Winona Daily News, December 13, 1967

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December 13, 1967

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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - December 13, 1967, Winona, Minnesota WINONA DAILY NEWS TOMORROW-SUN RISES SETS FULL MOON DECEMBER 16 113th of Publication WINONA, MINNESOTA 55987, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER TEN CENTS PER COPY Memorial Page Dec. 24 Classified Section 2 SECTIONS 32 PAGES Greek King Wants Junta Overthrown PRESIDENT TELLS AFL-CIO: Neither Polls, Nor Election Will Change Mind on War THE JOHNSON SMILE President Johnson Tues- day night displayed a wide smile after he had addressed the AFli-CIO organization at its convention in Miami Beach, Fla. (APPhotofax) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) President Johnson says he will not be deterred, influenced or inflamed by his Vietnam war critics "regardless of my polls and regardless of the elections." Departing from his prepared text in a nationally televised and broadcast speech to the AFL-CIO convention here Tues- day, the President said: "I am going down the center of the my duty as I see it the best of my country." The representatives of organ- ized labor roared their approval when Johnson said he would al- ways be ready to hear and act on any proposal for ending the Vietnam war. And their volume increased when he added: "But in the meantime I want you to I want all Americans to I am not going to be deterred. I am not going to be influenced. I am not going to be inflamed by a bunch of political, selfish men who want to advance their own interest." The President also had harsh words for congressional Repub- licans, terming them "wooden soldiers" warring on progress. He asked the representatives of the 14-million-member "house of labor" to help Demo- crats elect "great Congress" in 1968. Abnnt convention dele- gates, officials and guests fre- quently interrupted Johnson's jibes at the Republicans with cheers, applause and laughter. "The people know that the old Republican buggy can only go one Johnson said. "That old Repub- lican buggy has been colliding with us all year he'said of GOP efforts in Congress to block or alter his proposals on education, antipoverty, medical care and Social Security. The President's pledge to stand firm on his Vietnam poli- cies drew renewed backing from AFL-CIO President George Meany. "We support you, Mr. Presi- dent, and we urge you to carry said Meany. The only part of Johnson's speech met with silence was his plea for voluntary wage res- traints, similar to his request last week for price restraint from business. Rising prices, Johnson said, are "simply murder to all labor and to people with low or moderate incomes." The labor delegates earlier this week said they wouldn't be bound by any voluntary re- straints, such as the former White House guideline that until last year attempted to hold wage hikes to 3.2 percent a year. Johnson's greeting in the plush hotel convention hall bore the trappings of a political meeting, with delegates waving signs reading "We Support Johnson in Vietnam" and "All the Way with LBJ" as a band played "Hello Dolly which Johnson supporters translate as "Hello The speech climaxed a week- long AFL-CIO convention marked by total support for Johnson on virtually all issues, except for a' handful of dele- gates who want the labor feder- ation to be neutral on the Viet- nam war. Repeating offers to negotiate peace if Hanoi will come half- way, Johnson said of U.S. war critics, "It is easy to agonize and moralize on the television, to pin your heart on your sleeve or a placard on your think that you are helping to stop war." Makes Appeal For Restoration Of Democracy ATHENS, Greece (AP) King Constantine of Greece called on the eight million peo- ple of Greece today to help him oust the military regime and re- store democracy and freedom. His dramatic appeal raised the specter of civil war. As he spoke troops and tanks took up positions around key buildings in the capital, and the government radio declared tha government was ready to de- fend itself. The king's appeal was by shortwave radio from Sal- onika. It came shortly after reports circulated that the 3rd Armored Corps in Salonika, the major city in northern Greece, had re- belled against the military die- MAKES APPEAL King Constantine today ap- pealed to the people of Greece to follow him in ef- forts to restore democracy and freedom. (AP Photo- fax) Airlift Raises Troop Strength To SAIGON- (AP) The bigges airlift of the Vietnam wai pushed U.S. troop strength in South Vietnam to about today, more than the peak o American fighting men in the Korean war at its heigh 14 years ago. The U.S. Command took the security wraps off the transfer from the United States of two more brigades of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, World War II's Screaming Eagles of Bas togne. About of the para- troopers have been flown across the Pacific since Nov. 17, and another are due by Dec 29. Wearing combat fatigues with a .45 revolver and dagger tucked in his belt, the 101st com- mander, Maj. Gen. Olinto M Barsanti, snapped a salute on his arrival today at Bien Hoa Airbase and reported to Gen. William C. Westmoreland: "The 101st Airborne Division is present for combat, in Viet- nam." Westmoreland, now com mander of all U.S. troops in Vietnam, was the Screaming Eagles' commander from 1958 to 1960. The division's 1st Bri- gade has been in Vietnam since July 1965. When completed, the airlift will have involved 373 transpa- cific flights, which after dis- charging men and supplies gen- erally took off within 15 rair.utss on the flight back to 101st Division Headquarters at Ft. Campbell, Ky. U.S. spokesmen said the air- lift is the longest and largest ever staged direct from the United States to