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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1966, Mason City, Iowa newspaper that makes all North lowahs neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY JO 1H4 Associated Presi full LCM VOL W No 293 War planned to 67 Chances of peace talks dim Offensive nears end Pholofnx NEW PRIME MINISTER Harold E Holt who was elected head of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister of Australia Thursday adjusts flippers jn his feet early this month before going spearfishing near his home in Melbourne Holt 57 succeeds Sir Robert Menzies who resigned after 1G years in the posts Aweapon on crashed B52 MADRID An official announcement Thurs day said the USB52 strategic bomber which crashed after colliding with an aerial tanker Monday over Spains southeast coast was carrying armament A Defense Department announcement as released here in response to inquir ies said A SAC Strategic Air Com mand bomber engaged in refu eling operations the coast of Spain and which suffered an ac cident with a KG 135 tanker was carrying unarmed nuclear ar mament A radiological survey has es tablished that there is no dan ger to public health or safety as a result of this accident The announcement ended a threeday official silence over whether the big jet bomber was carrying nuclear weapons when it and the tanker collided high above the Spanish coast and crashed 55 miles northeast of the town of Almeria killing sev en of the 11 crewmen aboard the two planes Headquarters of the 16th US Air Force here had answerec all inquiries on the question of nuclear bombs having been in volved in the accident with No comment The reference to unarmed nuclear armament appeared to confirm that the nuclear bomb were aboard in a slate o peacetime readiness which means they cannot be detonate until arming processes are car ried out The announcement made n mention of whether the nuclea armament had been recoverc at the crash scene WASHINGTON AP The possibility of early negotiations to end the Vietnamese war ap pears to be fading rapidly a President Johnsons public peace offensive draws to a close without any favorable response from North Viet Nam Roving Ambassador Avcr cll Harriman the first of Johnsons peace emissaries to fly abroad and the last to come home returned Wednesday night with Secretary of State Dean Rusk from the Far East Their arrival set the stage for toplevel conferences on US military and diplomatic strate gy in the next phase of this struggle These may be held next week The central ques tions before President Johnson are whether to start bombing North Viet Nam targets again and whether to escalate the war in other respects Rusk and Harriman told newsmen upon their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base that nations around the world now understand the US aim is to bring the war to a peaceful con clusion I have the impression that the situation is much clearer to nations right around the world and the issues arc there for all to see Rusk said Everyone now generally un derstands that the obstacle to peace in Southeast Asia is not the United States Harriman said governments in each capital volunteered to do what they could in their own way with Moscow Hanoi and Peking to achieve a peaceful solution The decision is nosv up to Hanoi he said and 1 think it is fair to say that people of the world understand that the American people have the hope of bringing this to a peaceful conclusion a graduate student from RockIf Johnson has any new public unarmed nuclear Accused of mutilating draft card DES M01NES Witkowski University of lo Firepower to grow in Viet WASHINGTON UP Secretary of Defense Rob ert S McNanmra told Congress Thursday of plans for massive application of firepower in Viet Nam He ilao disclosed that budgeting is based on an assumption hat fighting will continue through June 1967 Backing up President Johnsons request for an extra installment of billion for the Viet Nam op erations this year McNamara told a joint hearing by the Senate Armed Services Smith not in running for Senate DES M01NES AP US Rep Neal Smith an Altoona Democrat who represents Io was 5th District in Congress said Thursday he has decided against running Senate this year Smith who made nouncemcnt through for the US his an his DCS and Appropriations Gom mittees still more money may be needed And he advised the Senators We must be prepared to de ploy even more forces the Communists choose to expand their operations in Viet Nam The discussion of firepower came in explanation of a re quest for an extra billion for ammunition to bring the re quests in that area to bil lion for the current fiscal year Our operational plans call for a massive application of firepower to enhance the effec tiveness of our forces and re duce casualties McNamara Moincs office said he can be nore effective forcentral Iowa n the House pushing two agri cultural economy measures of which he is the author and con tinuing to serve on the House Mason City has cold morning Mason City again was a co spot in North Iowa Thursday morning The GlobeGazette in struments in southeast Mason City reported 7 degrees below zero at S am KGLOs down town instruments reported 1 de gree below zero at the same time and the Mason City Muni cipal Airport 10 degrees below zero which was also the cold est reading during the night rd 111 was indicted by a fcd ral grand jury Wednesday for ulilating his draft card Wilkownky 23yearold father two children walked into the ffice of theuniversitys student ewspaper last Oct 22 with the tiarred remains of a draft card e said he had