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Austin Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 17, 1966, Austin, Minnesota Army chief holds Austin daily Herald rein Over Nigeria established 1891 vol. Xxv no. 58 Austin minn., monday january 17, 1966 single copy 10c by Dennis Neeld Lagos Nigeria apr Nigeria s army commander emerged As the dominant figure in africans most populous nation today following an unsuccessful coup attempt by mutinous elements in the armed forces. Maj. Gen. Guiyi Irons declared himself temporary head of the Federal government and chief of All armed forces sunday night and suspended key provisions of the nigerian Constitution. Suspends top officials he also suspended the nations top civilian officials including prime minister sir Abu Baker Tarawa Zalewa president Azikiwe Nnamdi the Heads of nigerians four regions and the Federal and regional parliaments. Zalewa was kidnapped during the coup attempt with his finance minister chief Festus Kotie ebon. The rebels Are believed holding them hostage. Iron six a troops were reported searching for them. Buildings guarded troops Loyal to Irons guarded government buildings and other key Points in Lagos and manned five roadblocks Between the Airport and the capital. Remnants of the rebel Force appeared to be on the run. One report said Kaduna the chief Northern City was the Only main Center in rebel hands. Irons said military governors would take Over in the four regions and would be responsible to his military regime for keeping order. Has 4 regions the federation of Nigeria is composed of the four regions plus the Federal territory of Lagos. The Federal government handles such matters As foreign affairs Trade communications railways and defense. Irons called on civil servants and police to continue in their posts. He announced he was forming an interim government after conferring with other chiefs of the army forces police and members of parliament. 5th under military Nigeria is the fifth african nation to come under military political guns turned on foes of mrs. Gandhi new Delhi Cap indians political big guns came to Bear today on the Only candidate standing in the Way of mrs. Indira Gandhi s Campaign to become the nations next prime minister. Mrs. Gandhi 48, daughter of the late prime minister Nehru already has picked up formidable support that made two leading contenders decide to drop out of the race. But Morarji Desai a right Wing Leader in the governing Congress party stuck it out and said he would fight mrs. Gandhi until the final decision 1s made wednesday. On that Day the Congress party s members in parliament will elect a new majority Leader. The Leader automatically is asked to form a new government. Many leading Congress party members were cooperating in an Effort to persuade Desai to withdraw to preserve a facade of party Unity. Large blocks of Voles were thrown to mrs. Gandhi saturday by the party president. Acting prime minister g. L. Nanda sworn in after prime minister Lai Bahadur Shastri died last tuesday backed out of the race. So did defense minister y. B. Chavan. Both promised mrs. Gandhi their support. Maj. Gen. Guiyi Irons sits in his office at Lagos today after taking Over As temporary head of the nigerian gov Rule in the past two months. Civilian government has been suspended in the Congo Dahomey the Central african Republic and upper Volta. The revolt began saturday with an announcement by the rebels Over Lagos radio that the military had seized Power a to bring an end to gangsterism and disorder corruption and despot Ern ment and chief of All armed forces. A wire photo by radio from Lagos ism. Several hours later Lagos radio came Back on the air with an announcement that an unnamed general had seized the nation briefly. A woman announcer came on every to minutes and repeated a the army faithful to the government has the situation Well in Rolvaag warns no nonsense session but Quick and Short Minneapolis a gov. Earl Rolvaag says when lawmakers meet to hash out the reapportionment Issue he expects a a no nonsense session Quick and Rolvaag spoke saturday night at a democrats. Farmer labor fund raising dinner which attracted some 1.000 persons to the $25-a-plate affair. But the governor advised Liberal legislators not to take extended vacations adding a a in a say it Burt to take a vacation for a couple of weeks on Friday a three judge Federal court panel decided not to intervene in the legislative re apportionment Issue. It said the governor and legislator have sufficient time to get the Job done. Rolvaag has declined to Call a special session until there is some Type of prior agreement with conservatives who control the legislature. He vetoed the reap portent measure passed last year contending it gerrymandered in favor of the conservatives. Rep. D. D. Wozniak of St. Paul who is retiring after 16 years was presented with a plaque by his fellow liberals. He is in training in Washington for a foreign service position in the state department. France ceases Boycott of the common Market Luxembourg apr France ended today a six month Boycott of the european common Market. The other five member governments All had their eyes on president Charles de Gaulle a foreign minister Maurice Couve de Millville wondering what Price he would set to restore full French cooperation. Couve de Millville was one of the first speakers on the program of a two Day meeting of the foreign ministers today. He was expected to make two major demands i. A firm agreement to allow each of the member nations to hold their veto Over major common Market decisions. This veto has existed All along but it had been due to disappear Jan. I 1966. 