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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                Weekend to be deadly CHICAGO The National Safety Coun cil estimated Wednesday that between 360 and 440 persons could be killed in traffic accidents during the threeday New Years weekend The holiday period begins at G pm Thurs day and ends at midnight Sunday The period actually covers 78 hours The council said some 360 persons would be expected to die in traffic accidents this week end if it was not a holiday Traffic accidents during the threeday yearend period last year killed 474 persons the highest toll on record for that holiday A record 720 persons were killed in last weeks threeday Christmas observance the highest number recorded for any holiday Will not return home BOSTON ffi Last Thursday night Leon ard Drew and his family watched a Viet Nam television documentary in which his son a Ma rine private was featured A point of the film entitled This Day has 12000 Miles was the contrast in the life of Marine Pfc Joseph L Drew 18 at war and his life at home There were film clips of him with his par ents and four brothers Leonard Jr 21 Robert 15 Richard 10 and Paul 6 Then Monday night the family learned he would not be home with them again Drew was killed in action earlier in the day He died of a bullet wound in the head 4 V The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a Onu MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29 1965 Associated Press Kull Lcisu Wires VOL 105 No 274 A tall but true tale Gabriel Monjane who stands 7 feet 10 inches dwarfs his mother as he walks beside her through their village near Lourenco Marques Mo Phcilofnx zambique Gabriel is 21 years old and is still growing He weighs 276 pounds Sen Saltonstall to end 45year career rigade to S Viet Rundown on war in Viet THE ASSOC1ATKI PKGS5 SAIGON US armed forces commitment in Viet Nam caches 175000 men with flight I 25th Infantry Divisions 3rd Brigade from Hawaii Lull in he bombing of North Viet Nam continues while the war goes on n the iouth WASHINGTON US offi cials hope the lull in the bomb ng of North Vietnamese targets willproduce a bid from Hanoi or peace negotiations but say hey knew of no response Avcrell Harri man arrives in Communist Po land on a mysterious mission with two US foreign service specialists one an expert on Chinese matters and the other on East European affairs Po land is a member of the three nation control commission in Viet Nam MOSCOW US Ambassador Foy D Kohler calls on Presi dent Nikolai Podgorny at the Kremlin but no details of their talks are reported Experienced observers view projected trip of Alexander N Shelepin to Hanoi as a strong bid by the Soviet Union to increase its influence and whittle down that of Red China in North Viet Nam HONG KONG A senior nember of the threenation con rol commission is quoted by the cekly Far Eastern Economic eview as saying North Viet ams government is split on ic subject of negotiations AUSTIN President John on working on his new budget s expected to request about 32 illion or more as a separate ackage for submission to Con ress to finance Viet Nam out ays PENZANCE England rime Minister Harold Wilson ays Britain supports new peace moves This is one of the Pause in air war continues SAIGON South Viet Nam Truce talk per vaded the Vietnamese theater of war Wednesday night but the United States underscored its commitment to South Viet Nam by airlifting another brigade of US troops into the jungle conflict The moratorium in the US air war on North Viet Nam went into its sixth day but the halt in the air attack still drew no public peace feeler from Hanoi The South Vietnamese government was reported ready to join the Viet Cong in proclaiming a ceasefire or the Vietnamese New Welcome from the General Lt Gen John A Heintges dep uty commander of the US Military Assistance Command in SViet Nam welcomes combatready soldier as troops of the US Armys 25th Division arrive at Pleikti in Pliutofax South Viet Nam Wednesday Troops were airlifted from Hawaii Some 4000 men of the Divisions 3rd Bri gade were flown in Pleiku is 240 miles north of Saigon BOSTON Lcverett Saltonstall RMnss announced Wednesday he is closing out a 45year career in public office by retiring when he reaches the end of his present term in the US Senate in January 1967 Saltonstall who has been in the Senate 21 years called a news conference to make the announcement which he read in a federal building courtroom taken over for the purpose a wild scramble for his seat both among members of his own larly who couldnt hope to Dudge him in a GOP primary and among Democrats who time after time have seen him tumble their votegetting cham pions Chief among the Republican potentials are State Atty Gen Edward W Brooke first Negro ever to win statewide office in Massachusetts and one of the most powerful vote getters in regarded as a candidate an ormcr Gov Endicolt Pcabod las said he plans to run for e her senator or governor no November Also a possibility i former Gov Foster Furcolo who was defeated by Saltonsta in 1954 and who was eliminate in the primary in a