Wednesday, January 12, 1966

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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1966, Mason City, Iowa mission EDITORS US Department of this for Hvt first per mitted to accom pany B52 bombing over South Viet Nam An Associ ated Press newsman went en a B52 raid and describes the mission By JAMES LACIER ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE Guam AP Miles high more than two dozen B52 stratofortresses swept over Viet Cong strongholds in South Viet Nam Wednesday Below on the ground guerrilla troop settlements apparently unaware of the raid until bombs began bursting around them got the shock of more than threequarters of a million pounds of explosives Wednesdays 12hour mission was the latest ofmore than 1 700 sorties flown by crewmen of Andersen AFB Guam center of US Air Force strength in the entire Pacific Coast East for more than 20 years Flights are now launched al most daily against the Viet Cong by members of the 736th Bomb Squadron of Mather Air Force Base Calif It was the first raid newsmen were permitted to join in since the United States began pound ing Viet Cong guerrillas with B52s on June 18 1965 Targetswere a Viet Cong stronghold near the Cambodian border and a Communist settle ment southwest of Da Nang More than 10 aircraft in the first wave led by Maj Gen Wil Ham J Crumm 47 commander of the 3rd Air Division left Guam shortly after 3 am In Operation Power Play they struck a Viet Cong stronghold used for staging operations against American troops Two hours later more than 14 bombers assembled under Col William T Cumiskey bombed a valley 23 miles southwest of Da Nang which intelligence offi cers said had been a Viet Cong stronghold for many years Gray smoke rose from a mile long line on the battered ground Enemy units reportedly in the area included a Viet Cong bat talion and two separate regi ments The 2500mile flight from Guam to target was uneventful except for 15 minutes of tricky refueling by KC135 tankers about halfway to the target The tankers refueled the big birds from a secret base in the Pa cific The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 1946 Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL 105 No 286 Will talk war peace AP Photofax SOUND SLEEPER Sixyearold Cindy Rut ter of York Pa takes a short nap lying atop a box unaware of the crowd filing past at the Penn sylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg In rear one of her fathers Guernsey cows comes in for a closeup look Auto designs called killers DES MOINES AP Atty Gen Lawrence S c a 1 i s e said Wednesday that half of the peo ple killed in traffic accidents would have lived if their auto mobiles had been designed safe ly He called this a shameful fact and said the automobile industry did not contradict it in three days of hearings he con ducted In a statement winding up the hearing Scalise said of the industry I invited them here to an swer say if they chose and were able to why the independent experts who ap peared here were wrong in their conclusions They chose not to appear They chose to say nothing Scalise threatened aclion by Ihe legislature his own office and other slate officials to re quire more safety devices on cars He said the House Motor Vc hide Law Study Committee wil consider testimony given at the officers of the state should pro ceed to prescribe those stand ards Scalise saidv He added his office will create a consumer advisory council to continue the study and make recommendations The attorney general said he vill ask for legislation to set afety standards and to require manufacturers to disclose con ent of bulletins they send to Icalcrs advising them of safety defects My hope is Scalise said that these hearings have iclpcd make the people of Iowa hearing and legislation can recommend aware saved that hundreds may be from death and serious njury in traffic each yearby construction of automobiles with imphasis where it belongs On protecting occupants against Lhe consequences of accident and collision Dramatic saving cussed lives here possibilities have been Indications for dis are No tax increase expected Mansfield Can pay bill WASHINGTON AP Sen ate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield predicted Wednesday that the United States will be able to finance bolh the admin istrations domestic programs and Viet Nam war without a tax increase The Montanan also voiced hope that with some belt tightening the federal budget deficit may even be reduced He was asked in an interview to comment on speculation that President Johnson recom mend tax increases in his budg et to be submitted late this month and that Congress will authorize the hikes My best belief is that there will be no lax increase Mans field said I anlicipate in view of the sound nature of the nations economy and of produc tion increases due in part to the war in Viet the tax intake of the government will increase lo such an extent that there should be no need for new taxes this year With reference to statements by Republicans that funds for parts of the administrations Great Society program will have to be tapped to finance the war Mansfield said