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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors fatal to 36 LONDON AP A British domestic airliner exploded in flames on its third attempt to land in fog at London Airport early Wednesday killing all 36 persons aboard We could see a sheet of flame which seemed to stretch the length of the runway said one airport employe We coule see people among the flame but they were obviously dead1 The plane Van guard turboprop designed to carry 139 passengers was land ing at am alter a flighl from Edinburgh Scotland Op crated by British European Air ways it carried 30 passengers one a child and a crew of 6 The airline said it was be lieved all aboard were British Four hours after the crash all the bodies had been recovered It was the first fatal crash for a passengercarrying Vanguard which since 1961 has been BEAs workhorse on domestic routes The deaths also were London Airports first passenger fatalities in almost 15 years A BEA twinengine Viking from Paris crashed and killed 28 per sons Oct 31 1950 That crash also occurred in fog Airport officials said visibility on the runway at the time of the crash Wednesday was 500 yards As fire engines and ambulances raced out it closed into less than 100 yards and sometimes to zero as fog patches rolled over the No 1 runway The airline said the made two previous attempts to land and just before the crash See picture of crash Page 2 Edition vot its MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 27 Thli Paper Contliti al Aiiociated Freu Full No 221 Viet Cong hit airfields was heard to turn oh full power apparently trying to get air borne again John Dabbs working at an airport service station said he heard the impact and saw huge orange flamelight the sky Then I saw the plane comin along the runway from the easl breaking up and exploding as i went he said Seats and bodies were scat tered all over the runway The the wings broke off Finally the nose ended up i some buildings at the end of th runway The Ministry of Aviation or dered an inquiry Form new government in Turkey ANKARA Turkey tice party chief Suleyman De mirel succeeded in forming a new conservative government volunteers Wednesday and became the youngest prime minister in Tur keys history Dcmirel 41yearold engineer and businessman submitted a Cabinet composed largely of moderates to President Cemal Gursel It was the first oneparty gov ernment since the 1960 army revolution which overthrew the late Premier Adnan Menderes regime The Justice partywon a majority in Parliament in na tional elections Oct 10 Over 26 not drafted Postwar babies filling the bill WASHINGTON deputy irector of the Selective Serv ce said Wednesday that men vcr 26 have little to fear from lie draft at this lime the umper crop of postwar babies s filling the bill to1 a great ex ent Under present circumstanc s I dont anticipate that well e getting into men over 26 ol Daniel 0 Omer said i an interview Right now about 50000 to 160000 youths a month are coming into their 19th birth day and this year about 2 mil ion men will reach the age of Under present law youths mdcr 19 cannot be drafted But Omer estimated that about 30 per cent or 600000 of the 2 mil ion 18yearolds will be eligible for induction next year About 40 per cent will be excused be cause of school he said As for the 19yearolds Omer said that a large number of them will enlist Always when draft calls arc high enlistments are up he said Right now enlistments are good Last month we had calls for 27000 men and 33000 men listed after they were examinee andfound Because of the great number of volunteers he said we missed our call by a few men about 500 So we sort of feel that wi were responsible for getting many men into the service who probably would not have enlist ed if they hadnt known the cal was large and they were ac ceptable Gen Wallace M Greene Jr Marine commandant said Tues day that the Marine Corps may be able to eliminate part of its draft calls because of increasing Sunset patrol at Plei Me South Viet Nam Montagnard soldiers patrol Plei Me some 210 miles north of Saigon during attack by large num ber of Viet Cong guerrillas The defenders were be seiged for several clays before they beat off the at Pholofax lackers See other pictures on Page Explosion of propellent fatal to two BRIGHAM CITY Utah AP Rocket propellant at a Minuteman missile manufactur ing plant in northern Utah blew up Wednesday killing two work men and critically burning three was not deter others The cause mined It was the first time anyone had been injured since Thiokol Chemical Corp established its Wasatch Division for the Minuteman in 1957 The company called it a fire rather than an explosion be cause a propellant ordinarily only if its in a contain er The fire was in a propellant mixing plant Those killed were identified as Deloy Christensen 30 and Don B Nelson 35 Critically injured were Sher man J Hanline 33 James A Little 28 and Raymond C Gor man 30 In a talk at Los Angeles Greene said the corps hopes to increase its manpower by 30000 men within the next five months Selective Service officials re vealed Tuesday that the ban against drafting childless men who were married before mid night Aug 26 had been lifted enabling local draft boards to meet the recently increased manpower quotas President Johnsons announce ment of the Aug 26 cutoff date made that afternoon precipi tated a