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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1965, Mason City, Iowa t V Tkt Btwtpoper thot wokfts oil North lowant MI HOME EDITION 10c OM MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OECSMiERJI 1HS AuocUlert Full VOL ItS Ne 174 Top stories of pdst year The top 10 nationalinternational and Iowa stories as determined by a poll among Globe uazette employes NATIONALINTERNATIONAL 1 Viet Nam war escalates antipolicy demonstrations in US 2 Space flights andsatellites US and Russia 3 LBJ legislative program Medicare poverty voting rights immigration etc 4 Pope Paul VI visits NewYork 5 Selma march and Northeastern US power failure 7 Los Angeles riot 8 Sir Winston Churchillsdeath 9 Midwests spring floodsand tornadoes 10 Dominican Republic crisis IOWA 1 Amish school controversy 2 Spring floods 3 Interstate35 controversy 4 Keokuk gas explosion kills 21 5 State tax increase 6 1965 legislature record length of ses sion general accomplishments 7 Tax commission orders property tax adjustmentsin82 counties 8 Midwest power failure blacks out Iowa 9 July 4 disturbanceat Arnolds Park 10 GrossPeterson congressional election contest See story on Page 3 Standards for draft changing WASHINGTON Iff The manhunting Selective Serviceagency says itjs considering revival of the Korean wartime deferment standards for college stu made it harder for marginal students to get draft exemptions Some 22 million students now hold deferments and are required only to be f ulltime students at a prop erly accredited college or university Werelookingat some things that might be done to find less promising students a Selec tive Service official said Thurs day If need more men one good place to1 look is going to be the students The Korean War standards were dropped in 1962 Under iin them class standing and per formance on a Selective Serv ice qualification test were con sidered before a ruling on draft eligibility was made A spokesman said the increas ing draft board demands of the Viet Nam responsible for about 40000 draftees a led Selective Serv ice1 Director Lewis B Hershey to summon state draft chiefs to a series of conferences Among other things the spokesman said the officials will discuss possible moves to increase the number of men available for induction The draftmeetings will begin Jan 9 when Southern state draft directors will gather at Ft Stewart Ga On Jan 19 state directors from the North cast and Midwest will meet in Washington Western draft di rectors will meet Feb 7 in San Diego Inside The Globe Theft ring at shipyard is broken CHARLESTON SC AP The FBI reports it has broken what it describes an inside thefl ring which hauled away millions of dollars worth of government Property from the Charleston Naval Shipyard Twentysix men were indicted jy a federal grand jury in Char eston Thursday in connection with the alleged thefts Among those indicted is Hen ry H Harris director of the naval supply centers storage EcMwrials news Church Latest markets 14 Mason City 1415 Comics It TV section Clear news 23 Classified 2425 North Iowa t Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Sat urday Colder Friday night mid and upper CoWer Saturday upper north elsewhere Weather on Page 2 BULLETIN W The of the Council of Ecerwmic Advis Friday called IsHilssum Steels increase of AS a ten for structural steel shapes and piling Inflationary and net in the puWk Merest division and three marine en gine dealers The FBI said that 20xof those ndicted worked at the nava shipyard and that Harris played an important role in the conspiracy by using his author ty as director to transfer code iendants to various places and by falling safety meetings of personnel not involved to facili tate the thefts andremoval of property FBI agents quickly rounded up 11 of the men and said they hoped to arrest four others Ele ven had been arrested previous ly and are free on bond The arrest climaxed long investigation of a year govern ment warehouse pilfering which allegedly 19591964 took place between Much of the property the FBI said was sold w to or through the three marine engine dealers all indicted They are Lamar Den nis of New Orleans La Philip Bodne of Charleston and Miami FJa and Melvin Long Beach Calif McEuen of To greet new year tonight By JERRY BUCK Associated Press Writer The world welcomes the new year Friday night with joyous elebration and a prayer for peace It isxa time of merrymakers resolutions pepping corks and cannons The West Germans will see 1966 iri with a bang They are all set to blow up million worth of fireworksalmost 50 per cent more than last year According to German folklore he bangs and flashes of Syl vester New Years Eve are supposed to frighten offdemons and evil spirits In the Moslem nations the ob servance of the new year may ie somewhat subdued It comes this year on the sixth day of Ra madan1 the Moslem holy month of fasting Islamic faithful have aeen warned that kissing and drinking are forbidden Roman Catholics are looking forward to the new year as the start of a special jubilee pro claimed by Pope Paul VI to mark the closingof the Vatican Ecumenical Council In New Yorks Times Square a traditional New Years Eve gathering place a new illuminated digital clock con trolled by signals fromtheUS Naval Observatorywill time the arrival of 1966 thenations turnpikes highway patrols prepared big urns of coffee in hope of seeing weary