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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1966, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY AisocUted Press Full LeaM Wires VOL IDS No ttl Rebuild during 11 lull Ff AP Photofax SHOT SUSPECTED Sgt J F Effger left and Det Lt B L Cork of the Beverly Hills Calif Police Department hold weapons and halloween masks they said were re covered from two men the officers shot dead as they reportedly attempted to kidnap industrialist Leonard K Firestone at his Beverly Hills home Thursday night Four officers were waiting at the home when the suspects arrived Kill two in kidnap try Look for slowing of war Viet Cong cut activity By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON AP US officials are keeping a careful watch on Communist military operations in Viet Nam for any evidence of a possibly deliber ale scaling down of aclivilies President Johnson said Thurs day it is a fact that the num ber of incidents initiated by the Viet Cong forces in recent days had decreased but he was una ble to say whether the decrease was prompted by his peace ef forts Johnson had promised in his State of the Union message Wednesday night that we will respond if others reduce their use of force The decrease in Viet Cong activity which he mentioned Thursday began more than a week before the President spoke and administration officials were by no means certain that it had any political significance at all Should it prove to have By BOB THOMAS BEVERLY HILLS Calif UP said Friday that one of two men killed in an attempt to kidnapwealthy industrialist Leonard K Firestone was one of several informers who tipped police on the plot The informer George Scalla 28 was fatally wounded by po lice as he and Cal Bailey 40 attempted to rush into the living room of the Firestone mansion Thursday night Bailey died instantly Scalla died three hours later at Gen cral Hospital Police said Scalla first in formed them Jan 3 that there would be a kidnaping attempt in the near future On Jan 6 Scalla told officers that Fire stone was the intended victim Police urged Scalla to back out of the plot but Scalla tolc them he feared Bailey would kill him Scalla told officers Bailey had rented a house in the suburban San Fernando Valley as a hide out to confine Firestone aftei the kidnaping Scalla was not the first in formant police said Severa others tolc them earlier of the plot police said AftciA learning of it the urged Firestone to leave thi city Police said the men may hav planned to ask million i ransom The deaths ended three week of police undercover work dur ing which the proposed kidnap ng was tipped by an undis losed source Firestone 58 vas warned to leave the city This has been a very dis ressing and upsetting thing to avc gone through srid the resident of the Firestone Tire nd Rubber Co of Calif at the lome of at friend in San Francis o Thursday night He compli mented the police for a Ihor ugh intelligent masterful ob Capt John E Hankins chief if Beverly Hills detectives told his sequence of events First hint of the kidnap came hrce weeks ago in connection LEONARD FIRESTONE Target of kidnapers ivith a burglary that took place in the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles police Ten days ago he tipster disclosed that the intended victim was Firestone the handsome son of rubber em pire founder stone Harvey S Fire 1 was very much disturbed and concerned said the in dustrialist I just made up my mind that I would try to work FIRESTONE Please Turn to Page 2 such rrieaning it evidently would be interpreted here to indicate a Viet Cong reaction to Johnsons earlier suspension of the bomb ing of North Viet Nam targets The President also said Thurs day in a news conferencethat he will continue to send special peace envoys to the capitals of other nations and that he will go on seeking peace as long as I am President Administration officials re ported following the Presidents comment about a decline in Viet Cong activity that there were 970 Viet Cong incidents in the week of Jan 2 to 8 In the pre vious week there were 1130 in cidents initiated by the Viet Cong There was thus a drop of 160 incidents in the first week of January as compared the last week of December but the level for the first week in Janu ary was still above the weekly average of 850 incidents for the last quarter of 1965 As used by US civilian and military authorities the word incident embraces all kinds of Viet Cong actions from ran dom outbursts of firing or a raid on a peasant family to actual military attacks Officials here said that in the first week of January there were 17 military attacks by the Viet Cong but all were below Restore lines in North Viet WASHINGTON The North Vietnamese are using the bombing lull to rebuild railroad lines and bridges over which war gear has flowed from Red China it was learned Friday Aerial reconnaissance indicates that the Reds are giving priority in reconstruction to rail links reach northwest and north Brother Timothy 20 ofGuam left helps Brother Paul 61 of New York Cityup from ice after he fell during a skating party on Remington A Pholofax Pond in Milton Mass Both are members of the Capuchin Franciscan Friary and it was the first time on skates for Brother Timothy battalion strength In the last week of December there were 25 military attacks on US and South Vietnamese forces includ ing three