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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1966, Mason City, Iowa in advisers r Discuss Viet foreign policy WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson called in top ad yisers Monday for conferences on Viet Nam and foreign policy economic conditions and the ef fects of a steel price increase by the Bethlehem Steel Corp Vice President Hubert H Humphrey was on hand to re port on his fournation tour of the Far East Humphrey re mained for the conferences at tended also by Secretary of De fense Robert S McNamara Secretary of State Deant Rusk and McGeorge Bundy John sons special assistant for na tional security affairs White House press secretary Bill D Moyers said the discus sion included the State of the message Johnson will de liver to the new Congress Johnson returned to the White House Sunday night after an ex tended stay at his ranch in Texas Sunday night Moyers said Johnson conferred for about two hours with special assistant Joseph Califano on the steel situation Monday morning Moyerssaid Johnson engaged in a general review of the economic situation with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler Budget Director Charles Schultze and Gardner Ackley chairman of the Presi dents Council of Economic Ad visers Earlier Johnson was on the telephone with Secretary of La bor WiUard Wirtz exploring the possibility of any additional as sistance the government might provide in attempting to bring an end to the New York trans it strike Moyers said no con clusions were reached Viet Nam situation at gl once Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAIGON U S and South Vietnamese paratroopers move into the Mekong Delta in the first big American drive into the fertile Red territory They claim 236 guerrillas killed and 502 suspects detained beforethe Viet Corig flees deeper into the marshes Thesuspension of air raids on North Viet Nam contin ues for the llth day WASHINGTON President Johnson is reported prepared to enter talks on Viet Nam without any preconceived solu tions or thought of quick settle ment Abroad his special en voys continue their visits ex plaining the Presidents Viet Nam policy to foreign leaders TOKYO North Viet Nam says the United States mus definitely and unconditionally halt acts of war against it anc acknowledge Communist terms for a settlement including US troops withdrawals Red China calls peace moves a smoke screen to hide schemes of war expansion KARACHI ILS Ambassa loTatlarge W Averell Harri man confers with Pakistan leaders on Viet Nam afte similar meetings with Indian officials in New Delhi WARSAW Ambassado Harrimans meetings with Pol ish Communist officials las week raise a glimmer of hope that Poland may be able to help end the fighting in Viet Nam MILWAUKEE Wis After visit to Poland and Southeas Asia Rep Clement J Zablocki DWis says Polish officials be lieve North Viet Nam is read to talk peace ADDIS ABABA G Menne Williams US undersecretar of state for African affairs meets with Emperor Haile Se lassie after talks in Morocco Algeria Nam and Tunisia on Vie newspaper that makes all North lowans HOME EDITION UOc MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 3 1H4 Associated Preu Full Wlm VOL 27 utoff I companies Strike numbs New York City NEW YORK ff The brunt of a twodayold ransit strike hit New York this dreary Monday ireatened for a time to overwhelm Manhattan with utomobiles then eased into a flow described as nor nal As traffic had piled up during the early rush our Mayor John V Lindsay warned he might be dreed to close off the city o any more automobiles Lindsay who took office just ours before the bus and sub ay workers struck New Years ay climbed into a police heli opter fora personal inspection f the choked arteries from the oggy drizzly skies Then like a breaking fever ic crisis passed and Traffic ommissioner Henry A Barnes eported traffic in Manhattan as loosening And the mayor lifted his ire at By 8 am he said traffic was about normal now but urged lat no additional drivers head or Manhattan He predicted there would be ontinuous traffic jams in Man attan throughout the day Barrier attributed the easing f Manhattans traffic to the act that drivers headed for ork about two hours earlier han usual This caused early morning tieups but eased con itions in the midst of the usual rush hour 1 New Yorkers didnt feel the ull impact of the strike until Honday because of the holiday weekend Lindsay went on radio and elevision early Monday to make lastminute appeal to com nuters not to drive into the ity Principals in the negotiations jot back to the bargaining table arly Monday Michael J Quill head of the Traffic jam on pedestrian lane NEW There was an 8 am