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   Independent Record (Newspaper) - June 1, 1965, Helena, Montana                                U.S. Planes Hammer North Vietnamese Targets By Kdwin Q. While Saigon, South Vici Air Force and Navy planes hammered the Hoi An ammuni- tion depot, roads, ferries, patrol boats and bridges in six separate raids on North Viet Nam today, Two Navy Fa Crusader jets were lost. The pilot of one crashed to death. The other was rescued at sea. South of the border, a Viet Cong hand ambushed a govern- ment convoy in the central high- lands and two U.S. Army advisors were reported killed and a third wounded. Tlio Red guerrillas struck the convoy on the I'leiku-Le Thanh Koad, 220 miles north of Saigon and about 100 miles southwest of the Quang Ngai Province area where an estimated 600 Viel Cong and more than 500 government troops were casualties in heavy fighting last weekend. Two Amer- icans, a 'captain and a sergeant, had been killed in that fighting. In a swampy jungle area 50 miles northeast of Saigon, nearly U.S. paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade pressed a hunt fov elusive guerrillas. Helicopters landed a second bat- talion of riflemen and' some. 81mm mortar crows to augment, a battalion that opened the search operation Monday. The helicopt- ers drew heavy sniper fire, but no casualties were reported. Ar- tillery shelling was used in an effort to drive the Viet Cong to- ward the paratroopers. None was trapped. Today's losses increased the roll of American combat dead in Viet Nam to 390. A military spokesman said at least six Amer- icans were wounded in scattered ground and aiv actions during the past two days, One of the Navy Crusaders was shot down by antiaircraft fire during a 10-planc attack on the railroad yard at Vinb, about 100 miles south of Hanoi. The pilot bailed out over the sea, a spokesman said, and was picked up" in good condition about 10 minutes later by a rescue plane. The fatal crash occurred while four Navy Crusaders, flying with four Skyhawk jets, were attacking the Dong Phnong Thuong High- way bridge 70 miles south of Hanoi. U.S. officials here said the, bridge, which had been attacked unsuccessfully on a number of previous raids, finally was de- stroyed, with one span dropped into the river. The Navy jets poured bombs, rockets and can- non fire inlo the bridge for 10 minutes. Rut flak, described as generally light, hit the Crusader and the pilot did not have lime to bail out. For seven hours 30 Navy planes from the carriers Bon Homme Richard and Midway hammered almost continuously at seven North Vietnamese patrol boats, heavily camouflaged, in the vi- cinily of the Quang Khc naval base on the Song True Diver, 230 miles soulh of Hanoi. Pilots reported that three boats were sunk and four heavily dam- aged by the 14 tons ol bombs and rockets used. The Navy pilots said they dropped two tons of bombs on a railroad yard at Vinh, about 160 miles south of Hanoi, but were unable to assess the damage. They said they caused moderate damage to three boxcars near Quang Phong, about 125 miles south of Hanoi, and bombed Route 15 just north of Vinh, mak- ing the road impassable at thai point. Vol. 170 Helena, Montana, Tuesday, June 1, 1965 16 Pages Price Ten Centt Highway Traffic Toll Sets Record STRAIGHTENS always attracts young- sters as long as they don't have to work themselves. Here they gather to watch Roy Middlcstead use a jack to straighten a street sign, on Last Chance Gulch, that was bent over by a car that ran into it. (Staff photo by Kim Larsen) Friday, Saturday GOP Campaign Leader to Hold Session Here at Convention A leading GOP campaigner, Raymond V. Humphreys, will pre- sent a program on political mo- bilization during a reorganization meeting of the Montana Repub- lican Party here Friday and Sat- urday. Billed as America's top Repub- lican involved in training party workers, Humphreys will speak Friday as director of education and (raining for Ihe GOP national committee, lie will speak on a program of mobilization of Re- publican enterprises, a project he originated. Humphreys has managed sev- eral successful campaigns and he conducts schools in practical pol- itics throughout the nation. He is a former West Virginia legislator. He left a career as a newspaper editor and publisher to affiliate with the Republican national com- mittee. As a Baptist layman, Hum- phreys participated in Christian Youth Education work. Durin World War II he served two of his four army years as general staff officer to Gen. Douglas Mac- Arthur. The session will be conducted in the Civic Center. GOP Leaders Working on Party Policy By Jack Bell Washington Repub- lican policymakers, among them former President Dwight D. Ei- senhower and three men who ran for the White House, sought to- day to work out a declaration on civil rights. At the same time, the Repub- lican Policy Co-ordinating Com- mittee was expected to speak out on President Johnson's handling of foreign