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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1966, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 Associated Press Full Lease Wires VOL No 14 Viet Nam il j ataglance Js BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK President Johnson says there will be no mindless escalation of the Viet Nam war adding that the tide of battle has turned in favor of the Allies See story Page 5 WASHINGTON Vice President Hubert 5 H Humphrey briefs congressional leaders on his ninenation Asian tour He returns to Wash ington with a growing sense of optimism about the prospects of victory in Viet Nam MOSCOW British Prime Minister Har old Wilson says he has had full frank talks with A Premier Alexei N Kpsygin on Viet Nam but indicates he has failed to budge the Soviet lead er Lord Chalfont Wilsons disarmament min ister meets with North Viet Nams representa tive in Moscow l 1 SAIGON U S infantrymen beat off a i heavy attack by the Viet Cong killing at least i 89 S i Heavy assault against Yanks SAIGON South Viet Nam ffi A Viet Cong bat talion slashed across a minefield early Thursday and attacked elements of theUS 1st Infantry Division in one of the heaviest Communist assaults against the GIs The Americans beat off the attackers with a barrage of mortar and artillery fire killing at least 89 Reds and wounding 11 according to reports from the scene US casualties overall were described as light Ghana army revolts but some small units took moderate losses The SVihour battle took plice near Tan Binh in the jungles 30 miles north of Saigon where thousands of infantrymen on Operation Mastiff have been looking for several hardcore Viet Cong regiments since Mon day A US Marine company bat tled another Viet Cong battalion equipped with automatic weap ons outside Ky My a village near Da Nang 380 miles north cast of Saigon With armed heli copters backing them up the Leathernecks killed 25 Commu nists and put the rest to flight a after ne nad Marine spokesman said DV a bullet Down the coast a Marine pa trol spotted 20 Viet Cong near Chu Lai and called in howitzers to fire on them The Marines spotted only six fleeing the scene and presumed the rest were either killed or wounded Despite heavy rain American jets hit North Viet Nam again Wednesday using radar in some cases to get on target spokesmen reported Navy caring rier planes flew six missions at altitudes of 500 to 2000 feet pounding a highway 36 miles southwest of Vinh and a river ford 30 miles northwest of Don ghoi both in the North Vietnam ese Panhandle Air Force fighter bombers again ranged over Dien Bien Phu the old French fortress near the Laotian frontier strik ing barracks other buildings and the approaches to a high way bridge Small Viet Cong forces at tacked two government outposts in the early morning darkness Quang Ngai City in a burst of guerrilla activity 30 miles north of the big US 1st Cavalry Division Marine offensive on the central coast The 7th Fleet brought its guns to bear on the coast again when Vietnamese troops sighted a battalion of Viet Cong in north ernmost Quang Tri Province early Wednesday The light guidcdmissile cruiser Topeka laid down 114 rounds of sixinch shells on the Communist posi tions Wounded Gl found after day TAH ACH LONG Viet Nam 1st Air Cavalrymen searching for the bodies of dead comrades found one of their buddies alive Thursday 24 hours after he had been hit in the head The wounded private first class was with a company that clashed Wednesday with what were said to be regular North Vietnamese troops near this town 280 miles northeast of Sai gon Heavy fighting lasted until dark The Americans took serious losses They got their wounded out but several men were miss At daylight the troopers re turned They came across the unconscious private A medic Spec 5 Jasper Tassalcqua of Clarksville Tenn noted signs of life and gave the wounded Expects a victory in Viet Briefing given by Humphrey WASHINGTON ffi Vice President Hubert H Humphrey toJd congressional leaders Thursday he returned from Southeast Asia with a spirit of restrained optimism and con fidence that the Communists can be defeated in South Viet Nam and a better life built for the people there Humphrey meeting with newsmen at the White House after long briefing sessions that involved some 200 congress members did Presi dent Johnson in a New York speech Wednesday night that the tide of battle has turned The Vice President said we have now reached the stage where our military forces can sustain a planned methodical forward movement backed by concerted efforts to achieve social and economic reforms He said the communist forces in South Viet Nam once were able to choose whether or not to face American troops at any given time Now he said United States and the South Vietnam ese are subjecting the VietCong guerrillas to continuous and ef fective planned military opera tions And this will be intensified he reported At Johnsons invitation Hum phrey and other top officials gathered in the East Room of the White House to brief con gressional leaders of both parties and after that session all members the Senate and House committees handling ap propriations armed services matters and foreign affairs later Secretary was Roving Am Averell Harriman man blood plasma He regained consciousness and the medic said he felt the trooper would recover The wounded mans name was not released Rites held for Nimitz SAN FRANCISCO AP A private military funeral with little pomp was held Thursday for Fleet Adm Chester W Nim itz World War II commander of the Pacific Fleet Nimitz who died Sunday would have been 81 Thursday President Johnsons personal plane brought military and civilian dignitaries from Wash ington for services in Treasure Island Naval Base Chapel Graveside