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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1966, Mason City, Iowa Tax tab is Digger for city Increase rate is below 1965 The newspaper that makes all North Iowans neighbors HOME EDITION UOc a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 10 Associated Presi Full Lcau Wirei VOL 104 2 Mason City taxpayers will pick up a bigger tab this year for the operation of city and county governments and the Ma son City Independent School District but the increase in tax levy will be less than a year ago Property owners here will pay in real and person al taxes in 1966 compared to in 1965 This repre sents an increase of in tax askings but the 1965 levy for taxes payable this year is up only 1085 mills The 1965 tax levy is 107139 compared to 106054 a year ago Last year Mason Citys tax bill was increased by a lesser amount but the tax levy increased 196 mills Increases in state aid to schools and assessed valuations are credited with holding down the levy increase despite great er spending this year The Mason City tax levy for city government is down a half mill from 28574 a year ago to oo communism Aye Gl bill Nay Hubert spurs Viet programs SAIGON South Viet Nam UP Vice President Hubert H Humphrey arrived in Saigon Thursday to spur the South Vietnamese to get on with a social and economic revolution which he said would provide a dynamic and lasting answer to the false promise of 28025 this year Greater expenditures are an ticipated for city government this year but the tax askings were reduced about to This is due to other income sources and higher un encumbered balances F C De Sart city auditor pointed out He also credits in assessedvaluations for keeping the millage rale down We have gone up about every year for the last 10 years Thats what keeps the levy down he said The assessed valuation of all real and personal property in Mason City is about For the entire county the val uation is about The levy for county taxes paid by Mason City property owners will increase about 13 mills from 11634 to 12982 This is due to increases ordered by the last legislature in the salaries of county officials These helped cause an in crease of about in tax askings for operating the coun ty The millage increase would have been much greater had it not been for increases in as TAXES Please turn to Page 2 ference but came here on the Presidents request to advance the nonmilitary programs out lined there Humphrey told newsmen aboard his plane that the mili I have come to see some of the projects being undertaken and to report back to the President and the American people on the work you are doing and on the part we can play in support of your great un dertaking Humphrey said in a statement at Saigons heavily guarded Tan Son Nhut Airport Premier Nguyen Cao Ky and chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu flew with Humphrey from Mono lulu after meeting there with President Johnson Humphrey did not attend the Honolulu con LBJ urges food for freedom High water lashes at East Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High water was causing flood worries at some eastern Iowa points Thursday as the states February thaw continued The mercury however was back to more seasonable levels than in the past few days when readings climbed into the 60s at some points Highs Thursday were expected to be from the 30s in the northwest to the 40s in the southeast An ice jam at an Iowa River bridge at the north edge of Iowa stream City during the night backed up cabirf water which covered the Du biiqiic Street approach to Inter state 80 One family was forced to flee from its home before the ice jam broke about midnight School buses had to be rerout ed in the Charles City area Thursday morning when high water knocked the piling from under a Little Cedar River bridge northeast of town and covered the approach to anoth or bridge a couple of miles downstream Water overflowing Black Hawk Creek closed Fletcher Road in Waterloo early Thurs day The Cedar River mean while crept over North Main Street at the north edge of Ce dar Falls and flooded part of Island Park Near Green Island between Clinton and Dubuque an ice jam in the Maquoketa River sent water surging through a levee and blocked the Milwau kee Railroad main line Four passenger trains were rerouted during the night over the Chi cago and North Western tracks between Clinton and Tama Temperatures dropped to near or below the freezing mark dur ing the night in all but the ex treme southeast counties Read ings early Thursday were as much as 25 degrees cooler than 24 hours earlier Lows overnight ranged from 25 at Council Bluffs to 42 at Davenport Highs Wednesday were from 50 at Sioux City Spencer and Cedar Rapids to 54 at Des Moines and