Southeast Asia "and gave us an excellent op- portunity to test our airlift capa- bilities." The lift is delivering troops, tons of vehicles and cargo plus the division's full complement of 105mm cannon and 37 helicopters. The new paratroopers are not expected to go into combat immediately and will receive some training before heading Into the field. Then they will join the lOlst's 1st Brigade, which is now part of the Ameri- cal Division. The U.S. Command also re- moved the security wraps today from a new American infantry operation 28 miles northeast of Saigon and said 52 communist troops had been killed in six days. Total U.S. losses for the period were put at two dead and 25 wounded. The multibattalion search and destroy operation by units of the 25th Infantry Division is aimed at supporting revolution- ary development (pacification) programs in the area and deny- ing the rice harvest to the com- munists. In the air war, U.S. Air Force B52 bombers hammered sus- pected North Vietnamese troop and supply areas Tuesday night 17 miles west-southwest of Dak To in the central Over North Vietnam bad weather continued to hamper strikes by American bombers Tuesday. U.S. Navy A4 Skyhawk pilots attacked a transshipment point 25 miles east-southeast of Hai- phong, but smoke and dust in the 'area prevented assessment of damage. Other Navy pilots reported damaging four trucks 20 miles east-northeast of Hai- phong. Despite cloudy ceilings of around feet, U.S. pilots few missions, generally against storage areas and supply lines. BOARD FOR VIETNAM Paratroops board an Air Force C141 aircraft at Ft. Campbell, Ky., for flight to Vietnam and participation in Operation Eagle Thrust. The Defense Department released this photo- graph ia Washington. The biggest Pacific airlift of the Vietnam war moved of the Army's 101st Airborne Division the Screaming Eagles. (AP Photofax) PRESENT FOR COMBAT Maj. Gen. Olinto M. Bar- santi, commander of U.S. 101st Airborne Division, salutes Gen. William C. Westmoreland, back to camera, U.S. com- mander in Vietnam, at Bien Hoa airbase outside Saigon. The bulk of two more brigades of the division, World War II's Screaming Eagles of Bastogne, arrived from Ft. Camp- bell, Ky., in the biggest airlift of the Vietnam war and Barsanti reported: "The 101st Airborne Division is pre- sent for combat in Vietnam." (AP Photofax) Canada Appeals For Viet Peace BRUSSELLS, Belgium Wl Foreign Secretary Paul Martin of Canada called on the United States today to risk as much in a gamble for peace in Vietnam as it has risked for war. The appeal took on additional importance because it was made in the presence of 14 foreign ministers in the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, including Sec- retary of State Dean Rusk. Rusk spoke after Martin, but a conference source said he did not respond to the Canadians' statement. "The time has Martin said, "to risk as much in a gamble for peace, as has already been risked in ever- widening attempts at a mili- tary solution." MartiB Bnsk Martin offered Canada's "unrestricted help" in the execution of any useful formula for ending the war. Rusk and Martin have had two meetings on Vietnam in Brussels this week and are expected to have another Thurs- day before they both leave for home. Conference sources said Rusk emphasized the U.S. posi- tion that the bombing of North Vietnam might be stopped if there was any reason to believe that it would lead to useful talks and North Vietnam would not take advantage of it. Canada is a member of the International Control Commis- sion, charged with keeping peace in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 'Weatherman' Launched on Sun Journey CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. CAP back strong signals to earth, a robot "interplanet ary weatherman" named Pio- neer 8 rocketed into orbi around the sun today to help weave a network that couk warn astronauts of deadly solai radiation storms in space. En route to the sun-circling path between that of earth and Mars, Pioneer 8's fiery delta booster rocket successfully kicked a radio-relay communi- cations satellite into orbit around earth to be used for rest- Ing America's man-to-the-moon tracking network. Perched aboard a fiery Delta rocket, the twin payload blastec off at a.m. CST, to close out the 1967 launch schedule at Cape Kennedy. The sleek Delta booster aimed .0 drill radiation-hunting Pio- neer 8 into a sun-circling orbit between that of earth and Mars, while dropping off the commu- nications craft en route as a satellite of earth. If all experiments operate as planned during the next six nonths or more, drum-shaped ioneer 8 could provide the best nformation yet on how great a danger the sun's radiation poses o astronauts. Goodfellows Contributions Previoasly listed Paul, Cathy, Fred, Mike Amy f Dr. Mrs. Nels Minne I Stettler's Sms, Chalet Museum S Christensen W.M.C., Inc. Foundation K B. A. Miller SO R.W.Mfler SO Total To Data Defense Staff Ordered to Save Money WASHINGTON (AP) _ Secre- tary of Defense Robert S. Mc- Namara has ordered his staff to save if it means canceling some newspaper sub- scriptions and making sure money spent on coffee breaks doesn't get charged on expense accounts. Congress, said McNamara in a memorandum, has cut mil- lion dollars from his office oper- ating fund, leaving him with 33.7 million for the fiscal year which begad July 1. "Although it will be difficult or us to operate within that mount it is essential that we do McNamara said. He ordered a freeze on hiring, a limitation on travel and a olddown on overtime. The 27-year-old monarch de- clared the leaders of the coup April 21 were only a segment of the army. "A spirit of revenge will not he said, "But I will not accept any disobedience from now on and it will be crushed mercilessly. There will be no compromise." He referred to