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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1965, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowons neighbors HOME COITION 10c One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 30 1ress Kiill Lease Wirci VOL 105 No 27S t Positions at a glance THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As the US peace offensive on Viet Nam pushes ahead here areHanois and Washing ton s positions NORTH VIET NAM Demands that the United 1 Completely and unconditionally end its bombings and allacts of war against North Viet Nam 2 Slop its aggression in South Viet Nam 3 Withdraw its troops and armaments from South Viet Nam 4 Let the Vietnamese people settle theii internal affairs themselves under the Commu nist program US authorities say Hanoi has regarded its fourpoint program as a precondition for ne gotiations and has spurned unconditional dis cussionsl THE UNITED STATES While not offering a specific number oi points 1 Has made known its willingness to stop air strikes against North Viet Nam when Hanoi leaves South Viet Nam alone 2 Declares it is in South Viet Nam to ful fill a commitment to the Saigon government denies any aggression 3 Says it does not seek a continued US military presence in South VietNam after a peace settlement would prefer to use its re sources for economic and social reconstruction of southeast Asia rather than in the military effort 4 Says it supports free elections in South Viet Nam favors settlement of the question of the reunification of Viet Nam through the free will of the people concerned These are some of the main points that have been put forward publicly by the US government in past months Washington says it agrees to enter into unconditional discussions would discuss Hanois four points along with other items does not think the problem of rep resentation for the Viet Cong at the negotiating hi hie would be an insurmountable one Card burner now listed 1A DES MOINES Stephen Smiths draft status has been changed to class 1A since he burned what he said was his draff card Oct 20 at Iowa City a witness testified at his trial in US District Court Thursday Mrs Carolyn E Hinty of West Branch clerk of Linn County Draft peace attempt Mystery surrounds effort Blast from N Viet the Board was questioned by Smiths attorney Craig Sawyer She said that on Oct 20 Smith was classified 2S which she called a discretionary stu dent deferment Since then she said he has been reclass ified 1A She said Smith re turned the card lo the draft board Mrs Hinly was not asked why Smilh was reclassified and would not commenl on lhat when reporters questioned her after she lefl the stand Smith is accused of violating a new federal law which pro hibils destruction of drafl cards An earlier witness a defective from the Universily of Iowa po lice force told of seeing Smith burn the card and of gathering charred pieces of it afterwards About 65 persons most o them apparcntlyof college age filled almost every seat in the visitors section rf Judge Roy Stcphensons courtroom audience was quiet and ap pcared lo be altentive to pro cccdings The bearded 20 year old Smith wearing a brown spor coal sat next to his lawyer his hands often clasped in front o him Inside The Globe North Iowa news Editorials Mason City news Latest markets Society news Sports 11 Clear Lake news 1 North lowo Weather outlook Cloudy and mild Thursday night with light rain west lews in 30s Cloudy and turning colder Friday with occasional rain or snow highs in low and middle 40s Weather details on Page I Rundown on peace attempts Hj THE ASSOCIATE PRESS WASHINGTON The John on administration pushes ihead with its Viet Nam peace offensive Despite chilling words rom North Vietnamese Presi dent Ho Chi Minh US diplo mats refuse lo accept the pronouncement as a final re ponse SAIGON The suspension of air attacks against North Viet m is in the seventh day but he Viet Cong show no indica ion of relaxing the war in the WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnsons peace offensive pushed ahead Thursday as a hint of mystery surrounded the international travels of two U S ambassadors Presidential envoys W Aver ell Harriman and Arthur J Goldberg paid surprise calls at Warsaw and the Vatican and were reported ready to carry the US peace bid to other capi tals before returning to Ameri ca Goldberg US ambassador to the United Nations met for one hour Wednesday with Pope Paul VI after arriving secretly aboard a presidential jet He told newsmen Thursday that Johnson shared the Popes desire to move this grave con LBJ sets mission of peace AUSTIN Tex AP The White House announced Thurs day another presidential peace one to and indicated others would be forthcoming as part of an effort lo emphasize the nations quest for peace in Viet Nam Bill D Moyers White House press secretary announced that McGeorge Bundy President Johnsons special assistant for national security affairs flew secretly to Ottawa Wednesday night for a meeting with Cana dian Prime Minister Lester B Pearson Johnson planned to confer by telephone with Pearson later to day Moyers said Canada along wilh Poland and India is a member of the International Control Commission in Viet Nam Breaking a prolonged While House silence on obviously co ordinated moves lo mount an American peace offensive Moy ers said the recent comings and goings of American diplomats were connected with an effort to emphasize this countrys peace ful objectives