affairs. Eisenhower, Barry Goldwaler, Richard M. Nixon and Thomas E. Dewey were among the 23 GOP leaders who conferred be- hind closed doors. j The committee was not ex- pected to issue any declaration on Johnson's call for federal egislation that would repeal stale aws which ban the union shop n 19 slates. A task force on job pporlunitics was reported to lave disagreed on the issue. Meanwhile, Ray C. Bliss, chair- nan of the co-ordinating group and GOP national chairman, has innounced the National Commit- ee will meet in Washington June 28-29. With former GOP presidential nominees scheduled to sit in on the sessions, the co-ordinating committee will sift the recom- mendations of task forces on fed- eral-slate relationships, human job opportunities, fiscal natters and the conduct of for eign relations. It will be the first session at ended by Dwight D. Eisenhower Conner nominees Thomas E Dewcy, Richard M. Nixon and Barry M. Goldwater are expect ed to be on hand. Only former Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas ndicated he couldn't come. Members of the committee from the House arc expected to press for a declaration calling for linking a reduction in federa spending with a proposed cut ol aboul 55 billion in excise laxes. Whitehall Man Dies in Car Crash G. Me- Alevy, 25, Whitehall, was killed loday when his car hit the end of a railroad overpass on U.S. Highway 10 about four miles wcsl wns a fol.mcl. Nebraska resident of Whitehall. The victim's German shepherd dog also was killed in the acci- dent. A passing motorist spotted the wreckage and called the Highway Palrol aboul a.m. A patrol- man said McAlevy apparently dozed at the wheel while travel- ing at high speed. McAlevy, who had resided al Whitehall for more than a year, Survivors include his mother Mrs. Hazel McAlevy, Broken Bow Neb. The accident brought Montana's 165 death toll lo 87, down 13 froir the 100 traffic fatalities recorded in the first 152 days of 19G4. Boy Scouts Find Army Pistol At Battlefield Billings Three Billing Boy Scouts found a nickel-plaice 45-ealiber service revolver tba may have belonged lo one of Gen George Glister's troops. Wayne Ware, Burton Man and Reid Fisher found the weal! ered weapon under sagebrush 01 what is known as the Bcnteei Battlefield portion of Ihe Custc National Battlefield. Boat Operator Beaten MSU Students in Assault Case Ask for Hearing Montana Slate University students charged with second-degree assault of a Somers boat operator appeared in justice court today and asked for William Earl Grant, 20, and Ran- dall Lawrence Stevenson, 20, all of Great Falls, and William Rob- ert Tronson, Jr., 20, Billings. The judge said Zadick and preliminary hearings. ]Grant supplied bonds and were Judge Orvillc Frcdenberg set'freed. freedom bond al each for the five, bill set no dale for the preliminary hearing pending fur- ther reports on the condition of Stan Young, 52, operator of. Ihe Stan-Craft Boat Co., near Somers on Ihe shore of Flathead Lake. Were Jumping in Hoals Authorities said Young was beaten and kicked when he tried lo slop partying university stu- dents from jumping on his dis- play of boats near the lake shore Sunday night. Krcdcnbcrg identified Ihe five defendants as Bruce Lyle Show- en, 22; Richard Neil Zadick, 22; At the preliminary hearing, Fredenbcrg said he could either dismiss Ihe cases or bind them lo district court for furlher hear- ing. Sheriff A. A. Coulter of Lake County and Undershcriff Cecil Combs of Flathead County said Young's son-in-law, Capt. Richard J. McGinnis, 26, also was beaten when the man came to Young's aid. ASTRONAUTS minor trouble with their Gemini spacecrafts. Astronauts Edward White, left, and Jomes McDevitt pose similingly in their space suits as their doctor reported today both were in top physical condition for the four-day space flight scheduled to start Thursday morning. (AP Wirephoto) Holiday Deaths For 3 Days Reaches 450 By The Associated Press Traffic deaths for a three-day Memorial Day holiday have pushed to a record high for the second year in a row and the Notional Safety Council said the blame rests "large- ly on incompetent and irresponsible driving." "More and more must be done to improve the nation's driving said Howard Pyle, council president. Pyle said reports on highway traffic accidents throughout the weekend showed that mistakes in riving judgment posed the ma- or problem. Unsafe Drivers He said the record bears out he findings in a recent nation- vide drivers test in which a very ligh percentage of the parlici- lanls failed to qualify as safe Astronauts in Top Physical Shape for Four-Day Flight iy Charles Stafford Cape Kennedy, ronauts James McDivitt and Ed- vard White, their physical cou- litions honed fine for their four- day space spectacular, were giv- en detailed examinations today )y their doctor. The doctor lias already said McDivitl is in better shape than many football players, and White a shade sharper than his partner. The medical examinations bc- jjan