traffic jam on the Brooklyn Bridge Monday but it wasnt the bumpertobump er kind Police reported the jam was on the bridges pedestrian lane as thousands followed mayor John C Lindsays sug gestion and walked to their Manhattan jobs VATICAN Paul VI prays for Divine help to end the fighting and says he is pleased with the favorable echo of the world press and pub lic opinion to his peace appeals to the Soviet Union Communist China and North and South Viet Nam Inside The Globe Transport Workers Union AFL JIO the man who called the strike was due to appear in State Supreme Court Monday I answer a showcause order As hopes for an early settle ment brightened Sunday night hen suddenly faded the na lions largest city put into effec emergency measures to handl the 74 million persons who nor rrially ride the subways ani buses every working day Extra commuter trains an buses were added er ergenc parking and taxi regulation were applied and schools wer closed But above all else May or Lindsay urged people not t drive automobiles in the cit except on absolutely essentia business The strike is expected to cos stores an estimated millio a day in lost sales The 33000 bus and subwa employes walked off the job i defiance of a court injunction a 5 am Saturday just fiv hours after Lindsay took offic as the citys first Republica mayor in 20 years The Transport Workers Un ion and the Amalgamate Transit Union AFLCIO ar demanding higher wages shorter work week and othe benefits the Transit Authoril estimated would cost mi ion Sunday night Quill offered t cut the demand by 80 pe cent to million but th TA quickly rejected it Transit Authority Chairma Joseph OGrady said the offe had not been made in goo Editorials Society news MW Sports 1314 North Iowa news 15 Latest markets U Mason City news 1617 Comics Ctar Lake rwws 11 Classified pages M21 Rail union asks wage increases CLEVELAND Ohio AP he Brotherhood of Locomotive iremen and Enginemen de manded Monday wage increases nd other improvements from e nations major railroads The demands affect approxi ately 30000 locomotive help rs hostlers and ostler helpers and locomotive ngineers represented by the rotherhood of about 190 rail oads H E Gilbert president of the nion announced here that general chairmen erved notice on the individual ailroads for a 25 per cent in rease in basic wage rates a ostof living wage adjustment lause night shift differential ay supplemental pensions and ther improvements He said the was de ermined to secure needed eo omic gains at a time when the ailroad industry is enjoying ear record earnings and rofits In addition to the wage in reases the unions demands in lude a 25 per cent increase in 11 arbitraries miscellaneous ates and special allowances a ostofliving adjustment of 15 ents per hour for each 4 and increase in the consumer rice index daily and monthly vork guarantees increase in aily earnings minima of in reight passenger and other oad service differential pay of 0 cents per hour for all time in duty between 6 pm and 6 am The unionalso demanded that he carrier give a fiveday writ en notice before abolishing any assignment payment of double ime or double mileage to em ployes held in service in excess of the monthly maximum mile age and improved lodging and meal allowances for any em loye held away from his home erminal three hours or more Existing pay rates for locomo ive helpers firemen include per basic day 100 miles n freight service per jasic day in passenger service and for an eighthour day n fiveday yard service Engineers now earn a day in passenger service n through freight service and 52852 in yan1 service The daily rate for hostlers is for a fiveday work week Gilbert said the wage de mands also would apply to jobs restored to firemen after a cur rent arbitration ruling expires March 31 The is nego tiating for the restoration of firemens jobs which were blanked temporarily under a twoyear federal arbitration rul ing Idled by massive transit strike The normally empty yards of the New York Transit An port Workers Union strike which started New YearsDay Inset thority are filled withempty subway trains idled by the Trans shows one mans answer to the problem Pholofax SAIGON South Viet Nam AP US paratroopers slogged through mud and swamp Mondayin their first big invasion of the Mekong Delta but a large Viet Cong force slipped deeper into the Red sanctuary eluding their pur suers The probe by the 173rd Air borne Brigade backed by artil lery air strikes and even tanks began with high hopes of roust ing the guerrillas from their stronghold Although they offered some brisk skirmishes and steady snip er fire at the start of the opera tion New Years Day the Viet Cong withdrew into the marshes in the direction of the Plain of Reeds