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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1965, Mason City, Iowa i I 1 i Gemini 7 mission in THE ASSOCIATED TAst7nauts Condition The voices of Borman 1 Ywhoarsen Presumably from the drying effect or breathing pure oxygen in their space cabin A flight surgeon says theyre nevertheless in fine fettle and getting plenty of sleep food and water Mission Slat MS Prospects dim somewhat for launching Gemini 6 ahead of schedule to overtake and fly with Gemini 7 Workmen are forced to replace a toosensitive computer pursuit craft being read ied for a Dec 13 takeoff at Cape Kennedy with some experi ments but no threat to the mission is foreseen Achievements Astronauts snap good pictures of earths features for future navigation use Space firsts achieved so far are Lovells shucking his protective spacesuit to fly in cooler comfort of cotton long under wear and formation flying of Gemini 7 with the dis carded second stage of its booster vockefc The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION Iflc a SeclionsSection One r Photofav LIKE FOR REAL US Marine Sgt Antonio Lopez in the guise of an enemy prison guard demonstrates pressure meth od of dealingwith trainees at a Marine Corps survival school in an isolated Sierra area near the CaliforniaNevada border Brainwashing illustrated i BRIDGEPORT UP The guards face twists as he sneers at the American Ma rine Youre nothing but a tool being used by superiors whoare warmongers sitting back in warm offices You are nothing The interrogator is applying mental pres sure uncertainty brainwashing But the scene is far removed from any battle zone It is the Marine Corps survival set in chilly desolate isolation in the Sierra near the CaliforniaNevada border For two weeks the sneering guard and fel low guards pound US Marines with verbal harassment Sgt Antonio Lopez the sneering guard attempting to teach fellow Marines what to expect should they fall into enemy hands To Lopez and the the mock prison camp is no joke What Lopez teaches them could save their lives and theyre con stantly reminded of this Thousands of Marines officers and en listed men havetrained in the rugged spe cial school started in 1951 after US service men experienced harsh treatment in prisoner of war camps in Korea Each week about 80 Marines are put through the rough paces The school is the only one of its kind in the Marine Corps but similait to others operated by the Army Navy and Air Classes have been accelerated since Amer icans went to South Viet Nam The idea Lopez says is to show Marines how the enemy might degrade them and how difficult successful escapes from such a camp really are We have many personnel through here on their way to Viet Nam including pilots who could crash and be cut off from ail their friend Lopez said The first six days of twoweek school are for escapes The trainees are turned loose in the mountain wilderness now blanketed by snow and marked by subfreezing temperatures They have nothing but the clothes on their backs for six days Lopez said They are supposed to live off the land by their in genuity and They eat they can find bark plants or small animals Very few manage to elude capture during the six days he said The instructors who search for them know the area have transpor tation and the escapeesare unarmed and un familiar with the area The second stage of the school emphasizes physical training and classroom instruction in enemy brainwashing methods They are shown torture devices and prisoner cages in a mock prison No Marine is actually imprisoned The prison contains a peoples poo like the ones used in Korea to lower prisoners into water on a cross or a waterfilled hole in which POwa must stand on tiptoe to drowning MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 1965 Associated Press full Lease Wires VOL 105 No 257 Delay change in valuations DBS MOINES fft The Iowa Tax Commission S0rdered by a Polk County District Court judge Wednesday to delay for one year the enforcement of adjustmentsin property assessments the commission had ordered in 31 counties and cities Judge Dale Missildine granted an injunction against enforcement of the order after a hearing of a suit brought by Mitchel County in which 33 other counties and cities had in tervened Three additional counties ha sought to intervene in the sui but were found to have filet faulty petitions Their case wa put off until next week Th counties are Bueha Vista