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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1966, Mason City, Iowa The ntwspoper that makes all North lowans neighbors year Wide range in celebrations BY TMK ASSOCIATED PKESS With song clinking glass and prayer New Year 1966 descend ed Saturday upon a space age world still seeking an end to human conflict and need The traditional celebrations varied in intensity from the noisy affair in New Yorks Times Square to the somber observance at the Vatican where Pope Paul met quietly with his aides in the privacy of his chapeL Nearly everywhere world leaders voiced the hope that 1966 would bring an end to all fighting particulary in Viet Nam whereJan 1 was just an other day of combat for the 181 000 American GIs stationed there Even as the highest US dip lomatic officials were visiting various foreign nations as part of a major peace offensive North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minn marked the holiday with a special message to the Viet Cong wishing them greater victories in the next 12 months Ho also had a greeting for the American people that they step up what he called their struggle to compel the US gov ernment to end the war of aggression against Viet Nam President and Mrs Johnson came to Austin Tex from their ranch to celebrate the New Year at a party of White House and Texas newsmen Also present were the younger presi dential daughter Luci Baines 18 and her fiance Airman Pat rick J Nugent 22 Daughter Lynda 21 stayed at the ranch 65 miles away Across the nation police worked overtime to keep down the holiday weekend traffic toll In NuneatonEngland three young men and a 16yearold girl were crushed to death in a Now liars Eve dance Witnesses said the crush oc curred after a man fainted on the stairway leading to the dance floor A few persons tried to pick him up But others not realizing what was happening stumbled over each other In Reno Nev more than 100 couples marked New Years Eve by getting married thus HOME EDITION lie a One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 1 1H4 Associated Presi Full Wlrei VOL 1M No 277 Transit strike in U S peaceseeking missions continue By RAYMOND E PALMER LONDON AP Arthur J Goldberg President Johnsons special envoy flies in from Par is Saturday to meet with Prime Minister Harold Wilson on Viet Nam Another Johnson Emissary W AverellHarriman met with President Tito of Yugoslavia at Brdo Castle in the northern part of the Balkan Communist coun try Their trips have been de scribed by the White House as part of a widespread series of peaceseeking missions Harriman arrived in Kranj an industrial city near Brdo Castle by special train from Belgrade and continued his trip by car He was accompanied by C Burke Elbrick the US am bassador to Yugoslavia Yugo slav Foreign Minister Marko Nikezic also attended the meet ing Harriman has already talked with Polish leaders in Warsaw and is to fly to India after his talks with Tito He was to see Tito Friday but fog kept his presidential jet from landing at Ljubljana Airport after it took off from Belgrade Goldberg met with President Charles de Gaulle of France Friday and with Pope Paul VI on Wednesday Goldberg hoped to return home Friday for New Years Eve celebrations but surprise orders from Washington sent him on to London This came to a surprise also to the American Embassy in London and to Wil son The prime minister was holi daying in the Scilly isles off southwest England and hoped to celebrate his 2Gth wedding anni versary today quietly with his wife and their son Giles Within an hour of Goldbergs announcement emergency ar rangements were made to get Wilson back to London He is flying by helicopter to the main land then by a Royal Air Force plane to London Curious lull in Viet Nam By THOMAS A REEDY SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Viet Cong battalions darting out of the jungles in a dozen areas over the past week sneaked into hiding New Years Day and a curious lull in ground fighting settled over South Viet Nam Only one fairly big action was reported during the day and that was a continuation of a Vietnamese multibattalion adding a deduction to their 1965 income tax returns Overseas temple bells in Ja pan tolled out the Year of the Snake and welcomed the Year of the Horse The Japanese many clad in furs against a sudden cold spell crowded shrines as bells rang 108 times atoning for what the Japanese believe are the 108 sins each human being commit ted during the past year Report 809 deaths on Iowa roads 1V THE ASSOCIATED PRESS owa wound up 1965 with 809 traffic deaths an annual mark second only to the 851 fatalities in 19G4 The New Year holiday week end saw three deaths as it passed the midpoint Saturday The Associated Press count oC weekend deaths began at 6 pm Thursday and ends at mid night Sunday Julie Smith IS of Davenport was the first victim of 1966 She was a passenger in a car driven by her brother which hit a utility pole in Davenport early Saturday The brother Martin Smith Jr 17 and an other passenger Greg Lee 17 of Davenport were hospitalized The final victim of 1965 was Mrs Gladys Frost 58 of Atlan tic She was fatally injured when her car ran off Highway 71 about four miles north of At lantic