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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1966, Mason City, Iowa Hit near border Strikes near Cambodia line SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US B52 bombers using a new technique of hitting their targets twice in a row struck at Viet Cong concentrations only two miles short of the Cambo dian border The giant eightengine war planes hit three areas of west ern Tay Ninh Province about 75 miles northwest of Saigon in a repeat of the almost twice daily raids on the second for the past week The planes startod their one two punch technique because the Viet Cong had felt it fairly safe to come out of hiding after one strike Four battalionsof US Mar ines acting on intelligence re ports of a sighting of the Viet Congs hard core 1st Regiment surged by helicopter Saturday into the Phuoc Valley 350 miles northeast of Saigon Initial con tact was light Another innovation was a new fusing device to penetrate Viet Cong tunnels It is designed to bore straight down Its effec tiveness has not yet been evalu ated by ground reconnaissance the Air Force said Viet Cong tunnels and caves The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1W4 Associated Full Wtrei VOL 1M 10 Fatality Pickets surge at Humphrey CANBERRA Australia AP Following talks with Vice President Hubert H Humphrey Prime Minister Harold Holt an nounced Saturday that Austra lia may increase its troop com mitment in Viet Nam We hope to announce soon what Australia can do to supple ment our present forces in South Viet Nam Holt told a are constructed often on three levels in hard and flinty soil Infantrymen have often run out of explosives in trying to break up the labyrinths Todays raids were zerned on a Viet Cong infiltration point a central headquarters are a storage sector and a suspected training ground The area just inside the Viet namese border has long been as a delivery point for men and supplies coming from the north via the Ho Chi MinnTrail US intelligence has placed an estimated three Viet Cong regiments in the territory struck by the B52s The bombing raids are part of a drive against suppjies from the north Air Force and Navy carrier planes continued to fly punishing missions over North Viet Nam Friday in the constant effort to choke off Hanois sup port for the rebels in the south F105s and F4Cs pounded 13 targets all in the area about 3C miles north of the 17th Parallel which divides North and South Viet Nam The targets were mostly roads bridges buildings and sonic new underground storage spaces spotted around Vinh Heavy flak was encountered on some assaults The Navy sent 1G missions off the carriers Kitty Hawk and the Enterprise Dong Hois the communication lines about 80 miles west of Hanoi joint news conference He said that Australia had jeen considering for some time what more it could do in Viet but that no conclusions lad yet been reached Australia nas about 1500 combat troops in Viet Nam About 150 antiViet Nam war pickets surged toward Hum phreys car today as he emerged from Parliament House1 following a meeting with Holt They screamed We wanl centering around road network and One A6 from the Kitty Hawk failed to pull out of a bombing run and piloU of accompanying aircraft said the twoman crew could not have survived the crash It was the 10th plane lost over North Viet Nam since the bombing was resumed January 31 after a 37day lull The accentuated air war ac companied a contrasting down scale of ground action Probation for draft card burner DES MOINES AP Draft card burner Stephen Smith 21 of Marion was free on probation Saturday and can have that con dition lifted if he is inducted into the armed services In any event the former Uni versity of Iowa student must ap ply for another draft registration within 10 days Federal Judge Roy Stephcnson told him Friday afternoon The judge fixed the probation ary period at three years and said it will end automatically if he is called up or enlists The young pacificist who was married last Sunday could have been sent to prison or fined heavily but Judge Stephenson told the youth he had violated the law and was being let off easy because he had never been jin trouble before Smiths bride of six days slonde former Frances Rawson 18 of Cedar Rapids sat at the counsel table as sentence was pronounced Smith stood before the court and listened impassively Gone was the beard he wore the night of last Oct 20 when heburned his draft card at a Soapbox Soundoff gathering of students at the University of Iowa The youth was represented by Craig T Sawyer assistant pro fessor of law at Drake Univer sity here Most operations in South Viet Nam were at a near standstill for lack of contact with the Viet Cong It was fruitless to speculate whether the insurgents had been too badly they were mauled or whether only regrouping for assaults Intelligence had evidence for both peace and called Humphrey a warmonger Police kept the demonstrators away from the vice president one bearded student got close to the car before he was pulled back The noisy demonstration last ed about 10 minutes and was the rowdiest seen in Canberra in many years but police saic there were no arrests The vice president seemed to take the demonstration in gooc humor He told a luncheon au dience that h thought to him self on seeing the pickets What the prime minister wil do to make me feel at home A national newspaper carriec a paid advertisement this morn ing addressed