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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes ail North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15 Atsoclated Press Full Lease Wires VOL 1M i Rule out Aweapons Photofax LEUKEMIA VICTIM old Dickie Weber of Lansing Mich a blue eyed crew cut admirer of the Army who is fighting leu kemia is awarded a majors gold leaf by the 4th Howitzer Batt of the US Army 20th Artillery commander Maj Charles Bragg The award was made Sunday at closing formation of nearly 300 men of the unit For more than a year Dickie has worn his own Army uniform has been throwing sharp salutes has a military interest spurred by a grandfather uncle and neighbors in the service adopt boy with leukemia By DICK BARNES LANSING Mich bouncy 5yearold who is fighting leukemia is the newest trainee in a fighting mans unit and hes starting at the top as a major Hes Dickie Weber of Lansing a blueeyed crew 88 Cong killed by Gl claw 36hour toll reaches 498 SAIGON Viet Nam AP US air cavalrymen killed 88 Viet Cong Tuesday in Operation Eagles Claw swelling the known enemy dead in wide spread Allied strikes over th last 3G hours to 498 Air and artillery bombard ments are estimated to hav added 150 others in two sectors on the central coast and in th Mekong delta Most of the action centere around Bong Son 300 mile northeast of Saigon This is th base of big maneuvers b American South Vietnames and South Korean troops no reported to have accounted fo 1683 communist dead sine Jan 25 The 3rd Brigade of the US 1st Air Cavalry Division struc the Viet Cong today in valley 12 miles southwest of Bong So A dispatch from the scene said casualties of the Americans were extremely light Troops scouring the area re ported finding 100 bodies vic tims of 12 passes Monday by two US A1E fighterbombers which caught the Viet Cong in the open and hit them with rockets bombs and cannon fire Cant conceive of use in Viet WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara has told senators the United States does not aim to hole up in enclaves or to escalate the war by trying to crush Ho Chi Minhs regime in North Viet Nam For those who worry the conflict may inch toward nuclear showdown McNamara said he cant conceive PIni Nl F 1 I wl V IGTS T of the United States using nuclear weapons in South viet Nam McNamaras remarks in previously censored testimony early this month the Sen ate Armed Services and Appro priations committees but made public Tuesday on the eve of Senate debate on Viet Nam revealed a report based T ion interrogation of Viet Cong WASHINGTON AP PresiLnd North Vietnamese prison dent Johnson has before him an whkh concluded that nalysis that says that the NaLt d y s actiorl on the Front in and in ihe air had tak en a toll of Viet Cong morale combat effectiveness Nevertheless McNamara said the Commtmists continue their onal Liberation Nam definitely is a creation of Hanoi and is controlled by it nd Johnson had the analysis prepared after his Honolulu con erence with South Vietnamese eaders where the question of HUP mrthf Soufth anfd ve NLF participation in any peacc discussions seemed to offer point of some disagreement Start of T 200mile ride cut blond who was awarded a by the 4th Howitzer ion of the US Army Re serves 20th Artillery Dickie has worn his own Army uniform for more than a year During that time he and doctors at University of Michi gan Hospital have waged a grop ing battle against his blood di sease Effects of the disease arc spreading throughout his active body as doctors rotate drugsto majors gold oak leaf South Vietnamese paratroop ers 20 miles north of Bong Son on one flank of the operation find a cure Sgt 1 C Samuel Hansel a Boy Scouting friend of Dickies dad Richard Weber learned about Dickies redhot Army interest and mentioned it last to the 4th Howitzer Battal ion commander Maj Charles Bragg It was Braggs idea lo have the unit adopt Dickie Dickie was dressed in his uni form two hours before his first drill last Saturday At Sundays closing forma officers and heard orders his majors tion nearly 300 men of the unit granting Dickie commission f dont get kisses anymore observed his father Majors dont kiss their dads It has to be a salute or rmshake reserve unit in Dickies Next month the will give blood name He receives periodic in jections and blood transfusions sometimes under emergency conditions He accepts the medication and the shots says his mother Now hell even tell the nurse which finger he wants pricked when he has a blood test Hospitalized several times last spring and summer Dickie is strong enough now to put in a clay at kindergarten Major Dickie jumps into a Jeep or gives snappy salutes to his new Army buddies His mother says If you didnt know most of the time you wouldnt guess anything was wrong INDUSTRIALIST DIES CLEVELAND Ohio AP Ralph S Mueller 88 and in dustrialist and