New Years Eve She was alone Greene and Page were the only Iowa counties without a traffic death in 1965 Polk the most populous county led the slate with 59 deaths followed by Linn County with 32 Du with 30 and Pottawatta mie with 29 Six persons were killed in a twocar accident near Dubuque June 15 and another six died in an Aug 15 collision east of Griswold In all there were seven accidents in which four or more persons died The worst month of 1965 for Iowa traffic deaths was August with 93 followed hy September with 88 search that began Friday in Hau Nghia Province about 35 miles northwest of Saigon Units lifted into the zones by helicopter flushed a sizeable concentration of Viet Cong in two significant contacts and claimed 125 killed 63 capturer andV26 weapons seized The two mortars and two machineguns Illustrative of the quiet was the experience of the US Marines in their big 1st Corps area in the northeast where 290 patrols and ambush missions made little or no contact with the enemy Air attacks still were withhelc from North Viet Nam and an Air Force spokesman saic none are contemplated for the moment The lull began with the start of a 30huur ceasefire Dec Air Force Secretary Harold Brown arrived Saturday for a weeks tour of installations in Southeast Asia and within an hour saw action He flew 37 miles north ofSaigon to watch an attack hy B52s from Guam on suspected Viet Cong hideouts in the jungles Viet Nam ataglance LONDON Ambassador Ar thur J Goldberg flies in to talk about Viet Nam with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson Wilson interrupts a New Years vacation to see Goldberg Air attacks against the Viet Cong also were on a diminished scale over the past 24 hours US and South Vietnamese pi ots flew 267 sorties against riv er shipping camps supply and storage areas Pilots recorded destroying 300 Viet Cong build ngs 11 sampans and some gun emplacements and bunkers Navy planes from carrier lew only 39 sorties over South Viet Nam but dense foliage pre vented damage assessment The Communist bands seemec under some kind of orders to keep out of sight almost ove the entire country for the mo meht at least Some allied strategists calcu lated that the Viet Cong wer resting nnd regrouping lo seiz some new kind of initiative The din of battle arourK Quang Ngai the hottest spot o the past two days also had die down The twinpronged attac by the Viet Cong against out posts at Minh Long and Son H was broken off Government survivors strag gled into other outposts durin the day their units battered an beaten Reports from the seen said casualties apparently wer heavy Therefwas no sign howevei that theJViet Cong intended t push closer to Quang Ngai City 330 miles north of Saigon In fact having thrown a bi punch at Hill 66 the Son Ha oul post the Viet Cong coolly quit i and allowed government troop to have it back The Minh Lon post was gone however and th South Vietnamese started LO se up another post VA miles to th north The US Air Force counted u its year in action here and liste 50000 strike sorties in suppo of the government forces Ove North Viet Nam the Air Fore logged 10570 tactical strike and the B52 strategic bomber flew more than 1000 sortie against the Viet Cong Th bomb drops totalled 23610 ton over the north 56670 in th south He meets Goldberg tonight at No 10 Downing Street the prime ministers official London residence Goldbergs principal object apparently is to tell Wilson about talks he and Harriman have had so far Britain with the Soviet Union is cochairman of the 1954 Gene va conference which divided French Indochina into North and South Viet Nam Cambodia and Laos They might be called on to convene a conference on Viet Nam Goldberg haii a busy day in Paris Friday Besides meeting De Gaulle he talked with French Foreign Minister Mau rice Couve de Murville and ad dressed a special meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tions permanentcouncil He stressed the theme thai the Viet Nam war can be settled only at the conference table and without prior conditions In a regular New Years Eve address to the nation De Gaulle said that France is staying out of the Vietnamese conflict and will continue to do so We ourselves are engaged nowhere and we will do what is necessary not to be integrated in any war which is not our own he said in the radiotele vision speech recorded shortly before he saw Goldberg Lindsay asks cooperation NEW YORK The new year brought a sub way and bus strike to the nations largest city and a newly sworn mayor spent his firsthoursin office fever ishly working to minimize the crippling effects Only a scattered few stragglers were on trains and streets when a union spokesman declared at 5 am that the strike was officially in effect despite a court nj unc lion Dispute on prices of steel LBJ calls for meeting WASHINGTON AP A new1 usinessgovcrnmenl dispute ver prices greeted the New car following Bethlehem Steel decision to charge more or some of its products President Johnson called for a meeting between company offi cials and his own council of eco nomic advisers but there was no immediate word on whether nc would occur Bethlehem spokesmen werent available and Gardner Acklcy Zambian gas saver Robert Good US ambassador to Zambia and his