Mr Vic President Hubert Humphrey calling for peace in Viet Nam The signers were listed as edu cators and clergymen for thi most part The advertisement asked tha the United States stop bombin North Viet Nam for a cease fire peace negotiations accorc ing to the Geneva agreement o 1954 and withdrawal of all US military forces as soon as poss ble Humphrey told the news con ference he did not request to the government o Australia for additional force in Viet Nam The government of Austral will do what it feels it can d and we in America have faith i its judgment he added Humphrey leaders had said that told him India in new sources views The biggest allied show Operation White Wing formerly Masher 300 miles north of Saigon around Bong Son and the An Lao Valley produced skir mishes Friday and Saturday wilh another 51 killed in Ihe US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Di visions bag Smith said the purpose of his demonstration was to promote a dialogue about Americas partic ipation in the Viet Nam war which he opposed Sawyer maintained it was a laudable purpose but conced ed that Smith went about it by unlawful means Judge Stephcnson told the youth he was not found guilty Delhi that they would intensif their efforts as gobetweens i attempting to get negotiation under way toward a peaccfi settlement of the Viet Nam war The vice president said he ha asked the Indians good offices and to use the as member of the International Contri Commission to try to reconven a type of Geneva conference accident Citys second victim of Auto shown is one in which Clear Lake man died Lyle Sylvester Stevens 64 Clear Lake Friday evening became Mason Citys second traffc victim in a week He was dead on arrival at a hospital after being taken by ambulance from the scene of a twocar smash up at Wirmebago Way on 4th SW Highway Mason City police said Stevens was going west in the inner westbound lane of the fourlane street when his car hit the rear of one driven by James Lyle Zir bel 17 24 25th SW Zirbel who also was headed west was waiting to make a left turn onto Cerro Gordo Way Rusk invites vote Viet Nam policies WASHINGTON Secre tary of Stale Dean Rusk the administrations chief foreign lolicy spokesman has issued a ringing invitation to Congress to vote again on Viet Nam war policy if there is any doubt about it Rusk voiced his assurance the vote would be as overwhelming as it was in 1964 when Congress handed Johnson the resolution authorizing him to act in South east Asia Well give him a chance to find out next week Sen Wayne Morse DOre told the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee as the group shut down Friday the public part of its probe of the presidents Viel Nam policy Morse the among Senate involvement in Viel Nam said most outspoken critics of US because of any have expressed views he may and the court was not influenced from that standpoint But he added that he could not disregard a deliberate violation of the law The court said how ever that Smith was only 20 at the time and was sentenced as a youth offender rather than as adult Big Ben fails to ring twice LONDON AP Big Ben Londons famed clock over the houses of Parliament failed to strike twice Friday night The bell rang the chimes at 10 pm but failed to strike the hour The same thing happened at 11 pm But it returned to normal at midnight A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works bit of trou It was a said There was a ble with the bell shackle pin loose in the mech anism The fault was put right by en gineers from the firm which made and maintains Big Ben North Iowa Weather outlook Cloudy through Sunday Warmer Sunday Lows Satur day zero to 10 below Weather details Page 2 SAME intends to force a vote on rescinding the 1964 resolution passed after North Vietnamese PT boats attacked US destroy ers in the Gulf of Tonkin off Viet Nam Morse and Sen Ernest Grucning DAlaska were the only two in Congress to vote against the resolution then The House approved it by a 4140 vote and the Senate went along 88 to 2 Morse said he would try to rescind the resolution by an amendment to the bill author izing billion in additional defense funds now pending in the Senate His move however drew no support from other members of the Foreign Relations Commit tee Sen JW Fulbright DArkr the committee chairman ended the sessions at least temporarily after hearing Rusk give a lec ture on the roads to war and peace I personally dont see any need for further public hear ings declared Fulbright But he said he would let the com mittee decide if it would like to ask Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara and Vice Presi dent Hubert H Humphrey to appear at closed sessions When Rusk left he was close ly guarded by a security delail Chemist testifies stains Powers MIAMI Fla AP A chem st has testified that stains of slood were found on a jacket and pants belonging to Mclvin Lane Powers a few days after multimillionaire Jacques Mos sier was slain It was fairly fresh blood Houston Tex chemist Floyd MacDonald testified Friday but the stains were not large enough to determine the blood type Powers 29 and his aunt blonde Candace Mossier who gave her age as 40 are accused of firstdegree murder in her husbands death The stale claims that Powers murdered Mossier with his aunts conni vance to further an illicit aunt nephew love affair and gain ac cess to Mosslers wealth MacDonald said he founei blood stains on a dark jackel and a pair of dark pants