near the Cambodian fron tier By Monday afternoon there was only occasional contact with the guerrillas A US spokesman said the 173rd Brigade had killed 111 Viet Cong captured7 and de tained 502 suspects Vietnamese troops killed 125 guerrillas in the fighting their spokesmen said The US paratroopers had moved westward from Saigon imo the sugar and rice fields ered a Viet Cong infiltration route and base camp It was considered doubtful that the heavily armed Ameri cans would attempt to pursue the Reds over terrain unsuited to their equipment Although American planes again spared the Communist North from attack US Air See related story Page 5 around Bao Trai 20 miles from the capital They captured a large store of rice and other food and some National Libera tion Front flags After the initial encounters however the Viet Cong headed toward the Plain of Reeds a marshy Communist area on the northern fringe of the Mekong Delta It lias long been conaid Force B52s bombed jungle tar gets in Binh Duong Province 40 miles northwest of Saigon The Communists attacked a Vietnamese scout company command post with flamethrow ers and grenades 12 miles south of Tuy Hoa on the central coast They were beaten off Ten Reds were reported killed A military spokesman said it was the first timethe Commu nists used flamethrowers The South Vietnamese didnt cap ture any of them but they were believed of Chinese make and part of the equipment of a bat talion of North Vietnamese reg ulars The government force was taking part in a searchandde stroy operation with South Ko rean troops in Phu Yen Prov ince Another 100 miles up the crast Vietnamese troops launched three relatively large operations to relieve pressure on Quang Ngai City a provin cial capital Several battalions took light casualties in a skir mish eight miles south of Quang Ngai while other companies of regional forces operated about a VIET NAM Turn to Page 2 Pentagon acts on boosts Inland joins Bethlehem WASHINGTON AP Sec retary of Defense Robert S McNamara Monday directed the shifting of orders for future deliveries of structural steel away from the Bethlehem Steel Corp and any other firm rais ing prices McNamara issued a state ment announcing that he had directed all defense procure ment officials wherever possi ble to shift orders for future deliveries items of steel on which prices have been raised to companies which have not increased prices Just as Asst Secretary of fense Arthur Sylvester was reading state ment to newsmen the Inland Steel Co was announcing a boost similar to Bethlehems increase in certain types of structural steel McNamara ordered that de fense procurement officials take all practicable steps to insure that defense contractors adopt the same procedures as military procurement officers with respect to their purchases and those of their subcontrac The Defense Department uses about 320000 tons a year of structural shapes and piling This represents about 5 per cent of total industry which has been running at about six million tons a year Sylvester left open the possi bility that current contracts may be canceled faith and he accused Quill of stalling tactics The TA had offered a lion package as an alternative but Quill termed that ax opera tion peanuts Transit employe hourly wages now range from for a sta tion cleaner to for a motor man Sioux City man suing for DES MOINES AP Homer Mayhew of Sioux City is suing the IowaIllinois Telephone Co of New London for in apersonal injury action filed in US District Court here Mayhew claims he was in jured when he fell from a pole east of Linn Grove while dis mantling telephone lines on May 18 1963 IowaIllinois in turn has filed suit against Ben Turner of Macks Creek Mo The utility claims Mayhew worked for Tur ner and that Turner should pay any damages Dominican threatened by violence SANTO DOMINGO Domini can Republic AP Violence again threatened the Domini can Republic Monday as the pro visipnal president Hector Gar ciaGodoy prepared a re sponse to demands that he dis miss the nations military chiefs The president promised to address the nation Monday night on results of a govern ment investigation into a bloody incident last month that led to the current crisis Behind the crisis was the continuing hostility betweenthe armed forces and hardcore leftwing nationalists sympa thetic to last Aprils revolution The leftwingers want the military chiefs booted out The military leaders believe the leftists want to infiltrate the armed forces The dispute has seriously impaired the peace making efforts of the Organi zation of American States 5 holiday deaths in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS AP Five traffic deaths have been record ed in Minnesota thus far in on New Years Day