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   Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1966, Mason City, Iowa                                The newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY II Associated Vull Lcaw VOL 1M No Photofax MAKING GRADE IN VIET NAM Pfc Winstel R Belton poses at Ben Cat South Viet Nam after he was promoted to Pfc by his company commander in the 1st Infantry Division Last August Belton staged a sevenday hunger strike at Fort Benniug Ga to dramatize his distaste for be ing drafted and his refusal to fight in Viet Nam Disliked draff now promoted By PETER ARNETT BEN CAT South Viet Nam ffl Six month ago a university graduate named Winstel R Belton staged a sevenday hunger strike at Fort Benning Ga to dramatize his distaste for being drafted and his re fusal to fight in Viet Nam Thursday a big proud smile flashed across Bel tons face as he was pro moted to private first class i g t Way clear for electina k 9 directors The Iowa Board of Public I struction Friday cleared the way for the election of nine di rectors to operate the newly formed North Iowa area com on a battlefield in South Viet Nam Looking just as proud was his company commander Capt R E Spriggs of Mexico NY a professional soldier who had hat ed everything Beltons hunger strike had stood for Spriggs was furious last No vember when he returned to his unit after recovering from bullet wound to find Belton as signed there Spriggs said Thursday he would take the 26yearold Win slow Ariz soldier into combat with him any lime any where Belton arrived in Viet Nam with a 12month suspended jail sentence hanging over his head because of his hunger strike in midAugust A courtmartial had given him a bad conduct discharge total forefeiture of pay and the jail sentence But he was also given chance Belton a Negro was told that if he went to Viet Nam and proved himself he would not have to serve his jail sentence If he failed he would serve it His old unit the US Armys 1st Cavalry Airmobile Divi sion wouldnt take him back The 1st Infantry Division ac cepted him Spriggs was the only man in A company of the 2nd Battal ion 28th Regiment who knew that the new radio telephone operator was the hunger striker Belton More and more men in the unit began realizing that Belton had publicly protested what they themselves had accepted as a patriotic duty None of them brought up the subject with him except the company commander and few ever dis cussed it among themselves That was his business said Sgt Frederick Rangeof Dallas BELTON turn to Page 2 North Weather outlook Hazardous driving warning Cold wave warning Friday night and partly cloudy with snow diminishing lows 5 to 15 below Saturday partly cloudy and very cold near zero northeast to 12 above south west Weather dttaiU 2 Union boycotts ships LBJ Put teeth in rightslaw Asks for more FBI agents munity college The ninecounty North Iowa area was one of six cleared for the election of directors The other sites and surrounding areas which were cleared are Fort Dodge Creston Sheldon Ottumwa and a northeast Iowa area of Winneshiek Chickasaw Lafayette Clayton Howard and Allamakee counties These are areas whose plans for creating the new schools have been approved by the state board then ratified in their ap proved forms by counties in volved Board action Friday requires the school superintendent in the county where the administrative center will be located to issue within 20 to 45 days a call for election of the area governing board This area board will es tablish and operate the school and may levy taxes to suppor it The Mason City area election WASHINGTON AP Presi ent Johnson will ask Congress o put new teeth into federal aws aimed at desegregating ublic schools it was learned riday He will ask also for about 100 lew FBI agents to cope with hat agencys swelling civil ights caseload informed ources said A bill being drafted by the ohnson administration would ive the attorney general great er authority to initiate court action toward desegregation of schools instead of awaiting com laints and taking part in suits rought by Negroes The proposal would be aimed at blocking intimidation of Ne groes seeking to integrate schools and harassment of Ne ro pupils attending previously allwhite schools according to nformanls The President is expected to include school desegregation proposals in a civil rights pack age that will include proposed laws to eliminate discrimination in jury selection extend federal court protection to Negroes and civil rights workers in the South and eliminate discrim ination in the sale or rental of housing Johnson included all but the school proposals in his Jan 12 State of the Union Message The bills reportedly are nearing completion in the hands of Jus tice Department draftsmen The US Commission on Civil Rights reported Tuesday that nearly 12 years after the Su preme Court ruled that segre gated schools are unconstitu tional only one of every 13 Ne gro children in the South is at tending school with white pu pils The commission said fear intimidation by whites racial ties and habits have combined in the South to circumvent de egregaiton plans and federal aws aimed at withholding fed ral aid from school districts vhere segregation continues One of the commissions pro posals will be reflected in the A running battle with the Viet Cong One GI takes careful aim at the enemy as other buddies of the US 25th Division move along during battle with the Viet Cong in the Cu Chi area of South Viet Nam This