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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1966, Mason City, Iowa Bombing decision is near Expect word from President By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Specie Correspondent WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Johnson is expected to decide next week whether to resume bombing of targets in North Viet Nam now that his peace offensive apparently has failed to open any doors to nego tiation The belief in official quarters based on his handling of past situations is hat Johnson will put off his decision as long as possible next week Some military authorities re portedly had proposals prepared for a revival of air strikes by midweek and some of these at least were said to favor direct attacks against the area around the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi and its port Haiphong The two centers have been spared in past bombing raids Some Slate Department offi cials were reported opposed to any renewal of the bombing at all at this time Others were said to favor a more limited and selective approach than the mil itary planners In the previous attacks which began last Feb 7 the United States hit North Vietnamese centers of troop and supply in filtration into the south bombed ammunition depots and bat tered communication lines Some power generating centers also were hit Such targets are understood to be covered in various group ings prepared for presidential study Secretary of State Dean Rusk signaled the possible conclusion of the current U S peace drive at a news conference Friday with this statement I regret that I cannot report to you any positive encour aging response from North Viet Nam to the hopes of the overwhelming majority of man kind These past 29 days against the background of all thai has gone before have pro vided every opportunity for the authorities in Hanoi to make some serious response The bombing of North Viet Nam stopped just before Christ mas and Johnsons public peace drive started immediately after Christmas The whole operation is thus just a month old and Rusk said it has won an over whelmingly favorable response among other governments over the world except from those who could in fact sit down and make peace Weekend cold over all of Iowa ly THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Tcmpcratircs across the stale reflect a considerable contrast but all are in Ihe cold range and are likely to stay that way for the weekend Some cloudiness in Ihe easlern portions will be experienced Sat urclay but the rest of the state should have clear to only partly cloudy skies The mercury will dip even farther over the weekend than it has for the past few days and temperatures Saturday are ex pected to range from about 5 de grees in the northwest to near 20 in the southeast Fridays highs ranged from 29 at Burling ton down to 5 degrees at Sioux City and Spencer Friday night lows were from 23 at Davenport down tominus 15 at Sioux City The cold northerly winds are expected to continue to pull the arctic air into the slate and al though skies will be clear lows Saturday night will range from in the southeast down to a bitterly cold 20 below zero in the northwcsl By Monday the cold is expect ed to let up Cold morning in Mason City Mason City had another cold morning Saturday The Globe Gazette instruments in southeast Mason Cily reported 5 degrees below zero at 8 am KGLOs downtown instruments reported 3 degrees below at the same time and Ihc Mason City Muni cipal Airport 6 degrees below zero The coldest reported dur ing the night was at Ihe airport 9 degrees below zero EXPRESIDENT DIES CUMBERLAND Md AP Edmund S Burke 72 retired presidenl of Ihe KellySpring field Tire Co died Friday while vacationing al St Pelcrsburg Fla Weather outlook Fair and partly cloudy urday Highs Saturday from S to 15 above The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors HOME EDITION 10c a One MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 22 Associated PrtM Full LcaM Wirci VOL 115 ItS Plan autopsy on Mott USdemands full investigation into American s death MOSCOW Foreign Ministry informed the United States Saturday the body of Newcomb Mott will be brought to Moscow for an autopsy Mon day This announcement by the US Embassy followed a US demand for full invesligation into Molls dealh on a prison train The Russians claim he commitled suicide by slashing his throat in the washroom of the Irain during Ihe night of ThursdayFriday Mott 27 of Sheffield Mass had been sentenced in Novem ber to 18 months in a labor camp after conviction on a charge of illegally entering the Soviet Union He was arrested Sept 4 The US Embassy said it will be represented