2. A curb on the Powers of chairman Walter Hallstein and his nine Man common Market commission. De Gaulle feels Hallstein is acting too much As if he were the president of a United states of Europe. Early Story on inside Page schedule of pages Arctic blast hits nation s midsection by the associated press a huge mass of Arctic air hit the country a midsection today and spread bitter cold temperatures from the Rockies to new England and deep into the South. The Pacific coast Region Southern portions of Texas Anc Florida and a thin band along the Gulf coast were about the Only areas with temperatures above freezing. 27 in Bismarck the sharpest chill was in the Northern Plains where it was 27 below Zero at Bismarck n.d., and -19 at Huron . But the far a ranging cold snap also pushed the Mercury Down to 6 above Zero at Richmond va., and 18 at Asheville . Southern California was still experiencing Strong winds after sundays buffeting of up to 80 Miles an hour. Some $250,000 in damage was reportedly inflicted on boats at Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island some 20 Miles off los Angeles. One Man missing one Man was missing and presumed drowned in the after math of 65-mile-an-hour winds and 18-to-20-foot Waves that struck Avalon Harbor. Six persons were injured As 14 pleasure boats were smashed. Meanwhile from 2 to 9 inches of Snow covered much of Central and Southwest Virginia with some highways hazardous with ice. Temperatures dropped to below freezing Over the entire state. Upper new York cold upstate new York had temperatures near Zero and bitter cold in new England was intensified by Strong winds. Snow and cold air spread into new Mexico with i Inch of Snow reported at Santa be and 2 inches at Tucumcari. Tire chains were needed on Raton pass leading into Colorado and More Snow was expected across the Center of the state. Thick fog in parts of Seattle hampered air traffic at these attle Tacoma Airport and Boeing Field. Iowans prepared to shiver some More tonight however with thermometer readings predicted As cold Asio below Zero. Maximum temperatures tuesday were predicted about to degrees warmer than monday. The five Day forecast called for temperatures through saturday averaging four to eight degrees below Normal. It May turn colder again about wednesday and stay that Way for most of the week. Not much Snow is predicted for this week. To below at Dubuque Low temperatures ranged from 12 below Zero in Mason City and Waterloo to 2 above in Sioux City. It was to below at Dubuque and 9 below in Cedar rapids and nobody was far from the Zero Mark. High readings sunday varied from to above in Spencer to 21 at Council Bluffs and Burlington. Park willed White Only cant be tribunal rules Austin woman injured in wreck fifteen persons including an Austin woman were injured when six cars of a 15-car Rock Island passenger train in route from Chicago to los Angeles derailed at Minneola in South West Kansas sunday. See Story on area news Page . To cease fire for 74 hours during Viet Nam s lunar holidays editorials 4 women s 6, 7 area news 9 sports Roll is Mats. 12 comics 13 by Thomas a. Reedy Saigon South Viet Nam apr the commander of . Forces in Viet Nam. Gen. William c. Westmoreland today ordered All american troops to cease firing for 78 hours starting at noon thursday in Observance of the vietnamese lunar new year Holiday tet. Westmoreland a order seconded the decision of the South vietnamese government to halt fighting during the National Celebration. Similar instructions went to South korean australian and new zealand troops fighting alongside the vietnamese and americans. Double Yule holidays the truce More than doubles the 30-hour cease fire observed by Allied forces during the Christmas Holiday. But it Falls 18 hours Short of the tet truce proclaimed by the Viet Cong. They have promised not to attack from la . Wednesday toll . Sunday a total of four Days. Westmoreland ordered a cease fire from noon thursday to 6 . Sunday. It was assumed the allies agreed on different hours to avoid giving the impression they were simply reacting to the communist pro teen scene a Page 5 traffic deaths today state 20 a year today 30 ago 31 Iowa year ago 46 yank official is abducted by Viet Cong committee approves Weaver a tip a Cli i it a a Tam and Cun Ain to cant postal. Westmoreland a order said a fall . Forces in tile Republic will not fire at or on the enemy except in self no sign of setup there was no sign in the Saigon sector of any setup in fighting before the Holiday although elsewhere in the country military activities continued at a slow Pace. In a lightning stroke a Viet Cong company attacked a government infantry and Armor school at thu due to Miles North of Saigon at i . While one part of the guerrilla Force fired two mortar shells