Gas and Ida The commission in midNo vember ordered 82 of Iowas 99 counties to make changes u their property assessments The commission is charge by law with equalizing assess ment levels between counties t previously had directed coun ty and city assessors to asses property at 27 per cent of mark el value The law says propertj should be assessed at 60 pe cent of market value but tha igure hasnt been used fo years The commissions order las nonth was tentative and it gave he various taxing districts unti Dec l to request hearings be ore the commission More than counties have asked for hear ngs Mitchell County however asked the Polk County District Court to cancel the commis sions order or to enjoin the ommission from enforcing it The county contended he ad iistments would hold up the certification of the tax hooks to he county treasurer past the Dec 31 deadline set by law and his would result in delays in ollecting property taxes The ntervenors in the case agreed Asst Atty Gen Thomas Me ay representing the commis ion had asked Judge Missildine o dismiss the suit He said Mitchell County had not sought a hearing before the commission and that it therefore had not ex austed all its administrative emedies before going to court The following counties were granted an injunction Allamakee Appanoose Boone Dallas Dubuque Franklin Fre nont Greene Hamilton Harri on Humboldt Iowa Jackson asper Keokuk Kossuth Mar hall Mills Mitchell Osceola Dage Pocahontas Scott Sioux Story Webster and Wright In addition the cities of Mar halltown Davenport Betten lorf and Fort Dodge were granted the injunction Inside The Globe Conclude Vatican session VATICAN CITY ope Paul VI closed the Ecumenical Council Wednesday without the expected announcement that he would lift the ban on Roman Catholics eating meat on Friday Sources here had been expect ing that by Wednesday the Pope might announce a change in the regulations The final words closing the threeyear council were Ite in in peace The great clock on the facade ofSt Peters Basilica showed pm am CST as ihe end came to the assembly which the Pope declared was he greatest in the history of the Church More than 100000 Romans and pilgrims thronged St Pe ers Square for the outdoor cer monies ending the council which Pope John XXIII had opened on Oct 11 1962 Princes government heads oreign ministers and other dig nitaries from nearly 100 nations watched as the 2300 bishops VATICAN Please turn to Page 2 Editorials 4 Society newsA78 North Iowa news 1617 Bowling news20 Sports 21tt Mason City news 3031 North Iowa Weather outlook C o n s i derable cloudiness through Thursday Lows Wed nesday night 2530 Highs Thursday in the 40s Weather Details On Page 2 Shopping till progress Worth section opens in 1970 Interstate 35 is to be open for traffic from US 30 at Ames to US 20 near Williams in 1967 and to Iowa 9 m Wtirhh County by 1970 This is the schedule in the Iowa State High way This Marine can really bark an order Meet Lance Corporal Kip Wrin kle Klinker OWoodsea a five yearold English Bulldog recalled to active duty by the Marines and as signed Wednesday as official depot mascot at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S C Originally Photofax enlisted in 1963 Klinker served as re cruiting station mascot in New York until a heat stroke in the summer of 1964 sent him back to his owners Mr and Mrs Lawrence Keefe of Verplanck N Y on convalescent leave Phe construction schedule on Interstate 35 now is about one year behind that projected in last years fiveyear forecast Iowa Highway Commission of ficials have said the lag can be attributed to the long study on the route 135 through North Iowa plus complications that have developed near the Skunk River Reservoir north of Ames Construction work on 135 ac counts for of the Give OK to bond issue at Cresco CRESCO On the sixth at tempt voters in the Howard Winneshiek Community Schoo District Tuesday passed a prc posed school bond issue o The total votes cast wer 4138 wi 6314 per cent 26031519 A breakdown of the ballotin in the separate polis is as fo lows total vote Yes votes N votes in that CrescoTl624 1362251 Ches Lime Spring Elm 6C Howard A County superintendents of ice portions of several town New Ore 97 208 The school board will begin n mediately to let contracts for new school at Lime Springs here the school was destroyed y fire last year The students ave been housed in church asements and classrooms The late fire marshals office had rclerccl