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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1964, Mason City, Iowa fi K M Globes news wires turned to hot lines EDITORS NOTE A wire editors lot is a busy one even on the dullest of news days But when fate crams four of the top ten stories of the year into one short week it becomes frantic GlobeGazette Wire f Editor Marty Rickard survived such a week ps in October He calls it the busiest news week he ever has seen Ken Berg who oc cupied the wire editors hot seat for 11 years concurs Following are Rickards observations of the week from Oct 1217 By MARTY RICKARD Recipe for a busy week at the wire desk tf Begin the week on Monday with the 1 precedented space voyage of three Russians in p r a single craft On Tuesday add the news that the Soviet space flight has been terminated prematurely Stir in a visit to the state capital by Sen Barry Goldwater with Editor Robert Spiegel on the scene to phone back snatches of the f story at inconvenient times On Wednesday mix together one Nobel Peace Prize won by Negro civil rights leader Martin Luther King and a large deadly hurri cane smashing into the Florida coast Toss them in on top of the other items ADD ONE NIKITA t The very next day without letup put in a Nikita Khrushchev ouster and one Walter JenJ kins scandal Add new developments to both j f stories frequently during the day EarlyFriday before your wire editor can catch his breath drop in one small Red Chi nese atomic bomb t You will notice at this point that the poor editor has the haggard look of a sick blood x hound Dont let this stop you for a x Stir in one Socialist Labor party election vie fl tory in England 1 You now have the main ingredients Shake these onto a small desk and mix with vigor I SPRINKLE IN A WORLD SERIES s Sprinkle on top of this concoction two or three World Series games which should be added just at deadline time for best results Y a daily local Community Chest story the usual i run of fatr accidents a heavy loss in the Viet Nam war and the beginning of the crucial UN hassle J Add the firing of Yogi Berra as Yankee manager and the resignation of Johnny f Keane Cardinal skipper Mix in one long dull presidential election campaign I Stir the whole mess until lumpy SERVE IN LUMPS Serve at sporadic and inconvenient intervals m through the week Force the editor to consume 1 all of the lumpy fare Feed him bits pieces t and occasionally huge globs at intermittent tervals f L I Dont forget to serve a few portions to him just as deadline rolls around Since the newspaper is put out under the cruel hands of the dictator clock this trick will add that special savor to the dish Try it some time drive you NUTS Top 10 on Page 3 i For a look at the top 10 stories of the year determined by a poll of the GlobeGazette news s staff turn to page 3 Nikita Khrushchevs ouster and Lyndon Johnsons landslide election are recalled NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV He retires on a pension The newspaper that mokes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 1M MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 31 1H4 Ute Pipw el Two OM AMOclatod Full LWM No 279 Tell of Congo terror Johnson calls for peace In message to Russians By KARL R BAUMAN JOHNSON CITY Tex AP President Johnson has told Russian leaders that the most urgent business for all of us re mains strengthening the founda tion of world peace Along with New Years greet ings and best wishes to the So viet people and their leaders Premier Alexei N Kosygin and President Anastas I Mikoyan Johnson said We can and should move to limit the spread of nuclear weapons to achieve a verified worldwide comprehensive test ban to make a cutoff of fis sionable material production for weapons coupled with measures to safeguard the peaceful uses of nuclear power and to agree on a verified freeze in existing offensive and defensive strate gic nuclear delivery systems By progress in this critical area our governments can help to make this a happier and saf er world for all peoples The White House said the let ters sent Wednesday to the So viet leaders did not represent an exchange of greetings because the customary New Years mes sage has not been receivedfrom the Soviet chiefs Johnson had no official visi tors on his schedule Thursda and planned work on his State of the Union message Press Secretary George E Reedy reported that work on the budget for the fiscal year start ing July 1 now is 90 per cen completed The whole thing will be wrapped up in a week or 10 days he said Sixth Yank killed ICEBREAKER The car in which Everett Walk and his three children plunged into Clear Lake is being taken from its icy bath It sank in eight feet of water but has been pulled to shallower depths breaking the ice as it nears shore Walk and his children escaped from waistdeep water Tuesday evening before the car slid under the ice It was evening Wednesday before the car came ashore Another vehicle was in a nearby hole on Thursday Page Gross vote smear WASHINGTON AP Rep 3 R Gross RIowa said Thursday a notice of contest filed against his reelection is for all practical purposes a smear based for the most part on Insinuation and innuendo He also repeated an earlier rejection of a suggestion by Democrat Stephen M Peterson that Gross stand aside when L LYNDON JOHNSON He is in on landslide Special yearend edition In this special yearend edition you will find many stories of interest which round up high lights that occurred this past