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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors HOME EDITrON 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 6 19M Associated Prest Full Leau Wirei VOL No 211 Peace drive having impact LBJ pleased with results of offensive NATIONS VISITED BY PEACE PEACE OFFENSIVE Map locates nations visited by President AP Pliototnx Johnsons special peace envoys in ef fort to end war in Viet Nam Sandburg ill on 88th birthday FLAT ROCK NC AP Carl Sandburg the poet and Lincoln biographer marked his 88th birthday Thursday in a sickbed His svife thinks hell get well and live to be 101 Hell pull himself out of this said Mrs Sandburg in an interview Theres nothing that has ever defeated Carl Its been a great life hes had be cause he knows the best of thing how to make Mrs Sandburg said her bussons band has riot completely recovThey i cred from an intestinal mation which started in Sep tember He was also shaken by a fall recently For years Sandburg has pre dicted he would die at an age divisible by 11 Its inevitable its inexora ble its written in the book of fate the poet told a newsmen when he turned 80 I had two 11 killed in St Paul fire ST PAUL Fire spreading with explosive force swept an old fourstory downtown hotelapart ment early Thursday killing 11 persons and injuring 16 others Some occupants fled the Carleton Hotel with thei clothing afire Others jumped from upper floors an were badly hurt It was a screaming mass when we got there said Assistant Fire Chief William Maurer Three pei actually afire were met firemen at the CARL SANDBURG Turns 88 Thursday greatgrandfathers and a grand father who died in years divisi ble by 11 If I dont die at 88 Ill go on to 99 But Sandburgs 82 year old wife who married him 57 years ago takes no slock in the prophesy I really think hell live to be 101 she said He really has to do something different you know He still drinks goats milk Thats why hes lived so long but I wouldnt say thats what made him a poet Nobody can tell what mads Carl the way he is she said It must have been iust the way he was born His father couldnt even write his name And now Carls work is air over the world Both his poems and his Lincoln biog raphy have been translated into many languages Firemen poured water on the v i c t i m s to extinguish t h c flames j Some jumped while themen were putting up the ladders to rescue them Mourcr said A lot of screaming people jumped from second and third floors Some landed on the side walk One man broke his back One man listed in critical con dition suffered fractures of both feet and legs in a leap to safety None of the dead was identi fied immediately Maurer said nine bodies were removed from the icecoated ruins The Red Cross said two others died in hospitals of in juries At midforcnoon firemen and police said about a dozen of the 51 persons in the building had been unaccounted for They said some of Ihe missing may have wandered away or had sought refuge with friends or relatives Temporary remap is challenged DES MOINES ap eal of a suit challenging the cmporary rcapportionment of ic Iowa Legislature was filed y David Belin Des Moines at orney in the Iowa Supreme ourt Thursday Belin is attorney for a group if lowans headed by Mrs Eliz abeth Kruidenier of DCS Moines vho are challenging validity of he reapportionmcnt plan Polk County District Courl udge Harry Perkins ruled last all that the temporary appor ionmcnt is constitutional State Solicitor General Timo hy McCarthy has until Jan 23 o file his answer to Belins ap peal with the state Supreme Bulletin The fire started in a second floor bathroom about am CST and spread swiftly Fran cis Dills 40 night clerk and one of those hospitalized will smoke inhalalion turned in tlv alarm when he saw flame shoot from a bathroom Dilts Benny Katz hotel man agcr who was aroused from hi second floor quarters and Stan ley Grim 48 a maintenanc man helped several persons I safely from Ihe second floo after sounding t h e hotel fir alarm system Ray Umbrcit 42 a survivo and second floor resident said it mighl have been Ihe smoke that woke him I grabbed Ihe door knob and it was hot I grabbed a shirt and shoes and By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson is pleased with Ihe results so far of his Viet Nam peace offensive He is confident the travels of his special peace envoys are having a global im pact still largely hidden behind a curtain of diplomatic secrecy Although there has been no outward evidence of a favorable response from Hanoi Johnson remains hopeful of a break through Commies opposing position Hoover cites role of Reds WASHINGTON AP FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said Thursday the Communist parly las played an everincreasing role in generating opposition to the US position in Viet Nam Hoover said also that the par ty is trying to attract more youth and is making plans to ake a more active part in the I960 elections running candi dates wherever possible In his annual report to the attorney general on FBI activi ties during 1965 Hoover said Always eager to engage in any activity which will bring embarrassment to the United States the party has played an everincreasing role in generat ing opposition to the United States position in Viet Nam In September 1965 party eadquarters sent a directive to 11 districts giving instructions slogans to be used in protests against United States action in Viet Nam In addition the parly las expended large sums of noney in propaganda efforts designed to hinder United States progress toward peace On the hopeful side word lias come through diplomatic chan nels that many countries visit ed by such traveling American diplomats as W Averell Harri man and Arthur J Goldberg are getting in direct touch with Hanoi to urge steps toward peace Diplomatic traffic with the C o in m u n i s t government of North Viet Nam has reached a new peak since the concerted American peace effort began Some of this hidden diplo matic