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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1965, Mason City, Iowa Call off raids by B52 jets Additional gesture FREDS HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Th United States has held back 01 renewing B52 heavy jet raid against the Communists ii South Viet Nam as well as paus ing m the bombing of the north it was learned Tuesday This could be intended as an additional gesture designed to persuade Communist North Vie Nam to agree to peace discus sions There has been no B52 attack in the south since the morning Dec 24 the day a 30houi ceasefire went into effect on orders of Gen William C West moreland the top US com mander in Viet Nam Positive instructions went out from Washington to refrain from bombing the north at the expiration of the Christmas lull These orders are believed to have applied to B52 operations against Red concentrations in the south as well Such attacks have been an almost daily oc currence Allied planes have hit suspect ed Viet Cong targets since ground fighting resumed but the strikes were made by small er planes Officials refused to talk about the pause in air operations to the north and the apparent sus pension of BS2 strikes in the south The reasoning in the pur pose behind this new pause was closely held at very high levels of government Pentagon sources indicated the shots were being called by President Johnson although the White House spokesmen told newsmen he had no information on the pause There was evidence that the explanation for the lull in air attacks had been restricted to top civilian officials in the Pen tagon the State Department and the White House to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to such key military leaders as West moreland and Adm US Grant Sharpe US commander in the Pacific theater Some military officers stressed their belief that the pause is for diplomatic reasons It makes no military sense said one senior officer The last attacks into the north before the Christmas ceasefire wound up in the afternoon ahead of the deadline Air Force fighter bombers raked North Vietnamese high ways barracks storage areas and other military targets There were 17 such missions and all planes returned safely On that same day Navy air craft from the carrier Ticonder oga flew three armed route reconnaissance missions over North Viet Nam hitting a rail road bridge a road and some piers The Navy planes too escaped heavy antiaircraft fire Iowa Falls crash kills Minnesotan IOWA Minneapo lis man Johnny L Chappell 41 was killed near here Tues day morning when the station wagon he was driving went off a county blacktop and struck a utility pole Chappell was headed south on a county road Vimile south of the Farmbest plant two miles east of here when he appar ently missed an intersection with another county blacktop and his vehicle went out of con trol The mishap occurred about 7 am according to Highway Pa trolman Harry Lown Iowa Falls who investigated the crash Chappell was alone in the station wagon at the time of the accident Lown said Chappell appar ently missed the intersection of Highway 65 and Highway 20 and continued south on the black top Chappell who is survived by his mother and two daugh ters was on his way to Georgia Lown added given to Maycrest College DAVENPORT AP The Public Health Service has given Marycrest College to de velop a master teaching pro gram in medicalsurgical nurs ing Sister Mary Helen school president said Tuesday Inside The Globe Society news11 Sportt 1304 Clear Lake Latest markets Mason City news1417 Comics H Farm news 11 North Iowa news The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOMi EDITION 10c a SectionsSection One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER tt IMS Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL No 273 Cong Wait and see says Vatican VATICAN CITY UP Vatican circles took a waitandsee attitude Tuesday toward the first re ports that the Viet Cong planned a fourday truce next month to mark the lunar New Year Sources here said that since the announcement came in a clandestine radio broadcast the Vatican would wait for a more official announcement before commenting It was pointed out however that Pope Paul VI would welcome any development leading to further lulls in the fighting following the Christmas truce The pontiff was reported Monday to be direct ing new Vatican diplomatic efforts to achieve a New Years ceasefire as the next step in his peace cam paign The clandestine radio broadcast said the Viet Cong would stop fighting South Vietnamese forces during the Jan 2023 celebration of the lunar New Year quits Premier No ROME UP Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani endered his resignation Tuesday because of criticism f his role in a