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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c 3 One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY It AuocUted Prcn Full Wlrti VOL W More Yanks to Viet 7000 troops to strengthen Saigon defenses GOP stand ataglance WASHINGTON UP Here are the major points of the Republican State of the Union address delivered by Sen Everett MDirksen and Rep Gerald R Ford PRESTIGE Dirkseri said US prestige is slipping and called for a study of foreign aid programs to see if they can achieve a real devotion to peace and freedom VIET NAM Dirksen said peace efforts should be con tinued as should the military efforts If deemed necessary he said the Viet Nam war should be stepped up TAXES AND SPENDING Ford said President Johnsons request for a Sibillion excise tax increase will not be needed with prudent restraint on spending He said i the administration must reduce its spending for nonmilitary programs See story Page 2 Johnson will not join race Not seeking governorship WEST BRANCH AP Don ald E Johnson of West Branch former national commander of the American Legion said Tuesday he will not seek the Republican nomination for gov ernor this year Johnson who has been prom inently mentioned as a possible GOP contender for governor added he will not run for any political office in 1966 The reasons are many said Johnson but the foremost is my earnest desire not to capi lize on the fine organization I was privileged to lead last year American Legion Johnson now connected with a feed firm in Iowa City added he has b us i n e s s obligations SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Seven thousand more US fighting men poured into South Viet Nam Tuesday to strengthen Saigons defenses againstguerrilla attack and to put more muscle in the Marine beachhead on the central coast Although the Viet Cong forces avoided major action in ad vance of the lunar New Year celebrations later this week guerrilla bands harassed gov ernment positions exploded mines tossed grenades and am bushed militia platoons An or phanage was hit in one attack apparently by mistake Political infighting among South Viet Nams military lead ers again raised fears of trouble for sevenmonthold govern ment of Premier Nguyen Cao Ky He was reported to have told a battalion of army troops at Saigon airport Monday that 5 to 50 generals were seeking to overturn his regime Rumors of an impending coup swept Saigon over the weekend during the visit of Secretary of State Dean Rusk Most of the countrys top military leaders were in Saigon at the time The rumors subsided later Trie new American arrivals were 4000 infantrymen of the US 25th Divisions 2nd Brigade from Hawaii and 3000 Marines from Okinawa They brought total American troop strength in South Viet Nam to 191000 men A US spokesman announced earlier that 4500 Marines had landed but later said he had counted one battalion twice The Viet Cong before dawn fired mortars at a US military compound in Quang Ngai City 325 miles northeast of Saigon The shells fell into a nearby or phanage and a Vietnamese reg imental headquarters Five chil dren and three Vietnamese ci vilian caretakers at the orphan age were wounded None of the 200 Americans was hurt but an unofficial re port said two Vietnamese sol dicrs were killed and 14 were wounded It was really close said Sgt Wayne Mabry of Philadel phia After the first round we were up and in the bunkers We could see the rounds falling Other Communist mortars caused light casualties at the government outpost of An Lo on northsouth Highway 1 near the northern frontier 8 miles from the old imperial capital of Hue The Viet Cong exacted their heaviest toll in the past 24 hours by ambushing two platoons of government militiamen on road clearing work 1G miles south of Saigon Monday afternoon DONALD JOHNSON Will not run which would prevent hlnufrom conducting a political campaign this year He thanked those who have asked him to run and pledged to support the Republican party Johnsons withdrawal from consideration left three an nounced candidates for the GOP nomination and a shot at Demo cratic Gov HaroldHughes They are Prof William G Murray of Iowa State Universi ty Jack W Peters Des Moines construction firm executive and Roy Longstaff a retired railroad brakeman from Des Moines Bancroft man victim of crash ALGONA Following a one car accident early Tuesday Robert J Friets 28 Bancroft was dead on arrival at St Anns Hospital here A r d e n Kramersmeier 23 Swea City is hospitalized here with facial cuts and a broken ankle Melvin E Busch 44 Led yard was taken to a Mason City hospital with internal in juries broken leg and cuts According to Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst the car driven by Kramersmeier left the road on Highway 169 three fourths of a mile north of Ban croft It traveled some distance on the shoulder before striking a bridge abutment A graduate of Lcdyard High School he had been farmiiig with his father Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church in Ban croft The RcV A W Nelson will officiate Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with Gar ry Funeral Home of Banrrofl in charge Time for the services