intervention has come from countries skeptical in the past about American policy If Hanoi remains deaf lo such appeals Johnson believes his efforts at the very least will reinforce his claim that if there are obstacles to peace the blame lies elsewhere In a sense the Johnson peace offensive has been a developing thing with the President per sonally ordering each new move often on short notice It was shaped with the pas sage of time as Johnson made a succession of major decisions in which his politicians sense of liming played a great role The peace campaign had its beginning in secrecy at a Nov 11 conference at the LBJ Ranch in Texas Gathered at the comfortable ranch house on the banks of the Pedernales were the President Secretary of State Dean Rusk Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara and presidential assistants Mc Gcorge Bundy and Jack Valcnli group headed by Mrs ourt The Kruidenicr contends the plan i inconstitulional because amonj other things it docs not providi for subdistricting of countie electing more than one senato or representative Both sides have said they ar anxious to get a Supreme Cour ruling as soon as possible be cause if the plan is declared un constitutional a special session of the legislature might be nec essary to remedy its defects be fore the elections next fall broke a window Just then fire ladder came up the GUM TOKYO FOR ORPHANS AP A US Air Hoover said the Communist party and other subversive iroups supported and partici ated in various protests against U S policy This was particularly true he said in the April 17 student march on Washington the August Wash ington summer action project the October international days of protest the Nov 27 march on Washington for peace in Viet Nam and the Nov 2528 national antiwar convention in Washing ton Hoover also reported Nearly 14000 fugitives were located and 21000 automobiles recovered in FBIinvestigated cases both new highs The work of the FBI in the field of civil rights continued to expand The FBI files now contain more than 177 million sets of fingerprints Plan facility for male alcoholics DES MOINES plan for establishing a halfway house at Fort DCS Moines for rehabili tation of male alcoholics was outlined at a meeting here Wednesday night The Rev Sumner L Martin 78 a retired Methodist minister took his five year old Palomino Mauclie oh a test ride Wednesday before at tempting the 45day trip from Franklin Ind to AP Photofix Baltimore Dr Martin is the oldest and the only re tired one of 12 clergymen who will participate in the celebration of Methodisms 200th anniversary in America He will start the ride Sunday Inside The Globe Terrorists hit aigon twice Charles H MacNider Art Museum to open Sunday Page 11 Clear Lake news i Editorials Society news 567 Force plane left Tachikawa air base near Tokyo Thursday with 72000 sticks of chewing gum for orphans in South Viet Nam The gum worth was do nated by a Japanese manufac turer to the Tokyo Lions Club Sports Latest markets 910 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 CubGazette 15 Classified pages 1617 SAIGON Viet Cong Viet Nam AP terrorists struck twice in Saigon Thursday night exploding a powerful Claymore mine at the military airports main gate and a plastic bomb at a police substation across town Among casualties were four US servicemen slightly wounded One Vietnamese was killed and three were injured in this of the airport But the cycle had been parked between a car Charles Churan executive di rector of the Iowa State Com mission on Alcoholism said plans call for remodeling a house to accommodate 30 men Cost of the remotleling and fur dishing project was estimated a North Iowa news 18 Admiral Nimitz I suffers stroke OAKLAND Calif AP Fleet Adm Chester W Nimitz 80 has suffered a stroke which is affecting his left side doc tors at Oakland Naval Hospital said Wednesday The spokesman said Nimitz condition was satisfactory at this time outbreak of the new were streaming out of the on American service For many weeks the adminis Lralion had given periodic Ihought lo a possible pause in American bombings of North Viet Nam as a potential means of dramatizing US hopes for peace and hopefully encourag ing a conciliatory response from Hanoi The ranch conference marked the first intensive discussion of this possibility favored by many foreign leaders and by some people in this country who felt a fiveday pause in May hadnt lasted long enough Johnson sent his advisers back to Washington with in structions to weigh carefully the pros and cons No decision was reached at the time The President recuperating from his Oct 8 surgery gave the matter much personal thought in the weeks that fol lowed Then on Dec 7 Johnson con vened another meeting of key advisers at his home place id Texas to go into the question further This session was at tended by Rusk McNamara Undersecretary of State George W Ball Bundy presidential assistants Bill D Moyers and Joseph A Califano Jr and Robert Komer a Bundy deputy McNamara was just back from Saigon Even after this conference Johnson was not committed to a aombing pause or its possible Liming Consideration was given lo action early in 1968 possf bly to coincide with the Viet namese New Years holiday on Jan 21 The President was commit ted however to a broadened search for peace And two days later in a telephone address to the AFLCIO convention in San Francisco he said he was de termined that every prospect for peace be exhausted before other hard steps are taken in Viet Nam Johnson returned to Washing ton Dec 13 for a series of meet ings with foreign visitors Pres ident Mohammad Ayub Khan of Pakistan Prime Minister Har old Wilson of Britain and Chan cellor Ludwig Erhard of West Germany Even as these international meetings progressed Johnson was preoccupied with potential peace moves in Viet Nam Sandwiched among his confer ences with the visitors were meetings with top advisers in cluding two secret sessions with the National Security Council Out of these