services and burial at Golden Gate National Ceme tery included two 19gun salutes and a flyover by 70 Navy air craft Meeting newsmen the office of Press Bill D Moyers Humphrey gave a digest of his report to the congress members and swered questions With him bassador W who had accompanied him on his ninecountry tour of Asia and the Pacific area that ended Wednesday Humphrey and what Johnson described as his mission of peace to nine countries has also been pulled into the debate with the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee seeking to question the vice president about the commitments he made specifically in foreign aid Thus Humphrey who re turned Wednesday night barely had time to shake the dust of tKe Orient from his shoes before stepping back into the center of things with his briefing of con gressional leaders and Congress members most deeply involved in Viet Nam legislation Oust Nkrumah as president ACCRA Ghana Led by a colonel the army revolted Thursday and overthrew the Kwame Nkrumah government It declared him ousted from the presi dency The selfstyled redeemer designated president for life after Ghana won its independence was en route to North Viet Nam as the army moved in Peking Radio said he was being honored at a dinner in the Chinese apital It reported no re Wallaces wife to be candidate7 MONTGOMERY Ala AP Wallace wife of the Alabama governor announcec to a throng of cheering follow ers Thursday that she will be a candidate for Democratic nom ination as governor Mrs Wallace 39 accompa nied by her husband George promised that if elected she would continue to fight for free enterprise ment and local govern For some a wearying parade While one child teeths on an antiwar poster another sleeps in its stroller during the Viet Nam Day Committee Womans March for Peace from Berkeley to Oakland Wednesday March started Pholofax at University of California Women paraded to Oakland Army induction center in protest of US intervention in Viet Nam There were no incidents Inside The Globe NFO shows force at grain Wil market Page 17 son peace Editorials Society news 67 Clear Lake news 8 Sports 1112 Cub Gazette 13 Mason City news 1415J efforts failing If elected the governor wool be her No 1 assistant at year She said My election will enable my husband to continu the policies of his administra tion 1 Wallace with his wife ha said in advance hat if Mrs Wallace ran she would do so a a standin candidate An that if she is elected the pre ent governor would continue I dictate the policies Wallac cannot succeedhimself Wallace who addresssed th packed House chamber afte his wife finished her brie speech said that he had bee asked to run for the US Senat despite a provision in the Stat Constitution which prohibits 1 would not run contrary 1 the constitution Wallace said He referred to a provision i the constitution which prohibi the governor from running fo the US Senate for at least on year following expiration of h term Wallace said unequivocally that if his wife is elected I shall be by her side I will dic tate the policies The governor and his wife were surrounded by relatives and members of Wallaces staff on the House rostrum Their four children sat behind them beneath a plaque commemorat ing passage of the secession act which took Alabama out of the Union in 18G1 The House chamber resem bled the scene of a political con vention more than a news con ference as it was labeled Wallace followers carried pla cards from each of the 67 coun ties ction to the coup What effect the army take vcr will have on Ghanaian for ign policy was not clear Nkrumah frequently supported tie Communist line in world af airs but also accepted West rn aid in developing Ghanas luminum resources Reports reaching Dakar said iolent fighting was taking place around the presidential palace ind that Nkrumahs personal uard has refused to lay down ts arms as demanded The predawn coup led by ele ments of the second brigade vas announced by Radio Gha na Fighting between troops and security guards was continuing four hours later in Nkrumahs Flagstaff Houseres dence Smallarms fire could be icard and smoke from burning vehicles and buildings could be een from outside the walled compound which houses all Ghana government executive offices The radio broadcast a warn ing from an unidentified voice that all ranks of security serv ice must lay down theirarms now and surrender before Otherwise we will attack their residences The coup leader was identi fied by theradio as Col E K From them mcst vocal of doves in the have come the the hawks and argument over whether the United States is do ing too much or too little in Viet Nam Johnson sought to ease wor ries of some of the doves Wednesday night when he de clared in a New York speech that the United States is not caught up in a blind escalation of force inching toward broader war University SymohonV lislcr Harold Wilson said Thurs rlntr 4 li n Virt U o 1 Urtlrl tM performs in Belgium LEUVEN Belgium AP Leuvcn University the worlds largest Roman Catholic univer sity gave a rousing welcome to the University of Iowa Sympho ny band Wednesday night The 88musician orchestra MOSCOW Wilsons disarmament minis ter Lord Chalfont had a very lengthy and searching discus sion with the North Viet Nam charge d affaires here Lee Chang Wilson told newsmen Wilson said Chalfont conveyed British government views on the Viet Nam situation and they will no doubt be passed on to day that he had held very full very frank almost hardhit ting talks on Viet Nam with Soviet Premier Alexei N Kos ygin But he indicated that no progress was made We all recognize the extreme difficulties and the differences of our positions Wilson said played eight pieces from Wilson told an airport news posers including Creston Reed Chance Copland and Bernstein