rush to the altar by many young couples hoping to beat the draft Two weeks ago the Defense Department requested a draft quota of 45224 men for Decem ber the largest quota since the Korean war By early next year Omer pre dieted nearly all states will be drafting married men under 26 in order to fill theirQuotas An Associated Press survey indi cated Tuesday that at least 12 states plan to start drafting married men without children in December The states are New Mexico Alabama Wash ington Illinois New Hampshire Montana Minnesota Maryland Idaho Connecticut New Jersey and Wisconsin Nine other states Califor nia Nevada Oklahoma Maine Texas Arkansas Kansas Ne braska and Massachusetts indicated that by January they Opponents told No final 135 decision AMES J Brad ley Jr chairman of the Iowa Highway Commission told a 32 member delegation from north ern Iowa Wednesday there has been no final decision on the route of Interstate 35 The 32 legislators business men farmers and civic leaders appeared before the commission in opposition to the proposed route through the Mason City Clear Lake area Last month the commission ended more than two years Of speculation by announcing that it proposed to route 135 between Mason City and Clear Lake The decision still has not been ap proved by the US Bureau of Public Roads which reportedly favors the route John H Mitchell Fort Dodge attorney said The people in the Dows and Latimer areas have become highly emotional in their disapproval of the pro posed diagonal of 135 in their area The proposed Mason City Clear Lake route includes a 28 mile diagonal from near Wil liams northeast to near Lati mer then due north to the Min nesota line between Clear Lake and the Mason City Airport Under the old west line route favored by the delegation 135 would closely parallel Highway This proposal however was rejecled by the Bureau of Pub lic Roads Altogelhcr more than 20 pro posed routes have been studied by the commission At one point State Rep Ray Bailey DClarion charged that pressure groups and those with special interests have had a de termination on decisions on a final route He referred to a long cam paign by Mason City interests for the Mason CityClear Lake route and said he understood a delegation from Mason City went to Washington and influ enced the federal governments decision Bradley noticeably angered said Nobody pulls any strings or puts any pressure on this com mission We are dealing with peoples private property and whenever this is the case some one is going to be unhappy Bradley added The socalled original route close to Highway 69 was not approved by this commission any more than the new proposed route As oE this morning neither route has precedence over the other We did receive a memo randum from the Bureau of Public Roads stating that the original route was not accepta ble based on the information available Speakers emphasised that 135 Please turn to Page 2 End Brazilian political units may begin taking such men Omer said he considered decision to draft those married men a further assurance that men over 26 are not immediate ly in line for the draft The colonel who is also gen eral counsel of Selective Serv ice explained that there is a manpower pool of 500000 men who were married on or before Aug 26 and who must be induct ed before men over 26 SAME FARMS PROVIDENCE RI The number of farms in Rhode Island declined by 280 between 1959 and 1964 but the total value of all farm products sold rose by RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil AP The Brazilian govern ment Wednesday abolished all political parties and gave mili tary courts sweeping powers in a decree after Congress refused to act on the executive program President Humberto Castello Branco told the people the step was necessary because the na tion needed to get on with a pro gram to bring it back from the brink of economic chaos Castello Branco is empowered to declare a state of siege and rule by decree up to 180 days under a new institutional act superseding portions of the con stitution He can grant military courts jurisdiction over cases heretofore limited to the Su preme Court Congressional backers of ex President Joao Goulart the left ist thrown out by the military in April 1964 and exPresident Juscelino Kubitschek refused to go along with the government program laid before Congress Most of the program was incor porated in Wednesdays act Castello Branco came out of the army leadership after Gou larts overthrow to take over the government Goulart was vice president under Kubitschek Cubitschek who was president rom 1956 to 1961 is being quizzed by the military looking nto charges of corruption anc Communist infiltration during regime The president is empowered to close Congress during the state of siege and purge publi officials elected or appointed a all federal state am municipal Despite the abolition of politi cal parties and their member ship registries the present Con gress remains open In a brief address over nation wide television before the new act was read by an aide Castel lo Branco said the step was nec essary because we need tran quiUty for the nations ecofiomic development Inside The Globe OUNCIL candidates give views Page 31 North Iowa news 8 Society news 101112 Comics Editorials 20 Clear Lake news 2425 Sports2728 Bowling news 29 Mason City news 3031 Los Angeles police chief out of hospital LOS ANGELES 2hief William H