talks grew a deci sion subject to ratification by the Saigon government to propose a 30hour Christmas ceasefire The Viet Congs po litical arm had called earlier on Dec 7 for a 12hour truce On Dec 22 with Johnson back at the ranch military officials and the first such year It came shortly after US Briefing officers reported Allied troops and planes had knocked out hidden Viet Cong installa tions in three widely separated areas of South Viet Nam over the prccecding 48 hours The Claymore mine which can be aimed to fire hundreds of steel pellets like a shotgun cut loose at pm from the seat of a motorized passenger cycle as American servicemen go truck and a large tree the tree took most of charge A Vietnamese passerby was killed Of the Americans in jured two were Air Force men The others were a soldier and a sailor The police substation in east ern Saigon was hit an hour lat A plastic charge estimated to weigh 60 pounds flung in the strecl by a bicyclist blew in a wall and collapsed the main building also surrounded by wire One policeman a woman and a child were injured A Vietnamese policeman raced shooting after the terror ist and said he may have winged him The last previous attacks in Saigon were dozens of grenade men trucks and billets mark ng the fifth anniversary Dec 20 of the Viet Congs political agency the nalional liberation front The US 173rd Airborne Bri gade pushing through the steamy swamplands west of Saigon uncovered a network of Communist bunkers filled with ammunition and supplies as the Viet Cong fell back before the American paratroopers The paratroopers blew up the fortifications on the sixth day of the first US invasion in strenglh of Ihe Mekong Delta a Communist stronghold Other elements of the 173rd rigade came on what one US NEW YORK labor leader Michael J Quill stricken two days ago after he was jailed for contempt in continuing the transit stilke suffered new complications Thursday North lowo Weather outlook Mostly cloudy through Fri day with occasional light snow Colder east Thursday night lows zero northwest to around 10 southeast Not much change in Friday highs 10 northwest to low 20s southeast Weather details on Page 2 Negotiators talk as New Yorkers walk pokesman called a Viet Cong general store near the marshy Plain of Reeds a Red tronghold and infiltration route lose to the Cambodian frontier The paratroopers captured wo guards One of Ihcm carried several ounces of gold and 11 000 piasters possibly part of a NEWYORK AP Mayor John V Lindsay reported to New Yorkers that subway and bus strike negotiations moved ahead in good faith bargain ing which recessed early Thurs day But he cautioned that the pub lic still must sweat it out until settlement of the sixdayold strike Heavy morning rain compli cated already difficult transpor tation problems for the citys 35 million workers The city made a new money offer during a marathon night session which broke up at 2 am but the parties would not say what it was There had been a gap in negotiating positions for a twoyear labor contract covering 34400 transit workers Lindsay also disclosed that he had consulted with Secretary of Labor W Willard Wirlz but would not disclose the substance of their talk Lindsay said he would keep in touch by telephone with the progress of talks between the Transit Authority and two strik ing AFLCIO organizations The Transport Workers Union and th2 Amalgamated Transit Un ion As he emerged from the night time session Lindsay said There has been some move ment nevertheless the gap re mains wide between them New offers have been made Lindsay declined to predict if this could lead to settlement of the 6dayold strike but he de scribed the new offers as a very important mova Rrin slowed the incoming traffic today and cars were bumper lo bumper on many major arteries Traffic Commissioner Henry A Barnes said Some people will use the weather conditions as an excuse to stay home and 1 hope they will In New Yorks five boroughs and from Connecticut to New Jersey people bound for work cut short their sleep to face an long of fighling Ihe traffic and crowded railroad facilities One Ihing that has been con tributing lo the prevention of chaos in the strike has been that the morning and evening rush hours have been spread out over a longer period of time Traffic Commissioner Henry A Barnes announced a plan Wednesday for staggered work ing hours in lower Manhattan He divided the area into four sections and asked employers to voluntarily begin letting work ers off at intervals between 3 and 5 pm in Saigon ordered the ceasefire As part of this holiday package American planes were to halt their bombing runs over North Viet Nam targets Even at this point Johnson was not certain of his next move Much would depend on immediale developments For example he knew that if the ceasefire ended in some inci dent like the Viet Cong bombing months earlier of the US Em bassy in Saigon full warfare would have to be resumed And the President wanted a chance to gauge American reaction to the Christmas lull before com mitting himself further One opportunity for a quick move toward peace evaporated when the Viet Cong repeatedly ignored the 30hour ceasefire nullifying a Johnson decision that fighting would not be re sumed even after Christmas unless the other side fired first For two days after Christmas Johnson made daytoday deci sions against resuming the bombing of North Viet Nam ucrrilla payroll The cash was worth only about bul was a considerable amount in Viet namese terms As Ihe suspension of US raids on Norlh Viet Nam contin ued for the Hlh day spokesmen said B52s from Guam in a raid Tuesday night 70 miles north west of Saigon destroyed two large tunnels a bunker 400 yards of camouflaged trench line and a supply area Secondary explosions indi cated the bombs may have also hit a guerrilla ammunition or fuel dump he said although ground fighting was back in full swing Ultimately on the night of 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