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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Si HOME EDITION lOca MASON CITY IOWA 31 AuocUted Press Full Lease VOL 105 M4 Bombs back to N Viet 37day lull fails to bring Communist peace offer BOMB is a raid by US planes over North Viet Nam The planes are F40 Phantom jets raining bombs on an unspecified target in North Viet Nam Monday Air Force and Navy planes bombed two targets in North Viet Nam ending the 37day lull in which began on Christ mas Eve SAIGON South Viet Nam United States un leashed its bombers against North Viet Nam Monday after holding off air attacks for 37 days while vainly trying to bring the Communists to the peace table The first waves of US Navy and Air Force planes hit bridg es ferries barges warehouse areas and storage facilities well south of the HanoiHaiphong in dustrial area Later flights pummeled highway No 1 a main artery along the coast wrecking a truck convoy and destroyinga bridge a US spokesman reported The later attacks were cen tered around Vinh on North VietNams central coast On the ground US and South Vietnamese forces stepped up their offensives against the Viet Cong but the Communists in flicted heavy losses on a mili tia unit and Red guns ham mered Allied positions A US spokesman said Navy pilots claimed destruction of a bridge about 10 miles southeast of Dong Hoi and damage to the approach to the Quang Khe fer ry landing about 20 miles north west of Dong Hoi Bad weather prevented esti mates of the damage in other raids Spokesmen declined to say how many sorties were flown or what types of bombs were dropped One Navy plane was shot down as the raiders encountered heavy ground fire But a US Air Force helicopter rescued the pilot unharmed under machine gun fire He was LI Cm dr Syl vester Chum ley of Lemoore Calif Chumleys A4 Skyhawk jet went down about a mile off Dong Hoi The Communists peppered the water around him for 35 minutes as he wailed to be rescued Im glad to see you guys Now can you turn off that ma chinegun fire Chumley told his rescuers The rescue plane was piloted by Lt Col Robert E Freshwater of Canton Ohio Resumption of the bombing had been expected for several days because of repeated state ments from Washington that the halt in the strikes had failed to bring a favorable response from North Viet Nam Allied intelligence reports said the North Vietnamese made use of the bombing lull to rebuild roads railways and bridges destroyed by US planes in the past year Aerial photographs revealed pontoon bridges strung across rivers and heavy traffic has been spot ted moving toward South Vicl Nam over the past two weeks On the ground the Viet Cong backed by regulars of the North Vietnamese forces were goaded into action by Allied troops who h a ve penetrated Communist hideouts in the central coastal plains which had not been dis turbed for 15 years Operation Masher the US 1st Cavalrys hedgehopping push around Bong Son about 300 miles northeast of Saigon was heavily engaged for the fifth straighl day in a firefighl Ihc Vicl Cong used as a with drawal action A slorm of aulojnalic fire and mortar shelling struck a battal ion of troopers at 6 am and lasted for an hour A spokesman said the Viet Cong used the bar rage as cover to slip out of what could have been a death Uap Most of them got away but the cavalry troops counted 282 Com munist dead after four days of heavy fighting with main force Vicl Cong and Ihe 18th Regi ment of the North Vietnamese division A spokesman said another 200 Reds may have been killed in air and artillery attacks Masher was joined by Viet namese government airborne troops who in two days have killed 59 Viet Cong Toward Ihc coast 20 miles west of Tuy Hoa South Korean marines squeezed the Viet Cong in another sensitive spot when they sent a column out on a new search and destroy mission The insurgents reacted from three directions The marines hit them hard split them up and claimed 188 killed by body count 2 cap lured and a slore of weapons seized The whole 2nd Corps area Offer new peace bid By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON ff President Johnson launched a new Viet Nam peace move in the United Nations Mon day immediately after US planes started bombing North Vietnamese targets again at the end of a 37day pause Johnson told the nation and the world that he ordered resumption of bombing of military targets in the North to save lives of US South Vietnamese and allied troops fighting Communist forces in the South The Reds are reinforced by supplies and men sent from the North On Johnsons orders which the President himself an nounced US Ambassador Ar thur Goldberg then called for an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council to hear a report on the collapse of Ihe US peace offensive and lo re ceive a resolution for new dip lomatic action The end of the pause docs not mean Ihc end of our own LBJ Please turn to Page Photnfax ON WAY TO President Johnson strides nlong a White House corridor Monday on way to a studio in the Executive Mansion from where he addressed the nation on the resumption of the bombing of North Viet Nam Krebiozen discoverer acquitted CHICAGO Stevan Durovic discoverer of the con troversial substance Krebiozen and the Krcbiozen Research oundation were acquitted on 11 counts Monday of