area has been Pholofax the scene of repeated furious battles since the 25th established a base there three weeks ago Rusk Chance for peace will be called by M C Martin Cerrd Gordo County superin tendenl of schools The Nortl Iowa school area includes Ccrrc Gordo Floyd Hancock Frank lin Mitchell Worth and Winne bago counties and parts of But ler and Wright counties With the election clcaranc COLLEGE to Page 2 WASHINGTON AP There is a chance for peace Secretary of State Dean Rusk told senators Friday if the United States is believed when it says This you must not do But if the other side has rea son to doubt American determ ination he declared I person ally do not know how peace can be organized Testifying at nationally broad cast hearings on the Viet Nam war1 the secretary told the Sen ate Foreign Relations Commit tee in effect that the problems the United States faces boil down to psychology The Red adversaries must be brought to a state of mind he said where they understand that reckless dangerous ag gression does not win in the teeth of the power of the United States At another point Rusk told critics of the administrations Viet Nam policy that onesided worry about escalation of the struggle could itself promote a wider conflict If only one side worries about escalation then you can have a big war Rusk told the commit tee Rusk talked guardedly about the risk of a war widened to pit the United States against Red China He told Sen Albert Gore DTenn that is a grave ques tion to handle in public Sen George D Aiken RVt tailed in an effort to gel Rusk to define the extent of our com mitment in Viet Nam or any point beyond which he would not go It is not easy for me in open session to talk about limits Rusk said Rusk said he was not going to say there is a point beyond which the United States would not go His point was that such a stated limit would give the other side assurance it could win by raising the stakes high enough Rusk said the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization pact obliges the United States to defend South Viet Nam and if we as a nation decide that one of our alliances is not very import ant it will undermine Ihe olh crs Rusk reminded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that it voted with only one dis senter for ratification of the 1954 treaty Since World War II Rusk said the United States has joined in a series of alliances created in direct response to communist pressures And he said they have sta bilized the world scene But Im very much con cerned Rusk said that if we as a nation decide that one of our alliances is not very important that this will have a fundamental effect on the strength and the solidarity and VIET NAM Please turn to Page 2 r egislation about to be submit ed by the President The com mission said Congress should enact laws authorizing the at orney general and the victims o bring civil suits to stop pri vate persons from harassing or ntimidating Negro parents or children seeking to exercise their rights under federally ap proved desegregation plans The administration is said to agree with the commissions inding that existing federal lawsare inadequate to deal with such harassment or intimida tion Inside The Globe SPRING comes to Gallery of Fashion and in color Page 8 Editorials 4 Mason City news 47 Latest markets7 Society news 8 Sports 910 TV section 1112 Clear Lake news 13 Comics 14 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 18 Report on De Gaulle letter hit WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of Stale Dean Rusk Fri day disputed reports from Par is that President Charles de Gaulle had written a severe letter to President Johnson on the Viet Nam war At the outset of Fridays ses sion of the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee hearing on Viet policy chairman J W Fulbright brought up published reports about the letter He also asked Rusk about a report that De Gaulle had told an Ameri can visitor in substance This war is absurd It is leading to nothing Rusk never did say exactly what was in the letter to John son But he said a Paris dis patch in the Washington Post in which leading French journal istswere said to have called the letter severe does not bear any resemblance to the letter Ive seen AP Pholnfax PORTABLE PILGRIM Eric Engstrom car ries a wax version of one of the Pilgrim Fathers into Bostons War Memorial Auditorium Mr Pil grim will be part of the Plimoth Plantation display at Bostons Winterfest a 10day cultural program starting Friday Both Engstrom and Pilgrim are from Plymouth Mass of course Resisting plan to cut school aid WASHINGTON AP Stiff resistance is growing in Con gress to President Johnsons proposal to cut million from an aid program fqr public schools in areas with large con centrations of federal workers The program has been a congressional favorite since it began in 1950 and there is Httle enthusiasm for Johnsons rec ommended slash of 57 per cent in its budget Under Johnsons proposal 2j 030 counties in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia would face heavy cuts in the federal funds they are now using to build schools and to pay teach ers salaries and other opera ting expenses San Diego County would lose million Los Angeles mil lion and the state of California as a whole million under the new approach Texas would suffer the second biggest reduc tion Southern and million Western Many cities near military bases would lose nearly all of Iheir allotments Some school authorities have warned their representatives