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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1965, Mason City, Iowa WASHINGTON A US RB47 reconnaissance plane was attacked and damaged by two North Ko rean MIG 17 fighters over the Sea of Japan 50 miles from the Korean mainland Tuesday the Defense De partment announced Wed nesday The brief announcement said the US plane suffered damage but was able lo land safely at Yokota Air Base in Japan and there were no injuries to the crew The Defense Department said The aircraft was flying more than 50 miles from the Korean mainland and jarallel to the coast at the time of the attack Tho Pentagon said tho RB47 was flying from a base in Japan on a routine mission at the time of the attack The home base for the plane is Forbes Air Force Base Kan H had been deployed to Japan for a routine period of opera tion RB17 planes normally have a sixman crow The American plane returned the fire but it was not known whether hits were scored a spokesman said The area of the incident is near that in which a similar en counter occurred in June 3959 At that time a navy P4M patrol plane was attacked by a MIG about 85 miles east of Won San A tail gunner in the patrol plane was wounded seriously but the dnmaged plane managed to reach an air base in Japan The Air Force has been using reconnaissance versions of the BI7 bomber for about 15 years The reconnaissance B47s carry Jongrango cameras mapping equipment and electronic gear for checking on location and frequencies of radar detection systems Their normalrange is only about 3000 miles but this can be expanded by aerial refueling from tanker planes The flight ceiling for the RB47 is given of finally as over 10000 feet The RB47s like other recon naissance aircraft arc operated by the Strategic Air Command An HB47 was shot down July 1 1960 svhilc flying a mission over the Barents Sea north of The that makes all North lowans ntighbort Edition VOL m MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 21 UiS Uttc Paper ContttU at OM FmB Wo M Soviets agree to parley Viet general favors land invasion of North SAICiON Smith Main Whllo VilL rii ii SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Air strikes against North Vietnamese roads bridges and railroads are not choking off aid to the Viet Cong and a land invasion of the North should begin immediately the commander of South Viet Nams air force says If we are just going to bomb communication lines Lhe Viet Cong will be able to stand up for a long time Im afraid So the next step must be big either a big escalation of the war or ne gotiations Brig Gen Nguyen Cao Ky told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Wednesday While the bulk of the raids against North Viet Nam have been flown by US Air Force and Navy planes Kys propell erdriven Skyraider bombers also have been over North Viet Nam nearly every day The 34yearold general has flown three of the missions him self and was grazed by enemy flak on one of them Three of his pilots have been shot down The raids against communi cations are not really effec tive he said The Commu nists can alwayr find ways of moving through the jungle But if we were to set up a kind of national liberation front in the north we could do the same things to the Commu nists that theyve been doing to NGUYEN CAO KY Asks land invasion us here We have superiority in the air over North Viet Nams central area from the 17th to the Hammer targets in NViet 15 junks are sunk the plane Two worecaptured but eventually survived and SAIGON South Viet Nam AP American and Vietnam ese planes hammered North Vietnamese patrol boats bar acks and roads in seven raids Wednesday military spokesmen reported Six Vietnamese Skyraider pi ots claimed the destruction of six military barracks in one aboard area eight smaller buildings in second target zone and 10 olh by the Russians cr military structures in a third returned They also they sank 15 and hit three small wood Atmosf 40 instances involvinfl Jlllllvo ollu attacks on American planes cn bridges have occurred in different parts lhc lasl cc The first was in 1050 when an unarmed navy plane was shot down over the Baltic Sea with all 10 men aboard lost The most recent instance was March 10 1964 when an un armed RBfiG plane of the Air Force on a local training mis sion with three crewmen aboard strayed off course into East Germany Clergymen deny immoral charge WASHINGTON AP A group of clergymen who look part in the SelmaMonlgomery civil rights march denied Wed nesday mans nn Alabama charge that congress marked by widespread immor ality Rep William L Dickinson RAla made the charge in two House