The states alltime recon traffic fatality toll for 1965 climbed to 861 over the long holiday weekend NO RIGHT TURN WHOA THERE wasnt confused by the many signs because this motorist came from the opposite direc tion but he still was confused Obviously he is going t h e wrong way on a oneway street just as many of his neighbors did Monday with the start of oneway north south traffic The camera was pointed west at the intersec tion of 2nd NW and Washing ton North Iowa Weather outlook Clear to partly cloudy through Tuesday Lows Mon day night 1520 Highs Tues day in lower 40s Hanoi blasts peace efforts WASHINGTON of resident Johnsons peace cn oys continued their efforts Monday despite new dampening ilasts from Hanoi The North Vietnamese Com munist party organ Nhan Dan branded the current US peace moves as trickery and said hat if any political solution to hc Viet Nam war is to be achieved the United States must halt definitely and uncondi ionally all acts of war against the North The Hanoi newspaper also said Washington would have to acknowledge the four conditions he Communists have set down or an end to the war What was meant by acknowledge was not immediately clear Wash ington has let it be known that it would be willing to discuss the four points if negotiations got under way US efforts to get suchtalks started moved ahead with rov ing Ambassador W Averell Harrimans arrival in Pakistan for talks with President Mo hammed Ayub Khan while G Mennen Williams carried the American view to African lead ers As the flurry of American dip lomatic activity continued the lull in the bombings of North Viet Nam targets moved into its llth day The bombing moratorium is viewed as a part of Washing tons efforts to establish condi tions favorable to the beginning of peace talks with North Viet Nam The public reaction from Ha noi was anything but encourag ing Only hours before the party organ Nhan Dan made its dec larations North Viet Nams President Ho Chi Minh had de clared that the Communists would fight until final victory He said he was standingfirm on his terms for peace terms already rejected by the United States Hos views were in messages to the Japanese newspaper Asa hi Shimbun and to a Havana meeting of leftists from three continents The message sug gested anew that Hanoi would agree to negotiate only after tba United States accepts its four point demand which includes withdrawal of American troops from South Viet Nam In Peking the official Chinese PEACE Please Turn to Page 2 We dont know until rhe con tracts are studied Sylvester said when asked about the ef fect of McNamaras order on present contracts Bethlehem is the chief sup plier of structural steel for the Defense Department Asked the reason for McNa maras action Sylvester said the Defense Department is try ing to buy at the lowest possi ble cost arid in so doing to hold down all inflationary forces Last fall the administration moved to sell aluminum from the trovernment stockpile and thus forced a rollback of an an nounced aluminum price in crease Later the Defense Depart ment used its considerable weight to discourage a price increase in copper And in April 1962 McNamara took an action similar to to days to help beat down an an nounced industrywide steel price increase of a ton Administration sources had been hinting the government might reduce its purchases of structural steel framings from Bethlehem if the firm refused to withdraw its in crease on certain key structur al products President Johnson had called Bethlehems increase unwar ranted and said it could lead to inflation But Edmund F Martin chair man of secondranking Bethle hem said in a statement Sun Pope Paul VI sends peace appeal to LBJ day night the threedayold price hike was a result of product improvements that en able lighterweight steel to do heavier jobs After the price adjust ments Martin said the cost of equivalent steel framing for structures will be less than five years ago This is not inflation ary Government sources indicated Sunday thata cutback of feder al purchases from Bethlehem may be forthcoming if the com pany refuses to withdraw its increases The government now consumes about 25 per cent of the total output of structural steel shapes VATICAN CITY Pope Paul VI has sent President Johnson a personal plea to do everything in his power to bring peace to Viet Nam the Vaticans LOsservatore Ro mano reported Monday The papal message LOsser vatore said was given to spe cial presidential envoy Arthur J Goldberg during a meeting here two days before the Pope sent peace appeals to the lead ers of Red China the Soviet Unionj and North and South Viet Nam Goldberg flew to Rome unex pectedly last week on an ur gent mission He talked with the pontiff for an hour SAME ;