burned in private arlier that day The student said his action ad nothing to do with the Viet situation but was a protest gainst the new federal law vhich makes burning a draft ard punishable by up to five ears in prison and a fine of 1000 Witkowski said the penalty is absurdly out of proportion to he offense and suggested a ine might be more appropriate A draft card has nothing to do vith patriotism or love of coun try and a piece of paper is no worth five years of a mans life e asserted It was the second draft care turning incident in Iowa An other University of Iowa slu dent 20yearold Stephen Smit of Marion publicly burned what he said was his draft card in Iowa City last Oct 20 He is now awaiting a decision in the case by a federal judge peace moves in mind he has given no sign of them so far Officials say however that sc ret diplomatic efforts are con inning and will go on in the fu urc That intention was indicated ty Johnson in a message to longress Wednesday asking for supplemental appropriation of 12761 billion lo help finance Ready for Chinese hoopla Starting Thursday in San Franciscos China town 10 days of exploding exotic hoopla greets the Chinese New Year the Year of the Horse During this period Miss Chinatown USA will be crowned Girls of Chinese ancestry from all over AI1 Phntofnx the US try for this crown Here two of the con testants Margaret Chow 19 ofSan Francisco and Penny Chu 17 of Brooklyn NY help check out a Lion one of 20 that will appear in an nual New Years parade he war in Viet Nam We are currently engaged in n major effort to open a road to a peaceful settlement he said But until there is a response and until the aggression ends we must do all that is necessary lo support bur allies and our own fighting forces in Viet Mam Stnte Department officials said many channels to North Viet Nam are still open and will remain so regardless of devel opments in the war But a spokesman told a news confer Inside The Globe i fED WILLIAMS voted into baseballs Hall Fame Page 9 I Editorials 4 Clear Lake news 5 Society news 67 North Iowa news 8 Sports Cub Gazette Latest markets Mason City news Comics Classified pages 910 11 12 1213 14 1617 cnce the North have shown no Vietnamese interest in Johnsons peace campaign Such hope as remains that the North Vietnamese may still agree to negotiate is based on speculation among officials here that they would need time to change their position if in fact they had any intention of doing 16 killed in plane crash BANGKOK Thailand AP A disabled US Air Force F105 fighterbomber crashed into an isolated village in northeastern Thailand Thursday and first re ports said at least 16 persons were killed Fight despite start of truce SAIGON South Viet Nam The first incident after theiSaigon adjoining the Cambndi Approprialions Committee He is serving his fourth term Smith disclosed that last Sep tember after some considera tion he decided not to run against Republican Sen Jack Miller But he continued At the urging of many peo ple throughout Iowa I re cently reconsidered that deci sion 1 have now reconfirmed that earlier decision and will not be a candidate for the US Sen ate in 196G Smiths statement said While 1 admit the need for someone from Iowa who can work with the majority in the Senate to promote our Iowa type of agricultural economy I must also consider the fact that 1 am the original author of two major House bills that are now endorsed by the administration and to be considered this ses sion and that 1 am promoting some projects that are of great importance to central Iowa which can best be promoted on ly by me and from my key posi tion on the House Appropria tions Committee where all ap propriations bills originate and close contact with department heads is on a continuing basis To be most effective I need to be present at most of this years long appropriations com mittee hearings Smith said if he were to be a statewide candidate this year a statewide organization should have been set up before Con gress reconvened said in the censored statement made public outside the closed hearing Discussing the need for tional fighting forces McNa mara told the Senators We have assumed for budg eting purposes that combat op erations will continue through the end of June 1967 The biggest single increase in ceasefires of the 78hour claimed by the Communists and Allied truce at noon 10 pm he Allies came to warweary Viet Nam Thursday amid the jubilation and solemnity of the lunar New Year holiday But scattered fighting erupted after the hours set by each side for the start of the brief peace A flurry of Viet Cong attacks came about midnight when the fourday truce announced by the Communists was supposed to begin But a South Vietnamese military spokesman said his gov ernment had decided the Viet Cong truce did not begin until 1 am CST Wednesday occurred sev en miles west of Tuy Hoa along the central coast when a Viet Cong company fired on men of the US 101st Airborne Brigade at pm The paratroopers returned the shots killing one Viet Cong but incurring no in juries to themselves a military spokesman said In the morning hours up to the Allied truce US jets and Guambased B52s pounded Viet Cong positions in Tay Ninh Province 68 miles northeast of unit strength would be creation of a new Marine Division the fourth Of the three present Ma rine divisions about one and twothirds are now in Viet Nam McNamara gave a pointby point explanation of how the money would be used and why it is needed Many of the details iiad been explained earlier McNamara noted the United States has deployed about 190 000 military personnel to South Viet