purported North Vietnamese peace eeler that Hanoi later disavowed Premier Aldo Moroj efused to accept the resignation Fanfani also is president of the US General As sembly but his action had truce Must sell chains of food stores WASHINGTON con ent order issued by the Feder 1 Trade Commission requires onsolidatcd Foods Corp Chi ago to sell three grocery store lains a drug store chain a airy company and a baking ompany Several of the properties are n Iowa In a d d i t i on Consolidated oods a large food processor nd wholesaler must dispose of ock it owns in four other com anies which operate super markets The order issued Monday re uires Consolidated Foods to ell the companies withinthree ears but the commission said may grant an additional two ears if Consolidated has culty in disposing of the pro erties to the order by onsolidated does not constitute n admission that it has violat d the law The FTC had charged that acquisition of the arious concerns had violated he law by substantially reduc ng competition Consolidated was ranked mong the 25 largest food store ompanies in 1964 and it was the 1th largest among all food mer handising companies The properties which Consoli ated must sell are PigglyWiggly Midwest Co nc R o c k f o r d 111 Quality ood Stores Inc Minneapolis lagh Food Centers Inc Milan II May Drug Stores Inc Ge ar Rapids Iowa Golden Dairy o Austin Minn and Coin Baking Co Rock Island 111 Consolidated Foods also must ispose of the stock it owns in rie following concerns Food Giant Inc Columbus Ohio La orte City Foods Inc La Porte lily Iowa Pearsons Food Market Inc Anamosa Iowa nd Stockton Foods Inc Stock on 111 Johnsons daughters doing some traveling JOHNSON CITY Tex AP The Presidents daughters ave been doing some holiday raveling Lynda Bird Johnson the old st is visiting at the home of a riend in Evanston Wyo where he plans to put in a few days of kiing Luci Baincs 18 is back at the BJ Ranch after flying to Waukegan 111 to visit her fu ure inlaws f no effect on this post Fanfani under fire for his role with his friend Giorgio La Pira in the purported peace overture submitted his resig nation in the midst of a rising critical storm He acted lo disassociate him self from antiAmerican re marks made by La Pira at a recent party given by Fahfanis wife Moro cleared Fanfani of any involvement in the La Pira re ma rksandsaid I beg you AMINTORE FANFANI Resigns Post therefore not to insist upon your dismissal which I do not think I am able to accept The resignation of the fiery little foreign minister came only a week before a special session of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Deputies called to question his part as middleman in the pur ported peace maneuver Fan fani made it clear he still wants to face the commission and an swer its questions Me askedthat his resignation become effective Jan 6 day after the extraordinary com mission hearing so that he can appear before his critics while still foreign minister Some here expressed the opin ion that Premier Aldo Moro would refuse to accept the res ignation as a sign of solidarity with Fanfani who is of his same Christian Democrat Party but who often has been his po litical opponent In his letter of resignation Fanfani indicated that he still was convinced of the good faith of former Florence Mayor Gior gio La Pira who passed on to him the purported Hanoi peace feeler which Fanfani passed to President Johnson Over the past weekend a far right magazine Borghcsc pub lished what it called an inter view with La Pira quoting him as criticizing Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Moro and say ing communism no longer ex ists and Red China has only eight million bicyccs That was a reference to the late Italian dictator Bcnito Mussolinis brag that he had eight million bayo nets purported interview raised a storm of criticism La Pira said he had been quoted put of context on remarks he made half in jest and half in paradox at a private party Borghese said that party was held in Fanfanis home A paper wedding gift Mr and Mrs R D Bragassa of Raleigh NC returned home Monday from their honeymoon to find their bedroom lit erally tilled with newspapers Friends had stuffed papers into the bedroom so tightly Bragassa couldnt get in the door So he went to the bedroom and began pulling the papers Iholotnx out He had accumulated this pile of papers after only a few minutes work His car was too small to carry the papers to the junkyard and he had to hire a truck to haul the papers away Friends also tilled his refrigerator with wood and his bathtub with balloons Discuss gunsandbutter budget AUSTIN Tex AP Pres ident Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert S McNsmara conferred Tuesday at the LBJ Ranch about the new Pentagon budget and developments in Viet Nam McNamara