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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                500 250 CHEER FVKO GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED C o b eGatelte carriers In Mason City Clear IaVt and urea towns Mitchell ind Uanny Johnson Thompson JJ and J Junior College students faculty KayenayMelalcraftMohawk Employes Grateful Payne Plumhiiir and 50 KiHanis Club Members In Memory of K A Huff man Mason City School Stu dents and Faculty Mason Citys Fird Salesmen From Grandma Sonja Kachut and Sandra Oafcleaf Boy Scouts Troop IIS St James Church GlobeGazelle Businesi Of fice Hale1hlpps Motors Em ployes Glob eGazele Composing Room In Memory of Howard Hay don In Memory of Jeanelle A Friend Farmers Feed and Grain Company In Memory of Eva Dlrksen From Hlh Place NE Chil dren Summer carnival proceeds North Town Friends Mrs V H In Memory of Sam Roien Reeky Jon and Billy In Memory of Delberl Sco 7MI 300 U7S 2IM Mftfl 460 In Memory of Mrs Byron 200 300 11UNI XI 00 lW American Federation Grain Millers Suffar Di vision Local 26il 1000 Order of AHEPA Mason City Chapter 207 HUM Union Dozen Cluh Ventura lWI lola B Bakken SIK MFIt SOfl In Memory ot Herbert E Kennison United Packing House Food and Allied Workers AFL CIO No f8 50IH In Memory of Herbert Ken nison Two Birds in Wlldwood SOfl Brownie Troop IKfi Hoover School lW In Behalf ot Troops in Viet am Mason City Chapter of DeMolay 15WI THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE GIVING DAYS LEFT J ONLY 2 newspaper that makes all Nortfo lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10e One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER X2 WS Associated Full Leaie WIrei VOL 10S No on Viet in Crash injuries claim city man Kenneth Edward Filbrandt 37 654 llth NE died Tuesday night in a Mason City hospital of injuries suffered when his car smashed into the rear of a gaso ine transport near the Mason City airport The accident occurred just before pm and the death followed about midnight The Iowa Highway Patrol said both vehicles were going east on Highway 18 Ward Willis Deets 43 Clear Cheer Fund sparked by youngsters OUNGSTERS of all ages carrier boys high school classes j u n io r college students and oldsters still Lake had just driven the rtick onto the highway from the south off the ilacktop pipeline road a short distance west of the airport entrance The truck was hit about 200 feet east of that road accord ing to the report Patrolmen estimated that the truck was going 10 to 15 miles an hour and the auto between 50 and 70 miles an hour The 1959model auto was listed as demolished The truck owned by Indianhead Transport Co Minneapolis had about worth of damage to the rear Clear Lake firemen stood by in case of fire but there was none Patrolmen are still investigat ing the accident Vision appar ently was clear and no cause for the crash is known they said Mr Filbrandt was born Nov 8 1928 at Eldora son of Ed ward and Amanda Roll Fil brandt He moved from Eldora to Dows and in 1959 came to Mason City where he was em ployed by the Albert Koerbcr Floor Covering Service He was married to Geraldine1 E North May 29 I960 at Ste vens They made their home al 645 llth NE Mr Filbrandt served with the Railroad attacked in tax dispute DES MOINES AP The Iowa Tax Commission was on counterattack Wednesday in its court battle with the Chicago and North Western Railway over its property tax assess ments in this state Answering a suit in which the railroad asks that its 1965 tax able value to cut by more than commission the North young in heart have given the Christmas Cheer Fund a tremendous shot in the arm as the big holiday rapidly approaches Todays list of giving totals the second greatest single days generosity in the 41year history of the fund With achieving of the goal thus assured Mason City ans and their friends now can concentrate on swelling the total and enhancing the yeararound good deeds of Family Service Inc Students and faculty members of Mason City High School al ways have made the Cheer Fund one of their major proj ects of benevolence This year is no exception as they dug down deep to donate a total of 22175 Clarence Turner and Rick Ivanovitch representing the faculty and student body brought the great heap of coins bills and checks to the Globe Gazette office The smile on their faces readily told the good feeling the Cheer Fund gener ates throughout the community Mason City Junior College