in Congress that the school year may have to be shortened and salaries cut if the reduced bud get is approved The program was originally designed to help school districts 1 near large military bases which bore the double burden of hav ing to educate the children from the bases while their tax base was reduced by federal proper ty ownership It has since been greatly expanded to take in the children of civilian federal em ployes wherever they comprise more than 3 per cent of the school districts enrollment At present expenditures for the program top million A and the school districts which receive the aid count on it for a substantial part of their budget Viewing the steady expansion and growing cost of the pro gram the last three administra lions have tried to cut it bu without success Johnson i relying on the big broad schoo aid program enacted by Con gress last year to take the stin out of the cuts he is now propos ing 4 Democrats to run again DES MOINES AP Four democratic state officials call ng themselves the Hughes earn announced Friday they re joining Gov Harold Hughes n a bid for reelection They are State Treasurer aul Franzenburg Secretary of Kenneth Owen tate Auditor Lome Worthing on and Ally Gen Lawrence Dcalise We say as a group that we ave accomplished things that ouid not have been accom ilished otherwise Franzen Durg said as he spoke for the ithcrs at a joint news confer ence He said the joint announce ment was an example of una nimity and support for the Dem acraiic administration its pro ram and Gov Hughes The four said they have had some disagreements but gener ally have worked closely togeth er They added they know of no one who plans at the present ime to compete with them for he Democratic nominations Each cited what he called accomplishment in lis first 13 months in office Scalise mentioned the new consumer frauds law Worthing ton his efforts to get local gov ernmenls to invest idle funds a interest Owen a greatly in creased animal disease cradica tion program and Franzcnbur increases of about million each in interest earnings on the states operating and motor fuel tax collections Gov Hughes commented on the joint announcement I am highly pleased to be running with the same men again I am glad were on the road togeth All are serving their first erms They were elected in the Democratic landslide of 1964 reaking more than 25 years of WORTHINGTON SCALISE Republican rule in all their of fices Only one of Hughes State house team has dropped out of the running Secretary of Slate Gary Cameron has announced he will try for the Democratic nomination for US senator in stead of seeking reelection No Democrat has yet nounccd for Camerons office Pressure NViet traders Maritime unions to take action MIAMIBEACH Fla AFLCIO maritime unions told President Johnson Friday they will boycott ships o all foreign nations trading with the North Vietnamese Communists Ina telegram to Johnson un ion officials said trade with North Viet Nam puts blood money in the pocket of ship owners and other profiteers and socalled Allied nations The telegram added that we believe the time for pussyfoot ing is long past We must inform you there fore very soon our members will begin to demonstrate their protests on all waterfronts in this country directed against any and all ships of those na tions which permit trade vith North Viet Nam The boycott said spokesmen for the AFLCIO Maritime Trades Department will affect hundreds of foreign vessels from nations including Great Britain Norway Sweden Den mark France Italy and Egypt The boycott will be imposed by refusing to load any such vessel entering US ports The telegram to Johnson was signed by Paul Hall president of the MaritimeTrades Depart ment Thomas W Gleason president of the International Longshoremens Association and Joseph Curran president of the National Maritime Union Union spokesmen said the tel egram to Johnson made public Friday actually was sent to the White House last Monday and that there had been no reply Two years ago the same un ions imposed a boycott on US wheat shipments to Russia un til the White House persuaded them to lift it Our boys are fighting in and dying along with loyal South Vietnamese forces and those of our other allies the unions teiegram to Johnson said Hall said the boycott will be imposed unless the US govern ment takes up the matter with socalled Allied nations and stops them from trading with North Viet Nam He said the maritime unions will call a meeting in Washing ton within a few weeks and that if the government has done nothing effective by then the boycott will begin This action was approved by the Maritime Trades Depart ment composed of 29 unions US Steel ups some of its prices NEW YORK AP United States Steel Corp Friday boost ed the price of certain types of steel plate used in boilers large tanks and heavy construction by a ton The steel price increase fol lows a similar action by Lukens Steel Co effective last Wednes day The US Steel price boost affects less than 3 per cent of the companys plate sales The products mainly are car bon steel flange and firebox quality plates The company said the price advances would amount to less than 3 per cent of the price of such plates The government has established guideline limitations on wage and price increases of 32 per cent In recent months price in creases on both steel and alum inum that exceeded the guide line limits were rolled back un der government pressure SAME ft   

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