Council Bluffs Humphrey stops WASHINGTON AP The White House announced Thurs day that Vice President Hu bert H Humphreys current mission to the Far East will extend from Saigon in South Viet Nam to Thailand Laos Pakiston India Australia and New Zealand f 1 tary situation in South Viet Nam had improved to a point that rural construction economic and social programs can take place We know that victories on the battlefield are not enough he said We want to consoli date those victories with eco nomic and social progress A big crowd of Vietnamese military and civilian dignitaries greeted the vice president and his party at the airport Five 150mm howitzers and five tanks were lined up on the air strip opposite a Vietnamese honor guard Heavy security was in effed and the normally busy airport was closed to civilian Iraffic for more than an hour before Hum phreys plane landed Road blocks and chcckpoinls were thrown up around the field During his flight of nearly 15 hours from Honolulu broken only by a 90minute fuel stop on WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson proposed to Con gress Thursday a food for free dom program which may in volve the movement of about billion worth of American food to needy areas overseas in 1967 This would be an increase of about million over the amount now being shipped to hungry countries But the program while en visioning future expansion and production by American farm call for only about mehalf of one per cent in rease in crop acreages this over last year The increased volume of food or needy areas would come mainly from reserve stocks In a message to Congress the President pointed out that farm ers have about 60 million acres of crop land now idle under pay ment programs designed to curb overproduction particularly of Guam Humphrey received a stream of specialists in hi Senate moves on two issues The Senate Thursday put its stamp of approval n the cold war Gl Bill but refused to cut off the ilibuster against the union shop bill Action sounded death for the union measure The il issue went back to the House and was approved Union shop WASHINGTON UFi The Sen ate declined again Thursday to choke off the filibuster against he union shop bill and thus ap parently killed the measure for his Congress The vole on the Democratic eaderships attempt to apply a debatelimiting cloture rule was 5049 On Tuesday the Senate had rejected cloture by a 5148 tal ly 15 less than the required twothirds Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said that with his failure on the second test he was putting aside the bitterly disputed legislation for the remainder of the 1966 ses sion He said it would remain on Gl bill rains and cotton He said this 60 million acres could be released for production as the secretary of agriculture mighl deem necessary lo meet future needs Administration officials said that insofar as this years crop production is concerned the program will call for a 10 per cent increase about 20000 rice production anc about a million acres in produc tion of soybeans a major source of food oils and proteins Abandoning the idea of sup plying only surplus foods John son opened the way for in creased production of som He told newsmen he was get ting briefings on aid health information and other US pro grams on the plane so that he can make full use of his time seeing things for himself For security reasons Ameri can officials were keeping silent on specific places the vice presi dent will visit It is believed these will include a partially pacified area of villages and at least one US troop base Banner day in Viet Nam U S Vice President Hubert H Humphrey center and South Viet Nam Premier Nguyen Cao Ky at right of the speakers stand at Saigon air Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 567 Sports 910 CubGazette 11 Latest markets 12 Mason City news 1213 Comics 14 Clear Lake news 15 Classified pages 1617 AP Pliolofax port after their arrival Thursday They arrived from Honolulu for start of Humphreys visit to Viet Nam to help start nonmilitary projects North Iowa news 18 crops chiefly rice and soybeans to meet overseas neess He called for a major interna tional effort including increased assistance from the United States and keyed to selfhelp from the developing countries where hunger is one of the ma jor problems To help meet world needs Johnson ordered a 10 per cent increase in the nations 1966 ac reage allotment for rice Gl toll tops 2000 mark WASHINGTON AP The total of US servicemen killed in Viet Nam on the basis of notifications of death by the De fense Department has passec the 2000 mark A weekly statislical summary Thursday showed lhal Ihe total killed increased 103 for the week ended last Monday night bring ing the cumulative lolal since Jan 1 1964 to 2005 N Viet missile