is well represented too as well as the DeMolay Boy Scouts Brownie Scouts and the children who live on 14th Place NE who donated summer carnival pro cecds The Globe Gazette carrier boys donated also generously as they do every year from the proceeds of their routes Todays list also includes the GlobeGazette composing room and business office showing U S Army in the Korean War He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the VFW Surviving are his wife Ger aldine E Filbrandt Mason City two sons Robert K and Charles E and a daughter Cyn thia K all at home his moth er Mrs Amanda Filbrandt Dows and father Edward Fil brandt Eldora Two brothers Donald and Robert both of Dows and a sis ter Mrs Allan Joan Rash Davenport also survive The funeral will be at 2 pm Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church The Rev C A Hinz one half the charged Tuesday Western Understated its operating in come and value for property tax purposes Had made adjustments tak en deductions and wilfully failed to report certain data for 1963 and preceding years Resorted to alleged mislead ing and deceptive acts in a scheme to escape its fair pro portionate share of the burdens of The litigation in Polk County District Court affects 55 Iowa counties through which North Western lines run The railroad has asked for an injunction to prevent collection of 1966 taxes on its 1965 taxable value which it said shouldbe cut from 536697 to Treasurers of the 55 counties1 have joined the Tax Commission in opposing the granting of an injunction The 1965 case is the third in volving assessments of the last three years The only one that has been tried was that of the 1963 assess ment The North Western won that one when the Iowa Supreme Mans best friend even at war V CHEER Turn to 2 Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Comics Bowling Sports Latest markets H Mason City 1213 Society Classified pages 1111 North Iowa nows 20 pastor of the church offi ciate Burial will be in Memorial CRASH Turn to Page 2 Sentenced to life in prison for murder TUCSON Ariz AP A judge heeded the plea Tuesday of a 19yearold youth who plead ed guilty to firstdegree murder in the mystery death of young Alleen Rowe The youth John Saunders pleaded If you can spare my life I will dedicate the rest of it to being a better person Life imprisonment was or dered by Superior Court Judge John Collins who noted that Saunders had cooperated with law enforcement officers A day earlier Mary Rac French 19 was sentenced to prison for four to five years after pleading guilty to being an accessory and to concealing murder Charles Schmid Jr 23 has pleaded innocent to a charge of murder in the case Shopping Court upheld a District Court ruling which ordered the Tax Commission to revise and cut the 1963 valuation However the reduction later made by the commission was challenged by the railroad as being too meager It has not yet been settled The 1964 case also is still pending The North Western contends that the Tax Commission has not treated it fairly in relation to valuations placed upon other carriers operating in Iowa In its special defense to the 1965 suit the commission said that information in North West ems annual Steam Report was inconsistent with information in such reports from the Milwau kee Rock Island and Illinoi Central which the Northwest ern cites for compariso purposes The defense charged in par ticular that the North Western1 Steam Reports for the last fiv years showed net operating in come of below th income shown in reports to th Interstate Commerce Commis sion The Tax Commission sai North Western reports for th lastfive years showed incom of an average o per year below th figures shown in reports stockholders MachinegurmeiBill Twarcly of North Chicago 111 has a smileon his bearded face as he plays with a puppy during a break on patrol in the jungle east of the Michelin Rubber planta tion in SouthViet Nam Twardy with the 2nd Battalion of the Photofav 1st Infantrys 16th Regimen I found the puppy in a deserted Viet Cong hamlet and carried him along on a nineday patrol in one of his ammunition pouches Phototax CHRISTMAS SHOP Alicyn Clausen in summer at tire of shorts and sweater amidst final rush of Christ mas shoppers Tuesday in downtown Sioux City draws bypassers stares The mer cury climbed to 55 on the first day of winter Weather outlook Partly cloudy and mild Wed nesday night lows in lower and middle 20s Mostly cloudy and turning