flew to the ranch for dinner Monday night talked with Johnson until after mid night and began a new round of conferences about 7 am over breakfast acting press secretary Joseph Laitin report ed The President is pushing final plans for a gnsanclbutter fed eral budget for the Con gress Normally the budget would be due by Jan 25 but Laitin said an extension of Ihc deadline might be sought be cause of new hard looks at pos sible new economies In addition lo facclofncc meetings with MciVamara Johnson conferred by telephone this morning with Secretary of State Dean Rusk Undersecre tary George W Ball nnd Sec retary of the Treasury Henry Laitin said Johnson and Mc Namara talked about the budg et the Christmas ceasefire in Viet Nam material and man power needs and the general Vietnamese situation He said the two men also re viewed reports forwarded from Viet Nam by Gen Earlc G Wheeler chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen Har old K Johnson Army chief of staff Lailin reported too that they discussed medical assistance and lane reform in Viet Nam Asked if the White House had any reaction to the Viet Cong announcement of a fourclay ceasefire coinciding wilh next months lunar New Year cele bration Laitin said he under stood1 this announcement was directed at the South Vietnam ese government which was studying il He said the United States is not involved McNamnra made an over night stop at the LBJ ranch on his way back to Washington from a skiing vacation at As pen Colo He had met at the ranch with the President on the same subject earlier this month Johnson will be focusing much of his attention in the next few clays on drafting of the new budget Federal spending this fiscal year under the Johnson admin istration is expected to reach an alltime high of between billion and billion Next years figure is expected to be higher with increased spending on the Viet Nam war The Texas White House said Tuesday no final decisions have been made yet on the spending blueprint for the 1967 fiscal year that begins next July 1 the period covered by the forth coming budget Sources disclosed however that Johnson would be having budget conferences this week with a number of lop Washing ton officials at his ranch home near Johnson City AI leas I some final decisions were cx peclcd lo emerge from these sessions Deferments to Peace Corps men WASHINGTON AP Young men who join the Peace Corps or sign on as volunlecrs in the war on poverty are eligi ble for occupational deferment from the drafl a Selective Serv ice official said Tuesday But youths on the receiving end of federal job training pro grams are eligible for induction if they meet the physical and mental standards set for draf tees As far as we are con cerned said Capt William S Pascoc public information offi cer for the Selective Service System if a person is in the Job Corps there is no reason for us to defer them Peace Corps volunteers are considered to be in an occupa tion vital to the national inter est The same is true of young men who join the Volunteers in Service to America VISTA domestic counterparts of the Peace Corps Deferments are granted on a yeartoyear basis The young man involved would be deferred only during the period of his service with the Peace Corps or with VISTA Once a m a n has been de ferred his draft liability is ex tended until he is 35 RARE Victoria BC moforists ever have to manhandle snowbound cars but many had to Monday when a record nineinch snowfall hit the city and snarled traffic Sunshine denting Iowa snow cover tj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunshine and southerly winds were making a dent in Iowas snow cover Tuesday as warm er readings moved back into the stales wealher picture Afternoon highs in the 30s were expected compared with readings Monday between 14 at Cedar Rapids and 23 al Lamoni The warming Ircnd was to conlinue Ihrough the night with lows mostly in the 20s forecast Readings early Tuesday were coldest in eastern counties varying from three above at Duhuque to 17 al Council Bluffs Highs in the 40s southwest and Ihe 30s elsewhere were on tap for Wednesday Variable cloudiness was forecast Ihrough Wednesday with no rain or snow in sight Weather outlook Cloudy Tuesday night warm er with subsiding winds lows in lower 20s Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday highs in upper 30s and lower 40s 7inch rains strike Oregon Hy TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS Strong winds heavy rain and snow struck sections of the Pa cific Northwest Tuesday Belowzero temperatures were reported in many areas most ly along the northern border states Cape Blanco in southern Ore gon reported nearly seven inches of rain in the last 24 hours and at Brookings Ore the rainfall during the same pe riod totaled nearly six