of battalion size So far as Washington author ities could determine the level of Viet Cong activity is fol lowing this week about the same pattern which it followed last week But officials said there could be many reasons for this and that there was no real basis yet for attaching serious impor tance to it as a reaction to John sons peace campaign Drug charge faces Rock Island men ROCK ISLAND 111 AP Two Rock Island men Donald Ferris 36 and John Lawrence were indicted by the county grand jury Thursday on charg es of peddling drugs Authorities sail the two were arrested when 20000 pep pills were confis cated in December 1964 Inside The Globe North Iowa news 3 Editorials 4 Latest markets 7 Mason City news 67 Society news 8 Sports 910 Clear Lake 10 TV section 1112 Comics 13 Classified pages 1415 Scott into court about assessments DAVENPORT Iowa county has gone to court to keep the State Tax CommiS sion order for higher property assessments from taking effect until after 1968 Scott County asked District Court Thursday for an injunc tion against the commission ap plicable for the fouryear period from 1965 to 1968 The first court suit of that na ture was filed recently in court at Sioux City by Woodbury County officials A number of Iowa counties have obtained injunctions against the commission but they apply only to the increased as sessments of 1965 The counties contend that the commission acted too late las year in increasing valuations ol properties on which taxes wil be collected in 1966 Scott and Woodbury counties seek to block the commission boosting valuations until the next fouryear period begins in 1969 Few opposing tax restoration WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson says he dctecls a Tiinimum of opposition to his proposal to restore excise lax culs on cars and phone bills I think most of thelegisla ors would prefer receiving rev enues in this form than reve nues in new laxcs on corpora ions and individuals Johnson old a news conference at the White House Thursday Amid a burst of criticism rom congressmen over his tax iroposals announced in Wednes day nights State of the Union message Johnson said he had sounded out sentiment in ad vance and I did not detect overwhelming resistance to it He said he believed that most of the people are patrl otic and would be willing to give up reductions in the taxes which took effect Jan 1 to fi nance additional military costs stemming from the Viet Nam war In other major topics covered at the news conference Johnson said He will appoint Robert C Weaver as secretary of the new Department of Housing and Ur ban Development and Robert C Wood as undersecretary Weav er would be the first Negro member of the Cabinet The number of incidents in Viet Nam has dropped of some But he added I dont say there is any connection with hat and our peace moves US envoys will continue to vis t foreign capitals in the search or peace he said He is disturbed that the Vew York City transit strike asted so long and I am equal y concerned by the cost of the settlement which violates our national guideposts for non inflationary wage increases Reaction to the State of the Union message was very Corporations unhappy with plan Page 2 good and I was very pleased with it He feels fine three months after his gall bladder operation He has no foreign travel plans now Besides rescinding the two excise tax reductions the ad ministrations tax package in cludes a speedup in corporate tax collections and a graduated withholding plan under which taxpayers in higher brackets would pay more as they go along and less at the end of the milled the tax package to Con year Secretary of the Treasury Henry II Fowler formally sub Hawkeye fire kills 2 boys AP PhotofRX NOTES OF KIDNAP SUSPECT Police at Beverly Hills said this was the wallet taken from asuspect who was shot dead as officers said he and an accomplice tried to Leonard K Fire stone the industrialist A bill at top Scrap of paper is marked with figures etc Police are not sure what the numbers mean HAWKEYE boys burned to death Thursday night as a swiftly spreading fire roared through their farm home near this northeast Fayette County community The victims were Randy Un gerer 9 and his brother Gary 8 two of the five children of Mr and Mrs Russell Ungcrer Ungerer suffered minor burns saving his three daughters but was unable to reach the two boys sleeping on the second floor The father ran about 100 yards down a county road to the home of a neighbor to turn in the alarm Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined Au thorities said it apparently start ed about 11 pm on the second floor of Ihe twostory frame home about a half mile south of Hawkeye Ungcrers wife Marlene was taken lo a West Union hospital for treatment for shock and smoke inhalation One of the girls also was hospitalized Firemen from Hawkeye and West Union battled the flames Authorities said Ungerer report ed hearing an explosion shortly before the fire broke out Bodies of the two boys were recovered early Friday morn ing OK school issues at St Ansgar ST ANSGAR Voters in the St Ansgar Community School District Thursday ap proved two issues for school im provement The first issue was a proposed bond of the second a decision to add left to the school district to the amount of the bond Miss Frances Vacha a form er St Ansgar teacher left the money to be used for building and improvements in the