downs US jet SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US Army troops came under withering Communist fire Thursday near Saigon and in the coastal ricelands Over North Viet Nam a pair of So vietmade missiles knocked a Navy jet out of the sky Vice President Hubert H Humphrey arrived at the Saigon airport late Thursday accompa nied by South Vietnamese chief of state Nguyen Van Thieu and Premier Nguyen Cao Ky He will leave for five other Asian capitals on Sunday after empha sizing the hopes for social eco nomic and political progress expressed by President Johnson at his Honolulu meeting with Ihe Vietnamese leaders The brace of surfacetoair missiles hit the Navy A4 Sky lawk during a raid Wednesday on Hon Mat Island 33 miles south of the North Vietnamese coastal city of Thanh Hoa a US spokesman reported The pilot bailed out over the South China Sea and was rescued by a helicopter from the guidedmis sile frigate England The loss of the jet fighter bomber was the first attributed to misiles since the United States ended the 37day bomb ing pause on Jan 31 Navy anc Air Force planes kept up the heavy schedule of attacks on the Communist North hitting bridges trucks and railroad box Davey Crockett fighting in Viet Pilots reported intense an tiaircraft fire which American military officials saw as proo of their warnings that the Nortl Vietnamese would strengthe heir air defenses during th suspension of raids The heaviest action on th ground broke out near Cu Ch 25 miles west of Saigon when large number of Viet Cong snip ers and mortar men rose lik jacksinthebox from camou flaged openings in the huge tun nel complex in the area They poured heavy fire on two companies of the US 25th Divi sion who recently established positions in the area The fighting broke out almost within hailing distance of their head quarters area Army helicopters fired rock ets at suspected Communist mortar positions but it ap ic Senate calendar but with ic words RIP resl in peace cussion edside it The bill could be called up gain later but even its hardies ackers saw little or no chance f success WASHINGTON Ml Congress sent to President Johnson Thurs day a cold war Gl Bill estab lishing a permanent program of education and other benefits for veterans who serve more than six months The Senate accepted most changes by the House in the bill the Senate passed last July Then the House without debate approved the revised measure and sent it along lo the White House One change by the Senate in ts unanimous 990 passage of he bill Thursday was to make clear that veterans who have not graduated from high school vould be the educa ional benefits The House ac cepted the change without dis The House responding to trong administration endorse ment passed the bill to repea Section 14B of the TaftHartiey Act last year But Senate Democratic lead ers now have tried twice to ge he bill up for debate and never lave been able even to win a on the preliminary motion o consider it The Senate outcome repre sented a defeat for President Fohnson and even more for the AFLCIO which had placed the at the top of its legisi a live program The 14B section aermits states to ban labor con racls which require all covered workers to join the union or at east pay dues Sidetracking of the bill was particularly galling lo the labor organization since because for the first time since TaftHartley was enacted in 1947 it had the votes for repeal of 14J3 in the House Proponents of the bill were confident they had a small Sen ate margin claiming about 54 votes But this was far short of the twothirds needed lo break the filibusler Although the bill is more cost ly lhan one backed by Johnson is expected to sign it into law The measure would pro vide assistance to veterans of more than six months military service retroactive lo Jan 31 1955 when earlier programs ex pired The World War II and Korean War Gl bills did cover veterans who had not finished high school The current measure was passed by the Senate 69 lo 17 last July House cleared it Monday by a 3810 vote but cut back the benefits in several categories It would provide for education payments ranging from to monthly depending on the number ofdependents The Sen ate range was to The House bill would require three years service to qualify for 36 months of education a full college course while Ihe Senate measure would only re quire two years duty Payments would be made di rectly to veterans who could choose their own schools No payments would be made retro actively for veterans who have attended school since 1955 North Weather outlook Decreasing and colder Thursday night lowt in 20s Friday partly cloudy and little colder in 30s Weather 2 FAMOUS NAMES ALL Trio of US servicemen bearing famous names pose on airstrip at Nha Trang in South Viet