colder Thursday chance of occasional rain by evening highs in 40s Hit Haiphong bridge Goldberg and Red in debate Mars closing of session UNITED NATIONS NY AP The UN General As sembly concluded its 20th ses sion early Wednesday after a USSoviet clash on Viet Nam marred its closing hours Soviet Ambassador Nikolai T Fedorenko accused the United States of escalating the Viet Nam war using toxic sub stances and stepping up sav age bombings Chief US delegate Arthur J Goldberg called the charges unwarranted and unfounded He accused Fedorenko of violating the most elementary good astc by injecting cold war is ues into the final hours of the ireemonth session I believe many delegations lare my feelings of outrage said Fedorenko retorted You are ffcnded by words while peoples re being bathed in blood The clash followed approval of a resolution calling on all countriesto refrain from inter vening in the internal affairs of other nations either directly or subversion and terrorism The vote was 1090 Britain ab stained This proposal originally ad vanced by the Soviet Union was aimed at US policies in Viet Nam and the Dominican Repub lic The references to subver sion were written in by Western supporters and Goldberg said the proposal had backfired on the Russians In closing the session Assem bly President Amintore Fanfani of Italy referred briefly to the Southeast Asia conflict and ap pealed for prayers for an early return of peace It was disclosed last Friday that Fanfani had acted as a go between in what appeared to be a peace bid from North Viet Nams President Ho Chi Minn and President Johnson Fanfani did not mention Viet Nam speci fically in his assembly speech In many ways the 20th ses SAIGON South Viet Nam Navy jets smashed1 key railroad bridge 18 miles est of Haiphong Wednesday in nothcr heavy bombardment of orth Viet Nams heartland JS spokesmen reported while Force planes carried the air var in the South within 800 ards of Cambodia As US fighterbombers ham mercd round the clock at the ommunist North with 174 tons f bombs the Viet Cong struck hree limes on Saigons door steps during the night and killed village chief Ninety Air Force F105 Thun derchiefs F4C Phantoms and FlOO Super Sabres and 30 car rier planes took part in the nightandday assaults on North Viet Nam hitting 10 bridges main routes and storage areas US spokesmen reported In the South Air Force Sky raiders slammed into an olc Viet Cong stronghold on the Cambodian border in the marshy Plain of Reeds 35 mile northwest of Saigon Acting 01 information from a Viet Con defector the Air Force ordcrei a strike on a 3milcsquare are that spokesmen said had bee used for years as a hideout b the Communists and a marsha ling point for supplies dribblin in from Cambodia Associated Press pholograi her Richard Merron who Hew ilh the mission said We hit some buildings only 00 yards from the border itself fou could see the border as cry well defined by some old ictnamese fortifications which till are there At least 30 or 40 ills and other buildings were lit hard In all the air activity only one plane was reported lost in the last 24 hours and that was an nounccd Tuesday The pilot was rescued after bailing out In the previous 24hour air activity our US planes were reported osl Planes from the carrier Kitty Hawk used radar delivery sys tems to zero in on the railroad bridge near Haiphong North Viet Nams largest port The area part of the HanoiHai phong industrial complex has been hit by US planes daily in the past week Amish fathers to meet with Hughes DES MOINES AP Gov Harold Hughes said Wednesday he plans to meet Jan 10 with Amish fathers and school of ficials involved in a northeast Iowa school dispute Court action has been brought against the fathers for failure to send their children lo schools where teachers have state cer tificates Hughes said at a news con ference he has arranged lo meet in northeast Iowa with Old Or der Amish fathers in the ton area and with the boarc and superintendent of the Ocl wcin Community School Dis trict The trip Hughes said is no going to be a threering circus but is designed to give bin background on the problem from persons on each side He saic he also wants to communicate to the people involved the deep concern of the state and hi own desire lo reach a settle ment Decision on short truce up to Saigon Wllll i AUSTIN Tex AP The Texas White House said flatly Tuesday that any Christmas pause in bombings of North Viet Nam would