year The stories range from a look at the North Iowa Fair to the citys economy You are especially invited to turn to page 17 where you will find Mason City leaders have drawn up a list of they think are im portant for the city to initiate in 1965 Work on the Atomic Energy Commission budget was fin ished Wednesday and Chairman Glenn T Seaborg told a news conference in Austin that it will be down a little from last year He said however that spending will be higher on peaceful appli cations of nuclear energy rang ing from reactors to physical and biological research Seaborg said spending would be cut back on production of fissionable materials and weap ons This results he said from earlier announced decisions and did not involve new reductions The AEC budget for the present fiscal year is 000 Another visitor George Mc Ghee US ambassador to West Germany said Johnson asked him to stay on in Bonn McGhee also reported thai Johnson told him he had asked David K E Bruce to remain as ambassador in London and thai Bruce had agreed to do so McGhee also quoted Johnson as saying he shortly intends to ask Charles E Chip Bohlen to remain as ambassador to France Since McGhee went beyom his own post in relating a con versation with the President il seemed obvious that Johnson wanted to hush speculation tha these three major diplomatic posts might be involved in shifts Within rhe next few months Johnson is expected to name 15 to 20 new ambassadors Seaborg said there has been no change in the goal of putting a man on the moon by 1970 bu agreed with Dr Donald Hornij presidential assistant for sci ence and technology that itl be tough to achieve EXHEAD OF FURMAK DIES GREENVILLE SC UK Dr Bennett Eugene Geer 91 a former president of Furman University died Wednesday North Iowa Weather outlook Ckwdy tfcrvwgn FrMey with freezing drizzle or Thursday night war r Lews Thursday night 2fe Friday H41 1 Women stop murdering your hubbys ANN ARBOR Mich AP A heart specialist suggested this New Years resolution f American wives Resolved That in 1965 I will stop murdering my husband Of course Dr Paul W Willis I cardiologist and an asso iate professor of internal medi ine at the University of Michi an based his proposal on the ssumption the wife wanted to eep her husband Chancesare the doctors said hat hell live longer if the wife do two things 1 Stop loading his plate with at juicy steaks and smotherinf is other foods in butter larc nd other animal fats 2 Help him kick the smok ing habit Inside The Globe memberselect to the 89th Con ress take the oath of office Jonday Peterson served his 31page ontest notice on Gross Wednes ay Gross the only Republican lected to the House by Iowa oters this year was certified is the winner by 419 votes over eterson It would appear from the al eged notice of contest filed by Stephen Peterson that there i carccly an honest election offi ial Democrat or Republican n the 16 counties of the 3r Congressional District of Iowa ross said in a statement Never tmy knowledge has he honesty and integrity of so many been questioned by so ew The notice of contest is for all practical purposes a smear ased for the most par on in inuation and innuendo Gross also disputed other contentions by Peterson am called one un unmitigated lie Peterson said he was leading by some 2400 votes at AM The day after the election with only a few scattered pre cincts in Bremer County left tc counted This is erroneous for there were still unreported precinct n Winnebago County and prob ably other counties Gros said Gross also said Petersons statement contradicts one h made on Nov 5 when the con gressman ng When I was still 1700 votes DONNA MILLER She loved the pizza at the For eign Food Fair Page S Editorials Society news I North Iowa news 1 Sports news131 Latest markets 1 Mason City news U1 Clear Lake news 1 quoted him as say 0head left I with just thought I 28 precinct had a gooc chance But when I went to be at 6 am the lead was down t 222 and I knew I had lost Peterson also contended tha Photofax FUNERAL IN VIET NAM A man holds a crucifix as others cover a grave at a funeral in the Roman Catholic village of Binh Nghia South Viet Nam Two villagers were killed in the fighting between government troops and the Viet Cong around the village 40 miles east of Saigon The fighting con tinues Viet ambush as marines try to recover Gl bodies SAIGON S Viet Nam UP The Viet Cong ambushed 100 Vietnamese marines Thursday as they were opening graves be lieved to contain the bodies of four US servicemen shot down as fighting continued around Binh Ghia A US Marine captain was wounded in the ambush The marines fought their way into a jungle area where a US Army helicopter was shot down presumably jodies of the ross received more votes than Wednesday night as it was cov any other Republican either this year or any other year in cer in Bremer Coun ain precincts ty This is an unmitigated lie Gross said Gross said that in the 20 pre cincts in Bremer County he re ceived substantially more votes in 17 precincts in 1960 than he did in 1964 He also said he re ceived the same number of votes in two precincts in 1960 and 1964 and in only he receive more votes this year than in 1960 He said that margin was only five votes It is on the basis of these and other false statements that PETERSON Continued on Page 2 ering marines collecting the jodies of government troops The helicopter burst into flames and exploded when it hit the reetops A marine search company reached the crash site this aft ernoon and