The packed concert hall warm ly cheered every piece and asked for four encores conference just before flying home after a threeday visit that he could not claim any results from a British contact made here with North Viet Nam Hanoi Kosygin has accepted an invi tation from the British prime minister to visit Britain and the date is being worked out it was learned It was understood that an agreement to continue personal Hubert optimistic about winning in Viet EDITORS NOTE What is Vice President Hubert H Hum phreys sharpened concern and on what factors does he base his optimism about the future of Viet Nam Fred S Hoffman AP military affairs writer who covered the vice presidents ninenation tour covers these points in this report and tells how foreign leaders reacted to Humphrey By FREDS HOFFMAN WASHINGTON AP Vice President Hubert H Humphrcyp has returned from his Asian Pacific mission with growing optimism about prospects for winning ultimately in Viet Nam But at the same time he came away from his ninenation tour with sharpened concern over the threat posed by Red China all across Southeast Asia South Asia and throughout the Western Pacific region Humphrey might be expected to speak confidently in public But he expresses guarded opti mism in private as well Asked to cite specific reasons he acknowledges it is more a feeling than anything that can be documented This feeling set in after con versations with US military and civilian officials at various levels in Viet Nam from admit tedly kaleidoscopic onthespot observations and from hard talks with Viet Nams leaders chiefly Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky The vice president it is known set out for Viet Nam not knowing what he would find even though he had had the ben efit of regular US briefings and had been current on intelli gence reports and evaluations His intensified apprehension about Red China grew out of a scries of cardsonthetable dis cussions with government chiefs particularly those of Thailand Laos India Austra lia New Zealand and the Philip pines In a way the trip was an ed ucation for Humphrey despite his long familiarity with world problems from years as a US senator The mission started out ap pearing to be a sort of drum heating exercise merchandising the new emphasis on social and economic reform measures which emerged from the Hono lulu conference between Presi dent Johnson and South Viet namese leaders But it soon became evident that Humphreys aims were broader than that In Viet Nam he sought lo HUMPHREY Turn Page 2 contacts between the two gov ernments at high levels was the major accord to come out of Wilsons threeday slay in Mos cow A communique to be issued after Wilsons return to London was expected to contain no dra matic signs of agreement on world affairs Qualified sources said North Viet Nams envoy Lee Chang promised to clarify some of Ha nois conditions for peace talks at the surprise fourhour meet ing with Chalfont Wednesday British sources said the next step hinges on North Viet Nams reply Some British authorities think Hanoi may relax one of its con the National Lib eration Front political arm of the Viet Cong serve as the sole representative of South Viet Nam at any peace parley The point has been rejected by the US and South Vietnamese gov ernments Chalfont is in Moscow with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson who leaves Thursday aft er three days of talks with So viet leaders Wilson ordered Chalfont to meet with Lee after he report edly made no headway in trying to persuade Soviet leaders lo help sponsor peace talks Publisher of newspaper at Cresco dies CRESCO Maurice Jones GO publisher of the Cresco TimesPlain Dealer since 1948 died Thursday at Madison Wis where he was to have entered a hospital for treatment Friday Funeral arrangements are in complete at the Bradley Funeral Home Cresco A native of lows City Mr Jones attended the University of Iowa for three years before accepting a position with the weekly newspaper at Sigourncy in 1925 After 12 years atSigour ney Mr Jones and his wife Ruth purchased the Allison Tribune The Jones later ex panded their holdings by buy ing the Recorder at Greene In 1947 the couple sold the Allison and Greene papers and a year later purchased the TimesPlain Dealer The paper has won a number of awards in contests conducted by the Iowa Press Assn Mr Tones also was named a Master Publisher by that association Mrs Jones preceded her hus band in death She died May 27 1963 j KWAME NKRUMAH Out of Kotoka 40 commander of the second brigade based in the northern city of Kumasi It has been holding maneuvers near Accra lately There was no news of army commander Maj Charles Bar wah Barwah was given the top army post last July by Nkru mah and reports circulated at that time that the move was de signed to head off an army re bellion Roads leading to ministers mansions were sealed and shooting was heard near the home of Defense Minister Kofi Baako Troops guarded the post of fice cable station and ministry buildings All phone and cable service was cut Jubilant crowds swarmed h rough the downtown streets of his steamy seacoast capital Thousands gathered near the Ussher Fort prison on the waterfront after Kotokas broadcast that political prison ers would be released The Nkrumah regime used revcntivc detention laws to lold hundreds of dissenters The coup came three days after Nkrumah left his capital or talks in Cairo Rangoon Peking and Hanoi on a Viet Nam peace mission undertaken on his own initiative He is ac companied by a 7lman entou rage North Iowa Weather outlook Fair and little warmer Thursday night with moderate southerly winds lows in the teens Friday partly cloudy and little cooler highs 3541 Weather details 2 SAME W
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