in Pow rs closet in the Mossier man sion at Houston A Miami joliceman identified them as he clothing Powers wore at the Vliami airport on the morning Mossier was slain Circuit Judge George Schulz ruled inadmissable Friday a ninepage letter which the state claims to be a torrid love letler rom Powers to The letter was Mrs Mossier described by prosecutors as an explosive doc ument going deeply into the na ture of the association between the codefendants An officer at the county jail in Houston said he confiscated the letter and later had a photo static copy made when Pow ers attempted to smuggle it dur ing a meeting with Mrs Mos slers brother The trial recessed for the weekend will resume Monday reinforced after a Baltimore tel evision station WMARTV re ported it had received an anony mous lelephone call from woman wilh a husky voice who said Dean Rusk will be shot right between the eyes when he leaves that building in Washington As the committee rang down the curtain on the hearings tha have become the storm cente of Viet Nam debate one com mitlee member put but an invi tation lo Ihe Prcsidenl for som privale hearttoheart talks Last week Sen Albert Gore DTenn declared bluntly tha the aim of the hearings whic have been broadcast and telev ised nationally was to go ove the head of the President to th people and thus express sena tors concerns to the Presiden through the people And said Gore Friday w have reached the President by this hearing I understand h has been listening today anc yesterday Gore had expressed worry th conflict was inching toward war with Red China but he indi cated he was heartened b Rusks assurance of the limii cd nalure of cur purpose there Then the Tennessee Democra threw out his broad hint I Johnson I have the feeling we shouli have our sessions wilh the sec and Ihe President jehind closed doors for awhile This has reached I hope ruitful point from which som unity can be achieved in th country Although the hearings dom nated congressional aclivity debate continued on Ihe Scnat floor over Ihe administration authorization request for S4 billion for military supplies Mason Cityans shiver again Mason City was back in sub zero weather again Saturday morning The Globe Gazette reading southeast of Mason Inside The Glebe Business news 3 Church news 45 Mason City news 67 Latest markets 7 Society news 8 Sports news 910 Comics 11 Editorials 12 Newman Surveyor 13 Clear Lake news 14 North Iowa news 16 Chilly reception for Wirtz MIAMI BEACH Fla AP A chilly reception awaited Sec Reject labor request DETROIT AP American Motors Corp has rejected a United Auto Workers Union re quest to reduce its work force rather than close down all as sembly plants from Feb 21 through March 7 The Auto Workers asked American Motors Friday tocut its work force to a realistic number rather than execute a near complete shutdown of auto production The union proposed the reduc lon at a meeting with manage ment as a means of operating its plants on a continuing basis We are fulfilling the con tract said George E Gulen Jr American Motors vice pres ident for industrial relations Gullen said the unions re quest was turned down because the company believes keeping a work force at 14800 in the long run is in the interest of both em ployes and the company Earlier this year American Motors shut down its auto plants It was pm The Stevens auto after its car a 1957 model as a complete loss of Labor Saturday W Willard despite the retary Wirtz warm Florida sunshine as he flew in to meet labor leaders who say they are angry over the way ihe Johnson adminis tration is treating them Arriving earlier than original ly scheduled Wirtz brushed aside newsmens queries about the rising crescendo of labor criticism Im going to stay out of your hair Wirtz told reporters He said he had come here early to spend the weekend in the sun with his family before addressing the Executive Council of the 13 million member AFLCIO Tuesday Both Wirtz and spokesmen for AFLCIO President George Meany said no meetings for mal or informal were expected between the two over the week end But each other Its a small hotel a Meany spokesman said Wirtz checked in shortly after midnight at the Americana Ho tel where AFLCIO officials are at Kenosha and Milwaukee Wis It said both actions were taken to balance production with deal er inventories The union accused the com pany of indifference to produc tion workers well being And added it should be pointed out that at no time during this pe riod has AMC laid off its white collar workers they might bump into holding ings their midwinter meet City was 7 at 8 am with 8 the low for the night KGLO TVs reading in midtown at 8 am was 6 which was low for Ihe nighl The Mason Cily Municipal Airport reported 7 at 8 am and a 9 the low for the night Four persons are killed in Iowa crashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TLe fiery headon crash of a car and semitrailer truck and a cartrain collision claimed four lives overnight and boosted Iowas 1966 motor vehicle toll to impact with the other car spun off to the northwest and slid backwards into the north ditch The Clear Lake man alone in thai car was pinned in its wreckage between the steering wheel and door post The Zirbel auto spun off into the south half of the highway and came to a stop headed in a northeasterly direction Zir icl also riding alone was not lurt Stevens was listed with damage especially concen trated on the left front and side Assistance of a