fraud and onspiracy charges in promo on of the drug Thus all five defendants in ic criminal trial n the US District Court in hie a acquitted of fed ral charges involving mail raud conspiracy and other harges in connection with their tork with Krcbiozen The sub tance is taken by some can er patienls The jury Saturday had freed Dr Andrew C Ivy the chief medical backer of the drug ttarko Durovic a lawyer and Brother of Ihe doctor acquiltec Ylonday and Dr William F P hillips a general practitionei vho had prescribed Krebiozen or some patients Judge Julius J Hoffman cn ered the courtroom a few min ites before the decision was an nounced and told assembled spectators persons who had jeen witnesses for the defense during the nincmonthlong trial and others that he wanted no demonstrations Dr Durovic sat at the de ense table drumming on the table top and swirling a cane he uses for support A few minutes later the jury ceipts for Tuesday are 2000 cal cision and Ihe verdicl was an nounced Excitement gripped the court room Saturday afternoon when Judge Hoffmrn called the jurors back lo Ihe seals from where they had heard nine months o leslimony y Wounded and dead Four US infantrymen beside an injured comrade for a letup in heavy enemy fire before carrying him across a rice paddy to an air evacuation area The body of a US soldier killed in the early stages of the An Thi fighting is in the foreground The heavy An Thi action two 1st Infantry division companies and a combined force of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regu lars took place Saturday and Sunday Review of Hoffa case set Court will hear appeal WASHINGTON AP Six Supreme Court justices success ully bucked the capitals heavy snowfall Monday On making it to the high bench they an nounced 1 The tribunal will give Teamsters leader James R Hoffa a limilcd review of his 1964 conviction on jurytamper ing charges 2 It will take a look at the conviction of Z T Osborn Jr a Nashville Tenn lawyer from whom a lower court adjudged guilty of jury tampering in con nection with the 1964 Hoffa trial 3 It will review trespass con victions of 31 Negroes who demonstrated against segregat ed facilities at the Leon County Jail in Tallahassee Fla 4 It ruled 71 that Arkansas laws requring full crews on trains are still effective despite federal action on that subject This spells difficulty for some railroads seeking to eliminate firemen on diesels A number of states have laws somewhat similiar to the Arkansas sta tutes Three judges failed to sur mount the snow Monday Absent were Hugo L Black Tom Clark and Byron R White The Hoffa review will be lim ited In a brief order the court said it would hear the Team HOFFA Please turn to Page 2 Inside The Globe BACKSTAGE look at peace offensive Page YANK force in Viet Nam near Korea peak 18 Editorials Society news Sports North Iowa news Latest markets Mason City news Comics Clear Lake news Page uDiicans urge wartime controls 47 10 n 12 1213 14 15 Classified pages 1617 WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnsons resumption of the bombingof North Vietnam George D Aiken RVt told his colleagues there is no sense in the Presidcnl waiting until my Unless Ihe danger is far less lhan it now appears Sen Calls patrol vehicles junk DES MOINES AP An Iowa state represcnlalive Iced off Monday on the cars being used by Ihe State Highway Pa trol He said they are nothing more than rolling piles of junk Rep Kenneth Robinson D Bayarcl made the charge at a meeting of the legislalures Iowa Motor Vehicle Laws Study Com mittee Why do we select Ihe best young men in our stale to patrol he roads and then put Ihcm in cars that are inferior to most hat are being driven by Ihe av erage motorist he asked The commitlcc headed by House Speaker Vince Sleffcn D New Hamplon is studying Iowa motor vehicle and traffic laws with a view lo recommending changes lo the 1967 legislature The state is limited by law to a per car price for the Highway Patrol The ceiling for inost other vehicles purchased by the state is State Safely Commissioner lene Needles and Highway Pa Irol Chief Theodore Mikesch lestified the patrol has had dif ficulty purchasing adequate cars under the ceiling set by law Mikesch conceded there has been difficulty with the braking system on some patrol cars He added that in Missouri there is no limit on the price thai may esc targets Monday brought a after the clcclion to recommend Republican call for inevitable draft higher taxes and time we cant wait un lime controls over the catastrophe strikes the Senates senior Republican and secondranking member of its oreign Relations Committee declared Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana who like Aikcn had called for a pause in he bombings for as long as here was any possibility of nc gotialions commended theVer mont Republican for having performed a public service We hear a great deal of dis cussion these days aboutthe categories of the hawk and the dove Mansfield said But think lhat what the scnato be paid for Highway Palrol cars and palrolmen Iherc drive Buicks and Chryslers rather lhan Fords and ChcvroleLs Robinson said Iowa patrolmen are furnished Ihe and most poorly equipped Fords and Chevrolets on the market He said that in one Highway CARS turn to 1 from Vermont typifies owl the wise man is the who i ready to confront