Nam where they are on duty with the 345th Troop Car rier Squadron From left Pliolofax Daniel Boone 23 of Foley Ala and David Davey Crockett 28 of Jamestown Tenn both flight en gineers and 1st Lt Gene Autry 27 of Lillington NC a C130 Hercules pilot Daniel Boone Gene Autry Davey Jones are there too By EDDIE ADAMS NHA TRANG South Viet Nam AP If you want lo meet lene Autry Davey Crocketl Daniel Boone Willie Mays and Davey Jones come lo Ihe South hina Sea Theyre all one squad the skies of South Viet Nam Explaining their jpb flying men and materiel in the 345th Troop Carrier Squadrons C130 Hercules planes is easier than explaining their names Take Staff Sgt David Crock ett 28 of Jamestown Tenn He does nol even know if hes kin to the legendary bearwrestler and Alamo hero I really took a ribbing when the song Davey Crockett was the Nol hit said the sergeant Now it doesnt bother me at all Ireally dont know if my family tree goes back that far Crocketl says one of his bud dies is actually named John Hen ry J Crockett recalls he rather en oyed meeting Daniel Boone in Okinawa a year ago Both are light engineers Boone 23 of Foley Ala says Its a name lhal people re member but sometimes I wish they hadnt When Boone went through boot camp his inslruclor on the rifle range naturally figured a guy with a monicker like that was a xrn sharpshooter I barely qualified Boone was furious Boone also discovered tha even in Brazil his is an exciting name We were picking up some troops in Brazil to take to thi Dominican Republic Boon says and this one Brazilian came over and read my nam tag He spelled it out slowly then said it loud and louder an CROCKETT Please turn to 2 peared they did not have much ucccss The Viet Cong appar nlly pulled back inlo their tun els which run for miles and re in four tiers in some places he 25th Division troops are vrecking the tunnel system US casualties were officially described as light and the Com munist toll was nol known since he Viet Cong left behind no odies An exploding mortar killed a U S Army photogra pher and injured or killed sever al other Americans Bob Jones military writer of the Honolulu Advertiser was hit in the back eg and hands by fragments rom the mortar but was report ed in good condition During the night elements o wo U S 101st Airborne compa nies collided with a Viet Cong orce near Tuy Hoa 240 miles northeast of Saigon where Al ied forces have been protecting the rice harvest in Operation Van Buren in the last three weeks The sector had recently been pounded by Guambascc E52s The DES MOINES AP The owa Supreme Court revoked hursday the license of Gordon lisher of Winterset to practice aw Disbarment proceedings had ieen brought against the 38 earoid lawyer by the Stale 3ar Association on grounds of perjury and disrespect toward he courts judges fellow attor neys and others Risher an unsuccessful can didate for state attorney gcner paratroopers said the fighting was so confused a times il was impossible lo say who was firing on whom Other elements of the 101s sweep force came to the rcscu and artillery and jet fighter supported thebeleaguered uni with a heavy barrage Revoke license of Winterset lawyer GORDON RISHER Court takes license al on Ihe Conservative ticket in 1964 was accused of calling a federal judge a clown and saying courts are becoming ju dicial whorehouses The terse disbarment order filed by Chief Justice Theodore Garfield was based on recom mendations of a fivemember bar associalion commission which conduclcd a public hear ing last fall in Winlerscl a Rishers requesl Risher contended the disbar ment proceedings were started by the AntiDefamation Leagu of Bnai Brith a Jewish serv ce organization He said his letters and other attacks on judges especially cderai judges were prompted by his concern for the constitu ional rights of retired Gen Ed vin A Walker and Walter lormley of Mount Vernon Io wa a pacifist Risher was accused of perju ry on grounds he had made a sworn denial that he circulated many writings criticizing the courts and others He admitted during the public hearing that ic had written the letters and conceded some of his language was intemperate and rash In its recommendations the bar association committee said It is evident that respondent Risher erroneously and with out justification construed the right of free speech as granting a license for vulgar and mali cious accusations Membership in the legal pro fession in no way abridges the right of free speech but it docs impose strict standards in the exercise of that right Contacted in Winterset Rish cr said he was not surprised by the disbarment and that he plans no appeal or immediate attempt to regain his law li cense Risher added he probably will remain in Winterset and oc cupy himself with other busi ness Interests ;