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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1966, Mason City, Iowa ataglance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON President Johnsoa returns from his meet ing with South Viet Nams lead ers in Honolulu expressing con fidence we shall in bringing peace and progress to the beleaguered country At a stopover in Los Angeles he con fers with Vice President Hubert Humphrey and says social and political steps in South Viet Nam cannot wait until the guns grow silent and terrorism stops HONOLULU Humphrey ar rives in Hawaii to accompany Soul Vietnamese Chief of State Nguyen Van Thieuand Premier NguyenCao Ky back to Saigon The vice president is to press for vigorous action on the pro grams of economic political and social reform urged by Johnson then visit five other Asia coun tries to explain what was done at the Honolulu conference and ask the countries support SAIGON With the Commu nists shying from battle on the ground US jet fighterbombers step up their attacks in North and South Viet Nam Various sweeps uncover 335 tons of Viet Cong rice stores The American command announces US co n bat dead climbed more than 50 per cent last week with 89 US servicemen killed 281 wounded and 11 missing But Viet Cong losses nearly tripled to 1541 killed and 245 captured VIENTIANE The Laotian Defense Ministry reports North Vietnamese tanks are seen mov ing toward South Viet Nam along the jungle Ho Chi Minh Trail But qualified military sources in Saigon are skeptical that the Communists would of fer tanks as targets for US planes and artillery or would drastically change their guerril la tactics NEW DELHI The Indian government deflates speculation that a letter from North Viet Nams President Ho Chi Minh may have been the longawaited peace feeler A government spokesman says the message was mostly concerned with stating the position of North Viet Nam UNITED NATIONS Private diplomatic talks among mem bers of the Security Council dis close continued disagreement on a UN role in the efforts to halt the war The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION lOc a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 9 1966 Associated Tress Full Lease Wires VOL 1M No 1 PUDDLE JUMPERS Whether these Wil son School first graders are jumping over or into the puddles theyre gettinga kick out of the springlike weather The romping 6yearolds are from left Tommy Walton son of the Harold Waltons Sandra Van Note daughter of the Ralph Van Notes and Jerry Johnson son of the Harlan Johnsons Wednesdays high temperature was 49 degrees a record for the day and 76 degrees higher than the worst of just 10 days ago The sudden warm up caused some Mason City activity to pre vent high water from ice jams see page S shall prevail Hubert heading for Viet To seek action on LBJ demands HONOLULU AP Vice President Hubert H Humphrey Wednesday pledged immediate and continuing action to carry out the aims of the Declaration of Honolulu for political nomic and social progress South Viet Nam The vice president made this pledge in a statement preparec for his departure on a 10to 12 day mission to Viet Nam anc possibly five other Asian conn tries eco Additional war funds allowed WASHINGTON The Senate Armed Services Committee gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a authorization formounting Viet Nam war costs At the same lime Sen Richard B Russell DGa chairman said he would vigorously oppose any effort to attach any policy provi siona to the legislation when it reaches the Senate floor Russell said the Senate com mittee tightened up somewhat broad powers which Secretary nf Defense Robert S McNamara had asked to shift millions of dollars of military money one purpose to another Russell said he expects from ate passage volves funds because this to support Scn in our Two killed in Domingo SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic AP National police fired into a student demonstra tion outside the National Palace Hts takeoff was schedule only a few hours after he land ed in Hawaii following a Lo Angeles airport conference wit President Johnson The statement stressed th same theme of virtually all th public ulterances of Johnson his top officials and Vietnam ese leaders during the Pacifi conference which ended her Tuesday Our mutual struggle agains the terror and tyranny of th aggressor will be matched by vigorous war against the age old enemies of disease hunge and social and economic depr vation the vice president said Flying from Honolulu with Humphrey were South Viet Nams top leaders who gave evidence Tuesday that they wanted a tougher war against Communist North Viet Nam along with the programs to bet ter the life of the people Officials here said they did not yet know Humphreys next stop after South Viet Nam Sources in Washington said Humphreys tour would include the capitals of Thailand Ma laysia Australia and India Prime Minister Keith Holyoake of New Zealand said the vice president also would go to Auck land LBJ confident on war moves WASHINGTON President Johnson returned Wednesday from the Honolulu conference confident we shall prevail in the