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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1966, Mason City, Iowa The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION HOC a One MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 1 1W4 Associated Preif Full Lease VOL No MS U N debates conflict Pholofax SEARCH FOR limping 1st Cav alry Division soldier moves toward an evacuation helicopter in Hoai Chau Monday after he was wounded when his company was hit by heavy Viet Cong sniper fire After the helicopter left friendly Vietnamese forces mistakenly opened fire on his unit and it was pinned down by the fierce crossfire Sfop shooting were Yanks By EDDIE ADAMS Associated Press Photographer HOAI CHAU Viet Nam American infan tryman his face contorted leaped to his feet in the sand behind me As we watched in fear and hope he shouted out Were Americans were Americans Dont shoot For 15 minutes we had lain in that open field under a barrage of bullets and mortars that sliced out of a treeline There were four of us with nowhere to take cover Other groups of Americans were in a ditch and some were hiding be hind headstones over graves The tracer bullets screamed toward us flying over our heads picking at the sand be tween us Earlier I had landed with a medical evacuation helicopter As the helicopter settled down in the sand a mass of wounded American soldiers came run ning toward us One of the unhurt men said There isnt much left of the company As the helicopters left with the wounded Viet Cong snipers opened up We inched forward and a sudden blast of fire came in from the right flank We slammed into the ground and M79 grenades 60mm mor tars and 50and 30caliber ma chinegun bullets came blasting at us It was then that the Ameri can soldier behind us stood to his feet and cried out dont shoot He threw a purple smoke grenade to the ground As he stood there an M79 grenade plopped into the command group just 50 yards ahead of us Five men were hit by frag ments including the company commander Capt Eugene A Pneumonia killsHcdda Hopper 75 HOLLYWOOD AP Movie gossip columnist Hcdda Hopper 75 died Tuesday of pneumonia The former actress succumbed in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital where she was taken Sunday Her condition had worsened aft er she contracted a virus infec tion last Friday The announcement came from her son actor William Hopper The Pennsylvania farm girl Kill 488 Commies in battle Warplanes hit N Viet targets SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US warplanes ham mered at targets in North Viet Nam again Tuesday while on the ground American and Allied forces caught the Viet Cong in a giant vise along South Viet Nams coastal plains and sent them sprawling into retreat aft er 488 were icported killed An Air Force spokesman said three American planes one Air Force and two Navy jets were lost in the first day of air attacks on the Communist North after the 37day bombing pause There were no details yet on the second day of the raids The pilots of the two Navy planes were rescued but the pilot of an Air Force F105 Thim dcrchief was missing about 20 miles south of Vinh He pulled into cloud cover and disap peared Rescue efforts were called off after a search the spokesman said Radio Hanoi claimed Monday that North Vietnamese gunners had downed five American planes and damaged 10 others As US Air Force and Navy carrier planes roared over the north again the combined allied Operation Masher in the rice fields and jungles 290 miles northeast of Saigon smashed at a large Viet Cong force from three sides Some of the guerril las were reported ripping off their green jungle fighting suits and donning the black pajamas of the Vietnamese peasantry in a desperate effort to escape In addition to the 488 dead HEDDA HOPPER Gossip Queen Fox He of Washington DC was slightly wounded in the legs Lying there in the sand I began to realize that this was not the enemy The firing slack ened off and stopped Lumbering into view were half a dozen armored troop carrying vehicles Clinging to them were Vietnamese para troopers It was they who had been lacing us with their firepower stood up and walked over to an American adviser with the Vietnamese How could this happen I asked He replied Well we got fire from this direction and we returned it Local weather still subzero It was still subzero weather in Mason City Tuesday morn ing GlobeGazette instruments in southeast Mason City and who danced ncted tattled and madhalted her way to journal istic fame was one of Holly woods two gossip queens The other Louella Parsons is ailing in a movie colony rest home Her career as a columnist began on radio in 193G and continued even after ill health immobilized her three years ago Born Elda Furry in Hollidays burg Pa in 1890 as one of nine children of Quaker parents Miss Hopper ran away to New York HEDDA Please Turn to Page 2 reported six days of heavy fighting with the hardcore Viet Cong backed up by North Viet namese regulars yielded 12 ene my prisoners and 408 suspects A US Army spokesman said intelligence had established that 75 per cent of the suspects are Viet Cong The battle raged over an area 13 miles wide and 10 miles deep Units of the US 1st Cavalry Airmobile Division were press ing the Communists from the south and west while South Vietnamese and South Korean marines were hitting from other directions An American spokesman said the battering by ground forces artillery and air strikes ap peared to have convinced the Communists their only escape from an area they have held for 15 years lies to the hills in the west Of the