wrecker crew was needed to free Stevens from the auto The Zirbel car a 1958 station wagon was crushed in on the right rear and damage included its drive shaft The police department was continuing to investigate the ac cident Saturday with medical examiners assistance Police had no guess as yet to why the accident occurred The speed limit in the area is 35 miles an hour changing to 55 just beyond where the acci dent occurred No speed esti mate was included in the police report of the crash Zirbel told police that his cars signal lights were cot working automatically but that he was working them by hand As far as he knew he reported they were flashing The first traffic victim of the year for both Mason City and the highway patrol district was Henry Weilzel 22 Manly killed last Tuesday in a North Fed eral accident Stevens home in Clear was at 712 N 6th Street He was employed by SmithDouglas 79 Two Dyersville youths John Landham and Thomas Krog man both about 18 died early Saturday when the car in which they were riding collided with the semitrailer about a mile Several officials of the Mari time Trades Department indi cated Friday the extent of labor unhappiness with the Johnson administration by openly di recting their first personal criti cism of President Johnson The chief complaint was di rected at While House and Sen ate Democratic handling of the bill to repeal Section 14B of the TaftHartlcy Act pigeonholed in the face of a Republican fili buster The repeal bill which would have wiped out stale laws ban ning unionshop contracts re quiring all employes to join the union was the chief AFLCIO goal in Congress this year cast of Dyersville on US 20 Highway patrolmen said bod ies of the youths were badly burned and it was impossible to tell which was driving The truck driver Donald Baneck 31 of Kaukauna Wis was re ported in fair condition at a Du buque hospital Lowell Michael Tisor 22 of Columbus Junction and John Luther Astrup 24 of Hills Minn were killed when their car was struck by a Milwaukee Railroad freight train near Conesville Friday night Linda Wellington 16 of Co lumbus Junction riding with the two men was reported in fair condition at University Hospitals in Iowa City Pholofax EYE TO EYE A Viet Cong prisoner his hands tied behind him watches U S lst Air Cavalryman after he was captured in a round up of guerrillas in the Bong Son sector of South Viet Nam The Americans took cover when sniper fire cracked through the area after they had tied up lhe captives Housewifes soap helps over Vietnamese DETROIT AP A Detroit housewifes 40 bars of soap have been credited with helping turn a small Vietnamese village against the Viet Cong Mrs Alfred Schwartzenfeld read the plea of an American officer for simple items that might help win the friendship of Vietnamese villagers The officer Capt Sidney L Linver is commander of an American advisory unit to the South Vietnamese army Im not the heroine lypc says Mrs Schwartzenfeld I didnt do anything Linver disagreed in a leller he wrote her recenlly I look Ihe soap and our med ical corpsman to a VCcontrolled hamlet about two kilometers from the post the letler read When the Doc and I paid our call last week the people were a little bit afraid But by going house to house passing out soap we gradually won them over Doc trcaled over 200 people in a little over I an hour For some it was the first time they had ever had any kind of medical Irealment The payoff came the night of 1819 January The VC attacked the village with two companies Some of the villagers warned our security squad two hours before the VC hit the village OUr squad withdrew from the village in time The really significant factor is that the vil lagers did not tell Ihe VC that our squad had withdrawn or which way they had gone As a result the VC compa nies advancing from different direclions started a fight among themselves Just to add to the confusion our squad out side the village called in artil lery and mortar fire on the VC The box score in the village read VC casualties 25 killed 15 wounded ARVN casualties 0 Linver said some livestock was lost some rice was burned and four villagers were wounded The rice was replac ed livestock was paid for by a South Vietnamese official and the four wounded were treated by American medics All this occurred the day before the lunar New Year which has great religious signif icance for the Vietnamese Linver wrote adding We now own another village and it all started with a few bars of soap Mrs Schwartzenfeld said she paid only for the soap Others have sent soap too Mine just got there first she said A LYLE STEVENS Fertilizer Co and parttime at Floyds Pastime in Clear Lake Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in the Meth odist Church at Clear Lake with Dr John E DeLong offi ciating Burial will be in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery The Ward Funeral Home Clear Lake is in charge of arrange mcnls IOOF riles will be conducted by Lodge 187 at 8 pm Monday at the funeral home Visitation will be Sunday noon to time of services Stevens was born April 11 1901 in King Township in Win nebago County son of Charles E and Martha Cunningham Stevens The family moved to a Rockwell farm and he attend ed schools there wai married to Bardsley June 27 1923 in the Lillle Brown Church at Nashua They farmed three years south of Clear Lake later moving to Clear Lake They operated a CRASH Please turn to
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