These included a call by UN Ambassador Arthur J Gold berg on Pope Paul VI and a European trip by roving Am bassador W Avcrell Harriman which took him first to War saw Poland and today to Bel grade Yugoslavia flict from the battlefield to the bargaining table where ulti malcly it will have to be re solved He also described his trip as an effort to reemphasize the US willingness to do all it can for peace and said he would report the Popes view only to the President Goldberg was to leave Home Thursday night after talks wilh Premier Aldo Morn and other Italian officials He wouldnt disclose his ncxl dcstinalion Roving Ambassador Harri man arrived unannounced in Warsaw aboard a US Air Force jet and promptly met with Foreign Minister Adam Kapacki The US Embassy said Harri man al Johnsons request save Uic Polish government Washing tons views on Ihe Viet Nam situation Thursday he spent two hours with Comrmmisl party chief Wladyslaw Gomulka bul told newsmen only that their session included talk of the past We arc old friends he said We knew each other during iho war Later in the day Harriman left for Belgrade capital of Communist Jugoslavia in his quest for ways to end the fight ing in Viet Nam Yugoslavia is leader of a group of nonaligncd nations fa voring Viet Nam negotiations Poland has relations wilh Com munist North Viet Nam and is on Ihe threenational Inlerna lional Control Commission deil inj1 with Viet Nam There was speculation hat Harriman also might visit Hun gary another thirdparly chan nel to Hanoi The peace by the two Americans was backed by the halt since Christinas in Ihc bombing of North Viet Nam tar gets and by bchindlhcsccncs Washington efforts lo probe for any peace feelers from Hanoi Slill their efforts came in Hie face of a chilling blast from the No I target Hanoi capital of Communist North Viet Nam North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minn denounced US imperialist aggressors Wednes day and in a reply lo a mes sage from the Pope declared the US loaders want war and not peace The talks about uncondition al negotiations made by the US president llo charged are merely a maneuver to cover up his plan for war intensification and extension in Viet Nam US diplomats rated Hos statement as broadcast by Ra dio Hanoi Wednesday as harsh uncompromising and unchanged from his sland in Ihe past Nevertheless they refused lo accept the public North Viet namese utterance as a final re sponse lo US diplomatic efforts now under way Some US sources figure that in private soundings Hanoi might be more likely lo come through wilh a reply which could lead lo nego tiations Johnson promised in a Dec 9 speech to exhaust every peace effort before other hard steps arc taken Under the strict secrecy im posed from the White House down since the peace campaign began the administration has refused to say why the lull in air raids on North Viet Nam has extended into a record seventh straight day Critics in the past particularly in European Communist capitals have called for a halt in the bomb PEACE Turn to Page 2 outh around They strike Saigon near in and the big Marine base at Da Nang and close to the Cambodian frontier US spokesmen announce the Communists executed three captured American Marines and eight South Vietnamese TOKYO Ho Chi Minh punn lures hopes for negotiations with a broadcast declaration from Hanoi that US leaders want war and not peace His reply to the peace plea of Pope Paul VI reiterates Communist terms including withdrawal of all US troops WARSAW President John sons special envoy W Averell Harriman spends two hours with Polish Communist party chief Wladyslaw Gomulka dis cussing Viet Nam then heads for Belgrade MOSCOW A US Embassy spokesman calls Ambassador Foy D Kohlers talk with Soviet President Nikolai V Podgorny a courtesy call but observers link it with American peace overtures From Peking comes a new blast against the Soviets saying they are trying to under mine North Viet Nam by help ing US imperialism to realize the plot of peaceful negotia lions Moyers said more ambassa dorial travels were likely par ticularly by Harriman The President in the last few weeks he said has felt it was especially appropriate for more leaders of the world lo know his views on Asia Moyers said that peace re mains Ihe foremost objective of the United States in Asia and everything this administration is doing is designed to bring about conditions in which peace is pos sible He added We have a genu ine desire to cooperate with anyone to whom peace is the desired goal that it is with us Joseph Laitin assistant press had been able to give JCHNSON Please Turn to Page 2 A Mason City native now liv ng in California has been hired as Mason Citys first planning ireclor He is Jack E Lcaman 53 Kicking the enemy Hire 1st planning director for city Vietnamese popular force militia man kicks Viet Cong prisoner in the head at interrogation point in Viet Cong controlled valley near Binh AP Pliotofnx Khc some 2GO miles northeast of Saigon Prisoner was captured by troops of US First Cavalry Division now planning director for Santa Barbara CalifHis starling sal ry will be a year mak ng him the highest paid city employe The city also has agreed to pay half of Leamans moving expenses or about The action which climaxes a least two months of discussion and negotiations with Lcaman was taken al an informal meet ing of members of the City Council Wednesday night The decision to hire Lea man was made by councilman Harrj Little