at the poslmor lem in Moscow Molls mother Mrs Howard Mott said al her home in Shef field I think Ihe Russians killed him How could he com mit suicide if he were on a train surrounded by Russian guards Im pretLy sure they would have searched him thoroughly for any weapons She said she began to get more suspicious after she had talked to the Soviet Embassy in Washington about returning the body and was told it might not be possible She said she had been unable to learn any details of her sons death from the Soviet Embassy Mott a book salesman was convicted Nov 24 of illegally crossing the NorwegianSoviet frontier Sept 4 and sentenced to IS months He would have been eligible for parole next June 4 His parents attended the Irial al Murmansk Press officer Robert J Mc Closkey said in Washington Fri day night the State Department has instructed the embassy to insist upon a full investigation of the circumstances of Molls death and report as soon as pos sible Kirov is about 1000 miles southeasl of Murmansk and about halfway along the main rail line from Moscow lo Ihe Ural Mountains that mark the beginning of Siberia US Ambassador Foy D Koh ler said I am profoundly shocked by the death of New comb Motl and deplore the han dling of this matter which has come to such a tragic end The United States had called Molls scnlencc exlreme and harsh The Slate Department said after the trial lhal Ihe court decision is inconsislcnl with past Soviet practices in cases of this kind In a statement in Washington Friday night the department said it is indeed a mailer of deep regrcl and concern to the US government that Ihe num erous appeals to the Soviel gov ernment for a reasonable humanitarian disposition of Ihc case were not heeded before it came to this tragic end The embassy said it had in quired at 3 pm Friday on the status of a clemency appeal filed with Soviel authorities on behalf of Molls parents when an earlier appeal against the sentence had been denied Three hours laler an embassy representative was called to the Soviet Foreign Ministry and had the following statement read to him Competent Soviet organs in formed the ministry that Amer ican cilizen Newcomb Molt sen lenced by Ihc Murmansk Oblast Court on Nov 24 1965 lo years deprivation of freedom for violaling Ihe slale border of the USSR on the night of Jan 2021 this year while en route to the place where the sentence would be served com mitled suicide having cul his throal The body is presently in the Bicycle bomb destroys billet Missing Nigerian is killed Was kidnaped a week ago LAGOS Nigeria AP The Nigerian Information Ministry announced Saturday that Prime Vlinister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa has been found dead The announcement gave no details but the prime minister was kidnaped during a coup just a week ago and had been miss ing since Fear was expressed that dis covery of the respected prime ministers body and news o other killings could set off a chain of events that might have grave consequences for military authorities now in control in Ni geria The army has a force of 8000 London is waiting to see how the news of Ihe killing will affec Ihe Nigerian police force a paramililary body with 50000 members The police still have some British officers In Lagos Thursday officials of selfappointedPresident John son Ironsis administra lion denied French and Soviet news agency reports that the killing of the Nigerian expre mier had been officially con firmed PARENTS Ihotofax Mr and Mrs Howard Mott of Sheffield Mass are the parents ofNewcomb Mott the prisoner who reportedly committed suicide Tn Sheffield Mrs Mott said I think the Russians killed him Bama Demos facing revolt US military police search through debris in a room in an American servicemens billet where one soldier was killed and others injured when a bomb on a bicycle in the alley exploded early Saturday in American killed Pliolofax Saigon The terrorist bomb estimated to have weighed 25 pounds also fatally injured a Vietna mese woman in a nearby house and wounded her two children and another woman Sir Abubakar resled with his ar had been finance minis Gl billet blasted ler Chief Feslus OkolieEboh and the two were taken by the rebels to an unknown destina tion The finance minister was killed Britains high commission in j Lagos has virtually unrestriclcd j lines of communicalion wilh the commonwealth relations office in London and has been report ing fully on all developments in the confused and changing situ ation SAIGON South Viet Namiavoiding contact wilh South terrorist bomb blasted a US servicemens billet in Sai gon early Saturday and killed an American as the lunar New Year truce passed the halfway mark The 25pound bomb on a bicy cle