speeches He tolci the House Tuesday he has 30 sworn statements as proof of sexual immorality on the march Dickinson was called a little Joe McCarthy by one of the clergymen the Rev Dom Or sint a priest Pittsburgh Episcopal Controversial school measure given veto also poured mortar fire inlo the Bao ALBANY NY AP Up holding objections of the State The Education Department Gov 81mm Nelson A Rockefeller vetoed a Trai post two miles from the bill Tuesday that would have ranger position killing one gov rcriiiircd public schools to teach ernment soldier and wounding about contributions all races six Some of the rounds fell into and nationalities have made to a civilian concentration camp America Other Vietnamese Skyraidcrs by eight US Air F100 jets hit two ferry areas causing severe dam age to the My Ly River ferry 8 miles southwest of Dong Hoi and moderate damage o the ferry complex at Him Hung The latter had been hit earlier A US spokesman said Navy jets and Skyraiders left one boat burning in the water at the Quang Khe naval base two beached and a fourth damaged slightly Quang Khc is 50 miles north of the border between North and South Viet Nam All the US and Vietnamese plnncs reportedly returned safe ly Four US Air Force F105 Tliundcrchicfs made another attempt to bring down the three span Bai Due Thon bridge but apparently failed The pilots reported moderate damage to the bridge The Bai Due Thon bridge is in 20th parallels and we could ea sily supply guerrillas of our own there The people in that area are basically antiCommunist and Im sure they would help us Then we could really start cutt ing their supply lines and giving them something to worry about Ky is a native of Hanoi For that matter whats wrong with sending up regular troops now Our intelligence proves that Vietnamese regular units are already in our highlands so there can be no bar lo sending troops north Physically there would be no problem We would have no shortage of skilled trained vol unteers And we would be in a better position to supply them than the Hanoi regime is to sup ply the Viet Cong because we control the skies and sea Im asking now what is our policy Is our next step to start bombing industrial areas in the North or what I propose that we do the same thing to the Viet Cong in their part of central Viet Nam that theyve been doing in our part of central Viet Nam With some secret bases of our own up there theViet Cong would quickly start wondering whether the war was worth it But we ought to do it soon With big attacks now well be in a stronger position to negotiate Otherwise Im afraid the Viet Cong will make the big attacks first in our highlands Ky is againstUS participa tion in ground operations against North Viet Nam Of course if we could prove that Russians or Chinese were fighting on the other side then it would be a different matter he said Ky also opposes creation of a joint USVietnamese com mand WAITING OUT THE FLOOD Mr and Mrs Isaac Al Prields are spending the flood atop their home on Canal Shore Drive at Bettendorf Although water surrounds the house and is 38 inches deep in the living room the Frields and their son Roger 12 are high and dry1 in their rooftop tent River breaks through levee ROCK ISLAND III W The floodswollen Mis sissippi River smashed through a leveesouth of Quincy 111 Wednesday inundating an industrial and residential area as well as farmland Flood officials said an estimated 60 families fled to higher ground as the waters pouring through a 160 foot breach flooded about 5500 acres in the South Quincy Drainage District Army engineers on dutyin the area said 15 in dustrial plants a radio station 26 summer cottages a Wrestle vocational school bill Take revenue source out DES MOINES bill to permit establishment of area lunior colleges and vocational ichools in Iowa remained be fore the Senate Wednesday as its backers sought to restore a revenue source cut from the bill Just before adjourning Tues day the Senate by a 2926 vote adopted an amendment by Sens Eugene Hill D Newton and Donald Bencke RLaurens lo remove provisions that wovilc allow local property tax levies for the schools A motion to reconsider th amendment anc1 restore the tax option was filed but was no acted upon immediately How ever leaders of the Democratic majority indicated the bill would be killed if the Hill Beneke amendment stayed in it The Senate began debate on the motion to reconsider short ly before noon Wednesday but recessed for lunch without tak ing a vote As presented by the Senate Education Committee the hil would allow two or more conn Lies to join in creating an area 0 be governed by an elected Mard to