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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOMi EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 27 IMS AiiocUied Press Full Lease Wlrei VOL 10S No 272 SUCCOR FOR THE fMchaeI B Aiford of Hartsville SC applies bandage to wounded Viet Gong as troops of the US First Cavalry Division move through area some 30 miles northwest of Qui Nhon Wounded man was left behind by his comrades when the Americans combed the area around the landing zone Demo seeks governorship DES MOINES W James N Jim Parker 54 operator of a vacuum cleaner supply company here Monday became the first announced Democratic candi date for governor of Iowa He is a former Mason Cityan Parkgr ran seventh in a 14man field in the pri mary for Des Moines City Council last Oct 19 Six made the race In a statement Parker said he would prefer to announce after Gov Harold Hughes makes his decision on whether to seek reelec lion or runagainst U S Sen Jack Miller RIowa in murder of student Hot Parker said informa tion I obtained from Sen Mil lers office convinced me that Gov Hughes is and will be our next junior senator in Washing ton DC Parker said he feels the solu tion to all of Iowas problems is to bring a halt to the out migration of Iowa citizens by creating an inmigration of in dustry increasing our econ omy and thus making our tax load over a broader base He said he would campaign on the industrial growth issue and seek education expansions a really new look at our lax problems and better re lations between labor and man agement Parker listed government management of farms as an is sue of vital importance and add JAMES N PARKER Seeks office Halt Viet strikes Speculate pause is invitation for peace talks SAIGON South Viet Nam AP For the third straight day the United States kept its planes out of North Viet Nams skies Monday but US Marines killed 63 Viet Cong in ground skirmishes after a short inter rupted Christmas truce The Marines reported strikes against the Communists during patrols around the big US air base at Da Nang 380 miles northeast of Saigon The Ameri cans reported taking light cas ualties A squad of Leathernecks pounced on about 40 Viet Cong killing 15 at a hamlet called Quang Ha No 1 Two hours later a Marine pla toon near Quang Ha No 2 about two miles southward was at tacked by 75 Viet Cong armed with automatic weapons The Americans called in ar tillery support tanks and armed helicopters When the brief en counter was over they counted the bodies of 41 Communists Marines in other scattered ac tions against the Reds report ed killing seven Viet Cong dur ing the day Air attacks were made only on suspected Viet Cong concen trations in South Viet Nam US spokesmen said Ground action also was reported in low key for the past 24 hours Beyond confirming the sus pension of the aerial war which steadily had been closing in on the HanoiHaiphong industrial belt US officials in Saigon said only that the orders came from Washington This raised speculation that the pause was a new invitation to North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minhs regime to come to the peace table US officials declined to guess how long the lull would last In the south US casually lists grew A US Army truck carrying soldiers of the US 1st Infantry Division hit a mine 30 miles north of Saigon Casualties were reported heavy The Viet Cong detonated a mine at a government troop barracks at Sa Dec 70 miles soulJnvcst of Saigon just as two Vietnamese platoons were start ing the work day It killed or hurt a lot of sol diers a US Army officer said An adjacent compound for American advisers escaped the force of the explosion A second mine was found and disarmed Twenty miles southwest of the barracks a Communist mine blew up a Jeep killing two American soldiers and an American civilian The Air Force raised its toll of Accused of aiding Commies Charges filed on two GIs NAHA Okinawa AP The US Army said Monday it has charged two GIs with aiding the enemy during two years of Viet Cong imprisonment and is in vestigating to determine wheth er they will be put on trial The two soldiers are Sgt eorge E Smith of Chester WVa and Spec 4 Claude Mc Clure of Chattanooga Tenn who were released by the Viet Cong last month They will re main on Okinawa until a final decision on their spokesman said cases the ed We should using every available acre of Iowa land for the impending world food short age Parker a native of Sioux City has lived in Des Moines for the last 21 years The sen of a news paperman and minister he has lived in Council Bluffs Mason City Waterloo Ames and Cedar Rapids Parker lived in Mason City from 1941 to 1945 while serving as district manager for the Hoover Co in North Iowa He had been transferred here from NEW YORK AP Three New Jersey residents two oi them Iowa college students were booked on homicide charg es Sunday night in the fata beating of a fourth student on Slalcn Island last week The three were booked in the death of William V Grasdorf 19 of Manasquan NJ a sopho more at Missouri Valley College Marshall Mo Police identified them as John J Bridle 18 of Driftway Road Greenbrook NJ afreshman at the University of Dubuque William V Frczza Jr 19 14 Linda Lane Greenbrook a freshman at Parsons College in Fairfield and Richard C Hight Jr 20 Dunnelle NJ a junior at the University of Miami Grasdorf was beaten in a Statcn Island parking lot He died at Medical After an extensive investiga lion he said they were chargec with preparing furnishing and delivering to the Viet Cong cer tain documents statements anc writings inimical to the interest of the United States The spokesman said the two Special Forces men