Dan Shire Cecil Boycr Clarence Hill and Carl Gros land Hill and Groslanci will take office Monday Leaman was called during the meeting and Thursday tolt Mayor George E Mendon by longdistance telephone that he has accepted the city offer Leaman will start as planning director on June 1 In a letlcr of applicalion however Lea man said he is willing lo help prepare the pending workable plan for community develop ment before coming here The appointment of Leaman as planning director could pave the way for urban renewal especially in Ihe downlown area Councilmcn indicalcd that i the city does enter into an ur ban renewal program Lcaman also will serve as urban re newal director The workable program is a preliminary step toward receiving federal urban renewal assistance Mayor George E Mendon Wednesday night pointed out thai funds for a cily planner arc available bolh in the plan ning and zoning commissions budget and from the salary of an assistant city engineer The city has not had an assistant engineer since Don Boell moved from that position to city engi neer last year The mayor added that under the federal urban renewal as sistance program the city will be reimbursed for 75 per cent of the wages paid to an urban renewal director The mayor said neither he nor Bocll resented the fact lhat hey will receive lower pay than he cily planner I dont rcsetil it because we need a cily planner so badly Mayor Mendon said Weve got lo do something in this town and we need help to do it Lcaman had been in Mason Cily about a month ago for an PLANNER Please Turn to Page 2 NC J Q NE if COMINC Monday morn ing Washington Avenue will be oneway south and Delaware uneway north between 2nd South and 1th North The other oneway streets State and 1st South will not change Oneway streets to start Monday Viet Cong step up action SAIGON South Viet Nam AP The Viet Cong struck Thursday in and around Saigon within the shadow of the big US Marine base al Da Nang and near Ihe Cambodian fron tier The steppediip demonstra tion of their prowess came on Ihe seventh day of the moratori um in the US air war against the Communist North New evidence of Communisl terror tactics was seen in Ihe disclosure by a US military spokesman that three captured US Marines and eight Soulh Vietnamese soldiers had been murdered after their capture in Quang Ngai Province on Dec 16 The bodies were found in shallow graves and appeared to have been shol repealndly in the head at close range The spokesman attributed the slayings to the 18th North Viet namese Regiment in the area and said one of the victims whose nations lily was nol dis closed had been struck in the head with a sharp instrument In Saigon a Vietnamese jour nalist whose proAmerican arti cles brought him Ihrcals from Ihe Viet Cong was shol to death Thursday afternoon as he rode home by bicycle Police said the newsman Tu Chong 35 of the daily newspaper Chinh Luan was Ihe firsl Saigon newspa perman Ihc Communists had assassinated The killer es caped Before dawn 500 Viet Cong drove a South Vietnamese mili tia company from a government slrongpoint only 4 miles from the outer defenses of the big Marine base at Da Nang 80 miles norlhcasl of Saigon It was the third lime in 10 weeks lhal Ihc Communists had over run Hill 60 Three companies of Vietnam ese rangers tried lo move in on the hill but were pinned down by automatic weapons and mortars Heavy rains prevented air strikes but artillery pounded the Viet Cong In the western jungles of Chan Doc along the Cambodian bor der the Viet Cong lore inlo a Viclnamese company al an oul posl inflicted heavy casualties and came back an hour later lo hit this one and a militia post in the vicinity They poured 50cal ibcr machine gun fire in a steady drone then slipped away wilh some parting shots at flare planes Communist forces were on the move on the vvalcrways 15 lo 25 miles southeast of Saigon itself but were caught by three armed U S Army helicopters In a running battle the helicopters sank five sampans and one barge and killed eight Viet Cong a spokesman reported The Reds renewed mortar and VIET NAM Turn to Page 2 Mason Citys two new oneway streets will go into effect early Monday morning Stanley Mc Clinlock chief of police said Thursday Washinglon Avenue will run oneway south and Delaware oneway norlh bclween 2nd South and 4th Norlh No other streets downtown will be changed and Stale Slreet will conlimic oneway wesl and 1st South oneway cast The new oneway slrccls fol low aclion lakcn by the Cily Council in early October Delay in Ihc arrival of nearly 70 signs and the Christmas traffic rush delayed installation Placement of the signs was determined after a joint police and engineering department sur vey was taken Actual placement of Ihe signs started Monday and was to be completed Thursday afternoon Chief McClinfock said putting the system inlo effect on Monday will give Mason Cilyans a few days lo prepare for the new one way streets The signs now are covered with paper The new street routings are included in the recommenda tions on downtown traffic made by BartonAschman Associates the city planning consultants Several other oneway streets arc in those recommendations also including oneway traffic east on 2nd Soulh and west on 4th North City planners have stressed that the oneway traffic system cannot be completely effective until the corner roundings are completed for Ihe main Washing tonDclcwarc norlhsouth pair SAME   

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