second tr for the Senate in 1960 Saltonstall 73 said he is re tiring at the end of his term in John January He said he reached Hunt for peace bid WASHINGTON AP What appears to be the most intense and wide ranging US peace of fensive on Viet Nam in months is now under way If it succeeds it could bring the beginning of an end to the fighting If not steppcdup com bat could lie ahead There was no indication of any Commu nist response The theme for the yearend US effort could be expressed in the terms President Johnson used early this month Johnson voiced determination to exhaust every prospect for peace bc ore other hard steps are tak hings we discussed in Washing on with President Johnson Inside The Globe Editorials Clear Lake news Society news 6i Sports 910 Latest markets 1 Mason City news 121 Comics 1 Bowling news 15 Classified pages 161 North Iowa news 1 ferings which came from Wash ington publicly It was a matter of conjecture how a trip to Hanoi by Alexan der Shelepin No 2 Russian Communist party leader might fit into the picture Some US sources speculated that Shclcpins assignment an nounced Tuesday was another Kremlin move in rivalry with Peking for leadership of the Communist camp It could also be that the Soviets arc gearing up for bigger aid to North Viet more hopefully from the US standpoint were going to suggest to Hanoi that a peaceful settlement would be The current probe for a peacethe wiser way out of the Viet cclcr from the Reds apparent y began Ihrislmas shortly before the ceasefire Note worthy arc the continued lull in air raids on North Viet Nam and mysterious diplomatic ma ncuvcrings behind the scenes Instead of making a big pub lic show of the US peace ef forts the Johnson administra tion has kept a supertype sc crccy lid on its moves According to one school ol Photofax AIRLIFT AREA Map points out Pleiku in South Viet Nam where an airlift of some 4000 jungle fighters arrived from Hawaii Retirement order does include vets Sfam war Slate Department press offi cer Robert J McCloskcy de clined comment immediately onl word from Saigon that South Vietnamese and US leaders thought among US diplomats this is the best way to get a meaningful response from North Viet Nam Hanoi and Peking have been quick to de nounce in the past the pence of arc expected to accept the Viet Cong offer of a fourday truce over the Viet Nam New Year holidays Jan 2023 Similar lulls in the guerrilla war have occurred in past years Of greater interest now was what reaction might come from the Reds to Ihc halt in US Soulh Vietnamese bombing of PEACE Plejie Turn to Page 2 DES MOINES AP Veter ans who hold confidential posi tions in state government are not exempt from a new state policy which requires employes in many departments to retire at age 65 the Iowa attorney generals office has ruled Most veterans working for the state however may claim ex emption Atty Gen Lawrence Scalise in an opinion to Lloyd Jackson secretary for the Stale Execu tive Council has ruled that per sons in confidential positions such as some secretaries and investigators cannot invoke the Iowa veterans preference law to avoid retirement Say strike could cut Viet ammo WASHINGTON AP Secrc lary oE Labor W Willard said Wednesday that in theo ry there is a chance TJS forces in Viet Nam could n out of ammunition unless ther is prompt settlement of a strik against the nations only func tioning gunpowder plant The public is entitled to ex pect that the strike be settled very promptly Wirtz said at a news conference AFL CIO machinists have been on strike since Dec 1 against the Olin Mathieson plant in East Alton 111 which Ihe Pentagon says is the sole producer of gunpowder for rifle machinegun and 20mm shells used in Viet Nam Everything about the case warrants that it be wrapped up rapidly before any shortage develops Wirtz said He said he did not know when a shortage might develop if the strike continued But he added that the na tions interest demands that the strike be settled today Wirtz comments were an in dication of the increasing gov ernment pressure for an end to the strike over wages fringe benefits and working conditions Chief US mediator William E Simkin stated the case flatly Tuesday after reporting scant progress in the negotiations We want a settlement President Johnson has taken no public hand in the dispute but there were strong indica tions Wirtz was speaking for the White House The Army will face a critical problem in supplying the am ear next month The United States entertained ome doubts but was ex pected to concur in the nice Neither Washington nor Sai gon saw the Communist offer of i truce on Tet the lunar New Year festival Jan 2023 as a significant breakthrough toward peace In the long guerrilla war a rnitttary lull during the nation al holiday has become an an nual ritual The airlift of some 4000 jun gle fighters from Hawaii to the central highlands base of PJei ku 240 miles north of Saigon raises the total American force in Viet Nam to 175000 men The 3rd Brigade of the US Armys 25th Tropic Lightning Division was arriving by C141 and C133 transports to join the VIET NAM Turn to 2 Ho Yanks want war not peace