establish and operate one of the schools It would allow establishment of up could tional school a twoyear college or an institution combining both power substation as as about GO residences were a valley JBO miles south of Haflooded by the break The noi and was the target of three Burlington railroad right in m t cr trie 1 through the area previous raids Air Force pilots reported Tuesday they had buc kled one of the spans On the ground the Viet Cong smashed into a Vietnamese ran ger outpost 20 miles west of Sai gon killing 35 government troops wounding 10 and seizing a large quantity of arms in cluding a light machine gun and seven submachine guns Ten rangers were reported missing also was affected Meanwhile upstream the rampaging river crested in the embattled QuadCities area where thousands of volunteers worked on to hold back the wounding 30 prisoners Silence not evidence of court WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court in a landmark decision declared Wednesday prosecutors and judgesin state criminal trials violate the feder al constitution if there is com ment on an accused persons si lence or a statement by the judge that silence is evidence of guilty Justice William O Douglas ruling on an appeal by a Cali fornia Negro who was sentenced to execution held that comment Ma refusal of V defendant to testify is a remnant of an in quUitorial system of criminal justice which the Fifth Amend ment outlaws jit is a penalty imposed by courts for excrrsinga constitu tional privilege Douglas de clared Justice Potter Stewart wrote a dissenting opinion in which Justice Byron R White joined Justice John M Harlan wrote an opinion concurring with the result but said he did so with great reluctance Chief Justice Earl Warren took no part In the KJ The Californiao Eddie Dean Griffin was sentenced to die in the killing of Essie MM Hod son in Los Angeles worst Mississippi flood of this lentury The Army Engineers Corps aid emergency dikes thrown up around the QuadCities ap peared to be holding against the Bounding flood They said the river crested at 226 feel 7 feet above flood stage and onetenth of a fool above the predicted crest of 225 ect The higher crest was at tributed to overnight rain in the area The peak of the flood arrived as water rolled through the streets of Rock Island Moline and EastMoline III and Da venport Iowa the Quad Cit Hics Farther dowhstntam commu nities on both sides of the stream in Illinois and Iowa FLOOD Turn to 2 SAM Change date of primary DES MOINES AP Senate agreed 484 Wednesday to House changes in a bill mov ing the Iowa primary election from June to September The measure was sent to the gover nor Both the House and the Senate last week passed the bill which would change the time of pri mary elections Minor Senate amendments sent the bill back to the House The House approved the Sen ate changes Tuesday and then added another amendment re quiring Senate approval Among other things the bil would repealthe present law providing for the election of pre cinct committeemen at the pri mary election Instead the committeemen would be at precinct caucuses Those voting at a precinc caucus would have to be bom fide residents of the precinct The amendment adoptee Tuesday by the House is aimed at further guarding against the packing of caucuses RfLATIONS PARIS MlFrance and Com munist Mongolia have agreed to establish diplomatic relations the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday to 20 of set up a the areas Each technicalvoca services DOMINICAN PILOTS DEFECT Four officers of Air Force are shown after flying a DCS plane to San Juan saying their country while flying a leafletdropping mission Junta SANTO DOMINGO Domin Each county in the area wouldjicaiv Republic AP A mili clect one member of the area n prospect Dominican army revolt collapses governing board under the commit ee version of the bill would have power to levy one mill of property tax in the area to op erate the school With approval of 60 per cent of the areas vot ers it could levy one additional mill to finance construction of school buildings Backers of the bill said plans are for the state and federal governments to revenue for the provide schools most They said many areas would have to levy little or no property tax tary junta dominated by Air Force Brig Gen Elias Wessin appeared in prospect for the Dominican Republic Wednesday following the collapse of ari army revolt to bring back ex President Juan Bosch During the night the country was without a central govern ment The Presidential Palace was occupied only by a woman telephone operator and the palace guard Provisional Presi dent