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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1966, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY I 19M fnl LcaM VOL 105 No Photofax THIS WAY Johnson directs Head of State Nguyen Van Thieu of South Viet Nam to the dining room at the Waikiki Beach hotel in Honolulu Monday night following a long discussion on the military aspects of the Viet Nam war Sending HHH to Asian lands HONOLULU PresidentJohnson is sending Vice President Hubert Humphrey to six Asian coun tries including South Viet Nam as a followup to the midPacific conference on the Vietnamese war a White House spokesman announced Tuesday The decision was announced by White He use news secretary Bill D Moyers just ahead of the final con ference session between Johnson and South Vietna mese government chiefs here Moyers said the Saigon chiefs Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky and Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieu extended the invitation for Humphrey at a dinner con ference with Johnson Monday night The President planned to meet with Humphrey at the Los Angeles airport at pm Tuesday Los Angeles time Johnson arranged to leave Hawaii almost immediately aft er Tuesdays windup session of the conference He had intended to hold an ex tra private meeting with the Vietnamese leaders later today but this was canceled appar ently because of the Humphrey mission development Moyers said Humphrey will come to Hawaii Wednesday morning and leave for Saigon with Ky and Thieu Moyers did not disclose what other countries Humphrey will visit Recently Humphrey made a tour of various Asian capitals in cluding Tokyo Manila Taipei and Seoul but did not go to South Viet Nam at that time The White House spokesman said the coming Humphrey mis sion will represent a continua tion of the effort we are making at the conference which is dis cussing ways to build a new eco nomic and social structure for wartorn Viet Nam It was presumed that it will be Humphreys task to shore up support for US Viet Nam poli cics in other nations and to ex amine conditions in South Viet Nam as the Presidents persona representative Johnson will return to Wash ington from Los Angeles after briefing Humphrey In saying Monday night John son planned a second meeting Tuesday with his guests from Saigon Moyers said the Presi dent felt the talks were going so well he wanted tn keep the momentum Moyers did not claim how ever that Johnson and hi LBJ Please turn to Page 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy and warm with ihow ers or Tues day night and Wednesday Lows Tuesday night near 40 highs Wednesday in 40s Weather Page 2 Cloture not invoked on union bill N Viet asks peace Warning on vast buildup Gavin talks at policy session WASHINGTON t Gen James M Gavin said Tuesday a vast expansion of the JS troop commitment in South Viet Nam probably would lead o new Communist assaults in Corea The retired general told the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee that would be the out come if the United States boost ed its troop strength in Viet to the neighborhood of 750 DOO men If we got that involved he said the Chinese surely would open up Korea Gavin made his statement aft er Sen Clifford P Case RNJ said the South Vietnamese gov ernment apparently wants a juildup to about 656000 US troops There are about 200000 US troops in Viet Nam now As matters now stand Gavin said he expects the Vietnamese onflict to spread to Thailand Since the initiative isnot ours he said I think we will end up fighting in other areas resides Viet Nam The most decisive fight will take place in Thailand he said Gavin expressed the United States hope that could do WASHINGTON The Sen te refused Tuesday to shut of ne filibuster against the bill to nd the right of states to out aw the union shop Then it headed for a new tes hursday on the same point bu nother failure then appeared crtain Even the bills strongest back rs did not expect to improve neir showing appreciably on ie second test And Sen Mike Mansfield of lontana the Democratic lead r who has been trying unsuc essfully even to gel the Senate o agree tn take up the bill ormally said it is dead for the ession if he loses again The result Tuesday was 51 otes for Mansfields cloture motion and 48 against or 15 otes short of the 6 to cut off ebate The result was a defeat for resident Johnson wro urged Congress both last yeaand in he new session to pass the bill repealing Section 14B of the law The section allows states to firbid labor con racts requiring all workers to join a union or at least pay dues It also was a blow to the AFL CIO which had placed the re jealer at the top of its legisla ive agenda and had believed il stop an excellent chance to gel he bill passed in the 89th Con gress An hour before the vote Sen T4B Please Turn to Page 2 Would hike exemption SALT LAKE CITY AP Mayor J Bracken Lee was so liciting signatures Tuesday for a petition that would ask Con gress to Increase the dependent exemption for income tax from to Lee said he joined in the ef something other than extend the war We cannot afford to pull out he said We shouldnt es calate Gavin said if Red China forces global war Southeast Asia would be the wrong place for the United States to fight To be very objective in the military sense Gavin said I would say if China brings upon herself a global war the place to fight her is not in Southeast Asia Gavin testifying in the com mittee inquiry into the war in Colorful strike in Viet Nam A burst of fire and black smoke marks the forward posi tions of Viet Cong troops while paratroopers of the 173rd Air borne Brigade reform their lines and evacuate wounded Al though the bombs fall close to theUS front lines most of the Color Photn weary troopers in the foreground do not