that the students mus CRESCO Please Turn to Page 2 248300 proposed to be spent in 12 North Iowa counties in the By counties the I35 expend tures as follows Cerro Gordo Frank lin 000 and Wright S3168000 The commissions new five year program calls for complet ing Interstate 80 across Iowa by next fall This will permit a motorist to drive across the state on a rourlane interstate highway and icross new interstate bridges ver t h e Mississippi River at Claire and over the Missouri River at Council Bluffs On the regular stale highway ystem there a ls o will be a teppcd up program the com mission has decided Twice as much 18foot pavement is to be pgraded to modern standards s was contemplated in last ears announced fiveyear pro am The plans to Ranger battalion i nearly destroyed SAIGON South Viet Nam AP A strong Viet Cong orcc encircled and virtually estroycd an elite South Viet lamcse ranger battalion Wed lesday near the coastal town f Tam Ky 350 miles northeast f Saigon The Communists struck from 11 sides inflicting heavy casu Ities on the Vietnamese troops s well as their American advis rs Between 30 and 50 wounded Vietnamese rangers were lifted ut of the battle area by heli opter The attack broke a twoday ull in the ground action and ame after a Viet Cong offer to all off the war for 12 hours tarting Christmas Eve to al ow people on the other side to elebrate Christmas in Although security regulations rcvented identification of the anger unit it was described as ne of the best in the South Viet amese army and had been a eteran of heavy combat The attle erupted near Route 1 the ital northsouth coastal high way A Vietnamese battalion usual y numbers about 500 men US air attacks continued un batcd over North and South Set Nam Bridges and roads round Dien Bien Phu were at ackcd A US Marine F4 Phantom jet with two men aboard was re ported downed oh an escort mis ion North Viet Nam The fate of the pilot and his observer was not known Some 20 F105 Thunderchief jets hit Communist supply lines near Dien Bien Phu scene of the great French defeat 11 years ago In theSouth other planes drove off an unknown number of black pajamaclad Viet Cong harassing a govern ment outpost 15 miles northwest of Rach Gia a town in south west Viet Nam Three guerrillas were reported killed US military headquarters reported another decline in weekly American casualties with 19 Americans killed 161 wounded and two missing in action in the sevenday period that ended last Saturday The figures included the terrorist attack on an enlisted mens bil let in Saigon Saturday but not the big battle involving the US 1st Division Sunday The truce offer was broadcast by the Viet Congs clandestine SAME BUek FlMT Mtani Death in Pil 24 Liberation radio on Monday There was no reaction yet from US or South Vietnamese military commanders The Vietnamese rangers were hit by Communists hidden in canefields about 6 miles west of Tam Ky which lies in the 50 mile coastal strip between the major US Marine bases at Chu Lai and Da Nang The battle showed the difficulty of estab lishing a firm ground link be tween the two Leatherneck beachheads Two major Allied scarchand destroy operations swept the en tire area recently including the ground where the rangers were mauled They hit us with rockets mortars machine guns small arms everything said Capt Gene Rogers 30 of Meridian Tex a senior US adviser They attacked in mass and hit us from all sides We were pinned down Peo ple were dropping around usj right and left I carried four or five guys out They simply over ran us When the battalion command er was badly wounded Rogers began directing a retreat but the Communists continued to hit hard As the bloodied battalion fought toward the rear the Viet Cong moved with it taking a further loll of dead and wound ed Finally the battalion reached a reserve company commission ROADS Please turn to Page 37 trf F S Vuafag No Empty Stocking here The GlobeGazettes great circle of readers will recognize this famous old painting by P S Manning as something significant It heralds the atari of the annual Christmas Clieer Fund solicitation in which hundreds of persons in Mason City and sur rounding area participate Purpose rf v of the fund is to make sure there will be no empty stockings in this commu nity Christmas morning In the next issue the goal of the Cheer Fund and other details will be given Never once in the 40 years of its existence has the annual Christmas fund failed to reach the goal V ;