placed against the billet ripped a twofoot hole in the wall killing a US sergeant asleep in a nearby room and fatally wounding a Vietnamese woman who was asleep in a house across a narrow alley Two other soldiers and sever al civilians were injured It was believed thai about 40 men were sleeping in the Signal Corps unit billet a mile from Saigons Tan Son Nhut airport at the time US military authorilies de baled whether the lerrorisl inci dent consliluled a major truce violation They said it apparent ly was the work of Ihe Commu nist Viet Cong or sympathizers but it was not as serious as clearcut military action during combat The terrorist bombing war one of 66 incidents recorded by US military headquarter since midnight Wednesday ai hour before the Viet Cong true began Thelist includes 45 inci dents aimed directly al US anc allied forces and 21 agains Soulh Viclnamcsc troops There was mounting evidenc lhat Ihc Viet Cong had bcc Vietnamese troops during the holiday In reports from the field a US spokesman said there were umcrous minor incidents late riclay and early Saturday but iO major violations The inci lenls involved sniper fire or mall patrol aclions and it was A Vietnamese military spokesman listed four incidents however and said each one was a truce violation by the Commu nists Earlier the US Military Command had accused the Viel Cong of 49 specific violations of Ihc ceasefire The war threatens to erupt Jifficult to blame one side or thewith renewed fury when the ther he said lemporary rcspile ends Sunday The 96hour truce proclaimed by Ihe Viet Cong was scheduled 10 expire at midnight Sunday 11 am Sunday EST The 78 hour South which US Vietnamese and allied truce forces agreed to honor was to end six hours earlier The prompt disclosure of the Iruce violalions contrasted with the official secrecy lhat long screened similar incidents Inside The Globe Editorials Newman Surveyor 5 Church news 67 Society news 8 Sports news 910 Mason City news 13 Comics14 Clear Lake news 16 Classified pages 1617 North Iowa news 18 BIRMINGHAM Ala AP Democratic party policymakers in Alabama face the choice Sat urday of dropping their white supremacy motto or retaining it in the face of a threatened Negro revolt Oldline Democrats led by Slale Chairman Roy Mayhall promised to seek removal of the 62yearold slogan from Ihe par ty emblem when the State Dem ocratic Executive Committee meets Saturday lo draw up rules for this years elections Gov George C Wallace in a lastminute change in plans sent word lhat he would speak at Ihe commiltec meeting Wallace had kept his hands off the party fight in advance of the mecling There was no indi cation thai he would abandon a neutral role Neither was it considered likely thai he would lell Ihc par ty governing body whether his wife Lurlcc plans lo run for governor He has unlil March 1 the qualifying deadline for the May 3 Democratic primary lo make that decision known There was talk that some commitlcemen might try to put off the decision on preservation of the white supremacy motlo which has been a part of the official Democralic emblem in Alabama since 1904 But Mayhall a Jasper Ala attorney and former judge said Blimey Yanks love that Limey lingo LONDON AP Englishmen conlemplaling a trip to the Unit ed States were urged Saturday lo speak up and not be shy lie cause The Limey lingo caTi open every door This advice was offered by Alec Snobel an cdilor of the Sun in a column telling his countrymenhow to get along while touring America Talk ask questions Argue Chat em up Babble lo taxi men bartenders cops Speak like Laurence Olivier or Ringo Starr speak Oxford or Cardiff speak Cockney Scots or Scouse lingo of Liverpool home of the But speak The Yanks love a Limey Snobel said his English accent won me juleps in Georgia dai quiris in Delaware let me hear you say cawfce again bourbons in Baltimore guess youall noo Church and more dinner invila lions lhan I could handle in a lifclimc Snobel said his own lingo got him an invilalion to a party at the home of an oil millionaire whose only memory of England was an eighthour train journey which he got a kick out of tell ing about It went like this Sno bel recalled After six hours watching this bowlerhat lype slaring stonily ahead I dared lo say Hello my names Dectcr Mine isnt1 he said and went on sitling silcnlly Sure are wunnerful quaint people you British Giving a rundown on some of his slops in the United Stales the British editor had these comments brassicsl of all mans playgrounds where out side Ihc fashionable winter sea son a James Bond glamor holi day can cost a day Williamsburg artful ly restored 18lh Cenlury lown like a Gone With the Wind set thai Hollywood forgot malls wilh no skyscrapers to