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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspoper that makes all North lowans neighbors Edition VOL Johnson atag lance BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON MPI Here are the vUg TIME Entered Bethesda Naval Hospital in suburban Maryland shortly before midnight inursday was in surgery from 7 am to A success an nounced by White Hpuse Press Secretary Bill D Moyers PROGNOSIS His physicians call the sur geryroutine CONVALESCENCE May get out of bed e evenjng remaining in hospital 10 to 14 days Nonlethal gas used on Cong i Viet Nam UP US paratrooper launched a big new operation on the fringe of the Vie ConssP zone Friday and used nonlethal tear gas i Ub military spokesman said No further details were immediately available on the gas attack but the spokesman said the Ameri can troops had made sig nificant contact with the Viet Cong N In a major change of policy the field commander had been authorized before the operation to use nonlethal tear gas if h deemed Unnecessary The objec was to flush out the Viet Cong without wounding or killing non combatants Thousands of American troop combed a densely jungled area about 30 miles north of Saigon Australian forces supported th operation B52 bombers from Guam hammered the area twice be fore the US ground offensive The paratroopers of the 173rt Airborne Brigade landed by hel icopter and moved into the Viei Cong area in convoys along Highway 13 near the district capital of Ben Cat The spokesman gave no de tails on the fighting biit it was believed to have been heavy A personnel carrier hit a Viel Cong mine and overturned v v situation stabilized Casualties were reported mod crate The Americans also drew sniper the convOy moved deeper into guerrilla territory US spotter planes circling the skies following the B52 raids drew enemy fire but there was no indication that any of the planes wereshot down The operation was taking place in the same area where paratroopers of the 173rd com pleted a giant twoweek sweep last week the longest opera tion involving US troops of the war The D Zone is a huge jungle area which the Viet Cong has dominated for years It has been a frequent target of US bombers and American troops have been nibbling at its fringes repeatedly in recent months looking for the Viet Cong and destroying their installations and stores Informed sources said the au thorization to use tear gas in the operation was given by Gen William C Westmoreland conv mander of US forces in Viet Nam because itwas felt that nonlethal gas was the most hu mane weapon that could be used in certain situations the para troopers probably would en counter i The Viet Conej often take cov er among noncombatant civil ians many times among women and children in the trench sys tems underground bunkers and holes that dot much of the coun How to deal with the enemy under these conditions of guerrilla warfare and with a minimum of danger to the non combatants has been a major problem for US commanders Youth dies in accident at Belmond BELMOND Walter Eugen Mason 17 son of Mrs Edwarc Peterson Gobdell died follow ing a motorcycle car eras here Thursday night Mason a senior inBelmom High School was riding will Pau Laaveg 17 Belmond on a street in town Masons cycle was struck by a car driven by Gerald Bald win 35 Grafton a construction worker on the Belmond eleva or The boy was dragged T eet by the car and the cycle another 37 feet beyond According to Patrolman Wil iam James and Sheriff Robert Blecker who investigated the iccident the car was across the enter line and the cycles were n theproper side of the street aaveg said the car missed him by only about two feet Mason suffered a depressed kull fracture severe chest ab dominal and leg injuries After mergency treatment at the lo al hospital they started for lochester in an ambulance with local physician in attendance The youth died about 20 minutes ut of Rochester Baldwin was taken to Wright Jounty jail Sheriff Blecker re xrted Friday morning that he ad been charged with drunken riving He was to appear in he justice court of Cecil Win igler in Belmond Friday Walter Mason was born April 29 1948 on a farm near Bel mond to Francis and Opal Lein tfason His father died a few ears ago Surviving are his mother Mrs Cdward Peterson a brother Vayne Goodell three sisters Mrs Terry Holleran Mason Mty Mrs Berdell Lunning For st City Mrs Bob Finn Dav riport and a halfsister An ettePeterson Funeral arrangements are in omplete at Fulton Funeral Home Belmond Inside The Globe 4 Clear Lake news 5 47 Society Mason City 1011 Latest 10 TV section North Iowa news DAY OF PRAYER WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson in a formal cere nony Thursday signed a proc amation marking Oct 20 as a National Day of Prayer MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER I IMS UOc i Consists of Two SectionsSection Auoclaled Presi Kull Lease No 205 resident doing well Operation performed without complications WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnsons gall bladder op eration was performed without complications Friday and three hours later he was reported do ing well However White House press secretary Bill D Moyers said Johnson as would any patient recovering from a gall bladder operation was experiencing mild discomfort The operation itself went beautifully and as expected in the words of one of the doc tors com H was pronounced plete success The surgical team did find and remove a kidney stone in the iireter as well as removing the faulty gall bladder The ureter is a passage through which urine is voided Johnson was in the operating room from 5 am GST to Moyers reported that Johnson began to emerge from an anes thetic sleep less than an hour after the surgery by a medical team enlisted in part from the famed Mayo Clinic He said lie had talked wilh the President about 11 am Moyers said the doctors told him the operation was rou tine He said there was no cardiac irregularity at all and that the Presidents