As a diversion another hit part of the compound with automatic weapons. Guerrillas Pierce wire the guerrillas pierced the barbed wire of the officers candidate school and raked the billets killing five wives and three children of vietnamese officer candidates in their Beds. Three other children were wounded. Armoured troops fought Back and killed to of the Viet Cong a government spokesman said. These bodies were left behind but the fleeing Viet Cong were seen to be carrying other dead or wounded. News briefs one Viet Cong was captured. Twenty six civilians were killed and four were wounded when a Busload of civilians hit a Viet Cong mine on the Road from Moc Hoa to Cai Lay near Kien Tuong 35 Miles South of the capital. Northwest of Saigon a Viet Cong attack on a . Troop Convoy backfired. Supported by planes roaring in Over the treetops the americans turned the bitter fight 20 Miles Northwest of Saigon into a drubbing for the guerrillas. Girl to saved when horse bolts in front of train Atlanta a. A a 10-year-old girl whose Saddle horse bolted Down a Railroad track escaped death when the animal caught its leg Between two Cross ties on a trestle and Hung suspended 25 feet above a Creek. Margaret Bobo said she climbed up the horses hotly sunday and out of danger. She apparently was uninjured. Police shot the pet horse named a Star a after halting a freight train 300 Yards from the trestle where the animal was hanging. Former mental patient is held in death of girl Chicago a a mail who said he was former mental patient admitted today that he strangled Barbara Jean Dixon and left her half body in a desert area near Boise Idaho police said. A i did no to mean to kill her a police quoted William h. Butler 22, of Jersey City n.j., As saying. A i done to know Why i did sheriff Paul Bright of Idaho Sada county said he would Fly to Chicago today with a warrant charging Butler with first degree murder. Police Here said Butler told them he would not fight extradition. The written statement taken Here by assistant states attorney Patrick Murphy came after several hours of interrogation that began when Butler walked up to a policeman in Chicago s greyhound bus station and said a i got something to Tell helicopter crashes but riders survive Minneapolis a a helicopter snagged a Telephone line and crashed 20 to 25 feet onto Channel ice at Lake Minnetonka but the two men aboard were not seriously Hurt saturday. Landreth Harrison 28. And Allan Moran 25, both of St. Louis Park were treated for cuts and bruises at a Hospital. Harrison was piloting the helicopter after a Takeoff from flying Cloud Airport. Saigon Viet Nam apr the Viet Cong kidnapped an american civilian official today outside the Village of Trung Lap about 25 Miles North of Saigon and marched him into the Jungle his hands in the air. The missing Man is Douglas Ramsey 28, Boulder City Nev. He is the assistant province representative of the . Mission for the area. His Driver a South vietnamese came Back and told american authorities they were travelling Northeast from cd Chi when they came under Viet Cong gunfire. The Driver said he stopped. He added that Ramsey got out and raised his hands in a surrender gesture. Several Viet Cong guerrillas marched him away. The Driver was wounded slightly in the first ambush fire but was Able to navigate on foot. Trung Lap is in the Middle of the sector where . Forces conducted their biggest search and destroy operation of the vietnamese War operation crimp a which has just been terminated. Trimming his millinery an unidentified trooper of the . First air cavalry division a ticks some foliage in t h e stretch band of Blo steel helmet while of atty Iii the Jungle West of Plesku South Viet Nam in search of the enemy Viet Cong. The band is used primarily to hold the camouflage cloth that covers the steel helmet. In this a ase it also holds the foliage a Small pack of cigarettes and some toilet tissue. A wire photo weather occasion of Light Snow or Snow flurries until becoming portly Cloudy tuesday ofter noon not quite so cold tonight and Low tonight Zero to 8 below High tuesday 4-14. Outlook wednesday Wormer. Washington apr the Senate banking committee ated unanimously today to approve president Johnson a nomination of Robert c. Weaver new York negro to head the new department of housing and Urban development. Earlier Story on inside Page. 6 held in supermarket robbery Fargo n. D. Apr four men and two women have been charged with first degree armed robbery following the Holdup of a supermarket Here saturday night. All from the St. Paul minn., area they were arrested 30 minutes after the robbery by police from Moorhead minn., just across the River from Fargo. The six waived extradition and were turned Over to Fargo police. . Treasury Bond prices drop new York apr u. S. Treasury Bond prices declined today. Corporate Bond prices held mostly unchanged in Early trading. Dealers continued to attribute the easing of prices that began about the Middle of last week to president Johnson a state of the la Nion speech. Several issues Lead Market Rise new York it apr motors aerospace issues steels and airlines advanced As the Stock Market pushed further into record High ground Early this afternoon. Trading