Communist toll of dead 100 were credited to the Vietnamese force of several regiments and 75 to the South Korean marines on the flank US and Korean casualties remain light military spokes men said but the South Viet namese suffered moderate loss es In their use of the term mod erate they mean anywhere from onetenth to onethird ot the total force involved A government spokesman said the Vietnamese troops have been in a half dozen fierce fire fights and while the number of dead is low the number of wounded is quite high Predicts quick okay of new Gl measure Soviets object to U S moves UNITED NATIONS NY W Soviet Union md France joined Tuesday in trying to head off a JS move for a United Nations effort to settle the Viet Nam conflict Soviet Ambassador Nikolai T Fedorenko accused the United States of trying to stage a propaganda show in the UN Security Council He said the US request for council action was designed to hide Pen tagon plans for expanding Comedian Keaton dies of cancer HOLLYWOOD Buster Keaton the great stone face of comedy died age of 70 of He bad been ill months although een disclosed Tuesday at the lung cancer about three it had not the Viet Nam war France contended that UN intervention would serve only to confuse peace efforts The opposition the US move developed quickly after US Ambassador Arthur J Goldberg pressed for council action to set up preparatory talks aimed at ranging a Viet Nam peace conference Goldberg proposed that North and South Viet Nam be invited At1 Ihotofnx Burning tires worm beans IIL The end for the litHe man vith the baggy pants and straw ia1 who was one of the giants f the silent screen came Tues day morning at his home in uburban Woodland Hills With him was his wife of 25 ears Eleanor Keatons two sons by a former wife Actress Vatalie Talmadge were quick y informed They are James of Santa Monica and Robert ot nearby Marina Del Rey Keaton christened Joseph at his birth in Piqua Kan began Framed through an old auto tire that will soon jointhe burning pile heavy smoke pours across a bean field in South Bade County near Miami Fla were up early Tuesday to get warmth from fires and other means to protect crops from belowfreezing cold wave which hit South Florida program offered KGLOs instruments in town showed 2 at 8 am mid Weather outlook Partly cloudy through Wed nesday Colder Tuesday night low 5 to 10 below Con tinued cofd Wednesday highs 510 WASHINGTON AP Abill to make GI benefits permanent and retroactive to military per sonnel who served since January 31 1955 encountered initial op position Tuesday in the House Veterans Affairs Committee But Chairman Olin E Tcaguc DTcx who introduced the measure predicted its approval later this week p sibly Wednesday Teague said some committee members including Republi cans believe the bill is too con servatiye and want to increase proposed allowances for educa tion In addition lo providing edu cation help for men with more than 180 days of service the Ibill calls for guaranteed and di rect loans to purchase homes 01 farms medical care for non service disabilities and highe payment guarantees fo drafted while renting WASHINGTON President Johnson asked Congress Tues day for fiveyear authority for foreign aid and proposed that the global program be split into sep arate economic and arms aid bills in a special message seeking billion in new aid funds for next year Johnson also spelled out a program of food education and health assistance abroad 1 propose that the United Stales offer to join in new al tacks upon the root causes of world poverty the President told the legislators The incessant cycle of hun ger ignorance and disease is the common blight of the devel oping world This vicious pat tern can be broken It must be broken if democracy is to sur vive Johnson said the largescale foreign aid program is neces sary for the same reasons as his Great Society program in side the United States He said the aim is to improve the kind of world our children will live in The billion bil lion in economic aid and million in more than Congress voted last year in comparable new funds for the year ending June 30 19GG But just how much the increase amounts to is difficult to say be cause a large chunk of the arms assistance for Viet Nam has been wrapped into the regular US defense budget A fight seemed certain over nonmoncy items in the aid leg islation as well as the more us ual tugging and hauling over the financing The House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Thomas Morgan DPa and some oth er influential legislators also be lieve the military assistance measure should continue lo be tied to the economic aid legis lation as a means of garnering more votes for the economic assistance If related programs such as food for peace are counted the economic total goes above billion for next year Also in the aid fund would be some million unspent for past appro priations That would raise the economic total to billion up a quarter billion from this year Johnson proposed 000 in the fiscal year beginning July 1 for health education and agriculture assistance abroad This is a quarterbilliondollar AID Please turn to Page 2 to take part in counc discus sions Even before he spoke however the North Viet Nam government virtually ruled out any cooperation with the United Nations An official declaration in Hanoi said all council resolu tions would be considered as in valid Britain backed the US move The Soviet delegate declared that he would oppose any Coun cil action He accused the US delegate of distorting the situation and said Goldberg had confirmed that Washington was not inter