philanthropist apparently leaped to his death Monday from a fire escape on the apartment building where he lived Police said Mueller had twice undergone surgery for can cer in the past year Mueller Weather outlook Cloudy with light snow day night in teens north and 20s south Wednesday colder with light snow hight in 20s Weather details 2 Order cabin owners off state land DES MOINES AP The Iowa Conservation Commission has served final notice on about 70 cabin owners along the Miss issippi River in northeast Iowa to get off state land by June 1 The state contends cabins were built illegally along the Mississippi in two differ ent stretches in Allamakce and Clayton counties Many of the cabin owners have had structures on the prop erty which they leased from the Milwaukee railroad for many years They contend the property is not state owned The Iowa attorney generals office however has ruled the land was granted to the railroad many years ago solely for right ofway purposes with a provi sion in the grant that title would revert to the state if it ceased to be used for that purpose The railroad could not proper ly lease the land to individuals or grant them the use of the property for erecting resort cab ins the attorney generals office said The The Rev William W Richardson 46 Macks burg Iowa Methodist minister mounted on his buckskin quarter horse Traveler Two starts off on a 1200mile ride to observe the 200th anniver sary of Methodism in AmericaBeginning at the site where the first home in Omaha is believed to AP Pliolofax have been erected he will ride to Baltimore for the Bicentennial celebration of the church April 2124 He is of 12 making the horseback ride to Baltimore to dramatize the role of the circuit riding preacher of early days area hit a Viet Cong strong point of tunnels and trenches US artillery was called in and a government spokesman saic 200 enemy bodies were counted Government troops launched several operations in the Mek ong Delta and claimed 110 Viet Cong killed and 6 captured in an hourlong battle 43 miles south west of Saigon The US Navy lost its first Swift patrol boat to a Viet Cong mine and several of the six American crewmen were killed or injured The speedy patrol boat was sunk 250 yards off the southern coast in the Gulf of Thailand 145 miles southwest of Saigon Survivors picked up by a Viet namese junk said the mine was detonated from the shore The squadron of 22 Swifts pa trols the coastline constantly in search of Communist shipping carrying supplies to the Viet Cong US spokesmen claimed that US Air Force and Navy pilots operating over South Viet Nam smashed 425 Viet Cong buildings Monday and early Tuesday hit three gun emplacements sank Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 567 Sports 910 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Clear Lake news 1415 Comics 16 Farm news 17 Classified pages 1819 North Iowa news 20J Views vary on Chinese threat evidence of plans for a further increase But he told the senators he was not prepared to say things This developed from thelwill get much worse before American stand that the Viet they get better Congs voice could be heard at The McNamara t e s t i m ony any conference and the stand of was released as eight liberal Vietnamese Premier Nguyen House Democrats joined in a Cao Ky that he would not negocall for a miiilary slowdown in tiale with the Viet Cong viet Nam and admission of The administration s position Red China to the Umted Na is that Hanoi itself speaks for the Viet Cong because it set up Thc lestiinony gavc backing the NLf and dictates to it lo the coritinuation of bombing Furthermore Ihe admmistra1 tion view is that Ky rather than taking a firm stand on his own initiative against talking with the Viet Cong was maneuvered into declaring he would not get into peace negotiations with them through repeated qucs tioning at a Honolulu news con ference When Johnson returned to Washington he asked for a re port on how the National Lib eration Front came into cxist State Conservation Com mission wants the land for pub lic access to the Mississippi It says suitable public access areas have bccdme scarce along the river Most of the socalled squat ters ignored mission order last Jan 1 an earlier corn to move out by 12 sampams and killed an esti mated 30 Viet Cong They re ported 10 secondary explosions presumably ammunition or fuel A heavy overcast continued to blanket North Viet Nam forcing US pilots to depend mostly on radar guidance A spokesman said they bombed rod rail anc water communications lines Monday in the southern part ol the Communist North conccn trating on the routes to Laos and the Ho Chi Minh Trail The Viet Cong struck twice early Tuesday near the provin cial capital of Tarn Ky in the central part of South Viet Nam and inflicted moderate to fairly heavy casualties on govern ment militiamen Injunction sought on