was heavy. Many mod Erate size transactions combined with a variety of big blocks to pile up volume. Granite Industry Pioneer Dies St. Cloud. Minn. Apr John f. Campbell 75, a Pioneer in St. Clouds Granite Industry died saturday. He was a native no Rockville Minn and served As president of North Star Granite corp. St. Cloud machine shop and Granite Supply co. For Many years. Candace Mossier on trial today in husband s death reject cigarette Case review Washington Aig a the supreme court refused toils to review an order for a third trial in the Case of a Carpenter Quot to said lie contracted lung cancer from smoking cigarettes and sought damages from Liggett so Myers tobacco co. This Means that Hie third trial will be held. Miami Fla. Apr Candace Mossier 47, and Melvin Lane Powers her 24-year-old Nephew go on trial today in the 1964 slaying of mrs. Mossler a millionaire husband. Mrs. Mossier and Powers son of mrs. Mossler sister Elizabeth Weatherby Powers Are charged with the bludgeon stabbing death of Jacques Mossier by a financier who had extensive banking and loan company interests. The state charges that mrs. Mossier and Powers plotted the june 30, 1964, death of Mossier because he had discovered a love affair Between the two. Circuit court judge George Schulz who set aside six weeks for the trial freed the two on $50,000 Bonds each after an earlier preliminary hearing during which time the state produced much of the evidence it planned to use in the trial. Powers was arrested in Houston tex., three Days after Messier s body was found in his Plush key Biscayne apartment. Mossier s head had been smashed with a heavy object and the killer had stabbed him 39 times. When she first heard of pow Erst arrest mrs. Mossier said a ooh jux kit. Mel did t do she scoffed at state claims that she and Powers were lovers. Candace Mossler High court deals blow at South Washington a the supreme court today barred racial segregation in a Macon a. Park which was willed in 1911 for the use of Whites Only. The tribunal found the City Quot entwined in the Parks operation. Justice William o. Douglas speaking for the court majority in a fi-3 decision said that if a municipality despite appointment of private trustees a remains entwined in the management or control of the Park it. Remains subject to the restraints of the 14th amendment of the . Constitution. Counsel for the National association for the advancement of coloured people argued before the High court that the Park is so much a part of the Community life that exclusion of be Gores would violate the equal Protection clause of the constitutions 14th amendment. In a dissenting opinion Justice John m. Harlan objected that the decision a opens the door to reversal of Basic constitutional carried out logically he said it could jeopardize the existence of denominational schools. Potentially he said a every College Entrance rejection letter could become a 14th amendment question. Douglas said that if the maker of a will wanted to leave a school or a Center for use of one race Only and in no Way implicated the state in its supervision control or management the supreme court could assume for purposes of argument that no constitutional difficulty would be encountered. Justice Hugo Blacks dissenting opinion questioned the supreme courts authority to Rule in the Case. He said the majority was taking a a a revolutionary course by a flopping off Power heretofore uniformly conceded to All to belong to the Iii other action the Federal government clashed with a big segment of the South today As debate Over the constitutionality of the 1965 voting rights act opened before the supreme court. David w. Robinson ii special counsel for South Carolina Rose to launch the eight hour debate Over the Law. Nearly a Quarter of a million negroes have registered to vote in the seven Southern states touched by the act since it became Law. Air Force jets hit Over Spain 5 men rescued Almeria Spain Chi a two . Air Force Jet planes with a total of la crewmen aboard crashed along the Mediterranean coast today after a collision in the air while refuelling. The Headquarters of the 16th . Air Force near Madrid said the planes were a b52 bomber i rom a base in the United states and a pc 135 Jet Tanker based a t Moron Airport near Sevilla Spain. One of the two planes crashed on land the other into the Mediterranean. Children on their Way to school near Almena said they heard a loud explosion Iii the sky High overhead then say smoke Clouds above them. Later four parachutes were seen descending off the coast. I a. Air Force sources said the b32 carried seven men and the big Tanker a Crew of four. Del lawmaker seeks rec Post St. Pai l apr state rep. Curtis la. Warnke Wood Lake said today he will seek demo socratic Farmer a labor endorsement for Railroad and w warehouse commissioner. Incumbent Hjalmar Petersen also a Dufler has announced he will not no again. Warnke 33. Has served five terms in the House. A polio victim confined to a wheelchair. Warnke was one of Tho states youngest lawmakers when first elected in 1956, Only other announced bidder Foi to e Del endorsement thus far is Richard Franson former Minneapolis Alderman

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