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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1965, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOMI EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER It IMS Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL 105 No 240 Henry Wallace dies Respiratory arrest claims exvice president DANBURY Conn mer Vice President Henry A Wallace 77 died Thursday in Danbury Hospital A hospital spokesman said he diedlate Thursday morning He had been ill several months The spokesman said death was caused by a respiratory arrest due to a chronic neuro muscular ailment and lateral sclerosis Wallace was taken to the hos pital in Danbury this morning from his home in South Salem NY Wallace had been hospitalized earlier at the National Institute of Health in Washington He was released Oct 28 and he re turned to South Salem The tall grayhaired Iowa na tive served as vice president froni 19411945 during the third term of President Franklin Del ano Roosevelt Southern Democrats and big city forces blocked his renomi naiion to the post however and Harry S Truman got the bid When Truman became presi dent he ousted Wallace from a cabinet post as secretary oC commerce following a row over foreign policy Wallace born a Republican became Democrat when he en tered his public career in 1933 and eventually developed as a leading proponent of Roosevelts New Deal policies His international views how ever prompted considerable controversy In 1948 Wallace ran for presi dent under the newly formed Progressive Party campagn ing for friendlier r e 1 a lions with Russia Wallace accepted the Communist partys support but as criticism developed dur ing the campaign he declared I am not a Communist or So cialist or Marxist of any de scription After his unsuccessful presi dential campaign Wallace dropped from public view to he come a gentleman farmer on Tackled problems of farms FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HENRY WALLACE Attempted tO ivy toll ambush PLEIKU Viet Nam Depleted cavalry units exchanged fire again Thursday night witH North Vietnamese regulars in the la Drang Valley campaign which balances the heaviest American losses of any en gagement of the war against a Communist death toll now estimated at 1200 About to the north a fleet of 38 US Marine helicopters bore more than a battalion of Viet namese government troops into battle against hard core Viet Cong who overran the government district headquarters of Hiep Due and wiped out an outlying defense post Wednesday Heavy Communist ground fire downed two of the heli copters Men of the US 1st Air Caval ry Division claimed at least 300 North Vietnamese were killed during the Communist ambush of a cavalry battalion in the la Drang Valley Wednesday US spokesmen previously had re ported 890 North Vietnamese killed in the battle which start ed last Sunday The ambush was also costly for the US 1st Cavalry Airmo bile Division which may have suffered the highest American casualties of any single engage ment of the war in Viet Nam One company was virtually wiped out and some other units of areinforced battalion of the cavalrymen suffered serious losses A US spokesman in Saigon termed American casualties in the action moderate He said VS troops still held the battle ground Thursday US B52 bombers struck Com munist positions overlookingthe valley for the fifth and sixth times today to support the American troops After 6A hours of hard fight ing dozens of dead Americans lay on the battlefield Wednes day night beside bodies of ene my dead Wounded Americans crowded aid stations in Pleiku US patrols reported they counted at least 300 dead Com inunists ori the battlefield anc a spokesman said the enemy toll appeared certain to rise Previously US spokesmen had reported 890 North Vietnamese killed in the fighting which ha raged in the valley in the cen tral highlands since Sunday No US casualty announced in accordance wit US security policy But before the ambush the la Drang had caused the heaviest Ameri can losses in the war Elsewhere in South Vie Nam Viet Cong battalions de stroyed five US spotter plane and inflicted moderate casua ties on Vietnamese Rangers de fending the Tan Hiep airfield 3 miles southwest of Saigon US adviser said 28 Viet Con bodies were found There were no American casualties The Vietnamese in th la Drang Valley lay in the un derbrush and hid in trees to am bush a battalion from the VIIT NAM Turn to 2 Diamond on Lucis 3rd finger WASHINGTON AP A new old and diamond ring sparkled n Luci Johnsons third finger it hand as she danced cheek ocheek with boyfriend Pat Nu ent at a White House party The ring drew new specula on that the Presidents daugh er 18 is engaged to marry Nu ent 23 But the White House gain would make no commen nd Luci herself couldnt be cached Luci in a strapless white aille evening dress her hair xmfiant had a gay time at the innerdance Wednesday nigh n honorof Britains Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon She danced some slow num ers romantically with Nugen nd did some fast frugs with ther partners during the eve LUCI JOHNSON Ring on Finger ning to the blaring beat of Peter Duchins orchestra in the East loom Before the dinner Mrs John sons press secretary Elizabeth larpenter had asked the few reporters permitted to watch he dancing that they not inter view Luci Reports circulated several weeks ago that Luci and Pat whose hometown is WaukegW 111 had flown to the LET Ranch in Texas for a weekend to ask President and Mrs John sons permission to marry Neither Johnsons nor their White House