optical firm DES MOINES at orney generals office has isked district court for an in unction preventing the Ply mouth Optical Co a Minnesota corporation from doing busi ness in Iowa without a license The firm owns Morgan Opti cal Co Service Optical Co and PlymouthMorgan Optical Co with offices in Fort Dodge DCS Moines Shenandoah Sioux City and Ottumwa suit alleges that Ply mouth has not obtained a cer iificate of authority to transact business in Iowa is not licensed to practice optometry here and could not qualify to do so suit also seeks to revoke the Iowa optometry license of Dr Bernard V Morgan an offi cer of the corporation for un professional conduct Dr Morgan is charged with soliciting business by agents popularly known as capper or steerersand has profited by EDITORS war in South Viet Nam may be viewed in terms of a broader longrange conflict between the Unifed States and Com munist China The following story focuses attention on this conflict based on a symposium on the suoject Containing China By RONALD I DEUTSCH NEW YORK AP Is Com munist China really a threat to the United States Should she be contained in Asia and if so does a policy of containment require absolute US opposition 0 Communist regimes in Asia These were the questions four speakers sought to answer Mon day night at a symposium on Containing China in an effort lo shed light on US policy in Asia A US senator criticized the United States for pursuing what he called a policy to isolate Chi na A professor said Washington Balance of payments review may be needed las become obsessed with the cnce dea of containing China but doubted that she was as much of a threat as US policymakers Delievcd A former presidential consul tant took issue with this view and said the United States has been more preoccupied with the expansion plans of the Soviet Union than those of Red China Another professor said that the problem of Chinese power is still remote but cautioned that the United States should ROBERT McNAMARA Things to get worse preserve the status quo hold the line in Asia and Although the 19G5 deficit billion was the lowest WASHINGTON AP The mponderables of the Viet Nam conflict could produce an over all review by the Johnson ad ministration this year of its bal ance of payments program at in eight years Secretary of the Treasury Henry H Fowler said higher than anticipated outflows of US dollars because of Viet Nam could reverse this trend Fowler ruled out at a news conference Monday any manda tory controls to stem private investment abroad and said reduction of the deficit for 1965 the acts of those representing was largely the result of the themselves to be agents of said defendant voluntary program initiated a year ago Secretary of Commerce John T Connor voiced a similar view We shall continue this reli ance Connor said of the volun tary cooperative program with American business And we are confident of another favora ble outcome for the current year The 1965 deficit was less than half the deficit o 1964 and the defici for 1963 It was the best showing since 1957 when the balance o payments the difference be tween US spending abroad am foreign spending in this country showed a million sur plus FCC assumes control of cables WASHINGTON CAP The Federal Communications Com mission assumed control Tues day of the growing Community Antenna Television CATV or cable television industry But it cased one of the tough est restrictions under which some CATV systems have had to operate It said the systems must avoid duplicating the pro grams of local television sta tions only on the day those pro grams are carried by the local stations Under a rule adopted last April covering only a quarter of the 1600 CATV systems ca bled television had to avoid du plicating local programs for IS days before and after the local station had a chance to present them That rule was wiped out today Designed to protect FCC licensed television stations it was strongly opposed by the CATV industry Thc National Community Tel evision Association which rep resents most of the industry in Washington said it would have no comment on the FCC action until it studies it further The commission today extend ed its jurisdiction to include all systems serving more than 50 those that merely erect a large antenna to receive available television sig nals in an area Community residents by pay ing a fixed monthly charge can he hooked up to a CATV sys tem which relays a number of programs from the community antenna over coaxial cable into the home The 17yearold industry serves about 66 million persons in two million about 3 per cent of the nations television viewers The FCC said its new oneday rule which will apply to all sys tems will give the CATV sub scribers access to network pro grams on the same day they arc presented by the network The commission said it will again ask Congress for legisla tion designed