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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1966, Mason City, Iowa draft The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors plans WASHINGTON AP Col lege deferments and manpower problems top the agenda for a meeting here Wednesday of Mid western and Eastern state draft directors with national Selective Service officials The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential additional sources of manpower to replen ish the pool of men classified as 1A and available for induc tion a Selective Service spokesman said He added The possibility of a return to consideration of class standing and testing for alleged defer ment will surely be discussed Under present Selective Serv ice policies the 22 million stu dents holding college defer ments only are required to be doing satisfactory work as full time students at a properly ac credited college or university The spokesman said no deci sion had been reached in the proposed reinstatement of the Korean War system of college deferments ordered abolished by President John F Kennedy in 1962 That system required local draft boards to take into consideration a students class standing and his score on the Selective Service college qualifi cation test Under those rules a freshman had to be in the upper three fourths of his class to be consid ered doing satisfactory work a sophomore in the upper two thirds and a junior in the upper half o Lt Gen Lewis B Hershey director of the Selective Serv ice and draft directors from 10 Southern slates discussed col lege deferment and other poli cies Jan 9 at a regional meet ing at Ft Stewart Ga A third regional meeting has been scheduled by Hershey with LEWIS B HERSHEY Leads draft directors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 19 Associated Full Ltam Wirei VOL No Nehrus daughter Requests extra funds tor war WASHINGTON Iff President Johnson formal ly asked Congress Wednesday for a billion in crease in the Viet Nam war chest and for billion in tax increases and tax revisions to help finance it We hope the aggression will end he said in a letter to Capitol Hill We must be prepared if it does not The S12761 billion would be a supplemental ap propriation for the present fiscal year ending June 30 though some of it would not actually be spent unti later Of the total about billion would be for mil tary spending and million for economic aid mostly in South Viet Nam There is little opposition to th new appropriation but objec tions were voiced in both partie to tax changes These changes would include 1 The excise tax on new ai tos which went down from 7 t 6 per cent Jan 1 would go bac to 7 2 The telephone tax reduce from 10 lo 3 per cent on th same dale would be restored t Wants tax changes by March 15 WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Johnson told Congress Wednesday he wants it lo pass by March 15 his proposals to in crease government revenues billion through tax changes in the coming year Johnson made his wish known in a letter to chairman Wilbur D Mill of he House 10 per cent 3 Corporate income tax col lections would be speeded up and a graduated system of with holding levies on individual in comes would put higher bracket Ways and Means Committee as that group started hearings on the proposals hemade in his State of the Union message Picturing his asyouearn basis These two changes would increase treas ury revenues in the immediate iuturc though not in the long revision Western stale drift directors Feb 7 in San Dicg Calif Expected to attend or be rep resented at todays meeting are thestate Selective Service di rectors of Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hamp shire New York New Jersey Rhode Island Vermont Penn sylvania West Virginia Ken tucky Maryland Ohio Virgin ia Minnesota Iowa Missouri Illinois Indiana Michigan and the District of Columbia Draft directors for New York tax package as a means of com batting inflationwith least pain to taxpayers Johnson wrote Mills I believe that the changes are moderate equitable respon sible and essential I hope thai your gross run In i letter to Chairman Wil bur D Mills DArk of the House and Means Com mitlee Johnson asked that the changes be sent to him by March 15 for signature in or City which is treated as a dUU toociiLirti ii 11 it 11 r committee and the tha a11 taxpayers will will act promptly if at all have notice and we i j IHHC io full nil possible so they can reach my desk for signature before March 15 in order that all our taxpay ers wil have adequate notice and we can thus secure full compliance Johnson said that it needs in can thus secure full compli ance Sen Vance Hartkc DInd member of the Senate Finance Committee announced his op position to cancelling the excise tax reductions He said they were voted to