spokesmen would either confirm or deny the re port Luci and Nugent main tained that their private live were their own and they would have nothing to say There were subsequent rumors though tha the President had persuaded the young couple to wait at leas until Luci a freshman a Georgetown University Schoo of Nursing here finished he fouryear course increase prices DES MOINES AP Henry Agard Wallace as US secreta ry of agriculture set himself to he task of raising farm prices to the normal levels of preWorld War I years To do this he set up the ela sorate machinery of the Agri cultural Adjustment Adminis tration reaching every agricul ural county and township with aenefit payments to induce farmers to cut their acreage This was necessary Wallac said because the collapse o foreign tradehadleftthe Amer ican market for farm product glutted But he insisted then later that his aim was to ad vance from a system of deniec plenty to a system of balancec abundance Wallace the slowspoken son of the secretary of agriculture under Presidents Harding arid Coolidge came out of Iowa in 1933 to occupy the same posl under President Franklin D Roosevelt From 194145 he was vice president under FDR Wallace died Thursday at Danbury Conn hospital He was 77 He was a former Republican and editor of Wallaces Farmer a widely circulated Midwest farm weekly which his grand father had founded A deep re ligious feeling colored his pub lie utterances As a farm leader he not only wrote often of the economic problems of the farmer but he also bred a highyield corn and carried on other farm experi ments To bring a quick balance be tween the prices of cotton anc corn and the higher cost o things which farmers bought in 1933 Wallace adopted emergen cy killing of mil lions of sows and suckling pigs and the plowing under of everj third row of cotton The AAA had been establish ed on May 12 1933 to win the armers cooperation in holding own the supplies of basic com wheat tobac o corn hogs This agency also landled milk marketing agree ments and codes for millers meat packers and other proces ors Wallace trying out a new kind f farm aid faced repeated con licts both inside and outside he administration George Peek quit as AAA administrator in January 1934 after a dispute with Wallace over foreign trade policies and the methods of his 115acre farm at South Sa lem NY There he spent his remaining years privately studying and ex perimenting with breeding corn for hybrids for example lie enjoyed gardening but his specialty was raising strawberries If you garden you want to live and see how plants develop the next year Wallace once said at his farm complete with arns and windmill overlooking ic green hills and blue lakes northern Westchester County Y Wallace also served as secre ary of agriculture under Roose ell and promulgated a contro ersial plan to exit surpluses by educing crop acreage and kill ig young pigs With the outbreak of the Ko can War Wallaces view to ard Russia cooled then he be Often visited Mason City Henry Wallace whose busi ness and political ambitions took him far afield never for got his native Iowa Mason Cityans will remem ber him best for repeated visits to the community in the election campaigns of 1940 and 1944 He made Hotel Hanford his base of operations in his efforts to reach people in all parts of North Iowa A visit on July 30 1943 however had nothing to do with election pageantry It was a factfinding mission to see how Iowas farms were doing as the war effort was approaching its peak Wallaces last appearance in Mason City was Feb 221755 when he spoke at a farm forum at Holy Family Church Auditorium He urged m low er parity on corn supports and a cutback in acreages as the farmers were coming to grips with the problem of postwar surpluses Help for a wounded buddy in Viet Nam A wounded American soldier is aided to a helicopter for evac uation Thursday from la Drang valley area where a Communist force ambushed a battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division Ambush Phnlofax hit late Wednesday afternoon as battalion was moving to new positions from area of heavy fighting this week handling milk agreements When drought later cut the supplies of farm products sharp y some of Wallaces critics lamed his program for high rood prices Wallace replied that ndustry itself had plowed mil lions of workers into the street Because of Wallaces method of financing the farm program with processing taxes levied on WALLACE turn to 2 North lowo Weather outlook Mostly cloudy with snow flurries Thursday night with around 30 partly cloudy Friday In upper to low Weather 2 Inside The Globe AIRCRAFT machinists prepare to strike Page 5 GOVERNMENT to release surplus copper Page 6 Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 7 CubGazette 8 Society news 71011 Sports 1314 Mason City news 1617 Comics 18 Classified pages 2021 North Iowa news 22 Rail workers start going back to jobs CHICAGO AP The Broth erhood of Railway Clerks slruck the sprawling Alchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co Thursday but workers began returning to their jobs after the National Mediation Board in Washington intervened A railroad spokesman said the Santa Fe has received notice that the striking union had ac cepted the mediation boards of fer to mediate the dispute A railroad spokesman said the Santa Fe has received notice that the striking union had ac cepted the mediation boards of fer to mediate the dispute The strike which began at 6 am GST lied up freight service over the 13000milc line that serves much of the southwestern United States but supervisory