battle against aggression in Viet Nam He says he will meet again with South Viet namese leaders within the next few months Declaring he felt refreshed and confident from his talks with top Vietnamese officials Johnson said in a statement during a Los Angeles stopover Tuesday ight that they know social Cameron to make US Senate try DES M01NES AP Gary L Cameron Iowas secretary of stale announced Wednesday he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the US Senate Two other Democrats already Giant landslide topples California homes Three houses in the Pacific Palides section near Los Angeles lie wrecked or partially wrecked after a huge landslide dropped the ground away from under their backyards House at center de Pliotnfax molisherl houses at left and right partly damaged and in further danger Earth is moving without explanation at about three feet an hour Wednesday two youths Officials killed reported and 28 fighting men some of whom are in Viel Nam against their wishes The military hardware author ization covers part of the S128 billion of emergency Viet Nam funds asked by President John son In another phase of Viet Nam action at the Capitol chairman JW Fulbrighl DArk of the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee announced that Secretary of State Dean Rusk has agreed to appear before that group for a second round of questioning in the investigation of administra tion policy in Asia Fulbright said Rusk will ap pear Feb 17 following a public examination of Gen Trfaxwcll D Taylor Ihc preceding day Rusk underwent four hours of hot grilling two weeks ago North Iowa Weather outlook Variable cloudiness Wednes day night lows in upper 30s to middlt 40s Thursday part ly cleudy and cooler highs in 40s Inside The Globe Society news 67B North Iowa news 13 Clear Lake news 16 Sports 1920 Editorials 22 Latest markets 28 Mason City news 2829 Nugents to visit with First Family WASHINGTON AP Luci Johnsons future parentsinlaw have accepted an invitation from Mrs Lyndon B Johnson to be Say hopes for hilled peace c GARY CAMERON new race have announced cies their Candida Cameron 32 of Fairfield thu became the first member o Democratic Gov H a r o 1 Hughes Statehouse team to de cide to seek a federal office rather than reelection to slat office Announced Democratic cand dates for the US Senate set CAMERON Please Turn to Page 2 NEW DELHI India Indian government Wednesday chilled hopes that a letter from North Viet Nams President Ho Chi Minh may have contained flfirs y mm lnc pcace talk signal awaited by guests at the White House this I I friendly countries lo find a way to end the fighting Reports of the letter caught officials in Washington hy sur prise Tuesday A State Deparl jment spokesman said the In weekend wounded including five girls The incident touched off a wave of disorders in the down town area Youth gangs ranged the heart of the city shouting strike strike The two youths reported killed were in a crowd of about 600 pupils the majority of them rammar and high school teen agers gathered at the palace os cnsibly to demand that govern ment restore financial as sistance to the University of Santo Domingo details 2 Dollars and census Has Mason City grown since I960 If it has several thousands of dollars cach year for the city treasury could be available from stale funds In a series of three articles beginning in fhis edition of the staff reporter Larry Fuller explores the possibility of a growth in Mason Citys population and explains what a gain can mean The first installment is on Page 20 the Johnson administration In the midst nf worldwide speculation over the meaning of Hos Jan 24 message to Indian President Sarvcpalli Radhak rishnan an official government spokesman said it was mostly concerned with stating the posi tion of his country Except for emphasizing In dias special position as chair man of the International Control Commission the Indochina peacekeeping agency Ho did not go beyond previous procla mations from Hanoi the spokes man said Nevertheless he said India was continuing its talks with HO CHI MINH INDIAN dians had not apprised the Unit ed States of the letter nor hac the text been made available Although many US officials suspected the note differed little from others sent to various cap Yank jets step up bombing raids SAIGON South Viel Nam AP US jet fighterbomb ers stepped up their attacks in North and South Viet Nam Wed nesday while the Viet Cong still sidestepped the big Allied ground forces trying to hunt them down While the ground war tapered off significantly the US Mili tary Command announced that the number of Americans killed in combat last week rose by more than 50 per cent A spokesman said 80 Americans killed 499 wounded and eight missing in action com pared with 57 killed 281 wounded and 11 missing in the previous seven days In separale sweeps American and Australian troops stumbled onto Viet Cong caches of rice totaling 335 tons enough lo feed thousands of men for weeks and stores of howitzer ammunition In Vientiane capital of neigh boring Laos a spokesman for the Laotian Defense Ministry reported North Vietnamese tanks had been seen for the first time