crush the national monuments Atlantic Blackpool of the United Stales where coach parlies from Baltimore spill on to the hoi while sands inKissMcQuick hals New York wailrcsscs give Ihe glad eye lo Washinglon federal clerks 1 ic would call another meeting as soon as the rules permit i he party leaders sidestepped he issue It would take 10 days notice to call the commillec back he cause a rules change was in volvcd but Mayhall threalened lo keep Ihc 72member group in session from day lo day if nee essary lo force a showdown He could do that by posting E new 10day notice each day An he party chairman said he jus might call each meeting for a different city lo scatter th forces of Ihe stales rights Dem ocrals fighting lo keep the mot 0 intact Atty Gen Richmond Flowers asked the committee in advance lo strike the motto from the larly emblem lo avoid risking oss of Negro votes in the No vember general election Civil rights leaders in some counties have threatened to orm their own party rather han support Democratic candi dates running under a white supremacy emblem The voters this year will elect a governor Wallace is prohib led by state law from seeking reelection a U S senator all iight House members a newly slate legislature and scores of lesser state and ocal officers There has been increasing speculation in recent days that Wallaces 39yearold wife will run for the office he now holds Certain to run are former Uov John Patterson former Gov James E Folsom former Rep Carl Elliott and exStale Sen Ryan Degraffcnricd Flow ers also may be a candidate for governor No criticism of avantgarde music SALT LAKE CITY Utah AP Aaron Copland 65year old dean of American compos ers hasnt anything bad to say about socalled avantgarde compositions that are some times a little harsh on ears used to traditional music You know he said Im considered the father of Ameri can avantgarde music and I recall how I resented criticism hy my ciders I was the avant garde 20 years ago morgue at the city of Kirov Molt was on vacation in Nor way from his job wilh Ihe Van Noslrand Book Co of Prince ton NJ when he crossed into Soviet terrilory rl an enclave near the lown of Borisoglebsk Norwegians arc allowed to enter the enclave without visas under a NorwegianSoviet agreement He testified at his threeday trial that he hoped to find the Soviet border control point and ask permission to enter the en clave but became hot tired and lost The court deliberated for 2 hours and 23 minutes before inding him guilty of illegally rossing the frontier Mott appealed his 18month entence but the Soviet Supreme ourt turned him downDec 14 The embassy then launched a leniency appeal on behalf of is parenls I consider the sentence un ust Motl told two American cporters who covered the trial In a 4hour 10minutc meeting vith his parents and US Em bassy Consul William T Shinn Jr after the sentencing Mott old them he had been in a pris m cell 20 by 75 feel in area He iaid then and also during the rial that various prison officials had treated him kindly His parents told reporters Mott told them he felt the worst hing was not knowing what ivould happen to him after he eft the Murmansk city jail He wanled lo remain there for his entire sentence despite the arctic cold But according to Soviet practice he was sched uled for transfer to a regular prison Mott wrole lo Shinn about 10 days ago that the temperature in Murmansk was 76 below zero That lellcr was not be lieved to have shown any sign of unusual despondency Mott a bachelor was also allowed to receive mail from his parents and younger brother His parents said Saturday they had received only one letter from him since his conviction They said they received it on Dec 20 in London where they had gone lo attend a book fair They are dealers in antique books They said without quoting the letter wrote because that Newcomb of his circum stances there was nothing much NEWCOMB MOTT Probe death ho could write about He tried they said lo be as cheerful as possible Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass who had been Irying Lhroughthe Soviet Embassy in Washington to obtain clemency for Mott said he was shocked and deeply disturbed over Motts death The senator said in Washing on he is asking the State De partment for a full investigation of the case Donate 75000 antibiotic doses NITEROI Brazil AP The Maryland friends of the Alliance for Progress have donated 15 000 doses of anlibiolics to the floodbattered sister stale of Rio de Janeiro The rapid donation lo Ihis state was explained by author ilies as due lo constant contacts between amateur radio opera tors in Annapolis Md and Pctropolis Rio de Janeiro State SAME 1945 33 BUek Flac Meant Traffic Faat 34 Bouri Dtttk ;