personnel kept passenger trains running although some depar tures were late Hijack attempt fails By HOWARD BENEDICT CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP An icynerved electronics executive and two of the na tions top space figures dis armed a teenager who tried to hijack a jetliner over the Gulf of Mexico Thomas Robinson 16 who said he wanted to go to Cuba to help antiCastro political prison ers fired a barrage of shots into the deck of the lounge before he was wrestled to the seal Wednesday night 100 miles out of New Orleans He was carry ing two guns But the two space executives and a score of other top experts the cream of the brainpower in the Gemini program com ing here to check out space craft for the United States next space flights escaped without injury We thought all along the shots were blanks said Paul Haney voice of the U S astro nauts until somebody pulled back the rug and we counted eight big holes in the metal floor At that point I got a little weak in the knees he said It was one hell of a 25 minutes It was electronics executive Edward C Haake of Seabrook Tex who actually got the jump on the youth from Brownsville Tex by distracting him with a handful of gold coins I walked through the whole German army in World War II and I wasnt convinced he was all he was trying to be said Haakc 46 a decorated B17 pi lot Im no hero he said just did what I had to do T Haney was silling next to Chris Kraft who directs U S astronauts as they circle the globe when Robinson sal down on the arm of the chair across he aisle Robinson dropped a newspa per he had wrapped around a 22caliber automatic galvaniz THOMAS ROBINSON Attempt Hijack ing the 91 passengers aboard the Los Angeles to Miami Na tional Airlines Flighl 30 He poinled it at Chris Han ey said It was only six inches off his jaw Whal have you got Ihcre boy Krafl said There was a click which Ihotight was a cocking action Haney said It did not fire Thats why I thought it was cocking action The kid stood up and backed toward the cockpit door and fired three shots in the floor of the lounge Then he just stood there for five minutes and then he said Ive got a gun and Im not afraid to use it Then he fired Ihrec more shots in the floor Haake was Ihe only other per son in the lounge Haney said The husky 6footer talked to Robinson calmly pretending to go along with his wild plans t about going to Cuba even though Robinson now had a re volver in the other hand He even fixed him a drink Haneysaid Then the kid calmed down and Haake pulled out a plastic holder full of gold coins He asked the boy if he would like to see them The kid said he was a coin collector At some point along the way the kid lowered his hands I think he was going to reload the gun When heput his hands to gether Haake grabbed them Chris and I immediately jumped I was the first one there Haake held his hands and I threw him against the seat And while Haake held him both Chris and I helped subdue him Robinson neatly dressed in greygreen Ivy League suit with a striped tie was charged with intent to inlimidale Ihe crev and influence the captain t take the plane to Havana Cuba At an arraignment in New Orleans he was held on bond Dr Charles Berry chief phy sician for the Gemini program who was going with the othe officials to check out the space craft for Gemini 6 and 7 sched uled in two weeks said after the ordeal was over They couk have slartcd a pretty good Cii ban space program wilh lha planeload Robinson held in the Orlean DRAMA Please Turn to Page 2 Fuel cell problem may delay launch CAPE KENNEDY Fla with powerproducing fuel cells threatens to delay the Dec 4 launch date of Gemini 7 astronauts Frank Borman and James A Lovell Jr Sources said any postpone ment probably would be for two days There was no indication when a decision would be made A National Aeronautics and Space Administration official said there was a possibility of keeping the Dec 4 schedule by working on Thanksgiving and weekends normally off days A NASA spokesman said that during a test Tuesday pressure apparently built up and forcec liquid hydrogen into the Iwo fuc cells which combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce clectri cal power The spokesman saic the cells may not have been harmed but to he on the safe side for the intended 14day mis sion the decision was made to replace them If Gemini 7 is delayed th companion Gemini 6 flight to bo launched nine days afte Gemini 7 also would be posl poned f ame alarmed over Soviet pol cy But he saw Communist 2hina as perhaps a greater hreat In 1962 Wallace wrote Looking 20 or 30 say weve got to get Russia or China with us we cant have both those countries vith their huge populations against us Wallace predicted China might become the Mongols of he 20th Century threatening irst Russia then the rest of the vorld Property valuations going up DES MOINES AP Many owans face an increase in their real estate valuations for tax purposes as a result of action his week by the State Tax Com mission The commission Thursday confirmed that it has proposed ncreases in real estate valua ions in all or parts of 82 of Io ivas 99 counties because it feels he present taxable values are oo low In some counties the pro posed boosts were described as substantial In others de reases as well as increases in certain classes of real estate vere called for Polk County was one of the 17 ounties not affected by the ommissions action The coun y recently completed a reap praisal of all its properties VALUATIONS Turn to Page 2 SAME DATE1H4714 1 K
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