Ho Chi Minn of North Viet Nam said Wednesday US leaders want war and not peace The talks about uncondition al negotiations made by the US President are merely a maneuver to cover up his plan for war intensification and ex tension in Viet Nam Ho said Ho was replying to a message from Pope Paul VI thanking the North Vietnamese president for the Christmas truce said a ra dio broadcast from Hanoi the North Vietnamese capital The North Vietnamese leader reiterated North Viet Nams conditions for peace talks in cluding the withdrawal of US the decision after painstaking thoight and after discussing it with his family and friends Saltonstall has held elective publicoffice almost continuous ly since 1920 His retirement will touch off North lowo Weather outlook Mostly cloudy and a little warmer night lows in middle Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday highs In middle and upper 4to Weather details on Page Volpe now in his second term On the Democratic side Bos tons Mayor John F Collins is Resignation of Fanfani accepted ROME Iff Premiere Aldo Moro Wednesday night ac cepted the resignation of A mint ore Fanfani as foreign minister Earlier in the day Fanfani rejected Moros ap peal to stay on despite a crit ical storm involving the for eign ministers role in a Viet j Nam peace effort See ear lier story Page 3 J War must not cut off poverty funds WASHINGTON Clif ford P Case said Wednesday the conflict in Viet Nam must not be allowed to pinch off funds for the war on discrimination pov erty disease and ignorance at home But Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirkscn said that we must fight the war first and that domestic programs are going to have to be cut back to provide for sharp increases in the defense budget Case New Jersey Republican who Is a member of the Sen ate Appropriations Committee called in a statement for in creased federal outlays for ed ucation He said that the feder al contribution has become a vital ingredient in our total ed ucational effort and we simply cannot afford to scale back this effort at any level federal state or local There h a wide range of fed eral activities many of them recently authorized or expand ed that bear importantly on national goals with the same top priority as our commitment in Viet Nam Case said The wars we wage against discrim ination poverty disease and ignorance are also vital to our longrun security A Case thus lined up with neigh boring Sen Robert F Kennedy DNY who said recently that Viet Nam costs must not be per mitted to delay or diminish do mestic programs But it was obvious Case was not in tune with Republican leadership thinking Dirkscn declined in a tele phone interview to comment on Cases stand But he made it clear he believes something has to give when it comes to bal ancing off domestic expendi tures with the mounting costs in Viet Nam This is one of the big head aches the President has Dirk sen said He is probably going to have to lakekthe lid off his new budget To keep expenditures in balance he is going to have to cut somchwero and he certainly cant cut on the war When you are in a war you extricate yourself the best way you can honorably Short of giving up and pulling out which would be unthinkable we are going to have to put into South Viet Nam whatever is neces sary Weve got to fight the war first and hold down domcslic expenditures J munition requirements unless the strike is settled quickly the Pentagon said While Simkin pressed for a voluntary settl c m c n t of the dispute over wages fringe bene fits and working conditions the White House reportedly was ready to halt the strike with court action if necessary President Johnson would have to sign a petition to a federal court for an 80day cooling off injunction under the TaftHart ley Act The talks almost broke off completely Tuesday sources said but Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirtz stepped in and talked with the negotiators for two hours Simkin then announced the resumption of negotiations to day after giving both sides all night lo reappraise their posi tions Secretary of the Army Stanley R Resor said it was imperative that production at the Illinois plant be resumed The Olin Mathieson plant pro duces the powder for all US firms that manufacture bullets for the new M16 lightweight ri fle the standard MM rifle M60 machine guns tracer bullets and 20mm shells used in Viet Nam the Army said troops from South Viet Nam This is the position taken by Red China After expressing his thanks for the interest the Pope showed in Vietnamese peace the North Viet Nam leader said The Vietnamese people eagerly want peace But he said the aggression by the American imperialists against Viet Nam is the deep origin and direct cause of the present war in Viet Nam He charged the United States violated the 1054 Geneva agree ments on Viet Nam and deep ly interfered in South Viet Nam with the aim of transforming it into a military base and a new type colony of US imperialism Let the US put an end to its aggression then peace will immediately be restored in Viet Nam Ho said SAME   

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