on the Ho Chi Minh Trail through eastern route to South Viet Nam Qualified military sources inr Saigon how ever were skeptical of the re jmrt They said tanks might be more of a liability than an asset lo the Viel Cong The Strategic Air Cbmmands eightengine B52s from Guam joined the air offensive in the past 24 hours pounding Viet Cong concentrations in Tay Ninh Province near the Cambo dian border and in Phu Yen Province on the central plains US spokesmen said No American planes were re ported lost in the doublebar reled air aclion on both sides of the 17th Parallel The 7th Fleet carriers Ticon deroga and Ranger sent 17 jet missions againt the North The Navy planes smashed four road and rail bridges and cut several highways in the Dong Hoi and Vinh areas spokesmen said Pilots claimed they destroyed the Tarn Da highway bridge itals by the North Vietnamese chief 17 days ago the possibility of a peace feeler from Hanoi rocked the New York Stock Ex change Defense issues were larclest hit in the heaviest trad ing in months Sen J W Fulbright chair man of the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee said the let ter could be of great signifi cance If we respond in the right way it coulrl be helpful There was no comment from the White House The North Vietnamese Consu late General in New Delhi said Ho wrote Radhakrishnan lhat India as chairman of the Inter national Control Commission bears a special responsibility for the restoration of peace But it was apparent that Ho meant pcace on his terms A spokesman for the consu late general confirmed that the letter lo the Indian president was one of several sent out by Ho on Jan 24 denouncing Presi dent Johnsons poslChrislmas peace offensive In Oltawa Prime Minister Lester B Pearson who also received a letter from Ho told the House of Commons Tuesday hat Canada has been confer ring with India and Poland on possible use of the International Control Commission as a possi ble vehicle for negotiations They are the three members of the commission The International Control Commission was created by the 1954 Geneva Conference which ended French rule in Indochina and created the separate states of North and South Viet Nam Bertroche in attorney general bid DES MO1NES AP Joseph G Bertroche 31yearold DCS Moines lawyer announced Wednesday he will seek the Re publican nomination for stale attorney general Bertroche a native of Ottum wa told a news conference the actions of Democratic Atty Gen Lawrence Scalise have been politically motivated to JOSEPH BERTROCHE Republican Candidate nd political progress can ot wait until the guns row silent and terrorism tops During his 105minute Los An gles stop Johnson conferred vith Vice President Hubert H Humphrey then wished him odspeed on a mission to Saigon spur the political economic and social programs outlined at Honolulu Johnson then headed back to Washington in the presidential et which had carried him to lawaii last Saturday Within wo minutes of the Presidents akeoff Humphrey was off across the Pacific on his way to Honolulu to join the South Viet namese leaders for the trip to Saigon The vice president also plans to visit some additional Asian capitals Johnsons jet landed at near by Andrews Air Force base at am The President switched to a helicopter for the lop to the White House touch ing down on the south lawn 16 minutes later Earlier Tuesday Johnson and the Vietnamese chiefs endad three days of what they called the most intense and friendly discussion In a Declaration of Honolulu they vowed to fight aggression meet the hopes of the people of South and press the search for lasting peace Although the communique emphasized the nonmilitary programs for economic and so cial improvement South Viet Nams leaders made it plain in news conference that they fa ored steppedup air operations gainst the chief North Viet amese port of Haiphong and ther industrial targets Chief of State NguyenVan hieu said he would be unwill ng to sit down at a conference able with representatives of the National Liberation Front the political arm of the Viet Cong guerriilas U S officials have aid NLF representation would not be a roadblock to the start f negotiations The 10point communique said n the only paragraph devoted o military matters that there vas a full discussion of the mili ary situation and of military plans and programs and added vithout elaboration The leaders ot the two gov rnments reached full agree ment on a policy of growing military effectiveness and of still closer cooperation between he military forces of Viet Nam and those of the United States The other points as well as the bulk of declarations hy the U S and Vietnamese gov an extent never before paral leled Scafise has not yet announcet for reelection but is expected to run again Nobody else has i nounced yet for the Republi cans The candidate for the GOP nomination a former packing house worker and construction laborer said he favors retention of Iowas law bu feels employes who do not wish to join a union still should be required to pay the equivalen of union dues the socallec agency sljpp LBJ Please turn to 2
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