right after breakfast and were lo continue into early after- noon. They were necessary to provide data for comparison with hat gathered during and after the flight of the Gemini 4. The countdown begins Wednes- day for a Thursday morning aunch of the two-man spacecraft on the nation's longest and most spectacular space journey yet. Christopher C. Kraft, Project Gemini director, planned an all- aflcrnoon session with the astro- nauts, their doctor, the people who have babied the spacecraft and its Titan 2 booster rock- et, weathermen, guidance tech- nicians and range supervisors. It's a mission review meeting' to determine that everyone is ready and the countdown can be- Icmpt a world rendez- vous mission in which they will maneuver Ihcir craft close to an- other orbiting satellite, their worn-out second-stage booster. White, connected to the space- craft by a 25-foot tether, will step into space while traveling miles per hour and move to within 20 feet of the tumbling booster. He will remain out of the spacecraft for 10 to 12 minutes, taking pictures. The prime objective of their 87-liour, 50-minute flight is to provide Dr. Charles A. Berry, the space agency's chief of med- ical operations, wilh information on the effects of prolonged ex- posure of man lo the weightless, airless vacuum beyond the at- mosphere. Written in Berry's appointment book- for the two Air Korce ma- jors today were a three-hour lip- to-loe medical examination, and a session on the lilt table. longed confinement, dehydration fatigue, and weightlessness. The measurements are taken on a fable before and after the arstronauls are tilled at an 80 degree angle. The same thing will be done on the aircraft car- rier Wasp immediately after (hey return from space. multiple-death acci- Japanese Coal Mine Blast Entombs 146 Tokyo A gas explo- sion rocked the Ypmano coal mine on Japan's southern island of Kyushu loday. Nine hours laler more than 146 persons remained invcrs. Several lents helped swell the national otal to the period from 6 p.m. local time Friday to Mon- day midnight. lii in 1061 The old record of 431 traffic alalities was set in 1964. Three spectacular auto smash ups in the area of Needles, Lom Pine and San Jose, Calif., snuffci out 16 lives. A head-on collision on a deserl highway near Needles, Saturday killed six and left an 11-year-old girl the only survivor. Five In One Crash An almost identical smashup In Ihe High Sierra foothills Sunday near Lone Pine took live lives leaving an 8-year-old girl as sur vivor. Three men and two women diet Saturday in a collision on a free way north of San Jose. For comparative purposes, Th Associalcd Press made a surve of highway fatalities for the three day non-holiday weekend perio from 6 p.m. Friday, May 14, t midnight Monday, May 17. Th death toil during the period wa 387. The dcalh toll for any three-day ol servance of Memorial Day wa lowest postwar Iraffi 204 in 1948. The record high fo any three-day holiday period wa gin. McDivitt and White will at- McGinnis' wife, Joyce, Young's I daughter, drove the attackers off with a rifle, the authorities said. "They told the sheriff today 1 would have killed them, which I would Mrs. McGinnis (ol a newsman. Mrs. McGinnis said there wer too many people to shoot but sh succeeded in driving the youn men off by threatening them of wilh a rifle. "The ones lhat worked on my husband used their fists; the ones that were on my father used their she added. llodlv Injured Young was under heavy seda- tion Monday, suffering damage to one eye, the loss of teeth and bite on the chest. Several stitches wore needed to close a sealp wound. McGinnis was less seriously injured. Mrs. McGinnis said her father had left their private driveway open lo allow persons at a near- (Continucrl an 1'age 14) State, National Weather Forecast, Helena and Partly cloudy through Wednes- day. Scattered showers this eve- ning. Low tonight 44, High Wed nesday 70. The official Helena tempera- ture at 1 p.m. was................... entombed. !fiQfl Uie 1955 "chmlma Japanese news reports said bodies had been recovered. Po-: this year's Memoria lice _on the sce_ne_had not yet es-j Day holiday period, 35 person i [lieir lives in boaling ace dents and 87 drowned. tahlishcd an official death count. The mine company revised an earlier report of about 120 min- Bciry wants to measure the cf- trapped after it learned there j els of prolonged wciylillessncssjwere 552 men working in the pit' beVetl feels on the cardiovascular when the explosion the heart and blood vessels. By comparing the astronauts' blood pressures, blood volumes, pulse rales and clcclrocardigrams be- fore and after the flight, he can shortly aflcr noon. occurred Chicago While Iraffi deaths across the nation set The police agency said two record for a three-day observanc miners were killed, 21 were in- of Memorial Day, seven slates r jured, including five seriously, porlod no such fatalities. They ar and 180 escaped unhurt. Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Hawai evaluate the changes lhat arc! The blast occurred about New Hampshire, Nevada an caused by heat stress, pro-1 feel from Ihe pit entrance. Rhode island. Widow of JFK's Assassin Plans to Marry Dallas, chief f police of suburban Richardson aid today Marina Oswald, widow f accused presidential assassin ,ee Harvey Oswald, told him that he and a Richardson man plan o be married. The police chief, J. W. Gold- n, said, "Mrs. Oswald and Ken- neth Porter came by my office and said they had decided to get married today in Oklahoma." There was no official confirma- ion of an actual ceremony in Oklahoma. Porter is an employe of Texas nstrumenls, an electronics firm. Last week Porter lold a Dallas rimes Herald newsman that he tnew Mrs. Oswald and that they verc neighbors. He denied. at hat time, however', that they had marriage plans. A worker in Porter's dcpart- nent at Texas Instrument said Porter was not at work Tuesday and that he did not know when he would be back. The Richardson police chief, said he became acquainted wilh Airs. Oswald because of her need for identification and other mat- ters in the past. Texas has a three-day marriage waiting period for blood tests. Oklahoma has no waiting period, and many Texans go to Oklahoma to marry. Mrs. Oswald, a native of Rus- sia, married Lee Harvey Oswald while Oswald was living in Russia. She has two children by Os- wald. Troy Will Mark 50th Birthday On July Fourth Troy This logging town in northwestern Montana will celebrate ils golden anniver- sary Ihis year. The official celebration will he held the Fourth of July weekend. The town, now having more than citizens, was formally incorporaled on Scpl. 15, 1015. During Holiday Girl Drowns Montana Has Five Traffic Deaths Stale- II. Blllinss___68 Belgrade _-.. G8 Broadu's----- 74 Butle ___ 65 Cut Dank _. 64 Dillon ___ 66 Drumniond 66 Glasgow 70 Great Falls.. 70 Havre ......._. 12 lltlrna ___ 10 Kallapcll 61 Lcwlslowtl 67 Livingston _ 64 Miles City _ 75 Mlssoula___66 Y'lslonc. 57 National I.. H. 46 Bismarck ._ 76 48 Calgary____53 50 Chlcaeo 11 47 Denver ...___79 37 Las Vcnas _ 45 Los AnHclOB- 63 42 Mpls.-Sl. P'l 74 54 New Orleans 8fi 45 N. York Clly 74 41 Phncnix 06 -W P'tland. Ore. 63 40 at, Louis 69 H Salt Lake 18 43 San Fran..... 54 58 Seattle ____62 41 Spokane _ 67 35 79 Slate precipitation: nclcrade, .01. Hroadus, .32; Butle, .05; Cut Bank, (race; nillon. trace; Helena, trace; Kalispell, trace: Lcu'Lstown. ,03: Livingston, trace; Miles Clly, .02; West Yellowstone. .03. National prcclpllatlon: Illsmarck, .66; Calgary, .17; Los Annck.1, trace, Mln, ncapolls-at, Paul, 2.fiO, QQIISy The Associated Press Montana contributed five high- way deaths to the nation's rec- ord three-day Memorial weekend raffic loll. In addition, one person drown- ;d. Three others lost Ihcir lives n various accidenls. The deaths kept alive a Memorial weekend record of being one of Ihe most deadly of Montana's holiday per- iods. Four of the traffic deaths were in a two-car crash Saturday night near Superior. A Superior woman, her two married (laughters and a spn-in-law were killed, They were cnroutc lo clccornto graves for Memorial Day They were Mrs, Bella Winston, Mrs. Juno Alexander, and Mr. and Mrs. George Lynch, Three per- sons survived the crash C-year- old Tammy Alexander, a daugh- ter of Mrs. Alexander; Charles Winslon, a son of Mrs. Winston, and Dick Howard, 2-1, Mclalinc Falls, Wash., driver of Ihe oilier car. Another traffic viclim was Clynis E. Whilinorc, 47, Great Palls. The pickup truck he was driving plunged inlo Ihe Dear- born River in northern Lewis and Clark County. The five deaths brought I h e state road toll for the year lo 86, compared with 100 one year ago. including two (liv- ers from failed Mon- day to find ihe body of n Mon- tana Slate College coed who fell! inlo (he Boulder River about 25 miles south of Big Tim- ber. Sheriff's officers idenlified Ihe viclim a.s flamona Aus, 21, daugh- ter of Mr. and Airs. Noblq Aus of Cut Bank. Miss Aus was car- ried (I o w n Ihe 100-foot high Natural Bridge Falls. j Montana also recorded other! violent deaths, none included in the official Memorial weekend toll. Tina Maria Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris J. Miller, Greal falls, was fatally injured Monday. She was struck !by Ihc family car at a camp- Iground, authorities said. M. Drum, 49, Popular, was struck by a Great Northern freight train near Wolf Point. Authorities said he apparently had been sleeping on the tracks. Lee Thomas, 85, Shawmul area rancher, died of injuries received prior to the holiday period. The pickup truck lie was driving went off the highway near Shawmul. A 14-foot boal capsized in t h e Missouri River Saturday, (lump- ing a Lewistown optometrist and his family into the river. But a ferry operator pulled them all lo safely. The occupants were identified as Dr. William C. Shaver, his wife, their B-ycar-old daughter, and a friend, all of   

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