inches At Crescent City on Califor nias northern coast line more than two inches of rain fell in six hours The northern California and southern Oregon areas were the scenes of damaging floods a year ago Strong winds buffeted many sections with gale warnings posted from northern California to Puget Sound Two large barges with no one aboard were lorn from a lug and wallowed in stormy seas 30 lo 40 miles off the ten Iral Oregon coast An oil com panys drilling platform 200 feel square rode out 45foot waves 25 miles off the northern Oregon coast Some 40 men were on the bargelike platform Winds at the lime were reported lo be 105 mph A blimrd struck in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Ore gon and closed Inter state 5 in southern Oregon and US 97 in Northern California Dust storms al Baker and La Grande in eastern Oregon changed into snow storms Wet heavy snow fell in west ern Washington and there was much drifting in some areas More than a foot of snow cov ered areas in central and north eastern Washington Power was restored in largely rural Mason County Monday afternoon end ing a 13hour countywide black out There were two stormrelated clcalhs An 8yearold boy was injured falally when the car in which he was riding skidded across the center line of a snow covered highway north of Seal tie and crashed into a truck James F Sopp 28 of SI Hel ens Ore was electrocuted when strong winds blew the ra dio aerial hewas repairing into a high voltage line Temperatures were below zero again this morning in parts of Colorado Montana Min nesola North Dakota Wiscon sin Illinois and northern Maine The mercury failed to reach above zero Monday in parts of northern Minnesota Top read ing was 8 at Roseau Minn Early morning temperatures ranged from 12 below zero at Hibbing Minn lo 70 at Fort Laudcrdiilc Kin To delay war with S Viets U S forces not mentioned SAIGON South Viet Nam Viet Cong Tuesday night announced a fourday ceasefire in its war against South Viet namese forces during the lunar New Year celebration next month Meanwhile the United States extended the moratorium on its air war against North Viet Nam for a fourth day A broadcast of the Communist Liberation Front radio said the Viet Cong would stop attacking the puppet armed forces and government from am Jan 20 to midnight Jan 23 The fourday festival known as Tct is celebrated as a national holi day in Viet Nam The broadcast did not mention US and other foreign forces fighting alongside the South Vietnamese But conceivably it could apply to them since their lilitary actions arc coordinated vilh those of the Vietnamese roops even when they are not oinl operations There was no immediate reaction from American or Viet namese officials to the Viet Cong broadcast There also was no indication low long the American ail pause would last or whether the Viet Cong announcement signi fied a peace reaction to the American moratorium The guerrillas have suspended hos tilities in he past during he Tet celebration The Saigon government in the past has dismissed Communist offers of a truce for Tet as prop aganda Nevertheless a lull has isually developed on both sides during the holiday The Viet Cong broadcast said he offer would allow their compatriots to enjoy the Tet festival and allow military men and personnel of the puppet government to return to their villages worship their an cestors and visit their family tombs The broadcast added an unex plained qualification to the of fer It said that soldiers offi cers and personnel of the puppet jovernmcnt who return to their villages must comply with the practical regulations set forth by the Liberation Front military command These practical regulations were not detailed When they offered a 12hour Christmas truce the Viet Cong said enemy troops must not carry weapons and must refrain from any spying In what appeared to be an es calation of the US peace offen sive a US spokesman said the United States also had sus pended B52 raids on suspected Viet Cong strongholds in South Viet Nam and cut off air recon naissance of the Communist north North Viet Nam charged Mon day that US reconnaissance planes and warships intruded into its air space and territorial waters on Christmas day despite the allied truce The last air attack on the north was at pm Christ mas eve 15 minutes before the American 30hour ceasefire for Christmas Although American planes stayed out of the northern skies US and South Vietnamese pi lots flew 286 combat sorties against the Viet Cong in the south in he past 24 hours spokesmen said Fighterbombers played a key role in repulsing two predawn attacks by 500 guerrillas on the mountain militia post of Bu Prang 30 miles northwest of VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 SAME J
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