lo express basic national policy in the CATV to clarify and con firm FCC jurisdiction over CATV Congress held hearings on the problem last year but has not enacted any legislation FCC Chairman E William Henry In a news conference indicated the final quesUon of FCC jurisdiction over CATV would quite likely be decided by the Supreme Court While the participants were enerally critical of US policy Asia they differed on what lis policy is or should be Nor as there any firm agreement n how seriously the United tales should take the Chinese lireat The symposium sponsored by lommenlary magazine a monthly publication was held t the Institute of Human Rela ions and featured Sen George WcGovern DSD Bernard B Fallauthor on Viet Nam and rofessor of international rcla ions at Howard University in Washington DC John P loche political science profes sor at Brandeis University in kValtham Mass and Richard Goodwin former special consultant to President John F Kennedy and President John son The following are excerpts from the symposium Goodwin The United Stales Iocs have a China policy but its so sensitive were not able o tell it to anybody Probably it is true that poli cies like containment of China emerge out of conflict and expe rience and are not imposed on a situation in advance There has not been the evolution of a con sistent policy towards China in the period were going through In the main we do want to keep China from absorbing all of Asia McGovern 1 think our greatest interest in Asia today is the prevention of a war with China A military conflict be tween the United States and mainland China is the worst possible catastrophe that could develop in the rest of this centu CHINA Turn to 2 Through channels a report came back that the NLF grew out of a resolution adopted in September 1960 by the third na tional congress of the Lao Dong or Communist party meeting in Hanoi The resolution urged creation of a front to achieve unity or Communist control of all Viet Nam It said that our people there in South Viet Nam must strive to establish a united block of workers peas ants and soldiers and to bring into being a broad national unit ed front Thus the report to the Presi dent said the NLF obediently made its appearance in Decem ber of 1960 10 burned in Indian plane crash NEW DELHI India AP Ten passengers received minor in the North and raids by the giant US B52s There were three aims in that campaign McNamara said Demonstration to the South Vietnamese that they could de pend on US support Political pressure on the North It was our hope that by the bombing of the infiltration routes and the military sources of supply for those routes am munition depots etc we could reduce the flow equipment from burns Tuesday in the third crash of an Indian airliner in less than one month A Caravclle jet arriving from Calcutta with 81 persons aboard landed short of the runway at fog shrouded Palam Airport Protruding runway lights ripped off its wheels and the plane bellyslid for about 200 yards down the strip and caught fire The passengers and crew jumped out before flames de stroyed the plane No Americans were reported aboard the plane The Caravelle was owned by Indian Airlines which operates domestic flights A twinengine Fokker of the same line disap peared in the Kashmir moun of men and the North to the South andor increase the cost of the flow to the North Vietnamese So McNamara argued it is not correct to state that the initial objectives of the bombing have not been met The transcript included views on the war from members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm David L McDonald chief of naval operations said I am convinced of one thing that we will never win out there until we are able to create what I call local forces of law and order so that after our military people pacify a place they can move on and have the South Vietnamese come in themselves with their local political people and their police Because until they can do that we arent pac ifying it we are occupying it Gen John P McConnell Air Force chief of staff testified We cannot completely stop the infiltration of supplies In my opinion we can make it more difficult for them than it has been in the past The testimony came when McNamara and membersof the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified in tains Feb 7 with 37 aboard An 707 crashed Air India Jann 24 persons Boeing French Alps killing all board Even things up with boy triplets MEMPHIS Tenn AP support of the additional billion President Johnson asked in defense funds this year to fight the war in Viet Nam The Senate takes up the au thorization measure Wednesday and seems certain to pass it The James OToole family evened things up Valentines Day Mrs OToole gave birth to boy triplets The OTooles are parents of three other children all girls SAME J   

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