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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                u 250 CHEER FUND GOA1 S1MM M PREVIOUSLY KEPORTED JIMIW fiM ioo rw iiOO ioo iiM 2IMIM intm 100 ftM Ml litHI JWI 3VWI R No 4IHS Or and Mrs George T Meservey Hamemakeri Club Wfniy Susan Klnberlr Mark Kismussnn Anonymous The R E Schjals In Memory of I O LaMlcy Orpha Truex Greene lucinda George E Penwn National Bank Anonymous Rick Jean and Ron RockwellSwalecUle Commu nity School In Memory ot larry Dean Ritler Mrs B E ManJey Mason Cily Grandmothers Club JM and MJ Josephine Nodland RMG For John Krnm Someone Been Helped THE DAYS TOTAI t TOTAL TO DATE SI18I1S STIIL NEEDED I1S1SH3 GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY 4 Cheer Fund still needs HIS is the week that will decide if the Chr i s t m a s Cheer Fund will achieve and ex ceed its goal for the 41st consecu tive year Only four days remain more than which with the amount already donated is the minimum re quired to assure a happy holi day season for the communitys needy Every dollar in excess of the goal will make Christmas that much merrier and enable Fam ily Services Inc to continue its good works throughout the year The list of givers over the weekend indicates Mason City and friends definitelyin tend to meet the obligation Spearheading the donations wasa generous from First National Bank one of the many old friends the Cheer Fund has come to rely upon In the words of Harold Wal ton vice president We just hope that our contribution will help enough to take care of those Tto newspaper that makes oil North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION a Sect One MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER W INS Auoclated Full Wlrci VOL H7 Storm over peace offer Italian Rusk sabotaged hopeful exchange on peace By JOHN M HICHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP The Johiison administration found itself caught up Mondayin a stormy dispute over its publica tion of correspondence reporting and probing a conditional peace offer from Communist North Viet Nam The storm overshadowed the central question whether Hanoi had in fact made an authentic approach for a settlement on its own terms and might yet re spond to a US request for clar ification of conditions in it President Johnson could try to revive the roundabout peace exchange with President Ho Chi Minh of North Viet Nam by sending some kind of new mes sage in Hos direction but ad ministration officials said Mon day that there had been no deci sion on any new US action The secrecy covers were torn from the incident last Friday after noon after the St Louis Postr Dispatch reported that a new peace offer from Hanoi had been rejected by the United States Dr G iorgio La Pir a f or m e r mayor and a left wing ChristianDemocrat one of the principal intermediaries in the affair accused Secretary of State Dean Rusk of sabotaging whatLa Pira took to be a hopeful exchange on peace Rusk is to blame La Pira was quoted in press dispatches from Florence because he on viously wanted this mission to fail by disclosing in advance what had been done Stale Department officials calling the charge outrageous said the publication was forced by concern for what they con tended was a partially erro neous account which had al ready become public Rusk was reported angered and upset by the criticism Arthur J Goldberg am bassador to the United Nations and another who played the role of gobetween said Sunday on ABCs Issues and Answers the administration would have preferred lo carry on this dis cussion in privacy but was faced with a crisis of confi dence with the public over the credibility of its peace policy Goldberg argued the adminis tration acted correctly in re leasing the correspondence Goldberg said he did not think disclosure of the exchange over peace negotiations would hurl any chances that now exist for such talks t think we would continue to hope that this matter will be transferred from the battlefield to table So 1 do not he said ipthere is a genuine desire on both sidcs to negotiate that desire will surmount whatever the difficulties are of disclo sure But Dr Benjamin Spock and II Stuart Hughes cocharrmon of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy attacked the administration on the ground that it was avoiding negotia tions by publication of the cor respondence in order lo keep the National Liberation Front the political arm of the Com munist guerrilla forces in South Viet Nam out of any future government in Saigon North Viet Nam itself de nounced the whole thing Satur day as a hoax and in effect de nied that a peace probe had been made The Communist Chinese chimed in Sunday calling the report of peace feelers a US madc hoax which fools no body US officials here were im pressed by the degree of confir mation in the Hanoi broadcast however of the main mechan ical faet of the reported peace offer the meeting Nov H be tween La Pira and Italian Pro fessor Mario Primiccrio with Ho and Premier Pham Van Dong The North Vietnamese an nouncement differed in its em phasis from the account which La Pira passed on to Italian Foreign Minister Aniinlorc Fan fani the UN General Assem bly president and which Fan fa ui reported to Washington in a Nov 20 letter to President John son The La PiraFanfani account said the Vietnamese were prepared for peace negotiations Enemy band beaten off Forces guarding attacks on the SAIGON South Viet Nam iff Saigon against Communist terrorist fifth anniversary qf the Viet Cong beat off a company size enemy band Monday night five miles outside the capital near a vital fuel and ammunition dump The city limits heard the rattle of small arms fire and the rumble of artillery The action was east of Nha Be site of the biggest supply of fuel and Yule baskets Individuals and organiza tions planning Christmas bas kets are asked to contact Family Service Inc 419 First National Bank Building for clearance of names This will protect against duplication and