Nam not including the members of the 7th Fleet oper ating off the embattled coun trys coast McNamara cited dollars and cents examples of how the war has grown in intensity in Viet Nam He estimated that US ground forces including the helicopter units that work with them are using ammunition at the rate of about million worth a month And we are now budgeting for a consumption rate consid erably higher he added With regard to air munitions McNamara told the committees we are now consuming at a rate of about million per month and we are preparing to support a much higher rate VIET NAM Please Turn to Page 2 Johnson osks Mrs Gandhi to U S North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy Thursday night lows 5 to IS below Snow and colder Friday S to 10 Weather details on 2 NEW DELHI AP Presi dent Johnson Thursday invited Indias new prime minister Mrs Indira Gandhi to visit him in Washington soon to discuss the many momentous problems we both face Johnson invited Mrs Gandhi to keep the Feb 1 date her pred ecessor the late Prime Minis ter Lai Bahadur Shastri had for a visit to the United States Johnson added I also recog nize that your new burdens of office may make this difficult and if you are unable to come then I hope that we can re schedule your visit for an early dale so that we can discuss the many momentous problems we both face Johnsons message made public by Mrs Gandis office congratulated her on her elec tion Johnsons letter was delivered by US Ambassador Chester Bowies during a 25minutc call on Mrs Gandhi He also deliv ered a letter from Vice Presi dent Hubert Humphrey which said the American people re joice in the election of the new leader of India Shastri had been scheduled lo visit the United Stales to dis cuss American economic aid lo India cut off during the India Pakistan war in September and the whole range of USIndian relations Mrs Gandhi indicated Wednesday she is willing to vis it Washington saying the mat ter was up to President John son However she is likely to be preoccupied for the time being with problems at home Indias opposition parties indicated to day that she will come under heavy attack soon Despite her Congress partys overwhelming majority in Par liament a serious political at tack would greatly complicate her task of seeking solutions for Indias immense economic and foreign policy problems Of all the opposition groups only the proMoscow Commu nists published the customary congratulations on Mrs Gan dhis election Wednesday lo suc ceed Shastri Other political factions were openly bitter that the governing Congress party had given the nod lo Jawaharlal Nehrus 48 yearold daughter Socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia declared We will have a pretty face for a time and she will be burdened with the weight of her fathers and Mr Shastris misdeeds To that we can safely add the burden of her own misdeeds an frontier US Marines encountered the Viet Cong 17 times in the hours leading up to the Allied truce and killed two and wound ed four in the skirmishes ac cording to reports from Da Nang 380 miles northeast of Saigon On the ground the Viet Cong exploded a mine after sunrise in the Trung Lap area 20 miles north of Saigon wounding four US infantrymen moving up a About the same time the Viet Cong scored seven hits on an unarmed US helicopter ringing food and water to in antrymen near Trung Lap nar rowly missing the pilot U S military spokesmen said he incidents showed lhat not all he guerrillas may be under tight control While Vietnamese of all politi cal persuasion jpined the nation al celebration it was a tense noliday for Premier Nguyen ao Kys scvcnmonthold gov ernment It was reported to have arrested a number of jun ior army officers for allegedly plolting its overthrow and lo be keeping Iwo generals under sur veillance A spokesman for the 5year old premier declined lo confirm or deny the reports but insisted there had been no move to top pie the government When Ky commander of the air force ant his Young Turks took power last July they displaced many older generals still chafing lo return to the scat of power Married student declared eligible WATERLOO AP An in junction ordering the Waterloo Board of Education to let a married student play on the East High School basketball team was issued by District Judge Blair Wood Thursday The judge said the hoards policy of banning married stu dents from participation in ex tracurricular activities docs Not fo face Mason City The GlobeGazette contacted Lawrence Garloch viceprin cipal of East Waterloo High at noon Thursday He said thai Green prabably would not be in uniform when East High plays at Mason City Friday night in an important Big Six Conference basketball game A the time officials at East hac not been officially inforr ed o the court decision Coach Mur ray Wicr said that Green ha not had a chance to report for practice II is assumed lha Green will join the squad ncx week and it will become his job to work his way into the lineup lot involve a matter discretion ary with the board and is whol y outside its powers He ordered the board to per mit Ronald Green 17 the stu lent who asked the injunction o go out for the team School Supt George Hohl said he order asked by Ron Green vil be obeyed and Green will be allowed to join the basketball squad immediately Whether or not Green actually vill play any games will be up o Coach Murray Wicr said the superintendent School officials did not decide immediately whether to appeal Judge Woods ruling to get final clarification on a board policy forbidding married pupils from STUDENT Please turn to 2 SAME DATEWS30 ;