found four fresh graves next to the wreckage SAME containing helicopters the four American crewmen The marines reportedly were digging up the graves when a xwerful Viet Cong unit am aushed them Vietnamese losses were be lieved to be extremely heavy The marine unit withdrew taking their wounded with them and late in the afternoon were preparing to attack the area again with the whole marine battalion Government troops regained Binh Ghia a town of 6000 Ro man Catholic refugees 40 miles east of Saigon Wednesday bul fighting continued around it Thursday for the 4th day It was one of the longest actions of the war against the Communist Viet Cong The Defense Department in Washington listed the helicopter crewmen as missing but it seemed almost certain that their bodies were in the graves by the wreckage The Viet Cong have done this before used graves of Ameri cans as bait one US adviser said They know we have to go in to get them They were identified as WO Stephen E Morgan San Jose Calif ward WO Roy G Calif Sgt Azbill Hay Franklin D Porter Columbiana Ohio and fc Theodore A Winowitch Pittsburgh Pa If the four were killed their deaths would raise to 245 the number of Americans killed in combat in Viet Nam since De cember 1961 The Communists also cap tured two Americans and wounded nine others before with drawing into the jungle when 49 US helicopters landed a battal ion of Vietnamese marines to reinforce the hardpressed gov ernment forces at Binh Nghia Military sources estimated government casualties at nearly 300 dead wounded and missing A partial count showed at least 32 Viet Cong dead Officers to be out in force City and county officers will be out in full strength on New Years Eve to enforce traffic laws Stanley McCIintock chief of police and Jerry Allen sheriff said Thursday McCIin tock urged Mason City to either t a k e a taxi or have a non drinker handle the driving chores during the celebrations Trampled by rebel dancers LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo AP Rebe1 warriors per formed a savage war dance of death on the stomach of Ameri can missionary William Mc Chesney until he died refugees said Thursday McChesney the sixth Ameri can missionary to be killed by Communistbacked rebels in he northeastern Congo in the ast two months was trampled o death at Wamba during al most a week of bloodletting last November After McChesney had died of internal bleeding the rebels continued to vent their fury on his corpse the refugees said and then flung his mutilated body into the Wamba River McChesney 28 was from Phoenix Ariz This tale of horror was pieced together from white hostages of the rebels rescued at Wamba two days ago They told how the rebels butchered 28 of their prisoners between Nov 24 and 28 The toll o f white hostages massacred by the rebels rose to nearly 200 with the latest refu gee reports When 110 Greek Cypriot Ital ian Dutch and Portuguese refu gees were flown to safety survi vors of Wambas days of car nage told confused and often conflicting stories Thursday with the first shock of freedom behind them they spoke more calmly The survivors told how Mc Chesney who served at a Prot estant Mission near Wamba was killed together with an un identified British missionary aged about 50 Ten other Britons are report ed to be among 86 missionaries and other hostages kidnaped last weekend by rebels and tak en from Wamba They were res cued Wednesday by white mer cenary soldiers who made an overnight dash across country to save them The kidnaped refugees had been taken to Mungbere scene of an earlier massacre by the rebels The refugees from Wam ba said the rebel army chief tain Lt Gen Nicholas OSen ga escaped from Mungbere as the mercenaries burst into the village Olengas Sudanese military adviser identified by refugees as Capt Hassan Ismail was killed there they said If this WILLIAM McCHESNEY Victim of terror report is confirmed it will be the first solid evidence of the presence of foreign officers in the rebel ranks The refugees from Wamba told how they were three times threatened with execution dur ing two months of imprison ment Beatings were an everyday occurrence We lived like animals refugee said FOCUS on North Iowa Belmond teen club solves problems By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa Director A or ganization with a problem and teenagers with no place to go have formed a mutual benefit society in this Wright County community of 2500 The remit is the Belmond Teen Club the towns first rec reation center for youths Although the club only has been open for three weeks the response has been tremen dous according to Pat Martin commander of the Belmond American Legion Post one o the veterans groups participaU ing in toe project The clubrwhJch counts more than 200 area teenagers on its membership housed in the Belmond Memorial Building The building Is owned by the Veterans Memorial Corp an organization made up of the American Legion the Veterans of Foreign Wars ted the auxil iary of there two groups In the past the building housed a veterans social club which Martin calls a festering sore of the community Liquor was served in the basement club rooms of the twoatory structure and there was the inevitable card fame going on in an ad Joining room It was this combination of liquor and cards which brought about the organizations problem the teen club has helped solve after Iowas liquorbythe drink law went into effect a state liquor commission agent making a routine check of tha FOCUS Continued on 2 t ;