has not been set The guerrillas also bush wacked two companies of a re lief force in a fight that lasted about an hour The Communists fled after inflicting moderate casualties in both actions a spokesman said Other guerrilla bands shot up the Binh Hiep outpost in the Mekong Delta 50 miles south west of Saigon attacked the Thanh Tri resettlement center and blasted a watch tower US Air Force B52s made the run from Guam again to unload their big bombs on suspected Viet Cong camps in Tay Ninh Province four miles from the Cambodian border Other Air Force and Navy planes flew 404 To hike interest on bonds Size of boost not revealed NEW YORK Johnson Tuesday ordered Treas ury Secretary Henry H Fowler to boost interest rates on US savings bonds Fowler said at a savings bond luncheon here he would imple ment the Presidents order soon He did not specifya date Fowler gave no indication of how large an increase was be ing considered However John son has authority to fix the rate as high as per cent without seeking new legislation The present interest rate on scries E and H savings bonds is 3 per cent Treasury secretary told the luncheon of top corporate executives involved in the sav ings bond deduction program that the President felt it neces sary to improve the rate of re turn in order to keep its interest yields on the securities at a par with interest rates elsewhere in the economy Fowler quoted a letter from combat sorties in the South hit ting Communist hideouts and river craft The Leathernecks from the US 1st Marine Regiment began wading ashore from amphibious vehicles Monday at Chu Lai a Marine beachhead in the coastal rice fields 62 miles south of the main Marine base at Da Nang The landing pushed total Marine strength in Viet Nam to 45500 men and increased the Leatherneck force at Chu Lai to three regiments The additional manpower will enable the Marines to launch wider opera tions around the toehold Most of the Marines have been tied down protecting the Chu Lai jet air strip The25th Infantrys 2nd Bri gade came ashore 30 miles southeast of Saigon at the sandy beaches of Vung Tau once the placid resort of Cap St Jacques in French colonial days The divisions 3rd Brigade landed in December and took up positions in the central highlands Pretty Vietnamese girls wel comed the infantrymen with a large banner flowers and an occasional discreet kiss Gen William C Westmoreland com mander of US forces in Viet Nam also greeted the troops while an Army band played Hawaiian music The brigade came from Schofield Barracks Hawaii The soldiers were quickly hustled aboard trucks for the 40 mile ride to Bien Hoa a major US encampment 12 miles north of Saigon They brought their own artillery to Viet Nam Military observers said the additional brigade would enable US forces to build up Saigons security wall particularlythe western flank Despite the approach of their lunar New Year ceasefire at 11 pm Wednesday 10 am EST the Viet Cong have suddenly stepped up their violence in and around the capital Monday they kidnaped an American aid offi cial 25 miles northwest of Sai gon hit twice at the citys out skirts andtossed a grenade at US troops in the capital The Viet Cong have pro claimed a fourday truce Allied More US troops welcomed in Viet Nam Troops of the First Battalion of the 14th In fantry left disembark from the troopship USS General Walker at new docks at Cam Ranh Bay South Viet Nam Tuesday The ship put other troops ashore later at Vung Tau At right a soldier of the 25th Divisions 2nd Brigade arrives at Vung Photofax Tau Ho walks past cheering Vietnamese school girls Above the girls is a banner welcoming the Gls forces will observe To face parking fee By LARRY FULLER Junior college students next fall may be charged a park ing sticker fee to help pay for expanded parking facilities in the downtown area The parking fee now being used by many Iowa colleges was one of the main points dis cussed Monday night at an in formal joint meeting of the City Council and School Board School officials said an esti mated 500 new parking places will be needed when the jun ior college moves its main fa cilities from the southeast sec tion of the city to the present high school building Although no definite action was taken at the meeting a 10 man committee consisting of school and city officials and businessmen was appointed to study downtown parking School Supt P 0 Brunsvold said he doesnt think the schools can require parking stickers added however the ma ority of the students may be willing to pay the fee and those vho dont could find offstreet parking A fee Earl Dean Merit Award farmer dies Earl Dean 71 former state representative and state sen ator died Tuesday morning in a Mason City hospital A na tive of this area he had farmed southeast of Mason City through out his lifetime He had1 served as president of the North Iowa Soybean Co operative and the Portland Co operative Company and as vice DEAN Please turn to Page 2 year was Mayor said if a of or discussed a school George E Mendon pay plan such as stickers is worked out there is a possibility of reserving lots like the one across from the nigh school for junior college parking only Other alternatives to parking