omissions Persons know ing of families in need also should contact Family Serv ice who depend upon the more for tunate for a glimmer of hope at Christmas time We are grati fied that we again can extend a helping hand The other extreme but no less heartfelt is represented by a 25cent donation from Some one Who Has Been Helped This person no longer a recipi ent of Cheer Fund assistance annually shows appreciation for past favors when her need was great There are other old friends Typographical Union Rick Jean and Ron Gradmoth ers Club Dr and Mrs G T Carl RockwellSwaledale School among them Everybody can help Bring your gift to the GlobeGazette or send it to CHRISTMAS CHEER Box 271 Mason City Iowa 50407 North Iowa Weather outlook Continued m i I d Monday night and Tuesday Lows Mon day night middle 20s Highs Tuesday in lower 40s Weather Details On 2 ammunition in the country An American officer said the Viet Cong probe apparently was not intended get at the dump but it bumped into alerted forces1 whichat first may have suspected thiswas the target The depot on the Saigon Riv er is a critical area for the South Vietnamese US advisers say a single tracer round fired into one of the fuel tanks or one mortar round hitting an ammu nition ship there could set the entire area ablaze They add that ignited fuel spilling into the river during an incoming tide could send a wall of fire sweep ing into Saigon Full details of the fighting on the outskirts were not immedi ately available The Nha Be storage area was fully lighted more so than usu al as though the defenders were taking no chances The rumpus in midevening could have been intended by the Viet Cong to mark the anniver sary Earlier in the evening a ter rorist hurled a grenade at a truckload of US soldiers on a bridge on the northern outskirts of the city en route to a US base The grenade bounced off the rear of the truckand exploded in the street injuring only one American police said The incident occurred despite the tightest security in years in De Gaulle may soften his methods PARIS AP France settled back for more years of Gaul lism Monday following President Charles de Gaulles reelection to another sevenyear term Although De Gaulles failure to win on the first ballot two weeks ago gave clear notice that his popularity had slipped almost no one expected the au tocratic old man to alter his pol soften his icy goals He may methods however In the runoff election Sunday the city of more than 14 million to guard against any major birthday incident Officials said the wave of terrorism could continue until the new year The Communists took no holi day in the field Two Viet Cong companies at tacked two outposts of the Tuy en Nhon Special Forces camp in the Plain of Reeds 40 miles west of Saigon The U Sadvised MAYOR NICE France DIES AP Jean Medeciri 15 mayor lince 1928 and a opetime candi date for the French presidency died Saturday SAME DATE7M47tt M government forces threw back the Communists with tactical air support and claimed 29 Viet Cong killed Twelve miles father west bat talions of South Vietnamese re gional troopers slammed into a Viet Cong hideout killing 26 Communists and destroying 30 sampans and 53 buildings spokesmen reported The attack force also captured 12 sampans and found more than 100 gre nades and a dozen weapons With an improvement in the weather U S warplanes ended a twoday lull in the raids on North Viet Nam Air Force Fl05 Thunderchiefs dropped 49 tons of bombs and rockets on the Bac Can highway bridge 75 miles north of Hanoi spokes men said Pilots reported two spans down a third damaged and damage to six antiaircraft positions nearby that protect the VIET NAM Please Turn to 2 complete returns from pean France and all overseas territories except Guiana and Polynesia gave the 75yearold president 13063134 or 5518 per cent Leftist Francois Mitter rand got 10609744 About 84 per cent of the reg istered voters balloted a near record turnout Mitterrand t e T m e d De Gaulles victory mediocre and said he would turn his at tention to the National Assem bly elections in November 1967 All my efforts he said will be to make the legislative elections the decisive engage ment which will save the repub lic from the adventure into which a discounted GauUism is going to plunge it De Gaulle who begins his new term Jan 8 issued no victory statement from the seclusion of his estate in eastern France His supporters were overjoyed that he had pulled out a com fortable margin after his humil iating first round setback in which he won only 439 per cent of the vote On nw international scene Gaulle faces two items of unfin ished business One is the negotiations in the shenation European Common on the hasis of the 1954 Geneva agreements creating Viet Nam provided the United States would accept the Communists fourpoint program which Ha noi called ils definition of the Geneva treaty as a basis for the talks The Hanoi account which de nounced the State Department disclosure said flatly that the United Slates must recognize these four points and show this with practical deeds so as lo find a political solution to the Viel Nam problem That is in line with North Viet Nams standard public position but it is harder as a statement of policy than Ihfi La Pira ver sion reported by Fanfani and released in the Fanfani letter to ohnson Diplomatic authorities said rivately they thought the Hanoi government might have consid red it necessary to issue ays denial to preserve its posi on with Communist China vhich is regarded here as vehe mently opposed to peace in Viet But officials said it was qually possible and perhaps more logical that North Viet Nams leaders simply arent ready to negotiale yet on any erms other than their own The principal Communist erm which the Johnson admin istration has been totally unwill ing to accept is Point Three which requires that the Commu nists have a decisive role in the future of South Viet Nam John son and Rusk have taken the position that on this issue thette ccn be no compromise