spur the national Indira Gandhi to lead India NEW DKLH1 India Mrs Indira Gandhi daughter of the lute Jawaharlal Nehru was elected Wednesday lo be Indias next prime minister the first woman in modern times to head the government of a major nation Indias ruling Congress party automatically ele vated Mrs Gandhi lo prime minister by electing her She hitched her wagon to a star By JOE MCGOWAN JR NEW DELHI India AP My mother taught me to keep my feet firmly planted on the earth and my father never tired of insisting 1 should hilch my wagon to a star the slender graying woman said The statement illustrales the contradictions in the life of In dias new prime ministerMrs ndira Gandhi leader of its majority fac tion in Parliament Thus on the shoulders of this 48yearold widow fell the im mense problems of India with which her father had wrestled for 17 years until his death in 1964 and which his successor Lai Bahadur Shastri had at lacked vigorously until a heart attack killed him Jan 11 Mrs Gandhi went to her vic tory wearing a red rosebud pinned to her shawl just as her father wore a red rose daily throughout the tumultuous years after independence in 1947 Mrs Gandhi polled 355 votes to 169 for her only challenger rightwing leader Morarji De sai Viet Nam require additional economy to provide jobs and state for draft purposes and Delaware attended a similar meeting here some time ago the spokesman said TB strikes 15 children at nursery DETROIT AP About 15 children who attended a subur ban nursery are hospitalized with tuberculosis health author ities report All are in generally good condition said Dr John J Hanlon Detroit and Wayne County health director We Ihink theyll come along all right Im very optimistic Hanlon called the nursery out revenucs 1 will not hesitate to request them But he added if our efforts for a peaceful resolution of the Viet Nam sit uation are successful and those efforts will continue day and night then your governments need for revenues will be sharp ly reduced thus permitting downward tax revisions as we had following Korea White House sources said break a very epidemic Its a very localized phenomenon that seems tobe occurring with increasing frequency in the country Hanlon and Marie Gaylord operator of the preschool day Garden City dis Foht son referred here lo re scinding of the requested tax changes and if the budget pic ture warranted it perhaps out right tax culs School plan under study SCHLESWIG AP Educa tors in six western Iowa Coun ties will wait for the State Board of Public Instruction to make recommendations for location of profits and the need still ex ists There may be no need what soever for tax increases he said unless the war in Asia is widened beyond that which the congress and the American people have been sold As for Ihe supplemental ap propriation Rep Frank Bow af Ohio top Republican on the IIouse appropriations commit tee said Weve got to go ahead with it there is nothing we can do about it In asking the appropriation Johnson again was unable to say whether his current effort for negotiations will be success ful in opening a road to peace ful settlement We will continue lo press on every door he said But until there is a response and until the agression A taste of winter I do not like politics she nounce said not long ago I do not like ballot being in the public eye But she served a yearas pres ident of Indias ruling Congress party and 19 months as minister of information and broadcasting in the Cabinet of the late Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri Recently she told an inter viewer she would like to devote her time lo research and an thropology As prime minister the frail 48yearold woman will be grappling with Indias food shortage and regional rivalries a shaky truce with Pakistan and Red Chinas belligerence among many other problems Mrs Gandhi probably could have had Ihe job of prime min ister when her father Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru died in May 1964 Cheering erupted in Parlia ments central hall when a par ty official GS Pathak an nounced the results of the secret As the Nehru firmly once again took command in India Mrs Gandhi moved quickly to heal any damage done to party unity by the hectic political ma neuvering that followed Shas tris death I want your blessing she told Desai as balloting began The stern 69yearold Desai replied Who am I to give you The winter sun glistens on the frozen surface of Hamilton Pond at Salisbury Cove Mt Desert Island Me and the ice sinys as young skaters Photofax dart across the ice The skeleton of a tree overlooks the scene to add to this typical New England winter scene nursery in closed the epidemic Tuesday Two unnamed family doctors were credited in large part with discovery of the epidemic Mrs Gaylord said she and her staff and