have been provided defense attorneys In accordance with US military procedure their cases now are being studied to determine if they will face a trial by court martial Smith 27 and McClure 25 were captured in November 1963 when guerrillas overran the Hiep Hoa camp northeast of Saigon They were released last Nov 27 at the Cambodian border dur ing a period of demonstrations in the United States against the Cedar Rapids His firm vacuum cleaners sold the Monmouth NJ Center Sunday five days after the beating Police said they found the hree youths in New Jersey and they came to Staten Island vol untarily They were driven to the police station by Frezzas father police said They were home on Christmas vacation as was Grasdorf The three were arraigned be fore Criminal Court Judge Rich ard F Daly of Stapleton Stalen Island and ordered held without bail for a preliminary hearing Dec 29 New Jersey State Assembly man Joseph C Doren repre While living here Parker in scntcd Hight and Bridle Frezza 1944 enlisted in the Navy and served for about seven months After returning here Parker in 1945 was moved to Des Moines by his firm Two Republicans announced eirlier for Ihe GOP nomination for governor They are William Murry an Iowa State Univer sity professor and Jack Peters a Des Moines businessman Weather outlook Fair and colder Monday night lows xero to five be low Tuesday partly cloudy continued cold Weather details on Page 7 was represented by attorney Ed ward Poltroncri SMITH McCLURE Viet Nam war After a week in Phncm Penh capital of Cam bodia the two were flown to Bangkok and then to Okinawa They denied to American tele vision newsmen that they hac told a news conference in Cam bodia they would return t6 the United States and join the cam paign against the war in Vie Nam The two claimed their state ments had been misinterpreted CBS correspondent Murray Fromson quoted Smith as say ing I did not use the wore campaign What I said wa that I would like to sec strong efforts made to end the war in Viet Nam NBC newsman Jack Perkins said Smith told him he was sub jected to a poor mans brain washing Perkins reported Gl faces mirror warPage 3 11 Pastoral but deadly area Cattle graze as troopers of the US First Air Cavalry Divi Photofax sion wait to move forward after landing by helicopter in area fire was encountered by the troops the cattle continued to feed some 30 miles northwest of Qiu Nhon last week Thouirh sniper themselves Inside The Globe Sports 2324 Clear Lake news 2627 Editorials 28 Society news 293031 losses to Communist missile fire over North Viet Nam to 10 planes A spokesman said an F4 C Phantom jet downed during an assault on the Bac Cau bridge 85 miles north of Hanoi Dec 19 had been hit by a Soviet built surfacetoair missile The pilot was rescued Some military commanders were reported concerned by the pause in air attacks since they felt it gave the Communists a chance to step up the movement of men and supplies toward the Ho Chi Minh Trail leading to the south No word came from President ohnson at his Texas ranch but e reportedly still retained a of hope the fighting would not return to its pre ferocity The air ause was seen as evidence ohnson was wailing for some eace sign from Hanoi US officials said the State Department had instructed the military command to extend the nice as long as possible But vcn as the instructions arrived he Viet Cong had already bro en the ceasefire with a rash of ncidents U S spokesmen said American headquarters sent out orders to all units at 4 am Sunday to resume normal oper ations thereby sealing the end of the truce Viet Cong attacks during the nice killed at least a dozen Americans and up to 50 South Vietnamese troops US spokes men said Many others were wounded During the 30 hour allied truce period which ended at midnight Saturday there were 84 incidents instigated toy the Communists a XJ Sspokesman said This included 20 violations in the first six hours oi the truce There was at least one U S violation An artillery unit of the 1st Cavalry Airmobile Div sion continued firing for four jours after the start of the truce Friday night We simply did not get any official word from ivision headquarters tha nit commander said Vatican officials said Pope Paul Vf probably would make ew appeals to both sides to end IB fighting They said the pon ff was concerned and disap ointed over the collapse of the easefire Newsman Latest markets 36 Mason City news 3637 Comics 38 Classified pages 4243 North Iowa news 44 Cheer Funds cash total hits Five donations received after the deadline on Friday Dec 24 have swelled the 1965 Christmas Cheer Fund to a shade under the mark Latest gifts came from VTeeni YWCAI 151100 A Friend 2011 Mltri Penny mnt Suzie tWI IHiTftr Orncerj riflO M H tit Thompson IIH TOTAI The total cash giving was 99840 This is the second high est in the 41year history of the fund The record is set last year Hopes war will cool AUSTIN Tex AP Presi dent Johnson reportedly still re tained a glimmer of hope Mon day that the fighting in Viet Nam will not return to pre Christmas ferocity The fact that the United Stales had not resumed bomb ings of North Viet Nam even two days after the end of the ceasefire was seen as evidence that Johnson still was seeking a peaceful settlement Joseph Laitin acting White House press secretary was asked today if the United States had initiated a new pause in bombings I have no information what soever on that he said Asked if Johnson was devot ing much time to Viet Nam dur ing his holiday stay in Texas Laitin said I dont know what percentage of his time he is spending on Viet Nam Laitin reported Johnson was working at his desk Monday and had been in telephone