Rafael Molina Urena in stalled by the rebels took asy lum in the Colombian Embassy where a number of poor young people live They were armed return of with machine guns gasoline factions bombs and small arms distrib uted by the rebels Scattered snipers were also against him forces led by active but Wessin said civilians were turning in the arms the rebels had distributed to them He said 3000 weapons had been delivered to the police There hundreds were were reports that killed in the fighting that erupted Sunday into Santo Domingo Tuesday after their planes and warships bombarded the capital Wessin charged that the form er president was backed by Communist Cuba the Soviet Union and Red China Similar charges were aired in 1963 when Bosch was overthrown and fled to Puerto Rico Bosch says he is an antiCommunist fighting to establish democracy in the Do minican Republic The turning point in the fighting came when Wessins troops and tanks took the Juan EVACUEES ON NAVY SHIP Some of the from revolt torn Dominican Republic are iew on t h e of the i San Juan Wednesday still when army rebels overthrew mopping up proBosch holdouts the civilian junta Wessin and in Santo Domingo One center of other military leaders had in fighting was a housing project stalled after they ousted Bosch in the northern part of the city in 1963 The then split into rwo those favoring the Bosch and those The antiBosch Wessin pushed Will talk on Asian country But attitude is qualified PARIS Soviet for ign minister Andrei Gro myko has expressed Rtis ias agreement to take iart in an international onference in Cambodia a pokesman for the French abinet announced Wednes ay French Information Min ster Alain Peyrefitte dis losed that Foreign Minis er Maurice Couve De Mur ille told a meeting of the Yench cabinet Wednesday hat Gromyko agreed on ioviet participation in a onference The agreement ame in the course of meet ngs Monday and Tuesday ri the French foreign min stry GromyVo is ir Paris on an of icial visit The United States and Britain Iready have signified their will ngness to take part in sucb a conference which could enable participants to begin talks oh ending the war in neighboring Viet Nam France long has sup ported the idea for such an in ternational meeting A Japanese language broad cast of Moscow radio heard in Tokyo indicated however that the Russians would reject any discussion of the Viet Nam war in the Camboctta conference The broadcast said It is one thing to hold the conference to guarantee Cambodias neutrali ty and quite another to get the United States to halt its aggres sion in Viet Nam An international conference on Cambodia would nominally be for the purpose of insuring he neutrality and frontiers of hat tiny Southeast Asian coun ry But the overriding issue vouldbe the war in Viet Nam Cambodian chief of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk said ome time ago that he favors a conference to guarantee his countrys neutrality But in the past week he has indicated it was unnecessary to invite the United States and South Viet Nanvto any conference Diplomats interpreted Si hanouks aboutface as a re sponse to possible pressure ex erted from Red China to thwart any international meeting which i could be expanded to take up the Viet Nam war The Cambodia conference presumably would include rep resentatives from Burma Laos Thailand the United States Britain France Cambodia Red China and North and South Viet Nam and the Soviet Union President Johnson has Duarte bridge over the Ozama dividing Santo Pablo River Domingo About 10 of Wessons P51 Mustang fighter planes ear lier had bombed rebel positions at the bridge and the Presiden tial Palace Tho Dominican navy coming over to Wessins side lined up along the waterfront and fired three salvosaimed at the palace The palace was not hi but some nearby houses were damaged and one person wa reportedkilled Three leading colonels of the ProBoschi forces and 15 other rebel officers to the US Embassy to appeal for settle ment An embassy official went to the Presidential Palace found provisional President Molina and persuaded him to concede Molina went first to the US Embassy then took refuge in the Colombian Embaa an nounced that States would be represented in any such conference by W Averell Harriman There has been no indication from North Viet Nam nor from Red China that they would par ticipate however As cochairmen of the 1954 peacekeeping machinery on In dochina Russia and Britain would have the responsibility of calling the Internationa confer ence on Cambodia Inside The Globe 14 ft Socfrty ntw Ctear Lain Cify Latott niartnU CUtstf North Iowa Weather outlook ;