health authorities worked together in running clown the case Shortly before Christmas Day a family doctor found a lesion on a small girls leg He report ed to health authorities A few days later another girl was found apparently infected with TB Her doctor also report ed to heallh officials Investigation brought out that both girls had attended the nursery vocationallechnical school dis tricts School superintendents and county school board members decided at a meeting this week not propose specific plans for a district involving Carroll Cherokee Ida Buena Vista Crawford and Audubon counties The stale board already has said a proposed district com prised of Carroll Crawford and Audubon counties would be too small we must do all that is neces sary the President said to support our allies and our fight ing forces in Viet Nam That is the purpose of the present re quest The request was in the form of a letter to Speaker of the House John W McCormack From the skimpy information let out ahead of the presidential communication to Congress it is known that billion of the new supplemental will be spenl by June 30 the end of the cur rent fiscal year Inside The Globe Editorials 4 Society news 67 Sports 910 Bowling news 11 North Iowa news 1415 Clear Lake news 1819 Comics 22 Latest markets 26 Mason City news 2627 Classified pages 3031 Blair heads crime bureau DES MOINES AP Robert D Blair was promoted Wcdnes day from assistant chief to chiei of the Iowa Bureau of Crimina Investigation Blair 43 and an 18year vet eran of the department was named by State Safety Commis sioner Gene Needles to succeec T A Thompson Thompson announced Monday that he will retire March 1 Truce follows bloody attacks Shastri offered to support her but she told him I am not modest enough to say that 1 cannot handle the job but I am not conceited enough to say that others cannot handle it Unlike her dynamic ambi tious aunt Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit Mrs Gandhi did not throw herself into politics but she was a close confidant of her SAIGON Viet Nam AP The clock brought the Viet Cong Wednesday night into their self iroclaimed fourday truce for he lunar new year after they had staged a series of attacks the bloodiest at a camp for 2000 Vietnamese refugees American armed forces re mained on full alert It was still unclear whether the Commu nist truce as effective at 11 pm 9 am US and other Allied troops Thirtythree persons were killed and 54 wounded as Ihe guerrillas swept down before dawn on the sleeping camp on the outskirts of Tam Ky a pro vincial capital 350 miles north east of Saigon Many of the vie ims were women and chil dren US advisers said the raiders set fire to thatched huts exe cuted whole families on the spot mangled Ihe bodies and kidnaped nine men They left behind leaflets denouncing US operations as a dirty war of aggression against the people of Viet Nam As to the Viet Cong cease fire one intelligence source said hard information had been received that American GIs would not be included As in the case of the Christ mas truce the Saigon govern ment and its American and oth Must step up war say planners SAME DATEW528 SAIGON South Viet Nam AP Highlevel US plan ners in Viet Nam say the United States and South Viet Nam must step up the war not deescalate it if the Communists arc to be brought lo the conference table and a favorable peace worked out highly reliable sources re ported Wednesday Toplevel thinking is that in the unlikely event Hanoi and the Viet Cong ask tor an armistice Allied pressure should be stepped up rather than eased The bombings against North Viet Nam should be resumed and intensified it is argued Fighting should not end before the conclusion of peace talks These views which appear at variance with President John sons current peace offensive have been transmitted to Wash ington What response has been made if any is not known The messages to Washington stressed that any peace could easily be lost unless the peace agreement contains ironclad guarantees that can and would be enforced Otherwise the American planners say a Com munist takeover is clearly pos sible Other warnings to Washington include a suggestion that no peace treaty be sought that would force North Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh to admit defeat even by implication This topplanners feel could result in Hos overthrow by a more aggressive more Peking oriented faction which would renew the war 11 is understood that some planners have urged the John son administration to draw up a politically realistic list of objec lives expected from any peace conference Another suggestion was to set a tight lime limit for peace talks so Ihey would not drag on endlessly while the Communists continued to put on pressure in the countryside where they now have a better grip than