion of a new 45member cabi net laced with perhaps a dozen Communists but DN Aidit leader of Indonesias 3 million member Communist party was not on the list The revolutionary council said it had arrested a number of generals Mrs Sklar of Hartsdale NY gave birth at North Shore Hospital to three boys and a girl ranging in weight from 3 pounds 12 ounces to 5 pounds 13 ounces Like several other mothers involved in multiple births around the world she had been given a fertility drug The babies arrival had been anxiously awaited since July 14 when Mrs Sklar was admit ted to the Manhnssct hospital She and her husband Her bert a New York City adver tising man have one other child a 2yearold daughter Mrs Sklar received the fertil ity drug clomiphene citrate at the fertility clinic at Manhat ans Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center She became the first month after making the drug hut did not know until the fifth month that she was likely to have a multi ple birth Doctors later con Kuala Lumpur radio moni tors said Nasution and Suharto using the crack Siliwangi divi sion captured the Jakarta gov ernment radio station after some fighting The SiJiwangi division played a major role rebellions by irmecl that she was bearing quadruplets Air traffic to bases resumed CHRISTCIIURCH New Zea and traffic to US ascs in the Antarctic resumed Friday with the end of winter here Four skiequipped Navy Her cules transports left just after midnight for the 2250mile night in puttingdown army colonels in Sumatra in 1958 It recently moved into the city ostensibly to take part in the armed forc es day observances next Tues day Untung charged in one broadcast that army generals Planned to seize the government before armed forces day The Jakarta broadcast an nouncing Nasutions victory also said Maj Gen Achmad Yani army commander and five oth er loyal generals had been cap tured by Untungs forces and their fate was unknown It said cleaning up operations were under way by Nasutions troops After the outburst of Jakarta broadcasts on Nasutions cotm tercoup the Indonesian radio began playing music Malaysian monitors said o the main American base Sound at SAME DATirH4SH Blrk Meii Doth hi I
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