even look around as the Air Force Sky raiders loose their napalm fire bombs This picture was made during an operation near by Pulitzer prizewinning Associated Press photographer Horst Faas Kill 63 in hand combat forts of William Willaminc Ore A Jolley of who started the petition He said he supports the need for an increase in the exemption because of what he called inflation JAMES M GAVIN Testifies at hearing Viet Nam also raised the pos sibility of blockading the North Viet Nam port of Haiphong He talked of that alternative when Sen John Sparkman D Ala asked his advice on US jombing of Haiphong thus far spared in American raids But minutes later he told Sen Wayne Morse DOre a lockade would pose grave problems for the United States not only with the Soviet Union and other Communist nations aut with American allies I think wed be in very seri ous trouble with our allies Gavin said after Morse ques tioned whether even Great Brit ain would honor a blockade Gavin is former chief of Army research and planning As he began testifying chair man J W Fulbright DArk quoted President Johnson in support of the committees in quiry into Asian policy Fulbright commented at the outset of Tuesdays hearing that the nation is confronted by some momentuous decisions in the near future as to where escalation of the war in Viet Nam might lead Then he cited Johnsons words as one of the precedents for the committees decision to make a public examination of Asian pol icy He did not mention the Pres ident by name but said the then Senate leader discussing what the US role should be just be fore the French surrender of Indochina at Dicn Phcn Phu said that we will insist upon a clear explanation of policies in which we are asked to cooper ate Fulbright cited a statement by Johnson then Senate Dcmo VIETNAM Please turn to Page 2 SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US paratroopers killed at least 63 Viet Cong in bitter handtohand combat near Tuy 240 miles northeast of Sai gon while Australians uncov a large Communist supply depot inthe scrublands 30 miles east of Saigon US officials Tuesday 52 or more Commu nists were killed when South Vietnamese forces struck back with planes tanks and artillery to beat off an ambush of a gov ernment troop convoy in the Mekong Delta southwest of Sai gon But a government spokes man said South Vietnamese casualties were heavy US jets again crossed the 17th Parallel frontier to pound targets in North Viet Nam and rain millions of propaganda leafletsexplaining the resump tion of air attacks A Navy A4 Skyhawk fighterbomber from the carrier Ticonderoga was shot dowhbyi antiaircraft fire 30 pilot ejected safely buU was sur rounded and evidently taken prisoner otherairmen reported Radio Hanoi confirmed his cap ture The plane was the seventh reported lost since the 37day bombing pause ended Jan 31 In the South a small US Air Force spotter plane crashed taking off from Cao Lanh air strip 75 miles southwest of Sai gon The Americanpilot walked away uninjured but his Viet namese observer was slightly hurt Although US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division units and Marines gave up hope of catch ing two Communist regiments in the Allied push into the An Lao Valley a longtime Red stronghold near the central coast other Viet Cong units gave ample evidence of their determination to fight in the past 24 hours The US 101st AirborneV 1st Brigade tangled twice with the Viet Cong during a coastal sweep 11 miles southwest of Tuy Hoa known as Operation Van Buren It is intended to protect the rice harvest in the lowlands About 150 paratroopers came under intense automatic fire from a Viet Cong company at noon Monday TheAmericans closedin on the Communists in two hours of mantoman com bat and captured 20 Chinese made submachine guns a 50 caliber machine gun and two Americanmade carbines a US Later in the day a paratrpop er patrol was arhbushed a Viet Cong platoon of about25 men six miles to the west The guerrillas held their fire until the Americans came within 50 yards The paratroopers as saulted the first Viet Cong trench in aflptHer roundpf hand tohand combat Communist niachinegun fire kept the Americans pinned down until they by air strikes that until 10 In addition to 63 Communists killed the paratroopersbelieved the Viet Congdragged away another 45 deadOne US com panywas reported to have suf fered moderate casualties The Australians and the US 173rd Airborne Brigadeon Op oration Roundhouse a mission that began Friday in the Phuoc Lbc area east of Saigon re ported little contact with the enemy but the Aussies uncov ered a big Viet Cong logistic area including seven trucks and a jeep The vehicles were loaded with food in cam ouflaged parking bays The camp evidently bad been hastily evacuated Charge 5 with arms smuggling conspiracy EL PASO Tex AP An international investigation moved ahead Tuesday following charges against five El Paso men that they conspired to smuggle planes tanks subma rines missiles and other weap ons to Latin America Federal agents said they had been conducting an investiga tion for eight moriths and it is still under way in parts of the United States Mexico and other LatinAmerican countries The five men arrested Mon day were charged with conspir ing to violate the U S Neutrali ty Act and the Export Control Act The charges alleged they were to export 100000 rounds of ammunition AR18 full auto matic rifles 371M2 full automa tic carbines airplanes tanks submarines and guided mis siles without applying for or obtaining a license from the De partment of State as required The alleged smuggling ring involved sources of supply from various sections of the country including seaports on both coasts officers said Draft standards could be lowered CORONADO Calif AP The nations top Selective Serv ice official