be decided in Sai by President Johnson Joseph Laitin assistant press secretary was asked at White House press headquarters here whether Johnson was consider ing a holiday pause in bomb ings Thats a matter to be de cided in Saigon as the secre tary of state has already said Laitin replied Reminded that Secretary of Dean Rusks statement two weeks ago applied to a pos sible ontheground truce Laitin said Rusk referred to firing of any kind Laitin obviously was prepared for a question on the subject His reluctance to elaborate was equally evident In Washington the United States and South Viet Nam were reported planning a Christmas lull in the war to the extent that the Communists are willing to go along and refrain from shoot ing on their side The Communist forces broad cast two weeks ago a suggestion for a truce in the fighting on the night before Christmas If both sides stop shooting there could be an effective truce even though no formal ccascfirc agreement is likely The Communist CR was for a 12hour ccascfirc beginning on Christmas Eve and lasting until Christmas morning Ap parently the United Slates and South Viet Nam plan a 24hour cessation of hostilities on their side provided thai the Commu nists do not initiate offensive ac tions Any effective lull presumably would cover bombing strikes against North Viet Nam as well as ground and air actions in the South Stale Department officials here refused lo discuss the situ ation or comment on what they call speculative reports about possible dcvclopmcnls Some in formants did say they thought the situation would soon be clarified Publicly they arc making no statements Only Tuesday night assistant White House press secretary Joe Laitin said I dont have anything on that On the ground mililary action gainst llic Communists seemed linost at a standstill US spokesmen announced ic number of Americans killed n combat last week declined to 0 compared with 91 dead the econd highest toll of the war in lie previous sevenday period he number of Americans voundccl dropped to 126 com pared with 316 in the Dec 1218 criod and G were listed as nissing in action one less than he previous week South Vietnamese losses for he week were 239 killed in ac ion 425 wounded and 77 miss ng the spokesmen said Com munist losses were given as D20 and 89 wounded This ave the Allies a 36tol kill ra tio over the Viet Cong An American spokesman said 1 he lower US casualties were he result of a decision by the Viet Cong not to become deci sively engaged A guerrilla band attacked the new life hamlet of Tan Thuan Dong less than two miles south of Saigon and murdered the hamlet chief his son and anoth er youth Other terrorists threw a grc natie and planted a mine at a US military transportation compound three miles north of Saigons Tan Son Nhul airport There were no injuries Two Viet Cong platoons hit a government militia company south of Saigon Tuesday night and inflicted some casualties ARTHUR GOLDBERG Denies charges The Communist toll was un known The deputy chief and another villager were wounded in the attack on Tan Thian Dong es tablished by the government to provide new homes for villagers from Viet Cong areas The ham let lies between Saigon and Nha Re South Viet Nams biggest fuel and munitions dump The incidents at the US transportation center caused VIET NAM Please Turn to 2 sion was reminiscent of the cold war days of Stalin There was a difference however Although the Soviet Union at tacked the United States on many issues there was a wide spread feeling that the attacks were mainly for public show Only Cuba and Albania among the Communist countries ap peared to attack with vigor There was a brief note of EastWest harmony in the final meeting when the assembly ap proved by acclamation an ap peal to Communist and non Communist nations of Europe to intensify their efforts to im prove reciprocal relations Secretary General U Thant hailed the action as another welcome indication of the pro gressive ending of what has be come known as the cold war UN diplomats did not con ceal their disappointment in the failure of the assembly to find a formula for financing future peacekeeping operations A major part of the session was devoted to a comprehensive debate on disarmament but the results were disappointing The whole disarmament problem was sent back to the 17nation disarmament committee for further talks in Geneva SAME DATE1W4793   

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