the communist civil war of 20 years ago and re- iterated his request to the peo- ple to assist him, follow him and support him. Air force Jets took to the and flew low over the city. Armored halftracks with troops in full battle dress ar- rived at the Parliament building to reinforce the first units that surrounded the building. It houses the offices of the junta strongman, Col. George dopoulos, who led the military coup that overthrew the constl. tutional parliamentary govern- ment. Soldiers also appeared outside the royal palace and around the national telecommunications center. Nothing Better? The trouble with showing up on time for an appoint- ment is that other people will think you have nothing better to do Some peo- ple are worried about who gets to the moon first; oth- ers are more interested in who gets back first Says John J. Plomb of Detroit: "Most of us, if we had our lives to live over, would make the same mistakes but sooner" Taffy Turtle wants to do the same thing this New Year's Eve as last if she could remember what it was. (For more laughs see Earl Wilson on Page 4.) Claim Soviet Pilots Flying Yemen Missions WASHINGTON (AP) Some 'ell-informed U.S. officials are onvinced Soviet military pilots ave been flying combat mis- ons for Yemen's Republican overnment against Royalist orces attacking San'a, the capi- al city. This reported involvement of oviet fliers, using Soviet-made lanes and supported by Soviet Tound considered iere to reflect Moscow's desire establish power positions in le Middle East, once the exclu- ALSO APPROVES SPENDING OF BILLIONS Congress Endorses Billion Cut WASHINGTON (AP) Con- ;ress, clearing its decks of most major money measures and iming for weekend adjourn- ment, has okayed spending bil- ons of dollars for government ay raises and to fight poverty while endorsing a billion over-all spending cut. Congressional action Tuesday ncluded these developments: Senate and House assed and sent to President Johnson legislation for a billion, three-step pay raise af- fecting 5.5 million federal work- ers and servicemen. The legisla- tion also includes a hike in post- al rates, raising to 6 cents the cost of mailing a letter. House passed and sent to the Senate a billion ap- propriation bill for the Office of Economic Opportunity, mil- lion less than Congress already has authorized for the antipov- erty program. Senate passed and sent to the President a bill requiring most federal agencies to cut most spending by 10 per move designed to save bil- lion. Today the House is to take up a Social Security bill that would boost all benefits by at least 13 per cent as well as hike Social Security taxes. The bill provides for minimum monthly benefit payments of compared with the current President Johnson is expected to sign the pay-raise bill for government employes and serv. icemen in time for them to get by Christmas retroactive in- creases from last Oct. 1. Total cost of the raises by 1969, when all stages are in effect is esti- mated at billion. It would give postal workers a 6 per cent raise, other government work- ers a 4.5 per cent hike and serv- icemen a 5.6 per cent boost. The pay-raise bill included provisions for hiking postal rates designed to bring in an ad- ditional million annually. Next Jan. 7 regular mail stamps will go from 5 to 6 cents, airmail from 8 to 10 cents, post cards from 4 to 5 cents and air- mail cards from 6 to 8 cents, Third class mail will go from 2.875 cents to 3.5 cents and to 4 cents in July 1969. But the rate for the first pieces mailed in any year will be .18 cents. Second-class rates, covering newspapers and magazines, will go from 1 cents to 1.1 cents next year under the minimum rate, then to 1.2 cents in 1069 and 1.3 cents in 1970, sive domain of Western Inter- new phase in Soviet foreign op- erations is yet to be determined, they caution. The war in Yemen Is between the Republican regime and ests. The possibility of Soviet fight- er participation was raised a few days ago when a Royalist information minister said the body of a Soviet pilot, carrying Russian-language papers, had been found. In official quarters in Washington, it is said there's no doubt the downed airman was a Soviet. Yemen has considerable stra- tegic importance because with the neighboring re- gion until recently known as dominates the 12-mile- wide southern gateway into the Red Sea. It has a commanding position on the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean and the Indian oceans. The canal has been closed since the June war be- tween Israel and the Arab states but is expected to be re- opened eventually. Washington authorities say privately they can't recall con- flict similar to that in Yemen in which Soviet pilots have played such an active role. There have been reports of such involvement in the past in troubled lands, but in the present case responsible policy makors say they have no doubt the information is true. Whether I this marks the beginning of a of importance. Yemeni Royalist forces which took to the hills in September 1962 when the monarchy was ov- erthrown. The struggle has been going on, with periodic erup- tions of violence, for five years. President Gamal Abdel Nas- ser of Egypt pulled out the last of his Soviet-armed troops, which once totaled around as a result of a deal with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The deal was made necessary by Nasser's need for new fi- nancing following Egyptian de- feats in the June war. Weather LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. to- day: Maximum, 40; minimum, 20; noon, 30; precipitation, trace. FEDERAL FORECAST WINONA AND VICINITY Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; colder tonight; Ijt- tie change in temperature Thursday. Low tonight 8-14; high Thursday 19-25. Outlook Friday: Below normal tem- peratures with no precipitation ;