ested in a settlement but was in show business at the age of 4 with his familys circus and vaudeville acrobatic team Al most as soon as he could walk he began acrobatics and the training wellprepared him for the pratfalls of silent film comedy Keaton came to Hollywood in 1917 appearing first in two reelers with comic Fatty Ar buckle later starring on his own He became one of the highest paid of early stars During his career he went through several fortunes In 1934 filing for bankruptcy he listed assets of and lia bilities of Among his silent screen class ics were The Navigator The rent men homes Since the committee alread has held extensive hearings o the subject matter Teague said no additional hearings are nee essary His bill would cost less than a similar measure passed last year by the Senate and differs from proposals reportedly su ported by the administration He estimated the firstyear cost of his measure at mil lion about million less than the cost of the Senate bill Divorce to Patricia Lawford SUN VALLEY Idaho 3alricia Lawford sister of the ate President John F Kennc ly was granted a divorce Tues lay from actor Peter Lawford on grounds of mental cruelty The divorce was entered at the District Court of Judge harles Scoggiiis in nearby Gooding Idaho Mrs Lawford who estab lished Idaho residence at the Sun Valley resort last Dec 20 went to court with her attorney but was unavailable for com ment afterward Idaho requires six weeks residency before a divorce can be granted She was given custody of their four children He was giv en visitation rights Law fords were married 11 years ago They were legally sepa rated since early in January but had lived apart for some time Mrs Lawford 39 is a Romar Catholic Lawford 41 is a Protestant ICICLES The weather in January wasnt fit for man or beast as can be seen by the ex pression on the face of this steer in the feed lot on the George Wendel farm northwest of Mason City The steer doesnt look as if he enjoyed the coldest January on record any more than most humans See story Page 13 merely seeking to stage a prop aganda show in the Council It is clear to all concerned Fedorenko said that the pro posal of the United States of America regarding the consider ation of the question of Viet Nam in the Security Council is aimed not at all towards a gen uine settlement but is but a diversionary tactic undertaken in order to cover by means of talks regarding a socalled set tlement in Viet Nam measures of the Pentagon to expand their aggressive war Goldberg told the Council he believed it would be useful to UN Please turn to Page 2 Dotes for building show set More bomb scares at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE ty four bomb scares at schools tcre in three school days the Dodge City Council direct ed the city attorney Tuesday to prepare an ordinance making such reports a crime The action came after Fort Dodge Senior High School and ommunity College and the South Junior High were closed down for the day because anon ymous callers reported bombs lad been placed in the schools City Attorney Donald Mitchell was directed to prepare an ordi nance making it a crime for any person to make a telephone call write and deliver a note or let tcr or deliverby any manner a threat to bomb any building public or private Mayor Albert Habhab said the ordinance would fill the gap until the legislature can cnac appropriate state legislation covering the same subject mat tcr He said the state law ap BOMBS Please Turn to 2 BUSTER KEATON General Sherlock Holmes Jr Go West The Camera man Parlor Bedroom and Bath Sidewalks of New York and The Passionate Plumber His career continued into the talkie era but he faded as a star when slapstick comedy vent out of style In recent years e played character parts in ilms and did guest shots on elevision Busters trademark his rozen face He virtually never racked a smile while perform ng maintaining his dour de neanor despite any catastrophe r prank Asked once how it began he aid I just never smiled when he old man tossed me around tVhen I was seven I was smart enough to see that the more sober I looked the bigger the aiighs Had he never smiled I did smile once Just once But it didnt take This producer said Look Buster youve got the irl in your arms you smile and the picture ends People will ove it I said okay He figured people would say Oh goody Keaton smiled But instead at the preview they said look the bum smiled So we remade the scene with no smile Keatons face lent itself to Mason Citys Building and Home Furnishings Show dates have been set for March 1013 at the North Iowa Fairgrounds according to W P Egli chair man The announcement was made Monday evening at the meeting of the North Iowa Builders Ex change at the Hotel Hanford The Exchange sponsors the an nual show in Mason City Lester Dawson was named cochairman for the show Egli was cochairman of last years show and also has had experi ence in planning exhibits Daw son has been an exhibitor in the show for many years and has served on the board of direc tors Prizes will be awarded for the first time to the best exhibits in the show Contracts for floor space in the show are being signed immediately Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 67 Sports 910 North Iowa 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Clear Lake news IS Farm news 16 Classified pages 1819 deadpan Square somber with a long nose and wide mouth turned down at the corner it gave the impression of a man immersed in deepest gioom Put a pan like that in a ridiculous situation and you had builtin laughs SAME BUck In Full S4 Mourn ;