blood pres sure remained normal through out During the operation Mrs Johnson and daughter Luci 18 remained in the bedroom across the hall from the Presidents A general anesthetic was used The medical estimate was that the President should re main in the hospital for 10 days to two weeks As is customary in abdominal surgery there will be an early effort to get the patient to take a few steps and maintain mus cle tone The first may come be fore the day is out Vice President Hubert H Humphrey acting under ar rangements made by the Presi dent took over as standby chief executive of the nation A minutes after the sur gery Moyers gave word to newsmen that the operation was over and said the President was resting well in the operating suite He said the gall bladder was removed aiid found to contain a stone Another stone was found in the ureter and also was re moved He said Johnson was recover ing normally Moyers statement that a stone was also located in the ureter means a kidney stone was also found in addition to a gallstone The ureter is a tube leading Keep Hubert fully informed WASHINGTON iff Vice President Hubert H Humphrey carried on business as usual Friday pre siding over the Senate after receiving word that Presi dent Johnson came through his gall bladder operation extraordinarily well As he entered the Senate Humphrey chipper and smiling told newsmen All Reject plea to postpone protests OPERATION GALL BLADDER Johnson accompanied by the First Lady turns for a wave as Pholufax he enters Bethesda Naval Hospital shortly before midnight for removal of his gall bladder Indonesians burn Red party offices JAKARTA AP Several lousand young Indonesian Moslems burned the headquar ers of the Indonesian Commu ist party the PKI to the round Friday Indonesian army troops who roke the back of the attempted oup last week cordoned off reets leading to the PKI head uarters and did not interfere ith the demonstrators The onestory building was re uced to ashes Three fire rucks played water on them The demonstrating youths houted Kiil Aidit and Dis olve PKI D N Aidit is the rst secretary of the PKI He as been out of sight since the oup failed last weekend A Jakarta radio broadcast card in Kuala Lumpur Malay ia said 500000 persons held an ntiCommunist rally in Jakar as main stadium Friday The broadcast said the rally was held in very tense atmosphere and got somewhat out of hand when some of the crowd began to shout Kill Kill Kill imme After burning the PKI head quarters the demonstrators pa raded through the streets shout ing To hell with PKI Behind the PKI headquarters a threestory concrete building is under construction for a new party headquarters The demon strators did not touch it Truckloads of demonstrators passed the American Embassy shouting Long live America This was in marked contrast to the numerous antiAmerican demonstrations the Communists have staged before the embassy CRAWFORDVILLE Ga AP leaders rejected Friday an appeal by Gov Carl E San ders for a moratorium on racia demonstrations at Crawfordville Minutes later some 95 Negroc marched to the Taliaferro Coun ty Courthouse The rejection came in Allan ta 110 miles away where a Southern Christian Leadership Conference spokesman said moratorium would merely per petuate the status quo here Sanders had asked the truce until the threejudge federal pan el decided a case which involve school integration Meantime a group of Negroes marched two miles from their church headquarters for another of their daily demonstrations at the courthouse Theyre trying to talk us into giving away our freedom but were not going to do it said a speaker al the courthouse rally Were going to torment you day and night Earlier in the day small groups of Negroes had tried again to board school buses with white children or block the ve hicles Eighty stale troopers thwarted them Hosea ftilliams in rejecting the governors truce effort obvi ously was speaking for the top leadership of Dr Martin Luther King Jr who heads the SCLC He laid down several condi tions he said would have to be met before a truce could be de clared They included Complete integration of school pupils and teachers rehiring of Negro teachers whom Williams charged had been unjustly fired dropping of all charges against civil rights workers arrested in the drive appointment of Ne groes to various boards and oth the reports are fine But he begged off describing his own role while Johnson was under the anesthesia I would be better it 1 didn a difficult assignment said Humphrey I have been on the job he added Aides said he spent the morn ing working in his office Humphrey said that hewould be advised when the President was again capable of making any critical decisions and wa in constant touch with Whit House aides at the hospital Humphrey left his suburban Maryland house about am after receiving the usual morn ng briefing and speaking by elephone to White House news iecretary Bill D Moyers Moyers told Humphrey that ohnson was in good spirits be orc he was wheeled into the op rating room at Bethesda Naval lospital er government agencies in the city and county King has a Monday visit to Crawford ville scheduled It was in 1962 that King winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace prize lost his first major mass demonstration IN CHARGE idcnl Hubert slandby c h i cf Phottffa Vice Pres Humphrey executive Humphrey was barely noticed y passersby as his limousine vith a Secret Service car trail ng used a back route from the Haryland suburbs into the cap al He then disappeared into the ast ornate executive office uilding across a narrow street rom the White House Before leaving his home umphrey told newsmen Im List going down to the office Humphrey said he intended to stay close to the executive ffice today and that he was eing kept informed of develop icnts at the hospital by mem ers of the presidential staff His aides tend to underplay ic dramatics and to stress the business as usual theme espite the unusual day They shy away from any de cription of Humphrey as