celebra tors home safety And everywhere the world awaited word President Johnsons efforts to bring the war in Viet Nam to the negotiat ing table Johnson has sent dip lomatic missions abroad to talk to world leaders President and Mrs Johnson remained at the LBJ Ranch in Texas where White House press secretary Bill D Moyers said they have no special plans for the evening Chinese Nationalist troops de fending the Quempy islands are under orders not to reply to rou tine Comunist Chinese gunfire for three days starting today The Quemoy defense com mand said the ceasefire is de signed to enable our compa triots on the mainland to cele brate the new year and the anniversary Jan 1 of the found ing of the Republic of China in 1912 Free coffee is being offered to motorists along the Massachu setts Pennsylvania and New Jersey turnpikes And the Burlington Vt Free Press is offering for the fifth consecutive year to pay the fu neral costs of anyone who plans to drink and drive New Years Eve They have to register at the newspaper first Trafficpatrols across the rva tion are being beefed up for the holiday weekend Taking note of the mild weather forecast Detroit Director of Traffic William Pol kinghorn said This kind of weather always induces speed and coupled with drink and fatigue its a danger ous situation v Perhaps one way to build up courage to face the new year is to eat some roast lion An inn in Plymouth Mich is offering roast lion in wine sauce with soup and desert in cluded at as part of its new yearjs menu Will have a policeman for a chaser i Lt Groyer Payne traffic division chief of the Hun ting ton Beach Cahf police is credited with creating the slogan The Diiver Who Drinks Will Have a Policeman for a Chaser from a water tumbler to prove he means Photofax itfto the surpriseof celebratingBill Hears of Or ange Calif Photographer Clay Millerof the Santa Ana Calif Register created this scene with some trick photography SOUTH Vie T NAM Dolor Photofax RED guer rillas stole into an enlisted mens billet at Dalat under lined and marked by cross Nearly Friday and fired ex plosives which killed one American and wounded 10 others blast US barracks SAIGON South Viet Nam blasted a US enlisted mens barracks and aimed a major New Years offensive at a provincial capital Friday but took a propaganda setback with the defection of a Polish diplomat The Pole Anatol Slavinski of Lodz 25 Taninto a Saigon police station this morning and asked for asylum iQthcr Polish diplomatsran in after him de manding his return but they left sullenly when Vietnamese police turned them down after a shout ing match Slavinski was assigned to the Polish delegation on the three nation International Control Commission Thecommission is a peacekeeping agency created under the 1954 agreements on Indochina that freed the area from French rule and created North and South Viet Nam Its other members are India and Canada The Viet Cong gave a new show of their fighting deter mination on the eighth day of the suspension of US airraids on North Viet Nam and in de fiance of the intensive American peace maneuvers abroad NEW YORK AP Bethle hem SteelCorp Friday increas ed by a ton its price for steel structural shapes and small percentage of the total market The increase came whileof fices of most other large steel producers were closed for New Years Eve The first immedi ate comment came from Armco Steel Corp which said the in crease caught it by surprise There was no immediate Increases steel prices reaction from the Johnson ad ministration which recently forced the aluminum and copp er industries to roll back price increases In Washington the Council of Economic Advisers was expect ed to study the impact of the steel price increase oh the econ omy A Bethlehem spokesman said the account or about sev en per cent of the total steel market Bethlehems action sent the prices of steel stocks up more than a share on the New York Stock Exchange but the gains were pared in later trad ing The increase came at a time when the steel industry wag looking forward to an upturn following a dip in production after a new wage agreement was reached last September That agreement provided for a wage increase of 48 cents an hour over three years This has been a record year for the industry with an esti mated 128 million tons of steel produced E B BIckford vice president said the increase effective with shipments Saturday was made because of growing industryac PRICES Please Turn to Page 2 One American was killed an other was missing and 10 Amer icans and one Vietnamese guan were wounded in the guerrilla raid on the military compounc at Dalat a mountain resort 145 miles northeast of Saigon The area had been relatively free o terrorism Five guerrillas slipped into Les Ravines billet shortly after midnight and opened fire with small arms and automatic weapons Before fleeing they exploded two bombs a military spokesman said In Hanoi Yale historypro fessor said in a telephone inter view with a correspondentin Moscow that lie had found no significant reaction irithe North Vietnamese capital to the American air raids The professor Staughton Lynd and two other Americans Thomas Haydcn and Commu nist theoretician Herbert Ap thekcr have been in Hano since Tuesday on a private mis sion they say is to clarify the Communist position on peac negotiations Sen Stuart Symington DMo on a visit to Viet Nam strongly criticized the three American VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 drive De Gaulle Tito on calling list WASHINGTON UPl Special presidential envoys arried Americas Viet Nam peace drive Friday to Frances President Charles de NATO Goun il and President Tito of Yugoslavia Indias Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastd was next on the calling 1st The only open response from the other side was i defiant call from President Ho Chi Minh of North Viet Nam for the Viet Rundown on peace attempts Bjr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS The US peace of fensive expands Special presi dential envoy Arthur J Gold aerg details the American posi tion before a special meeting o the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization NATO after calling onFrench President Charles de Gaulle arch critic of US poll cy BELGRADE u s Ambas sadbratlarge W Averell Harri eets with Yugoslav la s President Communis leader who has proclaimed his desire for peace in Viet Nam SAIGON i Communists bias a US military barracks anc poise for big drive on proyincia capital hearthe US Marim beachhead at Chu Lai on eight dayof air lull in the North A Polish diplomat with the Inter national Control Commission ICC on Indochina defects am asks for asylum TOKYO Radio Hanoi again chills hopes for declaring US diplomatic ma neuvers without troop with drawals are only hypocritica and aimed at deceivingpublii opinion MOSCOW In a telephon interview from i Hanoi Yal ProfStaughton Lynd one o three Americans on a privat visit to the North Vietnames capital says he sees no signifi cant reaction there to the halti US air raids i WASHINGTON South Vie Nams Ambassador Vu Va Thai says the peace not just air ultimatum I fee everything has been done t create the conditions to show we are ready in sincerely seeking settlement AUSTIN Tex White House press secretary Bill D Mbyer says discussions are going on between the United States and other governments on Viet Nam but declines to lift the veil o secrecy on the x diplomatic moves President Johnson con fers by telephone with Canadian Prime Minister Lester B Par son Claims top Hitler men are deceased BUENOS AIRES AP Adolf Eichmanns son Horst says former top Hitler aide Mar tin Bormann and former Aus chwitz concentration camp doc tor Josef Mengele are dead Bormann and Mengele are wanted in West Germany on war to press on for new nd greater victories The special envoys were Unit el Nations Ambassador Arthur oklberg in Paris for talks with e Gaulle and a report to a hur iedly called session of the ermanent Council of the North Treaty Organization nd Ambassador W Averell larriman Harrimanjhad adate vith Tito Friday following up his conference with Polish leaders n Warsaw Wednesday and a well informed source said he vould be in New Delhi Satur day to see Shastri After a meeting with French Foreign Minister Maurice de Murville preliminary to his call onDc Gaulle Goldberg said his mission couldnot be described m terms of op mismLOrpessimism As for the whether had learnedanything front Couyede1 Murville about possi ble changes tin the French atti tude toward Viet Nam Gold berg suggestedthat reporters ask the Goldberg was little more com municative after his meetingof an hour and 20 minutes with De Eichmann said in an interview Thursday that Mengele died somewhere in South America about four months ago and who in the world doesnt know that Bor mann died in Berlin There have been persistent re ports that Bormann escaped when the Russians stormed Ber lin in May 1945 but all efforts to find him have failed Horst Eichmanns father was executed in Israel in 1962 after Israeli agents kidnaped him frcm Argentina to stand trial in Jerusalem He slidfhe had told the French leader of President Johnsons earnest desire to seek an eariy and honorable settle ment of the Vietnamese con flict and Asserted that such settlementcan be achieved only at the conference table without prior Goldberg said De Gaulle of course expressed his own view which I will report to President Johnson The envoy carried a message from Johnson to De Gaulle but its content was not disclosed Goldberg is flying home daynight LHarrimans next move was announced the US Embas sy in said Harrimanwill stay only a day or i India along with Poland which Harriirian has already arid Canada where presidential assistant McGeorge Bundy has been is a member of the International Control Commission in 1954 for Southeast Asia The defiant call from Ho Chi Minh came in a Hanoi broad cast monitored in Tokyo1 report ing a message from the North to the Viet Nam National Liber ation Front Viet From a pledge by Soviet Premier Alexei N Kosygin to continue rendering necessary assistance and sup port to North Viet Nam The statement was in Kosy gins reply to questions submit ted to himJn a letter by Kiyosm Twamoto managing editor of Japans Kyodo News Service Kosygin declared full backing for the stand of North Viet Nam and the Viet Cong for settlement of the Viet Nam problem Goldbergs arrival in Paris jame after Rome visits with Pope Paul VI Wednesday and Italian officials Thursday Some sources had indicated Goldberg would confer only with De Gaulle but the sudden con vening of the permanent council was in keeping with President Johnsons peace offensive de signed to give foreign officials and statesmen maximum expo sure to the US position In Washington Vu Van Thai South Viet Nams ambassador PEACE Pitise Turn to Page 2 SAME DATI1H4I31 ;