wife Nancy are affected by the current gasoline rationing in thecapital city of Lusaka When the tank of his official car got clown to four Phototax gallons Good said Something has to be clone So Friday he and his wife joined other Zambians in conserving fuel by using bicycles KRANJ Yugoslavia W Av erell Harriman meets with President Tito of Yugoslavia to outline US alms in Viet Nam to the Balkan Communist leader He is to fly to New Delhi India after the talks lull in the ground fighting develops as Viet Cong battalions stay hidden US air strikes against Communist tar gets in South Viet Nam continue on a reduced scale Bombing of the north remains suspended VATICAN Paul VI sends New Years Day mes sages to Moscow Peking Hanoi and Saigon appealing for peace Rhodesia gets defense chief SAME DATE1W4J1 SALISBURY Rhodesia AP An ardent advocate of Rho desian independence has been named that countrys foreign minister and minister of de fense He is Lord Graham a Scottish duke who originally came to Rhodesia to take up farming Weather outlook Turning cloudy with occa sional mow or driiilo Uto Saturday and occasional snow IMtoly Sunday forenoon Woathor details on 2 Pope asks Viet chiefs to end war VATICAN CITY AP Pope Paul VI Saturday appealed to the presidents of North and South Viet for the first time to the leaders of Com munist China and the Soviet help end the Viet Nam war The messages in French were sent to Moscow Peking Hano and Saigon on New Years Eve and announced here Saturday They marked a major new ex tension of the pontiffs persona campaign to still the fighting in Viet Namand settle the prob WASHINGTON AP Social iecurity taxes took a billion nnual jimp Saturday while xcise taxes dropped by one tiirc that amount as a modest ew Years present Both changes were the auto matic secondstage results of wo major acts of Congress las ummer the excise tax repeal aw signed on June 21 and the MedicareSocial Security bill signed into law on July 29 New Years Eve whoopee makers got a 12hour break on the excise tax removal The cab aret tax repeal took effect at noon Friday otherwise it woiild lem through negotiation Pope Paul last week sent messages to North and South Viet Nam thanking them for the Christnia truce for which he had appealed His latest appeals including Red China and the Soviet Un ion were made just two day after he conferred here with President Johnsons special en voy Ambassador Goldberg The Vatican also Arthur J announced that Pope Paul had given Goldberg a message for John son Its contents were not dis closed Social Security up Excise cut starts Soys fiogs are like people BELTSVILLE Md AP A scientist at the Agriculture Re search Service here says he has confirmed that hogs arc more like humans than any other non primates They are physiologically more like humans and they are subject to many of the same maladies explained Dr Jack Ci Taylor who is engaged in developing a miniature breed with which researchers can work more easily lave been in force right up until he bells horns and whistles sounded at midnight Canceled with it was the gen eral admissions tax on theaters movies race tracks and athletic events including the days bowl games But in terms of benefits o consumers the bulk of the estimated billion annual tax savings comes from these changes The tax on telephone calls dropped from 10 per cent to 3 ncr cent in three more annual stepdowns it will be eliminated The passenger car mamifac urers tax reduced last June from 10 per cent to 7 per cent now is clown to 6 per Various other taxes were re pealed including the excises on lub dues matches auto parts light bulbs private communica tion services and the stamp tax on sales of stocks and bonds Steeply higher Social Security tax deductions will show up in the first paychecks of the new year The tax is increased from 3625 per cent to 42 per cent each on employes and employ ers and it is applied to the first of income instead of the first The change amounts to a 60 per cent tax increase for those earning a year or more The maximum lax jumps from a year to with env ploycrs payipg a similar in crease The selfemployed wil this year instead of 1259 This tax boost and others scheduled every year or so icrcafter pays for the 7 per cent increase in old age pen sions disability and survivors Benefits which congress made retroactive to last Jan 1 and or the doublebarreled health insurance program which starts next July 1 The latter financed through a trust fund like that of the Socia Security system provides hospi lal insurance for all persons 65 and older plus an optional plan which substantially covers other medical costs including doctor bills for those who choose to pay S3 each month chairman of the council clined all comment Earlier Ackley said on the basis information available the Bethlehem action must be characterized as inflatlonar and not in the public interest Johnson spending the hoi days at his Texas ranch assert cd This is certainly no time for unwarranted price increase which can lead to inflation Twice during 1965 the Johnson administration forced major industries aluminum and cop per to rescind announced price hikes In 1962 President John F Kennedy blocked an acrossthe board price increase by most oi he steel industry Those