Fanfanis letter to Johnson was answered by Rusk Dec 4 and Fanfani sent the essence of the reply along to North Viet Nam Rusk asked for clarifica tion on several points of La Piras version of Hos state ment Diplomatically therefore the next move would appear to be Patrol doesnt hamper harvest Despite presence of a US patrol passing by last week a Vietnamese woman continues scooping up rice from a straw mat Iliolofnx laid atop dirt road west of Ben Cat 30 miles north of Saigon The area is Viet Congcontroller and so are most peasants Inside The Globe VIET NAM to be main is sue in Congress Page 27 Checking spacemen CAPE KENNEDY Fla AP Astronauts and James A 578 1011 12 North Iowa news 1417 Society news Clear Lake news Comics Market which De Gaulle brought to an abrupt halt last June 2122 U Sports Editorials Latest markets 30 Mason City news 3031 Classified pages Frank Lovell Borman Jr who sailed far enough during their two weeks in space to make 10 round Irips to the moon began three days of medical checks here Monday to determine what physical rigors space travel has on man People who lalkcd with Ihe astronauts said their main com plaint of the 14day flighl was the confinement they couldnt slrelch out They asserted they dreamed a lot during the mis sion sources said And Borman was quoted as saying that Lov cll was dreaming all the time Food on board the spacecraft some of it dchydralcd got tedious and somewhat objec tionable toward the end of the flighl the sources noted Air Force LL Col Borman and Navy Cmdr Lovell as well as Gemini 7 astronauts Walter M Schirra Jr and Thomas P Stafford praised the Tilan 2 booster and Gemini spacecraft All four also remarked how easy it was lo see through each others spacecraft windows while they were rendezvousing high above the earth Wednes day Schirra was quoted as saying that the Gemini pearcd twice as 7 capsule brighl as ap Ihe brightest star Sirius when he Erhard Lyndon open discussions WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson and West Ger manys Chancellor Ludwig Er hard talked over a broad range of world problems Monday in the first session of a twoday series of talks aides reported They did not limit themselves to the question of nuclear shar ing in the Western Alliance re portedly chief issue so far as the visilnj German leader is concerned The two were together an hour and 15 minutes After the meeting a smiling Johnson escorted an equally smiling chancellor to a wailing limousine to drive to a luncheon at the State Department The Germans have no nuclear weapons and rely on the North Allantic Treaty Organization as a deterrent against what Er hard has said arc 1000 middle range Soviet missiles aimed at Western Europe Erliartl was expected lo present a plan for expanded control of those nuclear weap ons now in Western Europe Administration officials knew in advance the broad outlines of his proposal but declined public comment until after Erhard fills in the details As understood prior lo the Germans arrival this would involve general support for the British idea of an Atlantic Nu clear Force ANK The Erhardcnvisaged force as understood in Washington would be a fleet of Americnn and British submarines equipped with Polaris missiles and jointly owned by interested nations At the outset this prob ably would include the United Slates Britain West Germany Italy and the Netherlands Thus Ihree njttions Germa ny Italy and the Netherlands would have a bigger say in the use of nuclear weapons was approaching it ant Schirra and Stafford indicated that ren dezvous was easier than they thought Stafford and Schirra copiloted two small airplanes on Thurs day from the prime recovery ship the aircraft carrier Wasp to Bermuda On the way sources said they tried to fly their two aircraft in formation and noted that it was much easier to pilot two Gemini spacecraft in formation even though the spaceships were speeding at 17500 miles an hour Persons who talked with the astronauts quoted Borman as saying he thouglil future space men should not have to fly in bulky space suits on longdura tion flights And if a back up pressure system is neededBor man suggested it be built into the spacecraft rather than ttic space suit sources nolcd The Iwo Gemini 7 pilots flew much of their mission in tlieir underwear and would have GEMINI Please Turn to Page 2 Urges acceptance of Viet Cong offer VATICAN CITY Pope Paul VI has urged acceptance of a Viet Cong offer of a 12 hour ceasefire in Viet Nam Christmas and expressed hope this would be followed lay peace negotiations We applaud whoever adapts himself loyally to end the dangerous conflict he told a crowd of 20000 persons in St Peters Square Sunday He spoke from his apartment win dow X t 3 up to Hanoi No answer has reached me as of today Fan fani said Friday When the sequence of events became public US officials went to great efforls to empha size that the apparent peace feeler had not been rejected as reported by the PostDispatch But the next day the Post Dispatch quoted wellplaced diplomats at the United Na tions as saying US bombing last Wednesday of an electrical power plant in the vicinity of the North Vietnamese port of Haiphong constituted a clear answer to the peace offer In a story by UN corre spondent Donald Grant the paper said Johnson had been informed in advance of the air strike that any such action would close the door lo nego tiations Goldberg however said Sunday that this is com pletely untrue There was this other week end developments President Johnson received a report Sunday from Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mans field on a 30000mile factfind ing trip dealing mainly with Viet Nam Mansfield and four colleagues who accompanied him said upon their arrival in Washington Saturday night that the longer a solution is de layed the more extended the deslructiveness of the conflict will become and the more diffi cult the restoration of a rational and durable peace Days till   

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