the South Vietnamese government Some top US planners in Viet Nam also warn against en trusting ultimate supervision of the peace lo Ihe International Control Commission which was given the job by the 1954 and 1962 Geneva conferences The South Vietnamese army should have ultimate responsibility these officials feel It is doubtful that the sugges tions set forth by these US offi cials would be acceptable to the Communist side under any con ditions short of impending de feat in the field or severe inter nal stresses The feeling here is thai unless Peking Hanoi and the Viet Cong realize that the United States and its allies not only have the power to win but are willing to use that power come what may peace will be long delayed er allies have ordered a cease fire of Iheir own But it is to run for only 78 hours instead of the 96 hours set by the Viet Cong The Allied ceasefire is to go into effect at 12 noon Thursday and end at 6 pm Sunday A US spokesman said Amer ican military operations al ready under way will continue until noon Thursday The US 1st Infantry Division tangled for more than an hour with a battalion of Viet Cong about 500 guerrillas in the aft ernoon in jungles 22 miles northwest of Saigon The Com munists broke off the action aft er American air support was called in By midaflernoon Ihe US planes had flown 4S sorties against the Communists The nfantrymen were engaged dur ng a sweep dubbed Operation Suckskin Their casualties were lescribcd as light Communist osscs were not immediately estimated As the Viet Cong descended on the refugee settlement at Tarn Ky from surrounding rice fields they simultaneously launched a mortar and recoil less rifle attack on the Quang Tin Province headquarters 300 yards north of the refugee camp Parts of the camp may have been caught in the cross fire but a government spokes man denied any fire was di rected at the camp A mortar fell through the roof of a billet housing men of the US Central Intelligence Agcn cy but none ofthe Americans was injured and there was only negligible damage to the rest of the complex Two Vietnamese guards were wounded father while he struggled as prime minister for 17 years un der the enormous burdens of Indias hungry hundreds of mil lions Nehru often found relaxa tion romping with Mrs Gan dhis two young sons and their animals Now the problems lhal beset Nehru and after him the dim inutive Shaslri rest on the shoulders of Nehrus 5foot5 daughter the first woman to serve as chief of government of GANDHI Please Turn to Page 2 President Johnson sends congratulations WASHINGTON Johnson has sent a of congratulations to Indias new prime minister Mrs Indira Gandhi But the White House in say ing Wednesday that the mes sage had been sent left any release of the text up to Ntw Delhi authorities blessing We need everybodys blessing Victory for Mrs Gandhi who learned politics at her fathers side not only resumed the Neh ru era after Shastris 19month interval It also passed the na tions leadership to the second generation of Indian politicians Until Wednesday India has been governed by the early free dom fighters who waged Mo handas K Gandhis peaceful resistance campaign to win independence from Britain Mrs Gandhi was part of that movement but played only a minor role However the survi vors of her fathers generation notably Congress party Presi dent Kumaraswami Kamaraj crushed most opposition to Mrs Gandhi and thus will continue to have a say perhaps a strong say in national affairs Mrs Gandhi is the 20th cen turys second woman prime minister The other was Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Cey lon the tiny island nation of 10 million people off the southern tip ol India Elected in 1960 she wasdefeated in elections early last year A new prime minister could hardly face more serious prob lems than Mrs Gandhi does There is widespread hunger in India and a near famine is ex pected in the coming months The dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir which has set the two countries at war twice in 17 years still festers Indias 480 millions still are divided along religious and sectional lines The national economy is in chaos Neighboring Commu nist China is a constant threat In a bid to save the partys unity many leading Congress politicians had shifted to Mrs Gandhi when Desai 69 publicly STRAW IN he would fight for dira Gandhi sips milk through the top job a straw in New Delhi Wednes day just before the announce ment was made of her elec tion to be Indias next prime minister Mrs Gandhi daugh ter of the latePrime Minis ter Jawaharlal Nehru is the first woman in modern times to head the government of a major nation Weather outlook Cloudy with snow Wednes day night lows 510 Thurs day cloudy with snow highs 1015 during forenoon btrt falling in afternoon Weather details on 2 V ;