acting resident Technically thats Hum hreys role during the time ohnson is under anesthesia am or an uncertain period after fard The informs disability agree nent between Johnson anc leaves his suburban Maryland home Friday for his office He was being kept fully informed on the condition of President Johnson Director of corrections finally hired DES MOINES AP The owa Board of Control ended a 6month search for a new state irector of corrections Thurs day night with the appointment of a Wisconsin prison and parole official to fill the post The board announced it has named Joseph S Coughlin 42 of Madison Wis to fill the 000ayear job of administering from the kidney for the passage of urine to the outside of the body No mention of the possibility of a kidney stone had been made in previous discussions of the Presidents current illness But the President has a his tory of kidney stones having had two of them removed over the years one by surgery and an other one by manipulation at a different time Manipulation means that the kidney stone in that particular case was removed without open ing the body surgically The stone in that instance was prob ably removed by probing into the urinary tract from outside without actually opening the body Johnson had a kidney stone re moved by surgery in 1955 the same year he had his heart at tack The stone that was re moved by manipulation occurred in 1948 Moyers said Dr James Cain informed him that everything vent in his words beautifully and as expected The President s resting well in his room While both kidney stones and all stones arc formed from ma crials precipitated out of body luids doctors say that ordinari y they dont consider the two cinds of stones related First word that the surgery had actually been carried out had come earlier from Joseph Laitin assistant press secretary who made his announcement at am A team of physicians several of them recruited from the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochest er Minn had planned all along to start the oneto twohour sur gical operation about am Johnson who was described relaxed and in good spirits in advance of the operation checked into the hospital short ly before midnight with his wife Lady Bird on his arm He was in bed by am a bare seven hours before the scheduled surgery but took no sleeping tablets Press secretary Bill D Moy rs announced the approximate 30 am time for surgery Humphrey provides that the vice president serve as acting president until the Presidents inability has ended But an aide argued against too broad an interpretation 200 Japanese missing at sea TpKYO AP Six Japanese fishing boats with about 200 crewmen were reported missing Friday in the South Pacific after mighty Typhoon Carmen raked the area Tuesday and Wednes day The Maritime Safety Board made this report following an intensive air and sea search around the Marianas Islands about 700 miles south of Tokyo Two Japanese patrol boats and three US planes from Guam began combing the area early Friday The typhoon with maximum winds of more than 190 miles an hour was eastsoutheast of Iwo Jima Friday and moving north It was reported earlier from Guam that Carmen hit the tiny US trust territory of Agrihan Island near Guam Friday de stroying buildings and sinking five Japanese fishing boats Island communications were out and whether there were in juries was unknown US Air Force planes nearby were reported ready to drop medical corpsmen and supplies Iowas prisons and correctional institutions Coughlin will assume his du ties Dec 1 as successor to Ben jamin F Baer Baer resigned on June 9 1964 in a dispute with aoard members after prisoners rioted at the Mens Reformatory at Anamosa and the Iowa Pen itentiary at Fort Madison Coughlin chief of adminstra livc services for the Wisconsin Division of Corrections was picked from a field of possibili ties considered for the job Wage issue is killed for this session WASHINGTON bill to increase the minimum wage and extend its coverage is dead for the year Democrats on the House Edu cation and Labor Committee de cided Thursday not to press for action when the chairman Rep Adam Clayton Powell DNY couldnt get agreement on a scaleddown bill The committee had approved a bill to raise the current anhour minimum to and extend coverage to 79 million workers There was little sup port for Ihe measure elsewhere n Congress and a more modest bill failed to win committee agreement Powell said the committee will try again next year hold ng hearings and then drafting a new bill Thursday night but said it could be earlier it could be later Just a month ago Thursday Johnson experienced stomach pains that led medical experts to conclude after extensive tests that he had a poorly functioning gall bladder with stones decided something they should be removed through sugery Johnson chose UJ I the date for the operation Though the chief executive had a moderately severe heart attack 10 years ago the doctors said the risk involved was very low indeed Dr George A Hallenbeck of the Mayo Clinic enlisted to re move the ailing gall bladder said Johnson might be able to get out of bed later in the day surely by Saturday But said Hallenbeck the President wont feel goodasnew for perhaps six weeks Johnson who frequently runs behind schedule was tardy for his admission to the hospital Night debate in the House on a beautification bill close to Mrs Johnsons heart scrambled plans for a presidential Salute to Congress and delayed the Presidents departure for the 25 yearold skyscraper hospital A scheduled Johnson speech to partying Congress members was scrapped in favor of mfor mal remarks to the few mem bers and wives who got to the reception on time It was left to Vice President Hubert H Humphrey to LBJ Please tvirn to Page 2 play North Iowa Weather outlook Clear and cooler Friday night with diminishing winds and low around 40 Clear and warmer Saturday in mid to upper Ms Weather on page 2 United Funds magic moments See Page 9
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