at tempted raises were attributed to labor costs Bethlehem made no such statement in its an nouncement Friday The Bethlehem boosts amount lo a ton on structural steel shapes and piling the basic frameworks for big buildings The spokesman said the trains would j deliver their passengers and head for the yards By am the last passen gers had been dispatched from all trains Commuter railroad and bus service from outlying areas was not immediately affected by Uie strike forces but that his tsringent Mayor John V Lindsay ap pealed for cooperation from the metropolitan areas millions and warned that should the strike continue until Monday only 25 per cent of those who normally travel in Manhattan will be able to do so Peppery Michael J Quill president of the AFLCIO ransport Workers Union had termed out of a meeting ity negotiators and Lindsay at am declaring The trike is on Lindsay who took over as ihicf executive of tlus city of eight million at midnight repared to spend a sleepless irst full day in his new office running the city which is a struck city He said he would be available at City Hall around the clock until the dispute is settled j ordered for am despite cr State Court injunctionobtained by the city four hours before talks col lapsed Bridges icavy highways and some equipment These Arizona flood is subsiding PHOENIX Ariz AP A dry desert river that went on a bender New Years Eve subsid ed slowly Saturday after its floodwatcrs had crushed a new interstate freeway and cut a city in half The raging Salt River flooded by the emergency release of water from brimful reservoirs raced through central Arizona at a rate unseen in this century Nearly 8000 persons whose homes had been threatened were herded into churches school buildings and National Guard armories By late Friday night all but about 1700 were back home Major natural gat lints rup lured al two places in the river and pleas went out to homeown ers throughout the Salt River Valley lo use as sparingly The estimates of damae be gan at million mostly to private property Power to a wide area ol northeast Phoenix was cut ofi for two hours when water hit six substations of the Salt River Project The shock to the 750000 peo pie in the Phoenix area unusec to seeing water in any river was followed by wild curiosity as they raced lo see it Then as the roily brown swept on a halfmile FLOOD Plooso Turn to Pago 2 1 products represent 7 per cent of he total steel market Edward D Bickford Bethle icms vice president for sales aid the increases were being nadc in the light of growing ndustry acceplance and de mand for more economical and ightweight h i g h e rstrength structural steels and the sub stantially increased mill lime required to produce them on a tonnage basis He added Even with the asc structure revision the cost of equivalent steel framing for structures will be less lhan five years ago Bethlehem said It had no plans lo raise other prices At the same time it said it vas reducing prices on jumbo sections of steel used in unusu ally large structures It couldnt be determined vhether other steel companies vould follow the Bethlehem cad Armco Steel Corp said it was caught by surprise Other com anies replied they were study ng the situation The announcement by Bethlc icm the nations No 2 steel producer came in midmorning and five hours later Ackley re eased a special statement He said while it is possible hat Bethlehem might have in formation not available to the government which would justify this increase such information has not been presented to us or to the public Inside The Globe Clear Lake news Editorials Business news 5 Mason City news Latest markets Sotioty 8 Sports nows Comics v 1 North news 1 Classified pages 121 MICHAEL QUILL Defies injunction The union leader who repeal dly had said he would not obey such an injunction tore up what he said might have been a copy if the court order I dont know what theyll do o me and I dont give a damn ic shouted in his Irish brogue as ie ascended to his top floor com in the 50story Hotel Americana site of the talks Public agoncies and private irms planned for the workday movement of 15 million people n the congested metropolitan rea without public transporta ion The 236mile subway system arries an average of nearly hrce million people daily and ts 600 separate trains serve bout 9500 persons every minute of the two rush hours More than a million olhcrs depend daily on the 533 miles of us transportation Very few cw Yorkers live close enough o work to walk The transit talks collapsed after 12 hours fintermittent egotiations between Lindsay JuiJl and union negotiators Transit Authority Chairman oseph QGrady and his negoti STR1KE Pleaioturn to Pago 2 Freight train derailed at La Porte City LAPORTE CITY Four cen cars of a Rock Island reight train were derailed ear y Saturday in southern Black Hawk County about three miles north of here No one was injured Twelve of the cars overturned Six of hem were loaJcd with meat The 55th car of the 85car train was the first to leave the rails The crew disconnected the irst 54 cars and took the train to Cedar Rapids The derailment held up1 the northbound Rock Island Socket passenger train which jack to Vinton and hrough Iowa Falls and Mawm ity to Minneapolis ;