the danger in a given silualion Congressional leaders gcncr ally approved Ihc President ecision Some expressed the ope he would continue peace ifforts and olhcrs called for nlcnsified mililary efforts to vin the war quickly Mansfield said in a statement hat Johnson has my sympa hy and understanding and vill do my best to support him o the best of my abilily Sen J W Fulbrighl DArk chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee am anoth er foe of the bombing resump ion said now that Johnson has made his decision we must support nur fighting men in the field I hope however thai the President will allow as much room as possible tocontinue the search for a means of negotiat ing the end of the war House Republican Leader Gerald Ford of Michigan say ing the President had no oth er choice but lo resume Ihe bombing supported Johnsons new move to bring the conflict before the United Nations 100 CHINA VIET NAM HANOI Gulf of Tonkin Photofax BOMBING locates Quang Khe and Dong Hoi in North Viet Nam where U S Air Force and Navy planes resumed bombing raids this morning the first since the Christmas Truce began Dec 24 North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy with light snow Mon day night and Tuesday Warm er Monday night lows 5 be low to 5 above Turning cold er Tuesday highs 1015 Weather details on Page 2 was under the lash of Air Force attack and US destroyers pounded Viet Cong concentra tion sectors Air control reported that the destroyer Bache apparently hit a fuel or ammunition dump Seven secondary explosions were set off huge clouds of black smoke were seen and four Viet Cong bodies were visi ble The target was still burning fiercely two hours after the shelling In heavy weekend fighting military authorities said a large Red force wiped out a govern ment militia unit and a relief force 55 miles south of the US air base at Da Nang A small unit of US Special Forces men with themilitia suf fered heavy casualties author ities said A second relief force that searched the area said all members of the two government units were killed wounded or missing There was no casualty estimate The 1st Cavalry last encoun tered the North Vietnamese 325th Division two months ago in the bloody battle of la Drang Valley about 110 miles west of Bong Son The cavalry lost 270 killed and 600 wounded in that encounter but claimed an esti mated 1300 Communists dead About 25 miles north of the cavalry sweep B52 bombers from Guam hit Red positions where U S Marines svere pressing a massive amphibious assault begun last Friday The landing was described as the biggest amphibious operation since the Inchon landing in Ko rea News of it was withheld until Sunday for security rea sons The Marine assignment dubbed Operation Eagle is to hunt down hardcore Viet Cong troops and any North Vietnam ese that may be in the area Troops of the U S 1st Infan try Division launched Operation Mallet 20 miles southeast of Sai gon Sunday The foot soldiers reported killing eight Viet Cong in a combined helicopterlift and ground advance which uncov ered five Viet Cong base camps They called for air attacks to destroy the bases South Vietnamese troops be gan nine new search and de stroy missions over a wide area A government spokesman said Vietnamese forces killed 108 Viet Cong in a threeday op eration near Vi Thanh 120 miles southwest of Saigon He said government losses were light Twentyfour North Vietnam ese soldiers who had been cap tured in South Viet Nam were released Sunday to return to the North As the group lined up at the Ben Hai bridge between North and South Viet Nam three decided to stay in the South The remaining 21 marched across the bridge throwing airline bags filled with toilet articles they had been giv en into the river Some also stripped off their clothes and threw them away Russians launch new moon rocket MOSCOW AP The Soviet Jnion has launched Luna 9 to vard the moon Tass reported Monday It apparently was an lher attempt to make a soft and ing on the moon with an in lrumenl package The space probes numbered hrough Luna 8 were altempts it soft landings All failed Getting instruments down in working order so Ihey can re iort back from Ihe moons sur ace is an essential task before men can Iry lo land there The Jnitcd States plans to try its irst unmanned soft landing on the moon later this year The announcement distributed by Tass said Luna 9 was streaking toward the moon along a trajectory close to the calculated one All the onboarc equipment is functioning nor mally At 6 pm Moscow time 9 am the space vehicle was 21190 miles above Soviet Central Asia the announcemcnl added The trip from the earth to the moon lakes 3Xi days Luna 9 ap parently was launched early Monday Such Soviet launchings art usually made in two stages The irsl stage is into a parking or bit around the earth and then he moon vehicle sets out with another rocket blast There was no indication that this system vas used this time The announcement said the vehicle carried scientific tele metric and other measuring ap paratus which arc switched on automatically in accordance with the flight program as well as on orders from earth The first announced Soviet effort to make a soft landing came last May Luna 5 crashed May 12 SAME RUrk Flair Menni TnUlie In Hnnri   

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