sen ior high school and junior high school buildings There were 835 voles cast Thursday The bond is sue was passed with a majority of 725 per cent The permis sion to use the Vacha beques carried by 845 per cent The money will be used for additions at the senior hig school building in St Ansgar thesjunlor high school buildin in Graflon remodeling and im provements at ele m e n t a r schools in Carpenter and S Ansgar The votes in the various poll ing places were the bond issu first followed by the Vach St Ansgar 385 to 126 435 to 71 Carpenter 90 to 46 114 to 23 Graf ton 127 to 52 147 to 31 There were several spoilec ballots Costs broken down by schools include for the high school for Grafton Jun ior High School for Car penter elementary school anc at the St Ansgar elemen tary building Architects fees amount ti ng east from Hanoi into Com munist China Thest rail lines and bridges were pounded heavily byUS fighter bombers for about three or four months before the strikes were halted thren weeks ago The northwest line had been pretty well knocked out and the northeast leg nearly so sources said Now Ihe Reds are working1 hard to repair those lines and bridges while they are free of ttack Another area where commu ication lines are being rebuilt es above the demarcation bor er separating Communist Viet Nam from South Viet ress Thursday nigit and esti mated additional revenues from t at billion in the fiscal ear which slarts July 1 Hear ngs on it will begin next week Before the House Ways and Means Committee with Fowler as the first witness On Capitol Hill economists iften consulted in congressional tudies of the national economy aid Johnsons lax medicine ooked like aspirin compared the stiff dose poured in the irst year of the Korean War The economists who insisted on speaking without being quot ed by name said the proposals are not likely either to slow sub1 slantially the growth of the economy or to halt the decline n unemployment One put it this way When he real debate begins before he congressional committees he argument is likely to be not vbether these lax raises are necessary but whether they are nough to insure against infla ion Neither the proposed speedup n corporate taxes or the gradu ated withholding of personal ncome taxes would involve layment of more taxes al hough they would increase gov ernment income by billion and million respeclively in he next fiscal year only Resloralion of 1 per cent of the automobile tax and 7 per cent of the phone tax would bring in about billion each year it stays in effect e q uipment parking areas Total estimated cost of thi entire proposal will amount ti Vam There was no clear explana ion as to why this sector should e getting priority attention in epair work But it was suggested the Com munisls may be trying to get his route back in shape to re luce reliance on certain roads passing through Laotian territo ry being worked over by US warplanes Despite official denials it is known that American recon naissance planes range over Norlh Viet Naniduring Ihis lull period at both high and low al litudes Among other things the photo reconnaissance has detected the rebuilding of storage facilities the patching up of roads and an increase in vehicular traffic on the infiltration routes There has been no indication as yet that the Communists are taking advantage of the lull to regroup or intensify their an iaircraft defenses North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness Friday night lows in teens Saturday warmer with occasional light snow highs 20s north and 30s south Weather details on 2 Asmasher plans could be dropped WASHINGTON AP The Atomic Energy Commission may scrap its plan to build a alom smasher A source oulside the commis sion said Thursday lhat three alternative proposals are under consideration He said each would be cheap er and each would be for a ma chine of lesser intensity than the proposed 200billion electron volt BEV accelerator which would be used for basic re search Some 85 communities in 43 states have been scrambling to win the project for their area Rep Craig Hosmer RCalif a member of Ihejoint Senate House Atomic Committee was told of the report To me it looks like possibly the beginning of the end for the 200bev machine he said When you start talking about alternatives it adds up to that The source said the AEC has scheduled a late January meet ing to get the views of some of 24 RMn the nations leading highenergy physicisls described the alternatives as A suggeslion by Prof S Devons chairman of Columbia Universilys Department of Physics that the AECs existing 33billion electron volt atom smashers at Brookhaven Na tional Laboratory Long Island NY be scaled up to the 120 150 BEV range This could cost about million A suggeslion from Ihe Lawr ence Radiation Laboralory of Ihe University of California that the existing 200 BEV plan be scaled down to a lower intensi ty This would cost about million A suggestion by Prof R R Wilson of Cornell that a million machine of lower inten sity be built with provisions to increase its intensity over a pe riod of years Selection of either of the lat ter two proposals still would re quire the AEC to choose a site Colorful clash The Mason City Mohawks and man Knights clash in basketball Friday night in Mason City A story on contest and a color picture of the Newman team is on 9 t I
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