contact with Washington aides includ ing McGeorge Bundy his spe cial assistant for national securi ty affairs When the United States and South Viet Nam were consid ering last week a 30hour Christ mas ceasefire so long as their troops were not fired upon Johnson kept aloof from the eventual announcement and publicly the decisionmaking Thats a matter to be decid ed in Saigon said the Texas While House Johnson made no public com menl on Ihe ceasefire even though he normally is quick to identify himself with good news In many quarters his silence was interpreted as indicating reluctance to associate himself with a move that might go awry And some observers were convinced after the ceasefire failed to hold that this was his reasoning However one source close to the President cast Johnsons aloofness in a different light by saying He is silent because he is listening In short according to this source Johnson said nothing because he was most interested in Hanois reaction Reportedly he did nol want to cloud the at mosphere It was not happenstance ci ther it was said thai Ihc Stale Department announced official ly that American troops had been ordered nol to fire except in selfdefense even after the end of the 30hour ceasefire and that the subsequent fighting was described as unfortu nate The President and the First Lady attended Sunday service at the First Baptist church in Johnson City He shook hands with everyone in sight even one of his Secret Service body guards and he signed auto graphs readily Afterward Johnson visited his boyhood home and by coin cidence gave his Secret Service bodyguard a scare Humphrey to Far East WASHINGTON IflVHtibert H Humphrey winged toward the Far East Monday on his first major overseas trip as vice president The weeklong Asian journey to the Philippines Japan South Korea and Nationalist China may be largely ceremonial But the war in Viet Nam Humphrey says will be a prime topic in his private talks with leaders of Ihe four friendly governments Northwest struck by intense storm ny THE ASSOCIATED PKESS An intense storm hurledhigh winds rain and snow at the Northwest Monday Gale warnings went up on the northern stretches of the Pacific Coast and heavy snow warn ings went out lo the northern Rockies Rain fell in coastal areas Four inches of snow in Burns Ore thickened the snow cover there to eight inches An inch of snowwhitened east ern Washington Harsh cold spread from Mon tana across the Central Plains Temperatures dropped to 22 be low zero in Broadus and Lewis town Mont and to 17 in Willis ton ND and Bemidji Minn The mercury shrank to 3 in North Plalte Neb and 2 in Rapid City SD air covered most of the nation Freezing weather extended southward lo the central sec tion of the Gulf Coast Tempera hires sank inlo Ihe 30s over night in northern Florida Cold wave warnings remained in effect Monday in the Midwest from Canada to novlhwcslcrn Missouri and Kansas Cold winds over the weekend dropped Ihc mercury in Phila delphia from a high Saturday of 61 to 30 Sunday morning The foreign travel may also help strengthen Humphrey image al home as it did for Richard M Nixon and Lyndon B Johnson Although Johnson traveled to 28 countries when he was vice president Humphreys m o si lalkedahoul trip was Ihe one he didnl make when Johnson sent Chief Justice Earl Warren instead of the vice president to represent the United Slates at Sir Winston Churchills funeral Generally Humphrey has been kept on a short tether la boring as liaison between the White House and Congress and giving speeches within the Unit ed States Coincidentally or otherwise the White House announced the plans for Humphreys Asian trip after a public opinion poll whose findings apparently surprised lumphrcys staff Johnson said ic had selected Humphrey as lis No 2 man because he was equipped to he a good president But the recent poll showed that Ihe majority of people sampled was not as sold on Humphrey as Johnson said he was To accompany Humphrey to the Far East Johnson is send ing one of his own closest advis ers presidential aide Jack Val cnti expelled by Reds Humphrey said Sunday on the Mutual Broadcasting Systems Reporters RoundUp thatj as a vice president sir you are not supposed to be at the front of the stage I consider my role to be one of working with the President working within the government and then to take Che policies of the government out to the people to explain as best I can as to how this government is attempting lo fulfill its re sponsibilities on the world scene Humphrey will return lo Washington Jan 2 eight clays before Congress returns lo work WARSAW AP Poland is expelling David Halberstam Warsaw correspondent for the New York Times because of what the government describes as hostility in his reporting Halberstam was summoned to the Foreign Ministry Monday and informed that the govern ment had decided to end his ac creditation as a foreign corres pondent He was given about a week to get his personal affairs in order The governmentcontrolled Polish press has attacked a number of Halberstams stories since he became Warsaw cor respondent months ago There were also press attacks directed personally against the the correspondent following his engagement and marriage last spring to ElzbietaCzyzewska a leading actress of stage and screen Halberstam 31 could not say if his wife would leave Poland when he departs She is a Pol ish citizen McMENIMEN DIES EAST ORANGE NJ William V McMenimen an in ternational heavy construction expert died Saturday He was 84 During World War II Mc Menimen headed a project that built US naval bases at points from Hawaii to the Philippines SAME A   

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