I believe that we can have both How ever I do not think that we should go beyond the Presi dents recommended appropria tions as we did in the past year Mansfield noted that for some programs Congress appropri ated more money than was re quested by Johnson last year Tests confirm bacteria in ice balls DES MOINES AP Iowa health officials say tests have confirmed earlier reports of bacteria found in the water of imported ice balls Sale of the novelties from the Orient had been banned in this state and authorities warned persons having them to avoid using them for cooling drinks A report of the Iowa Health War in pursuit of peace in Viet Nam Oxen strain as they pull a Vietnamese farmer and his family and bags of rice toward Trung Lap near Saigon followed by medium tanks of the US First Infantry Division The tanks AP Photofax were moving up to support infantry units of the division Jan 8 as they began a massive operation in search of Viet Cong The executive branch can re quire that cars bought by the state meet minimum safety standards I believe that we who are that fully 50 per cent of those killed in accidents could have survived had their automobiles been designed to protect them Thai in my judgment is a istarlling and even shameful North Iowa Weather outlook Snow ending Wednesday night accumulating up to five Inches Increasing easterly to winds causing some blowing and drifting snow Lows upper teens to lower 20s Thursday decreasing cloudiness and turning colder with steady or falling temper atures Weather details on Page 2 SAFETY Pleaseturn to Page 2 Department and Stale Deparl mcnt of Agriculture said Tues day while Ihe bacteria found in the Iowa tests were not of the type to cause disease il still was possible that they could be pres ent in some of the novelties The US Public Health Serv ice is seeking to ban imporla lion of the ice balls Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 5678 Comics 14 Bowling news 16 Sports 1718 North Iowa news 19 Clear Lake news 2223 Latest markets 26 Mason City news 2627 Classified pages 3031 BelmondOKs bond issue a special elec tion here Tuesday Belmond vot ers favored 295 to 114 a S100 000 bond issue for enlarging and remodeling the Belmond Com munity Hospital With a total of 423 votes cast this brings 72 per cent approval The issue re quired 60 per cent for passage Fourteen ballots were spoiled Plans for the project drawn by Bergiand Bianco Mason City architects have been ap proved by the hospital division of the State Department of Health Arrangements to sell the bonds will be made as soon as possible Expenditures of state rise By WILLIAM L EBERLINE Associated Press Writer DES MOINES turcs for state government pur poses in Iowa have grown from J32S million a year in 1945 to 5208 million annually in fiscal 1964 Yet the state budget adopted y the legislature reflects only about a third of the total It is a situation the Iowa Tax payers Association said Wednes day that makes effective spending control almost im possible The association in its publica tion The Iowa Taxpayer called for action to bring more state expenditures under budget con trol The legislature has the re sponsibility of allocating the public resources to those areas where they are most needed and will do the most good said the association a private grotip representing property owners and others But it added the legislature cannot do so under the present situation The state budget adopted by the 1963 legislature called for ixpenditurcs of S208 million an nually in the 196364 and 196465 fiscal years The 1965 legislature boosted the budget level to million annually for the bien nium ending June 30 1967 The association said however that total spending for all state purposes in fiscal last year for which complete figures were to million Thus only 355 per cent of total expenditures were re fleeted in the state budget The situation has remained fairiy constant since 1945 The association said total expendi tures in 1945 were million of which the budget rcflectec miflion or 344 per cent In 1955 expenditures were million the budget mil or 383 per cent Hughes to suggest Amish feud solution DES MOINES AP Gov Harold E Hughes said Wednes day he expects to recommend a possible solution to the Amish school controversy before leav ing for the Far East Feb 23 Hughes and others plan a threeweek goodwill tour of the Orient under sponsorship of the Iowa Development Commission He gave no indication lo news men what his recommendation in Ihc Amish dispule might be The governor toured the area around Oelwein Monday and talked with both sides in the threeyear bailie aimed al en rolling Amish children in schools with slalecertified teachers Meanwhile the farmer who bought 980 bushels of Amish corn Tuesday at a Buchanan County sheriffs auction says he will wait a few days to see if some sympathizer will buy it and return the corn to the Am ish Merritt J McCardle of Inde pendence paid for the corn at a rate of 80 cents a bushel or some 25 cents a bushel under open market prices He has 20 days to pick up the corn at the farms of Abner Schwartz Henry Yoder and Dan Kurtz and indicated he would do so unless somebody offers to buy it