says draft require ments may be lowered to solve a military manpower shortage Lt Gen Lewis B Hershey di rector of Selective Service said at a press conference here Monday We are short of man power even with 30 million reg istered for the draft He said he would like to see draft requirements lowered and added that he thinks reexamina tion is justified for candidates who fail the first time We have never found how to measure human beings like say you would measure potatoes We could be mistaken on some Hershey said The draft director also said there is a possibility that women would be drafted if the man power pool remains shallow but speculated that it would be dif ficult if not impossible to get Congress to approve such a plan The arsenal was to have in cluded weapons such as the AR18 rifle which still are in the experimental stage or devel oped but not yet delivered to U S military forces There was no indication of where or how the weapons were to have been obtained if they iiad been obtained were hidden or already delivered Joe F Ray El Paso customs agent said he didnt know if contraband was smuggled out of other cities but said none had been reported leaving El Paso a West Texas city of 300000 per sons situated on the Mexican border Named in the federal warrants were Eugene Michael 35 a restaurant operator Pey ton Dean 45 a customs broker Tom Rogers 25 associated with a brokerage firm Johnny Acu na 22 and Larry Grubb 22 both students at Texas Western College U S Commissioner Frederick Morton set bond of each for Michael and Dean and each for the others They made no statements Morton indicated a preliminary hearing would be held within 10 days Investigators said the opera lion was widespread and per haps included some military personnel Photofax TAKEN FROM Rogers and Paylon Dean are handcuffed together as they are taken from El Paso County Jail to be ar raigned before US Commis sioner Frederick Morton on Federal charge of conspiracy and exporting without a li cense They and three others arraigned with them face a maximum of five years im prisonment or a fine of 000 or both Inside The Globe Editorials Society news 91011 Sports 1314 Latest markets U Mason City news 1617 Clear Lake news 19 North Iowa V Farm news 21 Figure on jobless at 9year low WASHINGTON AP The nations unemployment rate dropped to a nineyear low of 4 per cent in January and Sec retary of Labor W W i 1 1 a r d Wirtz predicted Tuesday it would drop to 35 per cent or lower this year The Labor Department report ed the 4 per cent jobless figure the longterm interim goal set by White House economic advisers four years ago while Wirtz made his prediction in testimony before the Joint Eco nomic Committee of Congress Harold Goldstein assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the actual January unemployment rate was 3952 but was rounded off in line with usual procedure to the 4 per cent figure This was the lowest rate since April 1957 when it was also 4 per cent Over the year Goldstein said the total civilian labor force rose by 16 million total em ployment was up 22 million and total unemployment down 700 000 In January total employment was 712 million a drop of 15 million from December but the decline was 200000 less than ex pectcd for the month Total unemployment was up 400000 to 33 million but the rise was 100000 less than ex pected in January Ho seeks help of Indians Request made in last month NEW DELHI India AP President Ho Chi Minh of North Viet Namsent a letter to Indi an President Sarvapclli Radha krishnan last month asking him to use his goodoffices for the restoration of peace in Viet Nam the North Viet Nam con sulate general said Wednesday A spokesman at the consulate said the letter delivered Jan 24 was part of communications Ho Chi Minh sent to some heads of states and governments such as Frances President Charles de Gaulle The spokesman quoted Ho as saying that India as chairman of the threenation international control commission bore spetf cial responsibility for the res toration of peace in Viet Nam Radhakrishnan now is in Bombay and his office refused to discuss the issue in his ab sence But it was understood the Indian government is in con sultation with friendly govern ments It was learned the letter was considered by the Cabinet and by an emergency subcommittee of the Cabinet Sources indicated no reply has been made to Ho Will not talk with Viet Cong HONOLULU officials of South Viet Nam made it clear Tuesday they are abso lutely unwilling to negotiate with representatives of the Na tional Liberation ical arm of the Viet that they favor bombing Haiphong and other industrial targets in North Viet Nam Nguyen Van Thieu the Chief of State in Saigon toid a news conference here that it would be proper to say he would be un willing to sit down with the national liberation front under any condition Yes yes that is my point of view he said Thieu winding up conferences icre with President Johnson was asked if he had urged in the talks the bombing of the port city of Haiphong He responded I believe that to destroy any military target in North Viet Mam is necessary Nguyen Cao Ky premier of South Viet Nam told the con ference he had talked with John son about increasing the num Der of American troops in his country He added I can say the new troops ar riving in South Viet Nam is not decided yet Mercury in upward trend Less than two weeks after rec ordsetting cold the tempera ture Tuesday afternoon seemed leaded for a record high By 2 pm the GlobeGazette ther mometer in southeast Mason City stood at 46 degrees the in strumejits at the airport showed 45 and KGLOs downtown ther mometer registered 49 The of ficial Feb 8 high was set in 1944 with a 4Gdegree rcadinjt SAME DATEWS41 Traffic In Pail 24 Houri
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