Parker re turned from Rochester Minn Tuesday night after undergoing heart surgery at the Mayo Clin ic Parker whose ouster was de manded by some civil rights groups after riots in South IMS Angeles areas last August said he would recuperate six weeks and then resume his job North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly clear through Thurs day Cooler Wednesday night around 30 Highs Thurs day in low Ms Mason City giving over Fort Dodge Another story on Page 3 Mason Cityans giving to help hcir community neighbors hrough the United Fund have aeaten their North Iowa neigh bors at Fort Dodge The Fort Dodge residents by Wednesday noon reached 762 per cent of their United Fund quota ending the contest with Mason Cityans well ahead with an 842 per cent achievement Although the competition pc riod was officially over Fort Dodgers still were vowing to have a better driveend showing than Mason City We have to admit that Ma son City isdoing a faster job said Mrs Marion McCoy execu tive secretary of the United Fund at Fort Dodge But we arc not ready to concede that Mason City is doing a better job Actually Fort Dodge drive of ficials said the friendly con by a Fort Dodge served a useful purpose even for the losers The Fort Dodge solicitation lias been speeded in the race to beat Ma son City leaving solicitafion farther along than it ever has been at this point in the drive It will make possible a good opportunity for cleanup efforts it was reported Fort Dodgers starting later on their campaign than Mason City had come up fast in the last week even though failing to catch Mason City Their final 762 percentage represents pledged toward a goal Mason Citys 842 per cant represents pledged toward this communitys 950 goal Already past previous united giving in the community Mason Cityans still arc moving upward toward the record giving for comparable agencies That was in 1960 when Community Chest and halfyear local Red contributions came to 73685 The former Chest and the Red Cross arc joined in this years United Fund DaNang Chu Lai struck Attacks are simultaneous SAIGON Viet Nam Cong mortar and infiltration squads attacked US Marine airfields simultaneously shortly before midnight Wednesday at Da Nang and Chu Lai 52 miles apart on the South China coast A Marine spokesman said u couple of aircraft were de stroyed at each base The tactics evidently were sim ilar to those used previously by the red guerrillas against Amer ican installations at Da Nang 80 miles northeast of Saigon ind at Bien Hoa an air base 2 miles northeast this city Mortar crews fired shells from Ustant emplacements while oth er men moved up in an effort to place explosives by hand The Da Nang target in this case was not the main field but the east air base across the Da Nang River which is home to about 40 Marine helicopters A Marine jet fighterbomber group and some helicopters are based at Chu Lai south of Da Nang Vietnamese Rangers and US warplanes wrecked a heavy guerrilla assault Wednesday on a ranger camp only 20 miles northwest of Saigon American troops were out in force at the same time hunting Viet Cong in the Plei Me and Qui Nhon farther north A US military spokesman reported the heavy Communist casualties were suffered irr an attack by an estimated two bat talions of Viet Cong on a Viet namese ranger battalion camped at Due Lap Government casualties were termed moderate American advisers with the rangers suf fered light casualties but all returned to duty after treat ment the spokesman said The Viet Cong hit the ranger camp at Due Lap last June and again last month The attack early today followed the same pattern a barrage by mortars and small arms and then an assault on the camp The rangers fought back and artillery and air assaults were made quickly on the attackers The spokesman credited the repulse of the attack and the high Viet Cong casualties to coordination of ground and air fire power At Plei Me airborne Ameri can cavalrymen landed and swept southto clear out the last Communist strongpoint threat ening the Special Forces camp Light mortar and recoilless rifle fire fell during the night near the camp which had been under siege for a week But the troops of the US 1st Cavalry Division met no resistance as they pushed through the junglsj 210 miles northeast of Saigon The decision to send out the American troops apparently was made after a South Viet namese column of infantry and armored vehicles which had relieved the post Monday was hurled back by heavy Commu nist fire when it began moving south of the camp On one ridge the US troops 100 90 ao 70 60 so found an abandoned Viet Cong outpost overlooking tho camp and the body of one North Viet namese regular soldier The area had been heavily bombed by US planes during the siege Atop one hill the advancing Americans found ont of the Communists main observation posts The enemy had pulled out so fast they left behind ammuni tion equipment and clothing Until Tuesday afternoonthe South Vietnamese had turned down offers by US forces to join in the battle At that point the government troops were confident that they hat chased the Corrfrtuinists away camp was preparing to receive high government offi cials and accept congratulations for holding out when the Com munists opened fire again As saults were directed against both the camp and the relief VIETNAM turn to Page 2   

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