back The sheriffs sale was con ducted to collect court fines levied against the three Amish farmers for violating the school atlcndance law McCardle said he is nol in sympathy with the Amish in Ihe dispute and expccls to make a profit on Ihe deal How does the situation come bout The association said its rimarily for two reasons The use of special funds and rust funds to finance various late functions each with its wn earmarked source of rev nuc over which the legislature as exercised no budget con rol t The great increase in fed ral aid to the state to help pay or various programs Federal id has grown from about Trillion a year in 1945 lo million in fiscal 1964 II is esti mated at nearly million r nearly onefourth of all funds available for state functions for he current fiscal year State Comptroller Marvin Seiden is studying the possibilily of channeling federal aid funds hrough Ihe legislalive appro priation procedure Such a step the association said would greally improve state budgeting procedures The association said the num per of special funds and trus unds which operate outside the egislative budget procedure has rown from 72 in 1945 to 179 in 1964 Many of these special funds were set up to finance licensing of various groups Others are or inspeclion programs of om kind or another They are fi nanccd by special taxes license or fees imposed upon thos closely connecled with the pro grams Administrators of Ih programs spend Ihe money SPENDING turn to 2 RtiddRock orelMarble Rock Community chool District has been granted 23750 in federal funds for its irst project under Title I of the ElementarySecondary Educa on Act according to S u p t Donald D Ambroson This is the first Title I grant US funds to school in N Iowa LBJ to tell state of union Address at 8 p m today By JACK BELL WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson goes before Con gress Wednesday night with a war anJ peace report expected to provide for continuing his Great Society domestic pro gram In a State of the Union ad dress to be carried by radio and television networks at 8 pm CST Johnson planned to bring members up to date on his Viet Nam peace offensive aimed at starting negotiations with the Communists to end the South east Asia fighting There was no advance indica tion that he would be able to announce any response from a memorandum covering US peace objectives passed directly to North Vietnamese repre sentatives But while Radio Hanoi contin ued to berate the Presidents call for unconditional discus sions the absence of any formal public rejection of the memo randum stirred some hopes in Congress that there may be grounds for believing they might yet materialize A presidential pledge to con tinue the search for peace was expected to soften the grim pos sibility that the war may have to be accelerated if the Commu nists persist in refusing to talk Aides indicated Johnson may come up with some overall to tal ranging between billion and billion for a new bud get Any such total for the fis cal year beginning next July 1 would not include the billion to billion in additional funds administration officials have been talking about to finance the war cportcd for any ehool district North Iowa This initial project of the chool dislrict involves the im irovemcnt of reading skills for he educationally deprived chil Ircn in the schools To implement the program hrcc new remedial reading eachcrs will be employed for he second semester of this hool year One teacher will vork at Rudcl with the Rudd elementary and junior high school students one at Rockford vith the Rockford Senior High ary School students and one at Warble Rock with the Marble elementary and junior ligh school students The program will also serve the students at St Marys School at Roscvillc who need mprovcmcnt in reading Each public school attend ance center in the school ciis rict will have a remedial read ng room which will receive new equipment such as a film strip projector opaque projector ape recorder controlled reader machine tachistoscope and ratcometcr and overhead pro jector In addition many films film strips tape recordings work books controlled reader selec tions supplementary reading books and various tests will be included in the program at each remedial reading ccnler Johnson said in a letter from which AFLCIO President George Meany quoted Tuesday that he is determined to press ahead in building the Great So ciety Meany had expressed fears in a letter to the President that mounting war costs might force a cutback in domestic pro grams such as the war on pov erty The union leader said that through efficient management eliminating outmoder functions and reductions in some other areas Johnson said substantial savings had been found to fi nance the social programs the first session of Congress voted Even though he holds expend itures in the latter field to about this years level Johnson seems likely to face demands1 for re ductions from a Congress that appears bent on making Viet Nam war its overriding order of business Senate Republican Leader Everett M Dirkscn told about the Meany letter made it clear that if the war is escalated he CONGRESS Please Turn to 2 SAME