discussed included using shuttle buses and encouraging the jun ior college students to share rides Harry Little large said the Transit Inc has agreed to op erate a shuttle bus between the present junior college campus and downtown for the standard student rate of 12 cents Gilbert Bovard school board member suggested studying the operation of shuttle buses from the present junior college new high school and the Willowbrook er junior college students would accept the shuttle Mrs L W Swanson of the School Board suggested allow ing free parking in the lot at the present junior college for students who live near the downtown area and use their autos only for driving home on weekends In discussing the ride sharing Brunsvold said increased library and study facilties in the new location may enable outoftown students with class conflicts lo work out ride arrangements now not possible In reviewing the overall need for parking Brunsvold said a total of roughly 900 parking cbuncilmanat spaccs will be needed owner of City This is based in part on a national norm of one parking space for c a Ch two students The junior college enrollment next fall is expected to be be tween 1600 and 1700 students with about 100 facultyaclminis trativ personnel With high school students now using about 300 parking spaces a day some 500 new parking EARL DEAN Plaza Shopping Center lot to the downtown to serve students driving from the south east and west While expressing willingness lo explore the use of shuttle buses Edgar S Gage school board president and Brunsvold said there is some doubt wheth places would be needed Brtins void said Differing class schedules ol junior college students will help reduce the heavy load the su perintendent added A survey showed a peak the immediate of 603 junior cars in area in a onehour period college NHampton i okays issue NEW HAMPTON Voters in New Hamp ton Community School District Monday ap proved a bond issue for Unlike some districts in the North Iowa area New Hampton passed its bond on the first try But it was close With a total of 2267 votes cast the final count was 1361 to 906 This makes a majority of 60035 per cent A majority of 60 per cent is required to pass school bond issues There will be a canvass of the votes according to elec tion officials As it stands now one less Yes fi vote would change the outcome The school district is composed of three fa rural precincts and two city precincts Districts 1 and 3 which lie northeast of New Hampton and south to southwest respectively voted 42 fj per cent in favor of the bond District 2 north west of New Hampton including North Wash K ington and Alta Vista voted 53 per cent The two city precincts Districts 4 and 5 showed 71 per cent approval The proposed bond for is to build a now fouryear high school on a 30acre tract 1 west of the city The present high school build ing is to be used for kindergarten and elementa I ry grades Ways of meeting the parking load included Existing parking lot across from high school Now J83 spaces Making parking lots out of vacant area on administration PARKING Turn to Page 2 the President as saying We are again at a point where rates available on a va riety of alternative forms of savings have moved above the rate now paid on US savings bonds At the same time we are at a point where maximum sav ings are vital to our national to our nation al future Another increase in rate on those bonds is now timely In order to sustain and en large the vital role of the sav ings bonds program I therefore direct you to set in motion the necessary machinery for rais ing the interest rate on these bonds as of the earliest feasible date The luncheon was on the 25th anniversary of the savings bond program which was inaugurat ed early in World War II to help defray the governments cost of that conflict The number of savings bonds now outstanding in the hands of the public totals more than billion or about 23 per cent of the entire publicly held federal debt Interest on back taxes being waived DES MOINES AP The Iowa Executive Council agreed Tuesday to waive interest total ing on back income taxes US Army Col Edwin L Over holt unwittingly did not pay from 1962 through 1964 Overholt head of Fitzsim mons Army Hospital in Denver Colo said in a letter he didnt pay the taxes because he thought he was a resident of Illi nois at the time The State Tax Commission said Overholt has paid taxes of Both the Iowa attorney generals office and the Tax Commission had ruled previous ceasefire Thursday Inside starting a 78hour at noon The Globe Masters Rorick Ray N Rorick GlobeGa zette publisherand Ronald O Masters II are Mason Citys outstanding men of 1965 Page 24 Clear Lake news 4 Mason City news 89 Latest markets 9 Society news 1011 North Iowa news 12 Sports 1314 Editorials 17 Comics 20 Farm news 21 Classified pages 2223 North Jowa Weather outlook Tuesday right clear to part ly cloudy and warmer lows zero to 8 above Cloudy and warmer Wednesday in low 20s Weather details on Page 2 ly that Overholt also would have to pay interest and in penalties as welt The penalties however had been waived pre viously SAME Mick FUf Meaai Traffic In SI   

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